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What Happens When All The Police In A Town Are Removed

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:30 pm
by editor
What Happens When All The Police In A Town Are Removed

[The following post is by TDV Chief Editor, Jeff Berwick
and was found here: ]

It all started over a month ago, right here in Acapulco, Mexico, when I commented to a good friend, "Have you noticed how much better traffic has been lately?"

He responded, "Yes, traffic flow has been so much better... it's because the Transit Police went on strike.".

It turned out that was the case. The Transit Police in Acapulco had went on strike and all of a sudden many local residents were noticing how much better traffic, which can get to gridlock levels during peak holiday periods, had become.

Weeks went on and you could tell that almost everybody had become aware of the lack of transit police and no one was adhering to red lights if there wasn't any oncoming traffic. The majority of people began treating red lights like a "yield" sign. They'd slow down, check that no cars were coming, and if there weren't, they'd just roll through the red light instead of sitting there for a minute or two, as traffic backed up behind them.

But, it got even better. The municipal police also then went on strike... and no one noticed.

I mentioned to my friend how much everything has been so much better in Acapulco for the last few months and said people just seem happier and I assumed it was just because traffic was flowing so much better. He then said, "Actually, the municipal police are on strike now too... so people are probably just a lot happier in general because there isn't really anyone around to bother them."

And then it got even better, this week, when the Mexican military decided to take away all the guns from the municipal police - who are still on strike!

Now, the transit and municipal police, faced with a very happy public and having been disarmed are protesting for the government to let them come back to "work"! The public in general is apathetic to it all with the vast majority of people not caring too much if they ever come back to work or not!

Has there been any noticable increase of violent crime in the meantime? No, not at all. While the main tourist areas of Acapulco are almost always completely peaceful there has been no change that I can see on the street other than people seem a bit happier than usual.


This is just one of many reasons why I love Acapulco. Even when the police are working most of them are playing cards or drinking beer. The transit police do try to extort people for money from time to time (usually around $10) if they catch them breaking some arbitrary law like going through a red light but even that is quite rare. People here just don't put up with the police and certainly don't expect them to protect them. People down in southern Mexico protect themselves.

And, even in the rare case that a certain band of young criminals have been terrorizing a neighborhood and stealing from stores it is almost always the cartels who come in to find the perpetrators... even sometimes setting up a checkpoint in the area when on the look-out for someone who has been causing problems in the community. And when the cartels find the abuser justice is usually swift... that person is never seen again.

It's almost anarchy and that's why I spend so much time here. It is by far the most anarchic big city in North America and life is so enjoyable. There are no closing times for bars and restaurants, no legislated and enforced laws on smoking or drinking, no speed limits that are enforced... and currently nothing is enforced and the city is tranquil and eminently enjoyable.

For this reason we'll soon be officially announcing Anarchapulco. It will be a freedom conference and festival held right on the beach. We've already opened up early bird pre-registrations and the amount of interest has been incredible. You can check out the site at to see just a small part of what we've already got lined up. And, we'll be announcing new speakers and artists nearly weekly (sign up to receive updates at or like the Anarchapulco Facebook page to be kept up to date).

Who knows, perhaps by February 27th, when the conference begins, there will still be no traffic or municipal police and you'll get an opportunity to see what a town without government police looks like and how it functions.

Here's a hint: It's eminently better!

Anarcho-Capitalist. Libertarian. Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks. Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, CEO of TDV Media & Services and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast. Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and gold conferences as well as regularly in the media including CNBC, CNN and Fox Business.

Re: What Happens When All The Police In A Town Are Removed

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:46 pm
by notmartha
Police go on strike in Brazil, cities being wiped out in "Purge" fashion ... ities.html

Death toll climbs above 100 in Espirito Santo, Brazil sends over 1,800 troops following "Purge" like chaos ... irito.html

It seems that Mexicans are more armed than Brazilians.

Is that why there was such a drastically different response in Brazil than in Mexico? Or maybe this is just a false flag? In Brazil the consistent mention of "masked shooters" (maybe the police insuring job security?) stands out. Thoughts?

Re: What Happens When All The Police In A Town Are Removed

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:59 pm
by editor
The death toll that is now above 100 people only accounts for those reported and admitted to police records. More and more bodies continue to turn up on beach shores, or found stuffed in dumpsters. Political Outsource estimates the death toll may currently be as high as 120.
What "police records" ? Are they on strike, or aren't they?

Maybe one of the guys at the party is making hashmarks on the floor with a piece of chalk?

One thing we can be sure of, is we are not getting the whole story. I think you've hit the nail on the head, Notmartha. This has police complicity written all over it. Either there are actual cops among the rioters, or they are coordinating with the same organized crime they've no-doubt been taking bribes from. Of course that organized crime might be government itself.

The real truth of stories like this can usually be discerned by following the money. In this case, not the money the cops are asking for, but the money which will ultimately be diverted as a result of this incident. Cui bono (who benefits)?

Anyone who hasn't read it yet should read The Greening, by Larry Abraham. Brazil was an early target of the elite, who used the pretense of environmentalism and conservation to seize millions of acres of Brazil's lands in exchange for canceling debts owed to international banks. It was deals like this that helped promote groups like the Sierra Club to prominence. The elite who finance these groups mainly want the mineral rights. The members themselves are useful idiots.

We know that George Soros is paying activists to riot in this country, just as he has in other countries before.

In my opinion, Soros is merely a lieutenant for the international banking cartel. Again, follow the money.

Re: What Happens When All The Police In A Town Are Removed

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:15 pm
by notmartha
Yep, follow the money...this also stood out from the article:
A resident of Espirito Santo tweeted out to Political Outsource, detailing the states spiraling demise as ATMs are now out of money:
Makes you wonder which came first - the riots or the pilfering.