Police History

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Vin Suprynowicz cites Stephen Davies on the history and real purpose of the police: Vin says (in the Las Vegas Review Journal),

Read Stephen Davies’ excellent research on “The Private Provision of Police During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries,” in the 2002 book “The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Society.” What professor Davies reveals is that modern government police forces were set up — largely in a delayed response to the French Revolution — to do “social policing” of the urban working class, wading into the slums on behalf of the ruling elite, inventing new “crimes” for which they could threaten the residents with arrest, thus breaking up any incipient movement toward social revolution before it could bloom.

(Vin’s article is apparently off line, let’s hope he gets it back up soon..)

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Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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