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The current tolerance and justification for vandalism and violence; the silencing of police supporters; and police unwillingness to intervene, even when their own precincts are assaulted-all send a clear message to criminals that society has lost the will to prevent lawlessness.
Early Friday morning, a 19-year-old girl was shot to death in the heart of Manhattan, near Madison Square Park, on East 26th Street.
Milwaukee's homicides have increased 132 percent.
Michael Brown was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in August 2014, triggering local riots and a national narrative about lethally racist police.
George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May was justly condemned-but the event has now spurred an outpouring of contempt against the pillars of law and order that has no precedent in American history.
In late May, crowds threw glass bottles at Chicago officers as they tried to arrest gun suspects; in one case, the crowd tried to free the suspect from a patrol car.
These are no longer the warning signs of a possible breakdown of civilized life.