What Will Replace the Police? Ten Historical Examples


We do not have to depend on the imagination to envision a world without a local police department. The things that we need police for - security, enforcement, investigation, discipline - do not go away when you eliminate local constabularies. These tasks slide into the hands of other social forces, which almost always function without transparency, due process, or consistency. They are never less violent or more merciful to those who break a society's value system.

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