Studies in liberal governance: The

Studies in liberal governance: The Minneapolis Police Department has hired a healer. The Minneapolis Star Tribune puts as positive a spin on the story as is possible in “Busy Minneapolis police hire a healer.” One reason the Minneapolis police are busy is that they’re not doing a very good job apprehending criminals or preventing crime. The city’s latest casualty is a 12-year-old girl who was shot and killed by a stray bullet this afternoon while playing indoors with her sister: “12-year-old Minneapolis girl killed by stray bullet.” Here’s the memorable explanation provided by the city’s Chief of Police: “This is just another case of someone who’s mad at somebody else getting mad and firing shots.” The story fails to note that, fortunately, the department just hired a healer.

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