Ilhan Omar Points To Police ‘Not Fulfilling Their Oath’ As Reason For Rise In Violent Crime

Ilhan Omar, a Representative from Minnesota, said that police officers were responsible for the rise in violence in Minneapolis this weekend. She also claimed that law enforcement officers have failed to fulfill their obligations to citizens.

Omar was perhaps the strongest advocate for the defunding of or eliminating the entire Minneapolis police force.

“What we must also recognize is that the reduction in policing currently in our city and the lawlessness that is happening is due to two things,” the Democrat congresswoman said.

Ilhan Omar Blames Police For Spike In Violent Crime

The first of her two reasons is that “the police have chosen to not fulfill their oath of office and to provide the public safety they are owed to the citizens they serve.”

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Ilhan Omar, representative of Ilhan Omar points again to the police as her second reason.

She says, in particular, that law enforcement still is not held responsible for their actions.

“The Minneapolis Police Department is the most dysfunctional in our state and probably in the country,” she said.

Accountability, she claims, is something “that doesn’t exist in this moment.”

Omar concludes that Minneapolis’ rise in violence is largely attributable to its police force.

Crime Rates In Minnesota Surge

The Gopher state saw a 17% increase in violent crime between 2010 and 2020. There was also a record amount of murders.

Minnesota, according to the annual Uniform Crime Report, recorded 185 murders in 2020, a 58 percent spike from 117 total the year before.

Statistics show that arsons increased by 54% in Minnesota. Carjackings also spiked.

However, that’s the fault of law enforcement. The criminals are not responsible. Or a diminished ability to police brought forth by ‘defund the police’ advocates such as Omar.

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Omar Says Minneapolis Did Not ‘Defund the Police’ 

Omar told town hall participants that Democrats defund police officers is a fabrication.

“I know that there are people who are lying, who are saying we’ve somehow defunded the police,” she said. “That is not the case. The police have been given more money.”

That certainly isn’t for lack of trying.

In fact, on November 2nd, a ballot measure will be up for a vote to replace the entire Minneapolis police department with a “Department of Public Safety.”

Omar supports this effort, as you can imagine.

“We have an opportunity, once and for all, to listen to those most impacted by police brutality and the communities who have been demanding change for decades,” Omar wrote in a Star Tribune op-ed.

“We have a mandate, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, to deliver a public safety system rooted in compassion, humanity and love, and to deliver true justice,” she added. “I hope we fulfill it.”

Continuing Attacks On Police

Omar spent more than a year denigrating Minnesota police officers.

“I will never cosign on funding a police department that continues to brutalize us,” she said to a cheering mob in June. “And I will never stop saying not only do we need to disinvest in police, but we need to completely dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department.”

Not long after, the city council followed Omar’s lead, taking numerous steps to disrupt the department.

One such disruption was an $8 million cut from the mayor’s proposed police budget. Instead of being diverted to the department’s mental health and violence prevention unit, these funds would be spent on other projects.

Officers, from Omar’s own lips, were accused of brutalizing harmless innocents while the department was called a ‘cancer’ that needed to be cut out.

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has warned against Omar’s rhetoric in the past.

“When you have people out there, like Representative Ilhan Omar, saying, ‘We have to completely dismantle the police’ and ‘police are cancer,’” she lamented, “this is not how we should be talking about our heroes.”

It’s quite clear that Rep. Ilhan Omar does not support police in Minnesota.

Time and again, she’s handcuffed them with her rhetoric and subsequent actions taken by the council.

She now has the guts to accuse them of the increase in crime.

Is that liberal logic?


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