We are living in strange times. A few months ago, Minneapolis was on fire. The Democrat mayor of Minneapolis pulled the police out and let the rioters and looters do whatever they wanted. Democrat Gov. Tim Walz took his sweet time to mobilize the National Guard and in the meantime tens of million of dollars in damage was caused to public and private property. It's a tragedy. A tragedy that could have been avoided if the people elected to lead had stepped up.

After all of the mayhem, the reaction from the Democrat politicians and activist groups has been to defund the police. As a society, we shouldn't respond to chaos by removing the people whose job it is to keep order.

The Democrats have shown that they prefer chaos over law and order and it's only a matter of time before this ridiculous Defund the Police movement comes to Rochester. No thank you, I'm voting Republican.

Diana Friemann, Rochester

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