A majority of Minneapolis City Council members favor phasing out the city's police department and creating a new way to ensure public safety, officials said, a sign that protests over the police killing of George Floyd are having an impact.
A link to confirm the vote has passed
The city will instead invest in community-based public safety programs.
I am, in a very positive way, astonished. It's been two weeks since George Floyd was murdered, and when I first heard about it I felt from the bottom of my heart that it was just going to fizzle into nothing like every murder that came before. I never would have bet that we would be seeing a major American city embark on an experiment of full-on police abolition.