Bari Weiss, formerly of the NY Times, shared the following article on Twitter: https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-minneapolis-armed-residents-set-up-patrols-amid-calls-to-defund-the-police-11595698725

The article discusses how neighborhoods in Minneapolis are reacting to an increase in crime over the last few weeks.  An urban planner started a text chain with her neighbors after she became worried about the security on her block.  Some neighborhoods have armed residents patrolling streets at night.  Other neighborhoods have citizens manning checkpoints limiting access to non-residents.  

How would a strong neighborhood respond to the conditions described?

If residents are forced to assume responsibility for making streets safe, will they become a stronger community?