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The ramifications of efforts to defund the police have been felt in Minneapolis. Murders in Minneapolis are up 75 percent this year compared to last.
The numbers are staggering. According to police, there have been 532 gunshot victims this year — more than twice as much over the same period last year. Carjackings are up 331 percent from the same period last year as well.
With violent crime taking off, a pair of city council members have attempted to distance themselves from the movement to defund the police.
The council, though, unanimously approved a budget to shift $8 million from the police and instead toward violence prevention and mental health programs just last week.