Editorial Board

Preserving Disorder in Ferguson

Only when political leaders do a better job of holding police accountable will tensions truly begin to ease. 
Police advance through a cloud of tear gas toward demonstrators protesting the killing of Michael Brown on Sunday in Ferguson, Missouri.

The rioting that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, over the weekend calls to mind Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's 1968 gaffe: "The policeman is not here to create disorder. The policeman is here to preserve disorder." In Ferguson, the police are doing an outstanding job of that.

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