THIS ISN’T THE 21st CENTURY SINGULARITY I WAS PROMISED: Chicagoan, Dissatisfied With Police Coverage, Hires Private Patrols.

Flashback: Reason TV’s look at “Detroit Threat Management, a private security firm that provides cheap car-to-front door escorts to small business owners, security details to large companies, free protection to local neighborhoods plagued by violent crime, and self-defense training to Detroit citizens. Dale Brown, one of the founders, sees their service as essential in a city with a crime rate five times the national average.”

Reminder: Chicago hasn’t had a Republican mayor for 85 years. Detroit hasn’t had a Republican mayor for over 50 years.