New research finds that ‘Pattern-or-Practice’ investigations into crime and policing which followed ‘viral’ incidents of deadly force “have led to a large and statistically significant increase in homicides and total crime.”
When the police didn’t protect Minneapolitians in the recent riots, they practiced the great American tradition of defending themselves. The gun control debate is dead for years, but this armed self defense probably isn’t what the city council has in mind when it talks about abolishing the police.
Minneapolis city council is moving to abolish the police. The city’s residents might not be so keen.