Shivanthi Sathanandan is the Second Vice Chair of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer-Labor Party. As our friends over at Twitchy reported, Sathanandan posted to Facebook about how she had been carjacked in her driveway in front of her children.
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
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.
Look at my face in the picture. This is the face of a mother who just had the sh$t beaten out of her. A mother whose only thought was, ‘let me run far enough and fight hard enough so that my kids have a chance to get away.’ This is the face of a mother who just listened to her four year old daughter screaming non-stop, her 7 year old son wailing for someone to come help because bad guys are murdering his Mama in the back yard, her neighbors screaming in outrage… all while being beaten with guns and kicks and fists.
I have a broken leg, deep lacerations on my head, bruising and cuts all over my body.
That’s a terrible alleged thing, especially with the children evidently having to see that happen to their mother.
Three years ago, Sathanandan was a big fan of not just defunding but dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department, the very folks who came to her aid after the alleged attack on her.
— Dr. Nickarama (@nickaramaOG) September 8, 2023
Three years ago, we saw a lot of that. It was the worst possible approach. Kamala Harris and 13 Biden staffers even contributed to a bail fund to help people arrested during the violent riots.
But after Sathanandan’s attack, what she had to say was enlightening. The person who seemed such a fan of getting rid of the police thanked them effusively when they came to her aid, and she had a few things to say about those criminals as well.
I’m now part of the statistics. I wasn’t silent when I fought these men to save my life and my babies, and I won’t be silent now. We need to get illegal guns off of our streets, catch these young people who are running wild creating chaos across our city and HOLD THEM IN CUSTODY AND PROSECUTE 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.
You could have been reading the obituary for me and my children today. But instead I’m here. To write this.
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.
Thank you to 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. I’m so grateful for this community that wraps us in love.
But had people listened to her three years ago, the police wouldn’t have been there to be able to come to her aid and to show her that “love” that she’s now grateful for and to recover her car after the attackers abandoned it. When it pertains to her security, suddenly she gets why it’s important. Suddenly she realizes why it’s important to lock people up, and she blames the people behind the guns, not just the gun. She wants them incarcerated, not let out of custody, and to be held accountable for their actions. It’s good that she now gets it, but it was true before she was personally attacked as well.
I want Democrats to get it so no other people have to have such experiences again, and I want them to take crime seriously. I want them to understand that when they defund the police and don’t hold criminals accountable, they help to enable attacks like this. Who wants to bet that if this turns out to be real and they find these attackers, they’ll have records and a history of not being prosecuted seriously?