A Minneapolis City Council member defended the city’s decision to dissolve its police department, saying that calling the police in an emergency “comes from a place of privilege.”
In a Monday interview on CNN, host Alisyn Camerota posed a hypothetical to Council President Lisa Bender: “What if in the middle of the night my home is broken into. Who do I call?”
Without directly answering the question, Bender devolved into platitudes about privilege.
“Yes, I hear that loud and clear from a lot of my neighbors,” Bender said. “And I know — and myself, too, and I know that that comes from a place of privilege.”