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WANTED: Trained security professionals to deal with ­elevated levels of crime and mayhem at risk to their own life and limb, while getting called racist oppressors and potentially thrown under the bus by elected ­officials. This has become the de facto employment notice for police around the country, and, unsurprisingly, cops and potential cops don’t find it particularly enticing. Why would they? America’s cities are feeling the effects of a yearslong experiment in what would happen if political and media elites celebrated a movement based on the idea that police are racist goons, excused rioting and explained away spiraling crime and made it clear to cops that if they make a mistake they will, at the very least, ­become instantly infamous. The experiment hasn’t gone well. Portland, Ore., has been a veritable research lab for this experiment. The latest blow to the city is the mass resignation of the Portland Police Bureau’s Rapid Response Team, which is responsible for policing protests in the city — a challenging, endless and literally thankless job.

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