For weeks, Republicans at the Minnesota Legislature have said they won’t pass any bills that would abolish, defund or diminish police departments in Minnesota — even though DFL lawmakers say that’s not something they’ve ever proposed.
The failure to agree was in part a result of genuine policy differences. Yet Republicans and Democrats also accused each other of negotiating with an eye toward the 2020 elections.
There are plenty of examples where guns are drawn at police and either police don’t fear for their lives enough to shoot the suspect or they shoot but don’t kill the suspect.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman was correct in not indicting the officers who killed Thurman Blevins. He could never have secured a conviction because the law is on the side of the police.