August 8, 2020

GOOD AND HARD:

Portland Cops Are Getting the Hell Out of Antifastan and Retiring in Record Numbers.

Seattle’s police chief criticized a plan to defund police, the city council responded by slashing her salary.

A third of Minneapolis police could leave the force by the end of the year with no replacements in sight.

NYC Murders Up 50% for Month of July, NYPD Stats Show.

Even the New York Times has figured out that the “new normal” isn’t sustainable: Abolish the Police? Those Who Survived the Chaos in Seattle Aren’t So Sure. What is it like when a city abandons a neighborhood and the police vanish? Business owners describe a harrowing experience of calling for help and being left all alone.

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