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Explain how private Police Forces would 'work'.

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greenbabe Posted: Wed, Oct 3 2012 5:26 PM

Anyone with some brains can come to the conclusion that it wouldn't. It would most likely erupt into chaos. 

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Anenome replied on Wed, Oct 3 2012 5:38 PM

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Anyone with some brains can come to the conclusion that it wouldn't. It would most likely erupt into chaos. 

Currently private security exists adjunct to publicly-provided monopoly security, known as police.

If the publicly provided police disappeared, the slack gets taken up by new and existing private security forces. It's that simple.

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excel replied on Thu, Oct 4 2012 1:04 AM

Greenbabe keeps making these amazing and in-depth analyses.

 

 

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Anenome replied on Thu, Oct 4 2012 1:19 AM

There'd be chaos if there was an instantaneous break-down in police services, sure.

Now, where is that more likely to happen? In a society where you have one monopoly provider of security, or one where there are many competing private entities?

I think the former is much more likely.

So, you're imagining the transition point, the point where the state police are no more and how would that 'work.'

But that's not really what we're talking about at all.

If you were to follow libertarian ideals and convert the current system of police protection to a free market model, probably the best way to do that would be to take the existing police infrastructure and sell it to the highest bidder.

People could buy police stations, already full of police, which would become private employees of the new firm, or be free to start their own thing or hire onto other providers.

So, the existing police would likely continue policing just as they are now.

And it could be that entire cities would band together and begin voluntarily paying for police protection, or that individuals could subscribe or use insurance--we know the free market will decide on a payment model that makes sense and it's not a problem whatsoever.

I just can't understand why the left, like you Kylio, is so dead-set against corporate collusion with government and corporate monopoly, when the police force is exactly that--a government supported monopoly and a corporate service allied with the government so completely that most can't imagine it's separable from the government, when the exact opposite is true.

What's more, the service provided would be cheaper, better, and more in line with protecting people's rights, because these private police wouldn't have any political protection in the event that they violated someone's rights. So it would be a true win/win for everyone.

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Anyone with some brains can come to the conclusion that it wouldn't. It would most likely erupt into chaos.

At least parties with no brains have been identified.  Brainless people tend to get upset the existing private police [which is all police in the U.S.] are about to erupt into chaos because they have been lying to and abusing people for decades.  That is why they get upset... because they are brainless... can't think for themselves.. and no one is around to do all of the thinking for them..

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It's especially funny when you consider that many current, public police forces have mandatory IQ tests. And they have a maximum score they'll accept.

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greenbabe:
Anyone with some brains can come to the conclusion that it wouldn't. It would most likely erupt into chaos.

So you're not really looking for an explanation?

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