Minneapolis Police Department tells residents to “be prepared to give up” to criminals

by Peter Heck · Aug 3rd, 2020 9:57 am

Last Updated Aug 4th, 2020 at 12:40 pm

Amid a surge in violent crime since the killing of George Floyd, including robberies and carjackings, the Minneapolis Police Department has been circulating "robbery prevention tips" for local residents.

Several suggestions include tips like not walking alone, paying attention to surroundings, or carrying less cash. But others have raised eyebrows, such as those advising residents to "be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet" or "do not argue or fight with the criminal" but "do as they say." Some have accused the city of grooming its citizens to be perfect victims.

? These tips come after the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously in June to abolish the city's police department.


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