An experiment in community non-policing

The Minneapolis City Council is closely monitoring the Atlanta experiment:

The morning after an unusual number of police officers called out sick, only two sergeants and one officer showed up in one of Atlanta’s six police zones, according to police officers who don’t want to be named.

On Wednesday, multiple sources within the Atlanta Police Department told CNN that officers were not responding to calls in three of the department’s six zones. Though the department denied that was the case, a police union director backed CNN’s sources’ accounts and said that, in some instances, officers were refusing to leave their precincts unless a fellow police officer required backup.

The nice thing about the no-police option is that at least you’ll be able to defend yourself without being arrested.