Minneapolis neighborhood that vowed not to call police : A progressive Minneapolis neighborhood that swore not to call the police in the wake of the demise of George Floyd is presently managing a 300 person homeless camp in a nearby park, as per reports.
Traffic has allegedly expanded in the neighborhood around Powderhorn Park, as drug dealers try to meet their customer base during the common agitation, rioting and looting after Floyd’s demise toward the end of May. At any rate one individual overdosed inside thearea and was brought out by an emergency vehicle. Prostitution has likewise been rampant in the region.
Minneapolis neighborhood that vowed not to call police : Homeless Camps Everywhere
Residents though have agreed to “check their privilege” and “protect people of color” by not involving law enforcement to report instances of property damage, according to the New York Times.
Keeping the promise not to call the police has proven more difficult than expected, as some residents have avoided the park altogether after being catcalled and are fearing for their children’s safety in the parks. Others have said they had trouble sleeping at night, fearing homeless would force their way into their homes.
“I’m not being judgmental,” Carrie Nightshade, 44, told the Times, explaining she no longer allows her children, 12 and 9, to play in the park by themselves. “It’s not personal. It’s just not safe.