Murderapolis: Center Of ‘Defund’ Movement Has Another Crime Surge

Center Of 'Defund' Movement Has Another Crime Surge

  • Ninety-four people were murdered in Minneapolis last year, city crime data shows.
  • Minneapolis got the nickname “Murderapolis” in 1995 when the city had slightly over 94 killings that year.
  • Twin City St. Paul had 38 murders last year – a record high.
  • After the Minneapolis police murder of George Floyd in May of 2020, city became a worldwide symbol of the police brutality, particularly toward black residents.
  • In response, the city became the epicenter of the “Defund the Police” movement, which fizzled last year with a decisive referendum defeat.
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