Sometimes you’ve just gotta wonderÃ‚Â howÃ‚Â otherwise seemingly inteligent people can be so stupid.Ã‚Â John Seiler gets the StupidÃ‚Â Idea Of The Week Award for his suggestion below.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â His concept brings to mind images of Blackwater running around shooting people in San Clemente because they’re latino and therefore gang members.Ã‚Â But what Sieler does not understand is that peace officers are NOT rent-a-cops.Ã‚Â They undergo years of training and are sworn to protect, serve, and enforce the laws.Ã‚Â Private security services, by law,Ã‚Â can do none of that, and they never should be able to.
So please enjoy reading Seiler’s drivel. But whatever you do, Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid.
With Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona embroiled in a corruption
scandal, now is a good time to talk about privatizing the the entire O.C. SheriffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Department. Turn them all into rent-a-cops. And privatize the jail they run.
There already are private prisons around the country, so a private O.C. jail isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t difficult to achieve.
As to the rest of what the sheriffs do, they already are contracted to perform police services in many cities in Orange County, such as San Clemente, Lake Forest, and Lagnua Hills. These cities, if they wished, could contract with other police services, or start their own police departments, or potentially use private police.
Well, why not do that with everything the sheriffs do Ã¢â‚¬â€ privatize them, that is?
Many people already live in Ã¢â‚¬Å“gated communitiesÃ¢â‚¬Â with private guards. Why not do that with an entire community Ã¢â‚¬â€ just without the gates? Hire private guards to protect the people and uphold the law.
Orange County still is one of the most Ã¢â‚¬Å“conservativeÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“libertarianÃ¢â‚¬Â areas in the country, especially for populous areas. So why not put that political philosophy directly into action?
Then, when a scandal like this erupts, the political factor is reduced. The local rent-a-cops simply are replaced, when their contract runs out, with a different company.
The Carona scandal is big only because heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an elected official. If he were the local captain of a private police force, it would be no more scandalous than when the head of a private company gets into trouble.
As Ronald Reagan asked: If not us, who? If not now, when?
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s time to act, Orange County.