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#1 duke_Qa


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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:29 PM

Well, someone didn't read their compulsory dose of future dystopia fiction, and went ahead and came up with an idea for privatized police.

The programme has the potential to become the main vehicle for outsourcing police services in England and Wales. It has been pioneered by the West Midlands chief constable, Chris Sims, and Mark Rowley, who has just moved to the Metropolitan police from the post of Surrey chief constable. The pair lead on these matters for the Association of Chief Police Officers.
The breathtaking list of policing activities up for grabs includes investigating crimes, detaining suspects, developing cases, responding to and investigating incidents, supporting victims and witnesses, managing high-risk individuals, patrolling neighbourhoods, managing intelligence, managing engagement with the public, as well as more traditional back-office functions, such as managing forensics, providing legal services, managing the vehicle fleet, finance and human resources.

I just can't say how bad this looks. a private police force would be a corporation's wet dream. "Drug-dealers? meh, I got this factory-prison I need to fill with pirates and dissenters, they are much easier to put to work and it gets me cash from the RIAA and the gang."

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#2 Ganon


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Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:18 AM

A prison for profit would be exactly like Death Race.

Personally, I wouldn't want that. This idea can only lead to ruin.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:36 AM

Yeah this sounds rather scary. I'm interested as to what Ash has to say though.


#4 OmegaBolt


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Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:05 PM


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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:19 AM

What House said...

Private police force... how about people worry about having a good force before wanting to monopolize it, k? Cool.


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