The electorate that gave us Jesse Ventura, Keith Ellison, Al Franken, and Amy Klobuchar is lining up behind a Minneapolis mayoral candidate whose platform includes disarming the police.
State Representative and Minneapolis mayoral candidate Raymond Dehn is calling for major policing changes, proposing to take away guns from the majority of officers.
Dehn is one of several candidates running to beat current Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges in the fall. He recently won the support of voters at the Democratic Farmer Labor convention and now his call to disarm police of their side guns is garnering major attention.
“I’m not saying they don’t have access to that, just like they have access to more lethal weapons in their cars, I would believe they would still have access to their guns in their cars,” said Dehn.
He would be open to officers using other means to protect themselves like a night stick or pepper spray.
The disarm the police plank is precisely what the #BlackLivesMatter hate group has been demanding. Who wants to bet that the police unit charged with mayor’s personal security will continue to carry sidearms?