Rather than arming a paramilitary force in your city and calling it “the police”, why not take a fraction of those dollars and equip each resident’s home with a security system; issue the resident a permit to carry a weapon along with their driver’s license; and issue each resident a voucher to purchase one small firearm and a shotgun?
The notion that an armed paramilitary force, also known as the police, can protect you from crime was always ridiculous. The police is slightly better at protecting property (which is their original and primary mission) than they are at stopping robberies, rapes, or murders. The police cannot stop robberies, rapes, and murders because, unlike the fantasy bullshit of Minority Report, they are not at the scene of the crime when the crime starts. Only the victim and the perpetrator are there. So why not arm the potential victim?
The reason is that our social elite (politicians, the over-educated, and shamans) has a vested interest in controlling individual behavior all under the guise of the dreaded word, “community” and its close cousin, “society.” Aggregate people into a community so that their resources are easily extracted by a pied piper i.e., politician, community activist, shaman, etc., in return for protection; protection the individual can easily render for herself.
So, when you hear terms like “community policing” or calls from politicians to fund more police, you shouldn’t stand up and cheer. You need to gag…..