New York Police Accidentally Show People They Are Not Needed nor Wanted

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Showing that even the police are incredibly brainwashed by TV programming that always shows them as needed heroes the New York police may have made a career-threatening mistake by effectively going on strike this month.

The 34,500 uniformed members of the NYPD, which Mayor Bloomberg once called the world’s seventh largest army, had two of their members shot this month and in protest they decided to stop harassing people for awhile.

According to the New York Post, in the week after the shootings, citations for traffic violations fell by 94 percent, from 10,069 to 587 compared to the same week in 2013.  Summonses for low-level offenses like public drinking and urination also plunged 94 percent — from 4,831 to 300.  Even parking violations are way down, dropping by 92 percent, from 14,699 to 1,241. Drug arrests by cops assigned to the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau — which are part of the overall number — dropped by 84 percent, from 382 to 63.

In other words, tens of thousands of victimless crimes were actually treated the way they should be… not as crimes at all.

If this was done in protest to garner public support it has massively backfired as at least, according to the numbers above, 27,790 people weren’t harassed, kidnapped (arrested), extorted (fined) and had their week ruined last week for absolutely nothing.

There is plenty of precedent of how police have stopped enforcing victimless crimes and it having improved the lives of people in the community.

The most obvious one was in Acapulco, Mexico, where I am writing from, where I wrote this summer how the municipal and transit police went on strike and how much it improved the city.  It improved it so much that still to this day there are no municipal and transit police as the people demanded that they did not want them back.  (That article, “What Happens When All The Police In A Town Are Removed” was our most popular article of all-time with 19,000 likes and hundreds of thousands of shares).  [Editor’s Note: If you’d like to see how well it works come on down to Anarchapulco this February 27th to March 1st where many of the world’s brightest free market thinkers will be congregating]

Other examples include a German town that removed all traffic lights and codes and resulted in much less traffic accidents (they virtually stopped) and a much better flow of traffic.

This makes complete sense.  By trying to enforce the movements of millions of people down to intricate detail and having men with guns watching them to see if they break any of the countless rules (that now includes going either 1 km/h over or under the speed limit in New Zealand) it results in road rage, chaos, accidents and stifled traffic flow. The legalization of marijuana in Colorado has even led to a decrease in murders by more than 50%!

The simplest example of why this is would be to take a busy town square where thousands of people manage to walk through it all day without colliding into each other on a regular basis.  If you were to take that town square and put up all sorts of rules for where people could walk, limits on how fast or slow they could walk and signs and stop lights it would reduce the square to a mess of people all walking unnaturally, the traffic flow would nearly come to a halt and nearly everyone would be angry and irritated.  Then, if you add to it, people with guns walking around accosting people who don’t follow every rule perfectly and you have what we have today in most of the Western world.  A horrific mess.

As for New York, one has to wonder how much longer the police will stop harassing people and how much longer it will be before people begin to question why they should even have them at all.  Or, at the very least, why not reduce them by 90% and have the remaining 10% only investigate real, serious crimes with actual victims?

And once it gets to that point then perhaps people will realize that these sort of security and investigation operations can be done by the private market and get rid of centrally planned (communist-style) policing once and for all.

In Detroit there is a private security firm that has operated for the last decade with amazing results.  In all their security operations not one person has ever gotten physically hurt including their client, the aggressor or the security firm employees.

Sadly the US has gone the route of heavy, communist-style central planning of many services including policing/security and the results are plain to see today all across the US.

With the NYPD stopping most of their operations in the last few weeks hopefully it will be enough to open many people’s eyes that this system itself is bad for society and they will search out free market solutions.  Already the market has created countless solutions that negate the need for most police (and other) services, like the Peacekeeper App.

If people begin to realize this the only problem will be figuring out how to assimilate hundreds of thousands of mostly psychopathic police back into society.  They will be the largest source of violence and crime once their government paid welfare checks stop cashing.  But without their costumes and badges granting them virtual immunity from consequences of their own actions many of them will just recede into society and be “that guy” who beats people up at the bar sometimes or beats his wife (police beat their wives at double the national rate).

Bizarrely, many “conservatives” in the US can see how horrible central planning of things like welfare and minimum wage laws are but can’t quite see how central planning of security is just as bad for the same reasons.

Here’s to hoping that 2015 sees most of the New York Police Department unemployed and countless free market private enterprises come in that will show people, like Uber did, the difference between government controlled monopolies and free market solutions.

Anarcho-Capitalist.  Libertarian.  Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks.  Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, CEO of TDV Media & Services and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast.  Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and gold conferences including his own, Anarchapulco, as well as regularly in the media including CNBC, CNN and Fox Business.


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  • Joe Lizak

    If you want no police then live in the boonies like I do. Cops show up here only when you call them. If you like being harassed by cops then go live in that bizarro world they call a big city. It’s up to you.

  • moovova

    “…The most obvious one was in Acapulco, Mexico…”

    Yeah, right. We all know how safe Mexico is…even Acapulco has had their “issues”.

  • Randy Bolo

    Romans 13:1-14
    Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience.

    • We the People are the authority, not a sewage lagoon full of demon possessed psychopaths called cops

    • D’oro

      Exactly – A Good Ruler will follow the (“Natural”) Rules of God… and in doing so, is not so much a ‘Ruler’ as a Leader and Administrator, teaching, guiding people through lessons, and helping to coordinate & reinforce the Community.

      I’d argue that many people may be reaching a point where they are mature enough to hear most of God’s Directives *directly* from the Big Man himself…

      … which is leading to the proliferation of #anarchists (the REAL Anarchists, not the edgy dipshits who loot and mob and think that’s “Anarchism”).

      Cutting yourself off from the Governments of Man doesn’t mean cutting yourself off from “Authority”… it actually means you get closer to abiding by the One True Authority.

  • David Johnston

    Just as others have stated I live in a small town with a population of 600. The county sheriff drives through about twice a week and thats on a busy week. I am 35 miles from two major cities east and west of my location so shopping for things I need is not a problem. I couldn’t imagine living in NYC. I enjoy having quiet and starlight at night.

  • Private Name

    People can take care of themselves. We don’t need cops. Just local Sheriffs are needed once in a great while.

  • James

    Were I live we have 1/3 the number of cops per 1000 as in America. You can walk the streets at 2am safe. But our police here are respected. They walk every day to talk to people, they know there patrol area, they are polite, they do not shoot and beat people. Makes a difference. And our crime rate in this area is lower than Japans. That safe. But we have good cops here. They do not need the area cry baby feding them his I don’t likes as there sorce of information. They do not run on I don’t like here. And there is a crime people will stop them and talk to them about it. People see a crime here and get a vidio they set down on the sidewalk and wait for there cop to show up. The big crime here is pickpockets. For some reason those we do have here. Considered a sport here.

    • suppose sharp razors in an open container inside pocket would slow down that activity?