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2020-07-13 Home Front: Politix
I’m introducing legislation to make local govt liable to private property owners if officials deliberately withhold police protection
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Posted by Fred 2020-07-13 00:07|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [246 views ]  Top

#1 The officials won't care - they aren't paying the taxpayers are. Make them personally responsible for a good chunk of the damage.
Posted by CrazyFool 2020-07-13 00:47||   2020-07-13 00:47|| Front Page Top

#2 The usual way to manage such liability is to make potential office holder purchase a bond or insurance against the possible bad outcome. It will, by the nature of the size of the potential losses, be very expensive and contingent on their signing an agreement to take all available and necessary measures to prevent the loss.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-07-13 07:22||   2020-07-13 07:22|| Front Page Top

#3 I'll settle for - if you allow the barbarians to burn or loot a person's home or business, all property taxes are suspended till its rebuilt or restocked.

That'll leave a mark.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-07-13 07:50||   2020-07-13 07:50|| Front Page Top

#4 ^ And it cuts out the middle man. I like it!
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-07-13 08:26||   2020-07-13 08:26|| Front Page Top

#5 How about that this legislation also target the specific sitting mayor of the city and the governor of the state responsible for the mess?
Posted by JohnQC 2020-07-13 12:41||   2020-07-13 12:41|| Front Page Top

#6 Can't the pols be put in jail for misfeasance?
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-07-13 13:13||   2020-07-13 13:13|| Front Page Top

#7 If we're doing the French Revolution again, can we skip to the part where all the current revolutionaries are killed and we get an Emperor who invades our largest neighbor? I'm sure Canada would appreciate the attention.
Posted by Vernal Hatrick 2020-07-13 13:57||   2020-07-13 13:57|| Front Page Top

#8 It won’t pass in the Democrat-controlled House, so what good is it?
Posted by trailing wife 2020-07-13 15:54||   2020-07-13 15:54|| Front Page Top

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