by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:
A new trend is sweeping across America, and it’s an idea whose time may have come: Private police forces – as in, forces that do not subsist on tax dollars or work on behalf of local, city or county governments.
As reported by the Washington Post, the idea is built on one that is older than our republic. In the days of English common law, “conservators of the peace” were individuals empowered to protect communities and businesses, using established laws and rules.
“The conservator of the peace concept predates modern policing,” the paper reported. “It has its origins in English common law, and the first Virginia statute was enacted in 1860 to allow proprietors of ‘watering places’ to protect their establishments.”
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