ratbum

ratbum wrote

I think just the fact that you can be an expert at something makes that unviable as a general strategy. On average, you're always going to lose to a professional army, criminal organization or whatever. You'll always lose to gang violence - and you just can't get rid of it, whether it's criminals or the state.

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ratbum wrote

It has training, resources and professionalism that an ordinary community doesn't. Someone who's been a police officer for 20 years is going to be a lot better at it than some random guy off the street.

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ratbum wrote

The mafia (or something like it) itself would retaliate against you; probably not with arrest, but elsewhere.

This group will take control of some resource supply that there's a shortage of and they will use this for power. I just believe that the mafia only exists because of the law.

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ratbum wrote (edited )

I agree with this in many cases, but I can't imagine there not being a need for specialist forensics in certain cases. I also think there will emerge another power structure that will take over through the use of violence.

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ratbum wrote

There would be a new monopoly on violence (the mafia is best placed to become this) and there will be another oppositional force (you) which will equally be infiltrated by the mafia. I don't believe this kind of violence is something you can just get rid of.

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