Gatewaypundit reports that a Chicago teenage activist who agitated for defunding the police has been shot dead. He was found with a gunshot wound to the head.
OK, there are a few crazies among some of the city councils that are acting to defund their police departments, but none of the serious politicians on those bodies actually intend to defund the police functions they view as important. Someone has to enforce the Inner Party’s political will with violence when necessary and with the threat of violence at all times. You can call the city employees who do that “cops” or whatever else you wish, but the function of guarding the Inner Party and enforcing its will will always be one of the key functions of government.
Granted, funding may be reduced for some employees who maintain order among the proles for a while, but as long as there is no disturbance of the Inner Party’s calm or challenge to its rule, that’s merely a tactical detail to be administered by the Outer Party bureaucracy.
After all, if there’s no one around to enforce the law, people might go to the grocery store without wearing masks. Or refuse to pay taxes.
I think so, Brain … but if they do defund The Police, Sting should be able to get by on his investments.
I’ve noted that a great many of our Betters, especially those who live in gated communities, are making statements in support of defunding the police. Now, it’s likely that many cities such as Los Angeles will be suffering severe losses of revenue because of business failures caused by the Wuhan virus shutdown, and those jurisdictions may have to make real cuts in public services, including their police departments.
Our Betters could render a real public service by offering to forgo police services in their neighborhoods. That would permit a smaller, less expensive force to cover the remainder of the jurisdiction. Our Betters could rely on their Second Amendment rights to protect themselves, or they could expand the private security services they already employ, providing jobs for laid-off cops.