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On June 26 two militia lieutenants (they’re not called the police) allegedly gang-raped and beat a young woman to a pulp in a Mykolaiv Oblast township. The victim required multiple operations and remains in critical condition. Then the police, aided by their brethren – local prosecutors – proceeded to cover up the heinous crime. They could have succeeded had it not been for  escalating mob rule that engulfed the town of 8,500.  

Then, on July 2, the nation’s top cop Vitaliy Zakharchenko told parliament that he had dismissed two high-ranking regional police chiefs in Mykolaiv, and pleaded for more money to incentivize police work through salary increases and other benefits. This was his proposed solution for how massive problems in the police should be handled.

No, Mr. Zakharchenko. For a real break with Soviet-style policing to take place, you must resign, along with the vast majority of your cohorts who were cut from the same cloth of debased immorality and whose sole mission is to defend government authority and personal comfort.  

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