Replace US Police Departments With Private Sector Companies

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The police killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, in Minneapolis on May 25 sparked the recent protests that have fanned out across the country.

Confidence In Local Police Depts. Reaches A 30yr. Low!

Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, said they eventually want to see police forces abolished entirely. Meanwhile, she would like to see at least some funding shifted from police departments toward organizations that support marginalized communities.

“It’s a powerful moment,” said Ms. Cullors. “I think that we have to really respond this time to the courage of these mayors and city council members because they’re listening to the community—finally.”

These are a few examples of where we've used contracted policing services in the past. Competition usually results in more efficiencies and less complacency amongst incumbents.

* The 1975–1977 Oro Valley, Arizona-Rural/Metro contract.
* The 1980 Reminderville, Ohio-Corporate Security contract.
* The 1976 Indian Springs, Florida-Guardsmark contract.
* The 1976 Buffalo Creek, West Virginia-Guardsmark contract.
They can be officers who contract with various firms to patrol the area, as in the case of the San Francisco Patrol Specials.
A specific type of private police is company police, such as the specialized railroad police or mall security.
Also, private police were in used in the Kalamazoo, Michigan-Charles Services contract, which lasted 3½ years.
Private police services are sometimes called “Subscription-Based Patrol.”

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