A Democratic party official who pledged to 'dismantle' the Minneapolis Police Department in 2020 is now calling for tougher crime laws after suffering a violent carjacking outside her Minnesota home.
Shivanthi Sathanandan, the Second Vice Chairwoman for the Democrat-Farmer-Labor party, took to Facebook on Wednesday to share the graphic outcome of the gunpoint attack on her driveway and to call for justice.
Pictured with blood on her face, she said that she had suffered a broken leg, deep cuts on her head and body, and bruising after four young men carrying guns 'beat me violently down to the ground in front of our kids'.
Sathanandan demanded swift consequences, calling to 'get illegal guns off our streets, catch these young people... and hold them in custody and prosecute them. Period.'
The post went on to thank 'the incredible Minneapolis 4th Precinct Officers, Mayor Frey, Chief O'Hara, Paramedics, neighbors, friends and DFL family, who all came to our aide during this terrifying experience'.
The photo quickly went viral as users pointed back to a 2020 post from Sathanandan's account calling to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department, writing that 'MPD has systematically failed the Black Community, they have failed ALL OF US... If you are still disagreeing with that BASIC FACT, I'm not sure what to say to you'.