By: Mike McDaniel Progressives are always surprised when their policies inevitably blow up in their faces. They have no idea how absolutely foreseeable consequences could possibly have happened. It’s always a mystery. Why, it’s mystifying! And so it is with the nationwide spread of the Ferguson Effect. For those who have begun to drop by The Manor only recently–and welcome, by the way–the Ferguson Effect describes the reaction of America’s police to the Obama Administration’–and progressivism’s–substantively successful effort to turn the public against them. While efforts to damage the police were underway long before the events in Ferguson, Missouri, that was the situation that caught on in the public’s imagination, and the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore, cemented the reality of the effect. Police officers everywhere have been abandoning proactive policing as a matter of self-preservation.
By: Mike McDaniel In Update 42 and Update 43, I continued to report on the seemingly never-ending story of Marilyn Mosby’s filed prosecutions of the Baltimore police officers in any way involved in the arrest, and accidental, self-inflicted death of Freddie Gray. The Freddie Gray case archive is available here. To read the rest, [Read More]
By: Mike McDaniel The Mosby-caused disaster is endless, despite the efforts of people of good sense, actual ethics, and good will to end it. Fox News reports: Attorney [General] Jeff Sessions warned that the agreement negotiated under the Obama administration to overhaul the troubled Baltimore police force may result [Read More]
By: Mike McDaniel As a teacher of high school English, I labor ceaselessly to ensure my students are not only capable of reading the words on the page, but accurately understanding not only their denotations–dictionary definitions–but their connotations–the ideas and images the words invoke–as well. This is not always [Read More]