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Posted by Besoeker 2013-04-06 04:49||
#2 The money would be paid by businesses, civic groups and churches
A protection racket?
Posted by Skidmark 2013-04-06 04:50||
#3 Hey, you don't want in.... we can't guarantee nothin! Com'on Mike, we got woik to do.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-04-06 04:53||
#4 I don't think the mob has the financial obligations or retirement plan the city has. With lower overhead and much swifter justice, the rule of competition would imply a new 'sheriff' may be soon in town. I doubt seriously the ACLU will be filing suits on behalf of various grievance groups against that type of sheriff.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-04-06 09:01||
#5 Another way of thinking of this is "private law", or the Pinkertonization of sections of the Chicago PD. As the actual government budget for the police is devoured by the pension monster, Chicago in general will see fewer and fewer cops on the beat overall - this is a way for the respectable and moneyed sections of Chicago to avoid the general disorder without having to fight it out in the political and bureaucratic arenas, where they're at an organizational disadvantage.
Trust me, the left will be screaming about this in six months when they finish doing the math and realize that they gave up political leverage in doing this. I'm surprised that this minarchist scheme was aired in Chicago, I guess somebody was looking at Detroit and thinking "we don't want that to be us".