GOODER AND HARDER: Minneapolis momentum is being crushed by the crime wave. The city was rebranding for a vibrant future, but today you can’t go to the grocery store without fear of being attacked.

Flashback: After Trying to Defund Police, Minneapolis City Council Asks: ‘Where Are the Police?’

You want to get rid of the police? This is what it looks like. When you stop enforcing the law, you get anarchy and chaos. You get ruined lives and billions in damages. The only thing worse than cops is no cops.

And that’s after we saw nonsense like this, from Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender:

And speaking of nonsense in Minneapolis: Minneapolis Won’t Let Riot-Battered Stores Install Security Shutters.

In a report justifying the rule change, Minneapolis officials argued that external shutters “cause visual blight” and create the impression that an area is “unsafe” and “troublesome.”

After looters crashed through his floor‐​to‐​ceiling windows and stole $1 million worth of booze in May, Chicago‐​Lake Liquors owner John Wolf wanted to protect himself from a repeat occurrence. … The [forbidden] investment [in security shutters] would not only prevent rioters from entering his store, it would protect his windows — which cost $50,000 to replace.

Minneapolis will have more “visual blight” than it knows what to do with for years after this past summer’s Biden Riots.