Well, they went and did it: no more plexiglass or bullet proof barriers in Philly stores. The black power people claim these barriers make the black kids angry, as Colin Flaherty keeps saying. The vote was 14-3 with all the black city council wanting dead storekeepers. This is the last straw, of course. If no one is allowed to protect themselves, they must flee this dying city. I fought very, very hard and openly for the right to patrol neighborhoods and compel the police to be vigilant and strong! It is dangerous work, I and our other members were attacked in the streets, bombs were thrown, guns shot at us, knives, you name it. We fought back and won but it was a real battle, not a metaphor. Now, they have rigged the rules so even cops can go to prison if someone they are arresting dies. Everything is under this microscope which makes it impossible to scare criminals enough to keep them at bay.