Re: SOCIETY: The privatization of public security in South America?

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Aug 17 2001 - 07:18:50 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> Carlos Gonzalia wrote:
> > This is an interesting article, and the phenomenon it describes is a sad sign
> > of the extent to which the upper classes increasingly see themselves as a
> > completely separate entity from the rest of their countrymen when it comes to
> > security issues.
> >
> Carlos, I fail to see the problem. If one has money, one is at risk of
> being kidnaped. Therefor, if one can afford a bulletproof car and the
> other technologies, why would one *not* buy such things? Under these
> circs, if one does not take all available precautions, one is partly
> responsible for ones own fate. What they really need is some means
> of firing back at those doing the shooting, not just bulletproof cars.

One of the main ways that criminals seem to gain entry to people's
secure gated compounds is, they wait until the armored car comes home,
the gate opens, and they follow the car in through the gate. Ta da! Your
walls are now useless.

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