July 19th, 2016

Privately owned police

I was walking along and a uniformed police office greeted me good evening. I responded with delight, and we had a nice conversation. She wanted to know if I was enjoying the evening, made a few bar recommendations, we chatted about the weather, and I went on. She was uniformed, yes, and probably armed, but in a non-threatening way. She looked sharp and helpful, as well as official.

Then it struck me: the police in the community are privately employed by main stakeholders in the community, which are the merchants, apartment owners, and other service providers. (The streets are also private but public access.)

Англ: https://fee.org/articles/how-policing-works-in-a-privatized-city/

Рус: http://mises.in.ua/article/how-policing-works-in-a-privatized-city/