Do election failures mark the end for 'defund the police'?

Posted on AllSides November 9th, 2021

After George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in May 2020, the city became the epicenter of a nationwide movement pushing for police reform and racial justice. Within two weeks, the Minneapolis City Council vowed to disband its police department and become the first major city to “defund the police.” But, when given the chance to take a major step toward that goal on Tuesday, Minneapolis voters chose to maintain the status quo.

A ballot measure that would have moved law enforcement duties under a new Department...

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