Minneapolis, Minnesota, has seen a massive spike in crime since the summer riots began over alleged police brutality. Yet City Council Member Jeremiah Ellison says the recent crime wave is the result of “conventional wisdom,” not the radical “defund the police” movement or opportunistic people creating the chaos under the guise of protest. No, Ellison wrote in a recent op-ed for the Star Tribune that “conventional wisdom” resulted in George Floyd’s death six months ago during a police-involved incident, thereby justifying the riots that led to the increase in crime in Minneapolis. “Conventional wisdom has produced the results of this summer — from the death of Floyd to the uptick in violence. They are both the result of a century-long failure to create a public safety system that is not police-only.