Fox News’ Tucker Carlson slammed Minneapolis Democrats and George Soros Thursday for allowing the city’s public safety to collapse by dismantling its police department in June to appease the anarchist militia seizing the city streets in June following George Floyd’s death.
Carlson opened the evening segment reminding viewers of liberal Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender calling residents “privileged” for their worries about being raped and robbed in the absence of community law enforcement.
“Do you understand that the word dismantle our police free also makes some people nervous? For instance, what if in the middle of the night my home is broken into? Who do I call?” CNN’s Alisyn Camerota asked Bender in June.
“Yes, I mean I hear that loud and clear from a lot of my neighbors – and myself, too, and I know that that comes from a place of privilege, for those of us for whom the system is working,” Bender said. “I think we need to step back and imagine what it would feel like to already live in that reality.”
Carlson proceeded to air clips from a city council meeting featuring local officials asking the police they fired what the department plans to do to combat the city’s spike in violent crime. The city council unanimously voted to defund the police department in June.
“Lisa Bender was at the meeting,” Carlson said of the council’s recent session. “This week she asked the police, ‘how do we get this under control’!”
Former Army Ranger sniper Ryan Cleckner, Carlson’s guest for the segment, said Democratic mega-donor George Soros and Democratic officials created the circumstances that have allowed a Minneapolis crime wave to bloom.
“Defunding police empowers criminals,” Cleckner said. “I honestly don’t know what is worse, that they thought of the idea to defund the police or are surprised by the results… This is happening in blue states with blue governors in blue cities with blue mayors with blue DAs, many of whom, by the way, have had their campaigns funded by George Soros and other left-wing activists who just want to watch America burn.”
“You’re absolutely right. Soros did pay for a lot of this, and he’s definitely getting a return for his money,” Carlson said.
Minneapolis has just been one of many major cities nationwide suffering an epidemic crime spree. Historic animosity towards police coupled with the stripping of resources has disarmed law enforcement from meeting the challenge of keeping communities safe.
The midwestern city has also suffered recurring riots. In late August, rioters began looting again after the suicide of a male murder suspect who was being approached by police.
Looting and violence has erupted in Minneapolis after a man shot himself as police approached him. How is this the fault of the police? pic.twitter.com/hkvYlMIIqv
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) August 27, 2020