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North Minneapolis Residents Sue City For Lack Of Police Protection

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The Democrat Party has destroyed the city of Minneapolis, just like they have destroyed every city they control. President Trump has a real chance to flip Minnesota on November, 3rd. How can any rational person living in Minnesota vote for this horror to go national? And President Trump will need to take some sort of action against radical Dem mayors who are deliberately destroying our cities. It’s a tragedy.

8 North Minneapolis Residents Sue City For Lack Of Police Protection

By CBS Minnesota, October 20, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For several months, people who live in the Jordan neighborhood in north Minneapolis have been asking for more police protection. Cathy Spann is one of those residents.

“Every single night on any block in this neighborhood you can hear gunshots!” Spann said. “Every single freaking night!”

Spann and seven other residents have sued the city of Minneapolis, and they had their day in court Monday, where a judge heard their pleas for help. Attorney James Dickey is representing the residents.

“We didn’t get anything we think from the city, and their affidavits they provided or today in court that would actually indicate that they have enough police on the force to keep Minneapolis safe, according to the city charter,” Dickey said.

RELATED: Community Activists Say City Leaders Aren’t Doing Enough To Quell Minneapolis Violence

According to Dickey, the city charter says a minimum of 753 officers is needed to protect residents. He says the city would not say how many officers are actually on the street.

Former city council member Don Samuels and his wife Sondra are among the residents being represented by Dickey.

“There’s some obfuscation and some disagreement as to what that number is, and we believe that part of the apathy of the city is an unwillingness to look itself … in the mirror and say, ‘What do we look like? What do we have and what do we need?’” Don Samuels said.

The Samuels say they were offended when the city attorneys told the judge the lawsuit has no standing because none of the plaintiffs have been hit by gunfire.

“To get standing we need to take a bullet, right? We’ve seen our neighbors take bullets. We know the 20 year old, we know the six month old who’s in the car when her mom gets shot up,” Sondra Samuels said.

They blame the Minneapolis City Council’s talk of defunding police for the rise in violence. Resident Jon Lundberg is one of the plaintiffs.

“We walked outside and I pulled this bullet out of my house. Out of my home, out of my siding,” Lundberg said.

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