Sunday, February 24, 2013

Detroit Up 2200%

The city of Detroit can no longer collect taxes, because it no longer provides police and fire services.  So do we have chaos in Detroit?  No, we have anarchy.

Justifiable homicide in the city shot up 79 percent in 2011 from the previous year, as citizens in the long-suffering city armed themselves and took matters into their own hands. The local rate of self-defense killings now stands 2,200 percent above the national average. Residents, unable to rely on a dwindling police force to keep them safe, are fighting back against the criminal scourge on their own. And they’re offering no apologies.

Read how Karen de Costner, a Detroitois, is noting how her fellow Detroitoisie are simply killing malefactors since the cops only exist to make chalk outlines around those who wait for the police.  Tax preparers, high school coaches, utility workers are a simply offing those who rob and murder freelance, since the Detroit Police department does not have the funds to hire them as police officers, such as we have in Seattle.

Up to about 150 years ago, defendants in English courts we either led out the back door to be hanged or called not guilty and sent out the front door to freedom.  There was no such thing as "jail."  There was the Tower for political prisoners, but otherwise, you were either guilty or not guilty, and the King's justice was swift (right or wrong).

To have jails full of largely innocent people is a progressive innovation, and Detroit is just ahead of the curve in anarchy.  Detroit is the USA of tomorrow.  I've said good thing about Detroit before, for years, just check out my biz blog.  We have a system now that keeps the worst safe until they can be re-released on society to rape, murder, maim and rob again.

What is a conscientious objector doing accepting that citizens bump off malefactors?  I am doing what the economists call free-riding.  In a free market, if shunning does not work, the extremely few tax preparers, high school coaches and utility workers who through what the Catholic Church calls "invincible ignorance" simply whack any threat to themselves, keep the rest of us safe and the community at large in peace.  I didn't write the rules, c'est la vie.

What Orwell said, and no doubt regretted, about hard men standing watch at night is sheer nonsense.  It is the grinning utility pole climber who levels two punks that keeps us safe, by the grace of God.  And I see a pattern, cops spray dozens of rounds and maybe hit the "perp" twice, whereas it seems citizens make a kill in a shot or two.  Someone ought to study this.  Do citizens make better cops since they pay for their own bullets?

I never feel as uncomfortable as when I enter a coffee shop and see armed cops.  And never as relaxed as when I see (for I can spot) concealed carry citizens in other places.  In time Detroit will show the errant nonsense of this recent, failed experiment in having police departments, and we return to some semblance of civilization.

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