Some of the same people calling to defund the police are now reportedly guilty of spending at least $63k on private security details in Minneapolis. It was several members of the City Council who allegedly received threats after calling to defund the police, so they of course needed to call for security to protect them.

According to Fox News, this is costing Minneapolis about $4,500 per day in taxpayer money and it was going on for at least three weeks.

This is the same city council who voted unanimously to actually END the police department and replace it with a holistic approach to social services and public safety, all of which happened after the George Floyd incident as the police department faces criticism.

The city council wants to eliminate the police department and create "a department of community safety and violence prevention, which will have responsibility for public safety services prioritizing a holistic, public health-oriented approach."

From Fox News, "private security has been provided by two firms, Aegis and BelCom, as an interim fix until other security solutions can be established. "This security service was intended to be temporary and [a] bridge to other security measures implemented by council members themselves,” a city spokesperson told Fox News. The security expenses do not need city council approval unless the amount surpasses $175,000. A spokesperson for the city told Fox 9 that the temporary security costs are not anticipated to come near that threshold."

This is the same people calling to defund the police now calling for their own private security, proving once again that police are needed.

Who are the city council members going to call if there are no police?

In one video, an officer says that protesters calling to defund the police have actually called to request security.