With apologies to Charles Dickens, this is another tale of two cities. Many years ago, I was fortunate to live in the beautiful and welcoming city of Minneapolis. Some of the state’s 10,000 lakes are located within the city limits as are several lovely parks, and at that time, a shopping district with stores that rivaled any found in New York. Now, when I turn on the television, I see looted and burned shops and public buildings, gangs bent on destruction setting fires and fighting the police. The letters ACAB are painted in various places.
Last Friday, another lovely city was threatened. Flags were burned, a car vandalized, citizens frightened and ACAB spay-painted on the side of a house. Will Frederick one day soon be the subject of the nightly news? We pray not but the Frederick Socialists and other groups like them must be stopped now. These are not protests, they are riots. Let’s save this city before, like Minneapolis, it is too late.
P.S. According to Google, ACAB means All Cops Are Bastards.