The Alabama Senate voted 24-4 to allow Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham to form its own police force. They say they need their own officers to keep the school and congregation of 4,000 safe.
Just what we need! Rogue police forces sprouting up in different areas of the country for religious reasons.
A similar bill will be debated in the House this week.
No one is concerned about the Presbyterians, but this is one slippery slope.
It’s not very difficult to see the problems arising from this in the future. It sets a precedent. It is unprecedented.
At one of the communist meetings I snuck into, a former 1960s Black Panther said they set up their own, unofficial police force in the city. The drug dealer for the neighborhood now runs the barbecue at the block parties.
One could see how a New Black Panther force might operate around polling stations if they had their own force[…]