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Are Americans increasingly taking the law into their own hands?

WASHINGTON, January 8, 2014 — Instances of citizen vigilantism – citizens exercising law enforcement practices without legal authority – have been showing up in the media more frequently. Apparently a growing number of American citizens feel as if their law enforcement officials are not doing enough to prevent crime and do not want to solely rely on the government for their personal security.
While violent crime in the U.S. is on the rise again for the first time after 2006 – 1.2 percent increase compared to 2012 after years of steep declines – law enforcement authorities face depleted resources due to severe budget cuts stemming from the recession, particularly in large urban areas. The reported rise in crime could be related at least in part to the growing phenomenon of citizens taking the law into their own hands. Full Article

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  1. mch

    Absolutely and getting worse: Tires slashed twice, garage window shot out, house egged and one death threat. Police response? “Oh, these are coincidental and not related…”

    • Q

      Yea; I totally believe it; do you also notice that when someone decides to get on the retroactive punishment bandwagon and murders someone on the registry (I suppose that will soon be a civil crime too) there is not much in the way of a public outcry for justice for the victim? I think the only reason the cops go after them is because catching the murderer means one more check on their number count list and it’s also food for the prison industrial complex.

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