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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was booed by protesters after refusing to commit to defunding the police. The mayor was met with “Go home” chants while walking away from a group of demonstrators in the epicenter of the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd.» Subscribe to MSNBC:

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Minneapolis Mayor Booed By Protesters After Refusing To Defund The Police | MSNBC

88 Comments on "Minneapolis Mayor Booed By Protesters After Refusing To Defund The Police | MSNBC"

  1. Denese McDonald | June 7, 2020 at 3:50 PM | Reply

    Doesn’t have to be all or nothing.

    • Don’t understand why folks who are so afraid of the cops, go out and break the law. They should be doing everything they can to lessen their interactions with the cops. Floyd got out of prison and was already passing counterfeit money.

    • Denese McDonald | June 7, 2020 at 10:37 PM | Reply

      @Smiles 76 Your comment is an example of covert racism. Educate yourself.

    • Denese McDonald | June 7, 2020 at 10:42 PM | Reply

      @Smiles 76 Spoken like someone who’s never felt utter terror when seeing a police officer. For many, perhaps you, police represent safety. For others, death threat.

    • @Denese McDonald I’ve lived as a black man my entire life so you might want to stop with your assumptions.

    • @Denese McDonald They ONLY reason Floyd had any interaction with the cops is because he was breaking the law. Did he deserve to die? No. But, if I’m afraid of the cops, the last thing I’m going to do is break the law.

  2. Natural Remedies Show | June 7, 2020 at 3:50 PM | Reply

    Keep safe

  3. Luke Williams | June 7, 2020 at 3:52 PM | Reply

    While I understand the thought, privatizing the police would make things far FAR worse.

    • james murphy | June 7, 2020 at 9:46 PM | Reply

      @Terminal Insanity what are you smoking

    • @Mee Chee Privatization is the GOP way & is almost always the Wrong Solution .
      “Hello – My house is being robed , on Fire etc…
      ” Ok I’ll just need your CC number & we will be right there
      to help you “

    • Jacob Underwood | June 7, 2020 at 10:20 PM | Reply

      Have you ever seen Robocop? The plot of the movie is what would happen if the Police was ran by a corporation.

    • @Jacob Underwood Spot on .
      Hello my 🏠 is Bieng robed !!
      ” I don’t recognize this number
      Please enter your CC # “

    • Terminal Insanity | June 7, 2020 at 10:30 PM | Reply

      @Margaret Nicol They found ONE TWITTER ACCOUNT that was pretending to be antifa, and you’re claiming that as proof that all of the riots are not antifas.
      PS:Theres no evidence that single account belonged to Identity Evropa. Thats just twitter’s claim. The guy who ran that account is a troll who is known to run tons of troll twitter accounts, and he has nothing to do with IE.

      OK boomer.

  4. A little off topic but he looks 15.

  5. He was on the side of protesters from the beginning.

    • David Knight | June 7, 2020 at 8:34 PM | Reply

      And that’s what you get

    • JB JG
      No matter what he did , they would keep asking for more !
      If he defunded the police , they would ask to abolish them .
      If he abolished them they would ask to make robbery legal .
      If he said it’s legal , they would ask for murder .
      The minute they didn’t get full compliance with their puppet , they would turn on him !
      Sick people man

    • Austin Kilgore | June 7, 2020 at 8:56 PM | Reply

      JB JG Defunding the police is idiotic…. you kidding me. It’ll solve nothing, only cause A LOT more problems

    • That’s what happens when you appease a leftist mob.

    • I’m a black guy and have lived in 9 states. I’ve only been pulled over once. I was respectful to the cop and he returned the respect. It’s rare for a law abiding black guy to have a deadly interaction with the cops.

  6. Too Blessed | June 7, 2020 at 3:57 PM | Reply

    I’m sorry but it is nearly impossible to be Mayor of that city right now..he honestly didn’t seem like a bad person and I would say lets all PRAY for him!!!

    • Too Blessed | June 7, 2020 at 5:21 PM | Reply

      @Odie GSD A police station is a building. Emotions were at a critical point that night. If police and protesters had clashed, I believe its fair to say numerous people would have died. Instead of headlines saying the building burned the headlines would’ve read “x number of people killed…..”. Adults understand that you must always weigh the cost of an important and difficult decision.

