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Discussion on Issue #76 is now open.
Learning police tactics and procedure is something every prepped and preparedness group should be considering because they may have no choice but to become the police force of their community when law and order go completely out the window and the regular police have either gone AWOL. Also should the police take the side of a tyrannical government knowing how they work will help resistance fighters combat them better.
An important factor to remember in crime reduction is “presence.” It’s just a statistical reality that a visible police presence reduces crime automatically. For regular citizens, this can be replicated if needed by regular patrols of the neighborhood. Criminals just have to see you are there and many will be deterred. The worst possible strategy would be for people to simply hide out in their homes. This INVITES rising crime.
I was on the town council of a very small rural town when we had a month gap before the new law officer was able to start. Young teenage males did as expected and were getting a little on the wild side. A slow cruise through town just at twilight worked wonders at restoring order. They did not know who was actually driving but they all heard about it within 24 hours.
I think it would also be wise to have contingencies in place to replace or have a viable substitute for the regular courts of law during such a crisis. Criminals that haven’t been killed or driven off still need to be prosecuted and punished for their offenses. Any ideas for how such sentences could be carried out? I can tell you that with limited resources due to economic collapse a long stint in jail maybe out of the question for anyone except the most violent offenders.
I think what you would probably be looking at is community service for smaller crimes, and exile for bigger crimes. Exile in the middle ages was often considered a death sentence because city states and kingdoms were safe havens and lands between were often infested with criminals. I’m sure the death sentence will exist in many places for the worst crimes, but that’s a slippery slope. A jury system would have to remain in place even during collapse, or you will get internal conflict and civil war within communities.
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