The city of Minneapolis is under seige.
Following the riots there over the summer, members of the city council began the effort by many leftists to defund the police, while hiring private security for themselves.
Now violent carjackings in the city are through the roof.
Who could have predicted such a thing?
The Star Tribune reports:
‘Staggering’ surge in violent carjackings continues across Minneapolis
A housekeeper arriving early to her shift in south Minneapolis was confronted by two hooded teenagers outside her driver’s side window.
One pointed a gun at her head, demanding that she get out, before firing three shots: two ricocheted off the window and a third struck her side-view mirror.
The woman threw her car into reverse, sending the teens fleeing in the stolen car they arrived in, the latest in a series of brazen attempted armed robberies and carjackings in a wave that is stretching across the city. Minneapolis residents are grappling with a triple-digit percentage increase in these crimes, and incidents occurring at all hours, including broad daylight.
“She was completely traumatized,” the woman’s employer, Kathy Higgins Victor, said of the Nov. 27 incident. “It’s just so bold.”
Over the past two months, Minneapolis police have logged more than 125 carjackings in the city, a troubling surge that authorities had largely linked to small groups of marauding teens.
Is the city council ever going to be held accountable for this?
Violent carjackings shot up 537% in Minneapolis last month compared to data from last November as the city council continues to push defunding the police. https://t.co/FWu7xViE4t
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) December 2, 2020
“Staggering”: Carjackings up 537% in Minneapolis for, er, some odd reason https://t.co/dyvukza4SO
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 2, 2020
"Within a one-hour period Saturday morning, police reported three separate carjackings in southeast Minneapolis,…The often brazen, daytime attacks are up 537% this month when compared with last November."https://t.co/6LX2SfZNZS #jailbreak
— Daniel Horowitz (@RMConservative) December 2, 2020
None of this is happening by accident.