Countries without policing have suffered because of it

New citizens read the Oath of Allegiance during a nationalization ceremony in 2017.

Buried under the cop-hating graffiti smeared from one end of the Mark Hatfield U.S. Courthouse to the other is this engraved quote from Thomas Jefferson: "The Boisterous Sea of Liberty is Never Without a Wave."

The boisterous sea of liberty in Portland has turned into a roiling, lawless demonstration where free speech has been replaced with vandalism.