Local politicians have pretended the Lemp killing never happened and the media let them get away with it—the same way that most of the New York media covered Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home catastrophe last year.
There are at least four good reasons for removing Wilson’s name from Princeton buildings—racial bigotry, his embroiling the US in World War I, his founding of the Fed, and his enactment of the US income tax.
In America, the person who declared a state of emergency (and can renew the emergency endlessly) is the same person who then uses the emergency to rule by decree. F.A. Hayek once pointed out how absurd such a system is.