Muslim Rape Gangs: The Case for a Privatized Police Force


Another Child Rape Scandal Rocks the U.K.

Citizens of the U.K. were shocked this past March at the revelation of another child rape scandal, this time occurring in Telford. Similarly to the earlier Rotherham scandal, the police and local authorities not only failed to bring the perpetrators to justice but even actively covered up evidence and silenced whistle-blowers throughout the 40-year span of the exploitation.

With the dust finally settled, the scope of this disaster is reported by the Sunday Mirror to be one thousand victims, including five deaths. The police admitted that rape gangs are a huge problem, with a spokesman saying, “Tackling such horrific offenses is the number one priority for police in Telford.” However, it seems that no action has been taken to address the horrendous culture present within the police force or local authorities.

Misplaced Priorities

The Sunday Mirror’s report indicates that police were more concerned with preventing racism than preventing rape, which contributed to their decision to cover up the abuse. Clearly, there needs to be a dramatic shift in their priorities in order to fulfill their obligations. What incentive is there for them to do so in a socialized policing system? They have no competition; therefore, the higher-ups in the police force do not care about these scandals. As long as the police are seen to be promoting so-called diversity, their jobs are safe.

Imagine an alternative system whereby policing was done by an array of private companies. Local governments could choose which companies to employ in exchange for keeping their streets safe, perhaps by way of a local referendum. These companies could offer competing services with different prices depending on the number of resources they would dedicate to policing.

The Benefits Outweigh the Risks

A huge advantage seen with this system is that private companies are more efficient at providing the same service compared to government entities. This is due to the profit motive which nationalized industries lack, as well as a reduction in bureaucracy and politics within the company. While critics argue that privatized firms may ignore externalities and social benefits, this can be addressed through financial incentives or tariffs.

Privatization was pioneered in the U.K., and it has had much success with it in the past. For example, several big privatizations in the 1980-2000 periods include water, electricity, and railway services. Despite harsh criticism of these decisions at the time, these sell-offs are now widely regarded to have been successes, with prices for these services tumbling down, and a sharp increase in reliability. In 1995, the leftist Labour party admitted that nationalized industry was a mistake, a big step in the party’s reform from previously advocating socialism.

More Winning

For a more recent example, take the Royal Mail privatization from 2014. The biggest government flotation since the railways in 1994, it promptly used the huge cash injection to improve its efficiency and was able to close 20% of its mail centres and eliminate 11,000 unneeded workers. Private companies are great at “trimming the fat” whereas before, British taxpayers would have been out-of-pocket for those unnecessary expenses.

Clearly privatization works wonders for efficiency, and when it comes to policing, a maniacal focus on promoting diversity at the expense of investigating rapists is about the biggest inefficiency anyone can imagine. If the Telford rape scandal, or any other scandal, had happened under the watch of a private company, it would have had dire consequences for their stakeholders.

The Pros and Cons

People would be able to address their concerns by voting to switch to a different company, which would hit stakeholders hard. The owners of the company would put pressure on the higher-ups to make widespread changes to stop it from happening again. Oher companies would also take note and enact measures to stop them from suffering the same fate.

A privatized policing system comes with its own set of challenges. It is clear that a company with that much power over people’s lives would have to have significant government oversight. The government would still likely have to employ a small police force on its own to investigate wrongdoings of private officers. Even still, that system could be far more efficient than government-run police forces today and do far better at solving the underlying issues responsible for the Muslim rape crisis occurring in the U.K. today.

Kaya Yatsumi / Writer

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3 comments:

  1. Very interesting! I had not heard of this horrible gang. And it's Muslims? Makes me wonder if there is some kind of inherent underlying issues with them. I know that sounds racist and I'm sure it's not true but this does not help peoples opinion of Muslims. Maybe their policing system could use some kind of oversight committee. Not to the extent of ours, but that type of idea. Anyway, great article MissRose. Thanks for the education!

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