Please watch the YouTube video. I wish that we, not only in rural communities, would take more responsibility for our own lives in the ever expanding areas where we have abandoned it. Reliance on a “benign,” all knowing Government is a mistake and those who place reliance there suffer from it.
DIY Law Enforcement in Cash-Strapped Oregon County
” “They will not send an officer out, so we are on our own totally,” says Sam Nichols, co-founder of Citizens Against Crime. CAC is a group of around 20 armed volunteers who have been conducting routine patrols in and around O’Brien, Oregon since last summer. CAC patrols “are always a minimum of two people,” says Nichols, precisely because they want to avoid the kind of thing “that happened in Florida, the case where Zimmerman shot the boy.”
Why are the citizens of O’Brien patrolling their own streets? Josephine County is a rural area in south western Oregon with serious budget problems. Back in 1916, the federal government bought up millions of acres of land that had been owned by the railroads. The move left 18 Oregon counties without a significant source of property tax revenue. To make up for the lost taxes…
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