To Be Fired Three Times Must Be Hired Three Times

This is very different from the field in which I used to work. Back in the infosec startup world, if you screwed up, you were usually escorted to the parking lot with all of your stuff in a box, immediately. I’ve heard of people quitting on such good terms that they were later able to come back to an employer later, but I’ve never heard of someone being fired and brought back.*

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Gut-Wrenching Reading

If you follow police misconduct, you will know that there’s a sort of ODESSA, or roman catholic church-like informal shuffling system for bad cops. A sort of protection program that allows a cop to be noisily fired for being a violent brute, and quietly re-hired by another department, given a badge and a gun, and sent back out to do it again.

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What Might Post-Police Policing Look Like?

The counter-reaction to “defund the police” movements has been distressingly predictable: the assumption is that, without police, current policing practices would stop functioning and therefore it’s a bad idea. Basically, it’s a declaration that the status quo is the only way that can ever possibly work, and it ignores the fact that there was a time where civilizations did exist without policing as it is done, today.

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