P.S. The reason I raised the issue is disappointment. I have been assured on several earlier threads here in FR that the new mayor of DC is a reformer, and is a genuine improvement over the kind of criminal drug addicts who used to be in charge there in the bad old days.
So it’s disappointing that his chief of police should openly refuse to enforce the law calling on the police to defend citizens and visitors against violence during political demonstrations.
I agree. All of the DC government walks a fine line of keeping the public happy including extreme left wing moms and dads who have kids involved with these protests. DC is different than most cities. We the people of the entire nation have a right to visit our Nation's Capitol without reasonable fear of being injured during public gatherings. They can get pressure from the entire Nation.