In a shocking turn of events, a prominent Democrat in Minnesota is now singing a different tune when it comes to the police. Shivanthi Sathanandan, the Second Vice Chairwoman for the DFL, recently experienced a terrifying carjacking and violent assault at her own home. In a Facebook post, she described the harrowing ordeal, revealing that she was beaten to the ground by four armed men while her children watched in horror. The attackers even held their neighbors at gunpoint when they tried to intervene.
Sathanandan’s face, covered in blood, became the symbol of a mother’s fight for survival. She expressed the fear and trauma she endured, with her four-year-old daughter screaming and her seven-year-old son begging for help. It’s a heartbreaking scene that no parent should ever have to endure.
Carjackings continues to afflict the city; this week DFL 2nd Vice Chairwoman Shivanthi Sathanandan was violently attacked and carjacked in front of her children in the driveway of her MPLS home in broad daylight.
She says she suffered a broken leg, deep… pic.twitter.com/83b2RJuF0D
— Rebecca Brannon (@RebsBrannon) September 7, 2023
Despite previously advocating for defunding the police, Sathanandan has now changed her tune. In the aftermath of the attack, she called for the removal of illegal guns from the streets and the apprehension and prosecution of the individuals responsible. It seems that her encounter with the harsh reality of crime has brought about a change of heart.
As a conservative, it’s unfortunate that it took a traumatic incident for Sathanandan to realize the importance of a strong and capable police force. However, her newfound support for law enforcement is a step in the right direction. It’s comforting to see that even those who once championed dangerous ideologies can come to understand the necessity of a secure and protected community. Let’s hope that others will learn from this experience and reconsider their views on defunding the police.