Jason Sole

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 11: Members of the Minneapolis Police Department monitor a protest on June 11, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The MPD has been under scrutiny from residents and local city officials after the death of George Floyd in police custody on May 25. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Minneapolis police abolition referendum goes down in defeat

On Tuesday night, the defund the police movement was put to its first explicit electoral test at ground zero for far left led rioting and looting. Voters in Minneapolis were asked if they wanted to abolish the city’s police department while replacing it with a much more encompassing Department of Public Safety.