From Yahoo News/Insider:
Sun, October 23, 2022 at 6:56 AM·2 min read
The Minneapolis police department was reduced to a third of its size after George Floyd’s murder.
Two years later, they are still struggling to hire more police officers, The Associated Press reported.
In 2022, only 57 people applied as recruits, down from 292 in 2019.
… While each class of recruits at the police academy can accommodate 40 people, only six were part of the class that graduated last month.
Minneapolis had been doing fairly well in the 21st century. It’s not really a Rust Belt city, more of a regional business center like Dallas. The Upper Midwest farm economy prospered during the long China Boom in demand for food and other resources, and the growth of North Dakota as an energy state boosted Minneapolis economically and provided a good outlet for its surplus blue collar workers.
So, its self-destruction over George Floyd is an especially massive own goal.