A far-left official who once vowed to "dismantle" the police is now advocating for the police to be tougher on crime.
What appears to have caused the official to change her mind is the fact that she was recently the victim of a violent attack that occurred outside of her home.
The official, according to the New York Post, is Shivanthi Sathanandan.
Sathanandan is a Minnesota official and a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. Sathanandan, in fact, is the second vice chairwoman of the party.
It was not too long ago that Sathanandan was on the anti-police bandwagon. Here, for example, is what she wrote on social media back on June 5, 2020, which was shortly after the Feorge Floyd incident.
"We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department," she wrote, adding, "Say it with me: DISMANTLE the Minneapolis Police Department."
Sathanandan went on to write, "MPD has systematically failed the Black Community, they have failed ALL OF US. It's time to build a new infrastructure that works for ALL communities. If you are still disagreeing with that BASIC FACT, I'm not sure what to say to you."
Sathanandan doubled down on this message in subsequent social media posts. But, now, apparently, Sathanandan has changed her mind about the police.
This week, on social media, Sathanandan revealed that she was the victim of a violent attack that occurred outside of her home. She posted a picture of herself with her face bloodied, and the Minneapolis Police Department has confirmed the incident.
In her Facebook post, Sathanandan wrote:
Yesterday my children and I were violently car jacked in the driveway of our home in Minneapolis. Four very young men, all carrying guns, beat me violently down to the ground in front of our kids. The young men held our neighbors up at gunpoint when they ran over and tried to help me. All in broad daylight.
Sathanandan wrote that, from the attack, she has "a broken leg, deep lacerations on [her] head, bruising, and cuts all over [her] body."
Sathanandan went on to call for getting "illegal guns off our streets," for catching "these young people who are running wild creating chaos across our city," and for "HOLD[ING] THEM IN CUSTODY AND PROSECUT[ING] THEM."
Look at my face. REMEMBER ME when you are thinking about supporting letting juveniles and young people out of custody to roam our streets instead of HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS . . . Look at my face. These criminals will not win. We need to take back our city. And this will not be the last you hear from me about this.
Sathanandan concluded by thanking the Minneapolis police department for helping her in this situation.