The ranks of privatized police forces in the United States have swelled since the September 11, 2001, attacks, now dwarfing the public sector. With more private security guards than public police officers, what are the consequences for safety and accountability?
Gay rights groups have made great strides in repealing anti-sodomy laws on federal and state levels, and these efforts should be commended. And yet, prosecutions for sex crimes are growing faster than any other type of crime, with an exponentially rising rate of arrests and convictions.
In a country where an ordinary family's budget is under $300 per month, the money spent on PR hacks and consultants is literally taking the food off the table for many. It amounts to trickle-up economics from one of the world's poorest countries to the parasitic Beltway class that feeds on them.