The president of the Minneapolis City Council, who went viral for saying that calling the police when your home is broken into “comes from a place of privilege,” has said she wants a “police-free society.”

Speaking on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” Monday night, Lisa Bender took the idea of disbanding the police a step further.

Host Chris Cuomo told her: “When you say you see someday being police-free that sounds aspirational, a utopian concept where nobody’s committing any crime, because as long as these communities are being preyed upon, both from within and without, there’s gonna have to be good men and women willing to step up to keep people safe.”

She replied: “I think the idea of having a police-free future is very aspirational, and I am willing to stand with community members who are asking us to think of that as the goal.”

Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender told CNN’s Chris Cuomo tonight that a “police free future” is “the goal.”

During the interview, Cuomo challenged Bender on the notion of getting rid of the police, something the host said “seems ridiculous to people”.

She replied: “We’ve looked at every reason that folks call 911. Why are people in Minneapolis calling for help? And we’re starting to pair what’s the right response to those calls. In the short term that helps our police officers focus on the work that they’re trained to do, while we have a better response to people who have a mental health crisis or a physical health crisis.”

She added: “The system of policing isn’t working for a lot of victims of crime. We have thousands of rape kits that have gone untested. We need to improve our response to all kinds of different violations of public safety, because again that trust in the system is so eroded that our community is across the board.”

Earlier in the day, Bender made comments on CNN that were widely pilloried when she said that calling the police when your home is broken into “comes from a place of privilege.”

The calls to dismantle the police force in Minneapolis have rapidly escalated in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

Floyd, a handcuffed black man, died May 25 after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. His death set off protests, some violent, in Minneapolis that swiftly spread to cities around the U.S. and the globe.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has said he doesn’t support abolishing the city’s police force, despite a veto-proof majority of members of the city council pledging that they want to take that drastic step.

28 thoughts on “Minneapolis City Council president aspires to have a ‘police free society’”
  1. I have to agree. If anyone has a need to call 911 they instead call their city council member starting with Bender

  2. Ms. Bender has to be the stupidest person in the state. Then again, they elected Ilhan Omar. An anti american Palestinian. No police- call a neighbor. How about calling BLM when you are robbed? Having the police is a privilege? How about NO police in the Hood?! That is fine with me- your hood looks like a Tarzan movie! How about a similar situation that they have in Kenya? NO WHITE Police! I am sure you would prefer that.

  3. Not to worry the Muslims will police you . Good luck with that and the dumb ass yall voted into office . What the hell is she thinking . Do you see a pattern here ? Every women voted in to office is going bat shit crazy .

  4. And of course they will lead the pack by cancelling their own security to set an example,right?

  5. When they break into your house and rob you blind remember not to call the police. They may even burn your house, don’t call the fire department either. You deserve whatever happens to your stupid ass. You are about the biggest idiot to ever breath air.

  6. I very curious as to what she would do if it was her home bring broken into.

    Is there any intelligent life in Minneapolis? The more I read about Minneapolis government, the more I’m convinced that there is not a brain left in the twin cities.

  7. Here we go !
    Who gonna call ?
    And Minnesota GOVERNOR a City Council Member ANSWER to that is ? Ghost 👻👻 Busters !
    And the CRIME RATE will go Sky Ihgh and no good ANSWER WHY !!

  8. Wonderful. All policemen resign and find different jobs which they are so very qualified for. When the citizens of Minneapolis find themselves in dire staits, call your mental health provider, or some neighbor whose shoulder they can cry on. Get rid of 911 as in most cities a fire truck, an ambulance, and an officer is sent to the scene of an altercation. They can see what living in a Stalinesque society is really like. BLM wants all incarcerated people of color to be released and do not have to work for a living. Minneapolis will be the next hellhole by design. Mr. Floyd died needlessly. The destruction of this nation is so unnecessary and sad. And, no military should be sent to help out next time the city is torched. Burn, baby, burn.

  9. Fkn IDIOTS.
    I dont make enough money so let’s abolish money.
    Our citizens are all good law abiding citizens that don’t need policing.
    Fkn IDIOTS
    REMEMBER THE SCORPION AND THE FROG.

  10. To disband the police department entirely is patently ridiculous. The result would be mayhem with community leaders not knowing when it is necessary to take action, whether shooting or not.

  11. To disband the police department entirely is patently ridiculous. The result would be mayhem with community leaders not knowing when it is necessary to take action, whether shooting or not.

  12. Don’t people of America deserve to be protected? What kind of a nitwit jackass is she? Police protection is not a privilege! Its a god given right. What are innocent victims of criminal maniacs to do get killed because of no police protection? Somebody has to step up and bring these stupid insane mindless jerks down! You don’t punish citizens for one bad incident! This is can outrage because of that rotten disgusting communistic nasty liberal left party destroying our country! If one votes for these jackasses they are a moron!

  13. So when someone is murdered, or raped, or abused, or robbed, or a little child is abducted, who gets called? Ghostbusters?
    Or is this “aspirational” utopia just going to “love” evil away?

    What the f*ck is wrong with people?

  14. I think all the bs in this world is because of the colored. They run and defy to do what they are asked. They kill there own. They refuse to work. Unless they get top pay. Don’t have to live like they are. They choose to live that why. We owe them nothing. They need to stop defacing our history.

  15. AMERICANS WE HAVE TO TAKE BACK OUR AMERICA FROM THE EVIL CRIMINAL ACTS OF DEMOCRATS………………………..TO SOLVE AMERICAS PROBLEMS MAKE THIS CHOICE WE THE PEOPLE’ HAVE THE POWER OF OUR VOICES AND OUR VOTES, TO VOTE OUT THE ENTIRE LYING,CORRUPT, TREASONOUS DEMOCRAT PARTY COME NOV 2020, VOTE TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AND TO END ALL CORRUPTIONS IN WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT
    “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).

  16. Has Lisa Bender ever had an IQ test. Heck with the stupidity that flows from her mouth, I doubt she can spell “IQ”.

  17. Time is short to recall these idiots on boards and councils who are whacked out on stupidity.If the America people get bullied by these defacto communists they deserve the government they will have.

  18. When you dismantle the police you will have a lawless city where the criminals will prey on the weak and old

  19. The POLICE do more GOOD than BAD for society. The POLICE help keep down crime in our society and prevent crime from happening.

  20. I hope all the police force walk out of Minneapolis leave the place and the mayor,governor with no protection,the stupid bastards

  21. well sence theres no police or law any more i’d feel just fine about hunting down all of the city canelmen and and shoting them 4 the treason they have done

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