I got this from Earl, who asked for comments.

In a nutshell?

There are only a couple of populations you can ask this of without getting laughed out of office. Black people, and Native Americans.

This is not a coincidence.

Some might think this a rational policy, and some might even prefer it…in fact from what I understand Philly cops have been on a tear lately. But policing is a service that is supported by citizen tax dollars. Many of us are already paying school taxes AND sending our children to private school. Now you want us to pay taxes for police AND do their jobs without deputization, without arms, and without pay?

You’ve got to be kidding me.