On Brandon Darby and “sanctioned use of force”

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February 29, 2012
Center for a Stateless Society
by Kevin Carson  
Posted in Commentary

"Professional police forces, when first created in the mid-19th century in Britain and the United States, were simply understood as ordinary citizens paid to exercise full-time the same rights of posse comitatus -- still preserved in the doctrine of 'citizen’s arrest' -- inherent in all citizens. They were not regarded as holding some special status under the law. This is no longer true." (02/28/12)


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