    • Richard The Lion Hearted | June 7, 2020 at 5:24 PM | Reply

      Odie GSD
      As I remember, this was early on in the riots/Protestors. Mayor Fry made the decision to withdraw police from that area and allow the Precinct 8 to be burned. Saving life over a building. This decision was not made in a vacuum and we can’t judge him in a vacuum.
      At a later date these decisions will be analyzed.
      Books will be written. It’s easy to be a keyboard warrior/leader at home.

    • Too Blessed | June 7, 2020 at 5:24 PM | Reply

      @JB JG If you would like a “full blown” racist to rule your city. I hope he isn’t racist against your ethnic group. If so, I’m sure you would quickly change your mind!

    • Too Blessed
      Yes I’d rather a racist like LBJ who would defund the police and fight for the things black and brown people need than a nice liberal boy who won’t do anything.
      Any day of the week.

    • JB JG lol yeah that’s what bashar Assad though also

  7. Ethan Decker | June 7, 2020 at 3:59 PM | Reply

    I j want someone to explain the other side I don’t know how we deal with any sense of crime without police.

    • @Abbie Figueroa keep spreading the gospel, Abbie. I don’t think these news organizations get how many “low-information” viewers there are, and how they often will make assumptions and run with it.

    • Terminal Insanity | June 7, 2020 at 4:41 PM | Reply

      They dont think that far ahead. They are just useful idiots, for foreign governments who are trying to destabilize and destroy America.

    • Terminal Insanity | June 7, 2020 at 4:43 PM | Reply

      @Oranjmuse Meyer the Ted Bundys of the world? You mean, like the Clintons and Bidens they’re trying to elect? The left would elect Ted Bundy as president if he would just kneel down and say “orange man bad”.

    • Abbie Figueroa | June 7, 2020 at 8:26 PM | Reply

      @Oranjmuse Meyer I definitely hear where you are coming from. I am glad that the police were able to help you during your time of need. The problem is that the police have been given too much power and not enough oversight. Defunding, as I said, does not mean getting rid of police completely. Ted Bundy will still get caught by specially trained investigators and violent criminals will still be removed from society and hopefully given proper treatment when necessary. We just want cops to be accountable to the law and the community, and part of that is removing some of their teeth and claws through taking money out of their pockets.

    • I mean if I’m a mass shooter, having the police defunded is the best thing ever. Can shoot up several schools at once.

  8. This wasn’t cool. They could give him a chance to talk. I like this little dude! Maybe he has a point.
    “A good compromise is the one that both sides are dissatisfied.” Churchill

    • Gene Viève | June 7, 2020 at 4:29 PM | Reply

      Police do have a job to do which is also to help the public. To defund ALL police funds ends up serving a counter-effect to the public.

    • Not sure what you saw, but they gave him a chance and he gave the wrong answer.

    • Gene Viève | June 7, 2020 at 4:40 PM | Reply

      @JB JG He needs to go back for some remedial studies on public Administration, subject that was included in my M.A. in Political Science Dept. This is why you have to “think“ about each and every statement you utter in an inflamed public setting as this has been. He apparently did not.

    • Gene Viève | June 7, 2020 at 4:43 PM | Reply

      @JB JG He did not explain his situation in terms of representing everyone as the mayor.

  9. Despite the mayor looking like a high school senior and in FULL support of the PEACEFUL protesters, defunding the police department is NOT even a logical thing to do in my opinion.

    Unless the locals are about to have a slew of men and women volunteering without pay to protect the city, their best bet is to TURN OUT those local elections, continue PEACEFUL protesting, and get the right people in their community during elections.

    Reform is needed, the 12th grader is right. 🤦

    • MsRoyal— you have made the best and most comprehensive answer to this issue. Thank you.

    • @#j G You really think its only a democrat problem?Conservatives been board with rascism and hate like others.Stop making this a bipartisan argument.

    • @ansar714 Like I tell all. If you vote for biden he can teach the blacks how to raise there children ! This past Sept in a debate when asked about repatations the first thing he said was blacks dont know how to raise there children. He said the exact same words in 1972 when he joined the team of racism the DNC soon as he took seat. I think the blacks want his help so they will vote him in for some pointers to raise there children better ?

