Skip to comments.As cities lay off police, frustrated neighborhoods turn to private cops
Posted on 04/06/2013 9:45:27 AM PDT by george76
With cities cutting their police to balance budgets, some well-to-do neighborhoods are hiring private security, marking an expansion of unarmed guards beyond office parks and gated communities.
On the streets of Oakland, budget cuts have made the beat cop a rare breed, and some of the citys wealthy neighborhoods have turned to unarmed security guards to take their place.
After people in Oaklands wealthy enclaves like Oakmore or Piedmont Pines head to work, security companies take over, cruising the quiet streets to ward off burglars looking to take advantage of unattended homes.
the private security industry is projected to grow by about 19 percent from 1 million to 1.2 million guards between 2010 and 2020
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Unarmed guards? Yeah, that’s the ticket.
My private ‘cop’ is a Springfield Loaded 1911 45 ACP with two backup Wilson Combat 8 round mags next to my bedside.
Were I any more ‘afraid’ that circumstances could not be handled that, there is a shitstorm of other, some even more deadly, responses to choose from. Cops? Who needs a cop?
The San Francisco Committee of Vigilance was a popular ad hoc organization formed in 1851 and revived in 1856 in response to rampant crime and corruption in the municipal government of San Francisco, California. It was one of the most successful organizations in the vigilante tradition of the American Old West.
These militias hanged eight people and forced several elected officials to resign. Each Committee of Vigilance formally relinquished power after three months.
To make a long story short, if you don’t already own a firearm, you may want to look into getting one, getting trained up on how to use it and then spending time at the range familiarizing yourself with it. You’re on your own.
Sounded good, but perhaps thry needed to hang some public officals, too.
It will never occur to them that they can do it themselves.
The streets will be safer with fewer cops *if* citizens are allowed to protect themselves.
Looks like the progressives can’t deal with the result of their ideas.
When you run out of other peoples money it gets mean.
Some group's gotta take the fall for the Mayors 'retreat' in Hawaii with his top staff members - might as well be citizens in need of protection from thugs... so cut the police department.
Liberal Elites need tax dollars for the big clunker of a Sports Stadium to shore up entertainment for elites in town... the little people can pay for that with their taxes too... High class entertainment for the elites with their clubs at museums - with tax deductible 'balls' on our dime. That's a good reason to cut police protection.
Liberal elites know how to take care of themselves... first, last and always... Besides, liberal elites live in gated communities anyhow so who gives a flip about everyday people being preyed upon by criminals?
Liberal elites have a solution: Take guns away from middle class law biding citizens so they can't even protect themselves.
Is that a twofer or what? It's a liberal world after all... right?
I heard on the news that Stockton, Ca.’s police force now consists of 50% 2 or less years of service officers as the veteran leave for other PDs......I’d be willing to bet that that will be a continuing problem for them as people sign on for resume building purposes after being turned down by other Departments..
Well look at it this way. There will be fewer shot dogs and fewer newspaper delivery women gunned down.
My private cop is an old Ithica side by side 20ga with number 3 buck, 2.75 inch. I wish it were an the vererable “auto burglar” but not the case albeit it has short barrels.
However, many citizens have become so pathologically soft and tender that they actually side with the criminal element. Look at the crowd that weep and wails whenever some miserable piece of fate is about to be executed. Think of the amount of ink spilled and paper wasted in writing articles condemning capital punsihment. This attitude helps elect the judge who favors criminals.
Unfortunately there’s now a lot of Americans who favor the death penalty for the pre-born but not for those convicted of capital crimes.
I don’t really see anything wrong with hiring guards to patrol your neighborhood. All the guns in the world aren’t going to stop a home burglary when you are not home. If it causes criminals to avoid the area all together in search of softer targets all the better.
I didn't see anything about them being unarmed. Maybe they are maybe they aren't. Private security can be either. You just have to pay more for armed. Regardless, the libs have the money to hire private security. But poor ole me can't have a gun to provide my on security.
“I didn’t see anything about them being unarmed. Maybe they are maybe they aren’t.”
Unarmed is mentioned twice in the short excerpt. this is the Christian Science Monitor’s solution for security. In the case of feral yutes an unarmed guard is as useless as tits on a boar.