At the end of June, some members of Powderhorn Park, a suburb of Minneapolis Minnesota, convinced residents to allow drug addicts, their dealers and others to set up a camp in the community’s local park.
The people also pledged not to call the police if the visitors vandalized, robbed or assaulted Powderhorn Park residents.
So, what type of people would be attracted to a no-police zone?
Within a matter of days, this no police zone grew from 25 tents to 200 and 300 residents and of course the problems started, vandalism, theft, carjackings and the sexual assault of a minor.
So, how are things going in this now three-week old social experiment?
Three weeks have since passed, and June is now looking like the good old days in good ole’ Powderhorn Park.
That homeless encampment has grown from 300 to nearly 600.
There have also been three sexual assaults. One on June 26, just two days after the Times’article ran celebrating these anti-cop residents, and two more on June 28 and July 5.
On top of this filthy encampment, what had been a nice family park now also has 24 portable toilets, 50 trash containers, and three handwashing stations. […]
Even the far-left Minnesota Star-Tribune has been forced to describe the situation as a “powder keg,” where crime is escalating and good people are fleeing:
It was many years ago. I had only been a Christian a few months, and our family had invited a friend over for supper. He was the warden of a federal penitentiary. During the conversation, he started talking about the craziness that was taking over the prison system bureaucracy.
I turned to him and said, “I think the problem is that they think everyone is basically good.”
He turned and looked me directly in the eyes and said, “what made you so smart.”
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23 NIV)