    • I wish for clear minds and steady well thought ideas…when the sheepdogs are gone the wolves will feast…unfortunately, it will be on those who cannot defend themselves..without order anarchy steps in quickly and destroys…this is not a race issue this is a humanity issue…reform yes…but not at the cost of the innocent..stay safe and kind

    • Tammy Auletto | June 7, 2020 at 10:40 PM | Reply

      To most logical and rational people defunding or dismantling the police is a Moroni idea.

  10. Aaron J. Holt | June 7, 2020 at 4:06 PM | Reply

    You know it’s bad when everyone turns into the shame nun from Game of Thrones.

    • Fiona Fairechild | June 7, 2020 at 5:34 PM | Reply

      Spoiler alert!!!😸

    • Cosmic Wakes | June 7, 2020 at 5:35 PM | Reply

      @Harle Quinn The Cersei of Minneapolis , his walk of atonement.

    • Life imitating art. 👌

    • Jacob Underwood | June 7, 2020 at 10:22 PM | Reply

      Shame! *ding* Shame! *ding* Shame! *ding*

    • Jacob Underwood…To use that analogy, Donald Trump is Cerci in this scenario and Hollywood elites, and most anyone else, were the ones chanting “Loser!” 🔔 ”Loser!” 🔔 Loser!

      And as payback…America is one election away from Cerci blowing up the Sept of Baelor that is The United States Constitution. 💥🔥

      Now the art genre life is imitating is fantasy fiction. Just great. 🤦🏻‍♂️✌️🇺🇸

  11. I think he’s a good mayor. He was spot on in the beginning. This had to of stung bad. He strikes me as the kind of man who will take this in and do what’s right.

    • voodooblue61 blue
      And you believe that the mayor has no pull in a situation where the city is burning?
      Are you on his campaign staff?

    • Jim Skarw. I hope your reincarnated as a poor woman.

    • Mard Balasy. So where you from? Russia.

    • Mike Albert. I’m very aware that Trump is running to his bunker.

    • J Fleming That “roar” is between boy-mayors ears. It’s the sound of indecision. Boy-mayor wanted the prestige of ruling ( sorry, running?) a city. Apparently, he didn’t know that with that prestige, comes great responsibility. HE FROZE! It’s never about how you perform when things are going right, it’s about how you face, and handle the job when the merdi hits the fan.

  12. Ann Venne MacKenzie | June 7, 2020 at 4:16 PM | Reply

    I admire Mayor Frey. He’s been put in a tough position, but has been sympathetic to the BLM movement from the get-go.

    • Douglas Rapstine | June 7, 2020 at 8:11 PM | Reply

      There can be NO justification for rioting, looting, assaulting, murdering, or vandalizing and destroying the private property of your fellow citizens because you are angry at the police or “the Man” or whatever bug crawled up your butt. There is no moral equivalence here, and all too often the local governments direct the police to stand down and let it happen. This is criminal government at work.

      Why do Democrats and Leftists in general consistently defend and empathize with criminals, thugs, tyrants and all other scum of the Earth as they condemn, persecute & prosecute law-abiding citizens, as they bend over backwards to justify their own criminal/thug behavior? And it IS only Democrat politicians who do this — WHY are they permitted to remain in office and why are they not prosecuted for their failure to uphold the law and their oath of office?

      In a broader context, why is it at all acceptable for cities and towns to have “bad neighborhoods” at all — places where criminals run free while law-abiding residents are terrorized in their own homes, and children are being banned from playing alone in public parks or their own yards? Why are violent gangs tolerated as Progressive politicians constantly work to disarm their victims?

      We live in a society where certain “residents” of a community shoot at firemen trying to save their homes and businesses…

      A society where police have to assume their lives are at risk every second they’re on the job…

      A society where obstructing traffic, or defacing, destroying and looting private & public property is deemed “free speech” rather than vandalism & theft…

      Places where Progressive politicians, professors and school administrators create policies that coddle, pity, protect and defend these criminal elements within our society…

      A society where politicians and law enforcement authorities protect violent criminals by infringing and usurping the constitutionally protected rights of law abiding citizens — the people they swore an oath to protect, laws they’ve sworn to uphold and defend!

