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Minneapolis City Council Vow To Disband Police Department In Historic Move

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The Minneapolis city council has pledged to disband the Minneapolis police department and replace it with a new system of public safety.

The historic move comes as calls to defund law enforcement are sweeping the US following the killing of George Floyd and other black people who died due to police brutality.

Speaking at a community rally on Sunday, June 7, a majority of councilmembers declared their intent to “dismantle” and “abolish” the Minneapolis police department responsible for George Floyd’s death and build an alternative model of community-led safety.

Minneapolis city council vow to disband police department in historic move

The decision is a direct response to the massive protests that have been taking place in American cities in the last two weeks. It is also a major victory for abolitionist activists who have long fought to disband police and prisons.

Speaking at the event, Lisa Bender, the Minneapolis city council president, said: “In Minneapolis and in cities across the US, it is clear that our system of policing is not keeping our communities safe,. Our efforts at incremental reform have failed, period. Our commitment is to do what’s necessary to keep every single member of our community safe and to tell the truth: that the Minneapolis police are not doing that. Our commitment is to end policing as we know it and to recreate systems of public safety that actually keep us safe.”

Minneapolis city council vow to disband police department in historic move

“This is a moment that’s going to go down in history as a landmark in the police and prison abolition movement,” said Tony Williams, a member of MPD150, a Minneapolis group whose literature on building a “police-free future”” has been widely shared during the protests. “There’s a groundswell of support for this. People are grounded in the history of policing in a way that has never happened before. It’s visible that police are not able to create safety for communities.”

According to The Guardian, the councilmembers are expected to face opposition from law enforcement officials and the police union, though activists emphasize that the veto-proof majority has the authority to move forward regardless of opposition.

On Saturday, June 6, Minneapolis mayor, Jacob Frey, was booed at a demonstration when he wouldn’t commit to abolishing the police. Protesters shouted, “Go home, Jacob!” and “Shame!” until he left.

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Thiago Alcantara Test Positive For Coronavirus

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New Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara who recently joined the club has test positive for Coronavirus.

Goal confirmed the report on their Twitter page.

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Lesbian Lovers Dismembered Man To Use His Fingerprints To Steal $77,120, Then Kept His Head For Themselves

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Prosecutors in Portugal have alleged two lesbian lovers dismembered a man so they could use his fingerprints to access his mobile phone and steal $77,120 from his bank account.

The lovers, one a security worker known as Maria Malveiro, 19, and 23-year-old nurse Mariana Fonseca (both pictured below) are accused of throwing Diogo Goncalves’ torso into the sea but keeping hold of his head.

Lesbian lovers dismembered man to use his fingerprints to steal $77,120, then kept his head for themselvesLesbian lovers dismembered man to use his fingerprints to steal $77,120, then kept his head for themselves

According to prosecutors in Portugal preparing to put the pair on trial this October, Malveiro is said to have admitted to an Algarve judge who questioned her after the crime they were inspired by US police series Dexter.

Diogo (pictured below) was strangled to death on March 18 and the woman allegedly threw his torso into the sea from cliffs in the Algarve town of Sagres

Lesbian lovers dismembered man to use his fingerprints to steal $77,120, then kept his head for themselves

Four days later they used a print from a finger they had cut off his right hand to access his mobile and transfer the cash, then waited another 24 hours to dump the rest of his body.

The indictment says they spent the three days between March 20 and 23 sending messages from his Facebook account to fool colleagues and friends into believing he was still alive.

They will be tried for murder, desecrating a body, computer fraud, and using a stolen vehicle.

According to reports, Malveiro took advantage of the fact Diogo was attracted to her to give him an orange juice laced with sedative Diazepam after promising him a lap dance at his home.

They both then allegedly strangled him and dismembering him.

The women allegedly tried to make it look as if he had killed himself by leaving the car overlooking the sea in Cape St Vincent in Sagres but investigators found out their plan after they threw away the torso because it failed to land in the water and ended up on dry land, leaving vital clues.

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Western Togoland Insurgencies: Group Attacks STC and Burnt Bus In Ho

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Western Togoland insurgencies are escalating beyond the control of the security agencies apparatus with all their accouterments to stand against unlawful abiding citizens.

Reports coming through to us confirm that a group of secessionists has attacked the State Transport Corporation (STC) in Ho, the capital of the Volta Region, and caused damages.

According to the reports received, the rebels attacked on the STC bus and burnt it to the ground as they set it on fire.

It is also confirmed that the secessionists fired gunshots at the STC bus parking area.

The incident is reported to have occurred on Monday night.

Already, a total number of 31 of the group were arrested and processed to Accra Circuit Court on Monday 28 September 2020.

However, Honorable Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament of North Tongu claims the Separatists are not secessionists as claimed by the police and the Chiefs in the area.

Another group of Ghanaians also suggests those already arrested must be used as exapmple to deter the others from causing mor mayhem.

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