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 The lamented 2016 was not a good year for Marilyn Mosby, one of the great black, female hopes of progressivism. Actually, her self-degradation began on 12 April 2015 when petty criminal and local drug user and dealer Freddie Gray was injured during a routine transport to jail [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]
By: Mike McDaniel As regular readers know, one of the continuing plot threads relating to the Freddie Gray case I’ve been following is the pursuit of department charges against the six officers exonerated in that case. As I’ve noted, the criminal cases against them failed so spectacularly, the leftist [Read More]