      Yes, it’s insane, but as long as the People keep electing Progressive Liberal jackasses to political offices these problems will only become worse.

      Infringing upon the rights of law-abiding citizens is NEVER the answer. Until we declare Open Season on actual criminals and zero tolerance for violent crime, criminals will thrive and the crime & violence will continue to escalate, but our myriad governments have proven repeatedly they have no intention of doing this.

      The “reasons” for these crimes are irrelevant — they exist because they are not only tolerated, but protected by the very authorities put in place to prevent it! End the insanity. Indict all elected officials who REFUSE to enforce our laws; they are the true criminals and the root cause of most if not all of society’s ills, and they are accomplices to all the crimes their policies have facilitated. Treat them as such.

      Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society’s understanding.
      AKA. Political Correctness.

      How many innocents must be sacrificed on the alter of political correctness before our own politicians are held accountable as accomplices in all the crimes their policies facilitate? How much is enough?

    • Have a nice Dave | June 7, 2020 at 9:09 PM | Reply

      I don’t admire him. He let protesters burn down his police department

    • @Priince Brvce_LUHG_ No. We need massive reform NOW. Brought patronizing. Time for action.

    • @Dave Schultz what might you suggest then?

    • Kevin Jackson | June 7, 2020 at 9:56 PM | Reply

      @Dan Wruck Exactly!! Because last time I checked, a Republican excuse for a president and the Senate are under Republican control!

  13. Z Schneider | June 7, 2020 at 4:45 PM | Reply

    Kind of dumb to want to completely get rid of the police department. THERE NEEDS TO BE REFORM!

  14. Dedrick Lucious | June 7, 2020 at 5:22 PM | Reply

    He was treated almost like Cersai Lanister from ” The Game of Thrones”.


    • keyratcane66 | June 7, 2020 at 8:51 PM | Reply

      lol was thinking the same thing.


  15. I do not see the point in alienating the one ally you’ve had from the beginning. Why not try to sit down with him and see his reasoning, then maybe propose a solution. He looked let down by the people he was trying to help.

    • Hector G. You mean the rats are eating the rats?

    • @rolback no I do not. Why not try to contribute positively man? We all need to stop the hate, don’t we all just want the same?

    • I agree. In the heat of the moment, with thousands of protesters shouting, is not the time to make policy. It should inform policy, and then may cooler heads prevail.

  16. You know what happens when there’s no police ? Warlords

  17. Carlos Stranger | June 7, 2020 at 7:24 PM | Reply

    They’re eating their own

    • Unfortunately that’s what progresives do in AMERICA.
      & We wonder how a party as disgusting 😠 as the GOP & A CON MAN SUCH AS TRUMP can be in power .
      They got each other’s backs !

    • Is that a thing? | June 7, 2020 at 10:21 PM | Reply

      These people sound just like Trump, ridiculously stupid…

    • 💭🧠Do they not remember which MAYOR initiated and called for charges and the arrest against the police officer who murdered Floyd ?! Well in case people don’t remember ,it was MAYOR Jacob ! This mayor has proven to be all for the movement and for the cause . So I don’t know why they are making it look like he is a one of the BAD guys for opting out in defunding the police force. FACT is that we still need police officers and we cannot defund them . What we can do is start weeding out the bad ones and retraining all the officer ect. We need to follow Governor CUOMOs leadership and learn from the things that he is implementing . 😤⚖️📢

  18. TrickOr Trump | June 7, 2020 at 7:34 PM | Reply

    Come on people! He’s supported you from the beginning! How that must’ve felt to him! If you’re going to be unreasonable, we’re all going to lose this fight. We need police, whether we like it or not.

  19. Brett Thomas | June 7, 2020 at 7:36 PM | Reply

    There’s a second world war movie called ” A bridge to far”. Allies became over confident and suffered a set back. I suggest the same situation here with the protesters. Don’t push your luck with demanding a defunding of the police force. Your solid support will begin to dwindle. Most support your cause but not at the expense opening the doors to probable anarchy.

    • Exactly! People need to think about ACTUAL solutions.

    • Police at this point is a criminal organisation and they need to be abolished. Look at all the videos of police brutality, they are doing more harm than good.

  20. “This is 911. We’ve been de-funded. Please leave a message.”

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