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Should the military intervene in Minneapolis?

Minneapolis saw some of the biggest and most violent protests in recent American history after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd over a $20 forged check. Days later, protesters took control of the Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct, burning it down along with a number of other buildings. City leaders seemingly did not talk to one another—the Minneapolis Fire Chief found out while he was on CNN that the precinct was on fire. Minnesota GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan called for federal troops and law enforcement to deploy in the city to bring order. However, others fear adding more law enforcement to an already volatile mix will only make things worse.

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Minnesota GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan called for the federal government to intervene in Minneapolis. Local law enforcement shows they are not up to the task—they are both too brutal and too ineffective, marking a rare level of incompetency. They've managed to both escalate the situation while completely losing control. Bringing in the feds could provide a neutral force to maintain order and stability. There's precedent for it—the national guard was called in during the LA riots. 

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In a tweet that violates Twitter Rules against glorifying violence, President Trump tweeted the following message. The president's words have been tied to similar statements made by Walter E. Headley, the 1960s Miami police chief who "attracted national attention in the late 1960s for using shotguns, dogs and a heavy-handed “stop-and-frisk” policy to fight crime in the city’s black neighborhoods," per The New York Times

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The President is the last person who should be at the head of a volatile situation like Minneapolis. Sending in federal forces under his command would only make things hopelessly worse. There's no way it would turn out well. In this climate, with this president, it is a fundamentally bad and dangerous idea. 

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