The picture on the front page of Saturday’s Journal clearly communicates that this summer, the downtown city core will be given over to homeless encampments, drug users, and related perpetrators of lawlessness (“Downtown Violence Rose in 2021,” page A2) while the people who go to work, own and maintain property, pay property taxes, obey the law, and suffer diminished access and enjoyment to public property and parks have no recourse because the EPS is continually “defunded” and city council chooses to support and empathize with the aforementioned “citizens” and their problems. Read More