This is a natural result of hamstringing and defunding police departments. We’ve seen a similar situation in Seattle when the chief of police notified businesses that, given new prohibitions on the use of less lethal tools, Seattle cops are virtually helpless in stopping property crimes. Business owners are therefore on their own.
Cities like Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland and others are volunteering to act as laboratories where radical, pro-criminal, anti-law-and-order policies will play themselves out for all to see. The downside is the lab rats in these sociological experiments will be the cities’ law-abiding citizens who will be at the mercy of criminal populations that will be largely free to prey upon them.
Then again, they voted for these officials and, as someone once said, elections have consequences.
Officials are now telling residents to be ready and willing to comply with the demands of criminals in an email sent to Third Precinct residents.
“Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet,” the police said in their email, a copy of which was obtained by Alpha News. The email said citizens should listen to criminals and “do as they say.”
The message warned that “some victims have been maced, dragged, assaulted, and some threatened with a gun.”