'Abolish the police!'? What happened when a major American city tried that a century ago

Nothing better reveals the depth of the madness afoot in the land than the demands to defund or completely abolish the police.  It's bad enough for airhead celebrities, something worse for the formerly prestigious New York Times, and downright alarming for office-holders state and federal to indulge the fantasy that the thin blue line is all the separates us from anarchy, mob rule, and ultimately a dictatorship spawned by the need to restore order. Photo credits: YouTube screen grabs (cropped). The experience of Baltimore following the Freddie Gray riots, when the police there stopped aggressively engaging in minority neighborhoods, ought to be enough to close the case.  Even progressive thought leaders at the New York Times and Pro Publica called the results a "tragedy." [I]n the years that followed, Baltimore, by most standards, became a worse place. In 2017, it recorded 342 murders — its...(Read Full Post)
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