Re: Dilemma of Law Enforcement (was Re: PDAs are searchable by cops, I )

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 08:12:28 MST

zeb haradon wrote:
> >From: Harvey Newstrom <>
> >I have even
> >had guns drawn on me once when I said that I would not consent to a
> >search. Being law abiding offers no protection from the police.
> >--
> >Harvey Newstrom <>
> I think there's an inescapable dilemma any society is going to face and
> always has faced regarding law enforcement officials:
> Even when the laws are completely just, even when the only crimes are those
> that actually have a victim, who is going to want to be a cop? The answer
> is, with rare exception I think, that the only people who will desire police
> powers are those who are prone to abuse them.

> A possible solution to this dilemma is to shift police responsibilities into
> other occupations. For example, have speed limit enforcement be moved to the
> area of road consturction/maintenance (this may be a bad example but I can't
> think of a better one at the moment). The people drawn to do it, then, will
> be drawn for other aspects of the occupation, and not the domination aspect.

Its rather simple. The 'militia' is every able bodied eligible voter and
is constitutionally responsible for putting down insurrection and
keeping the peace. Make it a draft occupation that everyone has to do
for 6 months to a year of their lives.

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