Disaster Capitalism Comes to Your Neighborhood
Wow, in stealing a page out of the “let’s hire Blackwater, so we can have less troops in Iraq” playbook, municipalities, including our very own, near and dear, Oakland, are starting to outsource the Po Po and hire third party contractors to serve as security guards on the street. The rationale is that cops are too expensive, and given the economy, the city’s got no money.
Ms. Naomi Klein was right –> financial shock = less resources for public services = diversion of public funds to private contractors. Blech, right in our backyard.