As early as 2014, Minneapolis, Minnesota had already become a “recruiting ground for Islamic terrorists,” and it has recently made headlines due to one of its police officers being “startled” by an unarmed Australian yoga teacher and shooting her dead.
The solution to the problems Minneapolis is facing, according to mayoral candidate Raymond Dehn, is . . . to disarm law enforcement.
Fox 9 reports:
State Representative and Minneapolis mayoral candidate Raymond Dehn is calling for major policing changes, proposing to take away guns from the majority of officers.
Dehn is one of several candidates running to beat current Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges in the fall.
He recently won the support of voters at the Democratic Farmer Labor convention and now his call to disarm police of their side guns is garnering major attention.
“I’m not saying they don’t have access to that, just like they have access to more lethal weapons in their cars, I would believe they would still have access to their guns in their cars,” said Dehn.
Dehn says there needs to be drastic changes in how officers are trained.
He would be open to officers using other means to protect themselves like a night stick or pepper spray.
“I think as we look at how to change policing and how we get officers to not react to use their gun in situations, but learning skills around de-escalation training I think are important,” he said.
Mayor Hodges disagrees with Dehn’s proposal.
“And if we are going to talk about changes in gun policy, we shouldn’t start with police officer who are going to be operating in a world with people who have guns,” said Hodges.
Why hire police officers who are equipped to handle being “startled” without shooting unarmed civilians when you can just take their guns away?