A neighborhood in Oregon is posting fliers warning potential criminals ‘This is a Glock Block. We don’t call 911.” What do you do when budget cutbacks have reduced the size of police forces so drastically they no longer respond to “minor” calls or, in a city like Detroit, might not respond at all. The wealthy can afford private security. The rest of us can’t.
The root cause of this is the hollowing out of our governments, with companies and people now having to provide what the government once did. And of course, much of the hollowing out is due to deliberate looting of the system by the already wealthy.