An excellent post on the problems with the police and what to replace them with.
The police exist in order to protect the rights of citizens from criminals.
Such a statement reflects either ignorance or extreme naivete. Let us be clear that the role of the police in a statist society is not to protect citizens, but to enforce the law. The fact that the police enforces the law is a known fact; that they protect citizens is an article of faith which is not supported by any observation.
There is a gigantic gulf of difference between these two assertions. The law is a product of the power elite and is constructed to serve its interests: by limiting their scope (e.g. the way murder by private individuals is prosecuted v murder by corporate negligeance or by police/military), by redefinition (e.g. taxes are not theft because we say it is, corporations are persons because we say they are), by subsidies and laws which protect corporations from…
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