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    Exclamation UK private police force has 100% conviction rate

    This is why privatizing law enforcement is a cure that is worse than the disease.

    Britainís first Ďprivate police forceí has 100 per cent conviction rate and is now investigating murder and rape

    TM Eye - led by former Scotland Yard senior officers - is now probing murders and rapes and are believed to bring more private convictions than any other organisation except for the RSPCA

    By Holly Christodoulou
    3rd February 2018, 10:25 am
    Updated: 3rd February 2018, 5:26 pm

    A PRIVATE police force probing hundreds of crimes including murder and rape has a 100 per cent conviction rate.

    The firm - Britain's first - has successfully prosecuted more than 400 criminals and is led by former Scotland Yard senior officers.

    Private police officers at TM Eye have a 100 per cent conviction rate

    TM Eye is now believed to bring more private convictions than any other organisation except for the RSPCA, Daily Mail reports.

    The company has a service called "My Local Bobby", which costs wealthy homeowners around £200 a month and involves a guard patrolling their streets.

    TM Eye are also looking three murder cases that cops were unable to solve and are helping out in rape, missing persons, burglary, theft, stalking and blackmail cases.

    In two years, the company has successfully convicted 403 criminals for fraud, intellectual property theft and other offences.

    Police forces are becoming increasingly stretched and say they no longer have the money to investigate some crimes such as shoplifting.

    But it is feared private policing will see only the rich get protection from private officers, the newspaper reports.

    Metropolitan Police Federation chairman Ken Marsh said: "Eventually there will be a two-tier system with the haves and the have-nots, and if you have money and live in a £20million house in Chelsea you can pay for private security.

    "My concern would be, where is the public scrutiny if it goes wrong? If they are allowed to go and do policeís job for them, that is a dangerous status quo."

    Figures show the firm has 36 criminal cases currently awaiting a result at UK courts, and they are working on 60 further investigations in London, Cheshire, Dorset, Avon and Somerset and Essex.

    In six months, 60 investigators have caught suspects wanted by cops for attempted murder and rape.

    They have also managed to smash a major counterfeit goods gang using undercover operatives.

    TM Eye doesn't charge for investigative services but recoups costs from the courts if offenders are convicted.

    My Local Bobby was launched last year and covers up to 250 houses in plush Belgravia, Mayfair and Kensington.

    Rich clients shelling out up to £200 a month are given a "meet and greet" service from the car or Tube and have a hotline straight to their officer, who can respond to crime in five minutes.

    The firmís managing director David McKelvey, a retired Scotland Yard detective chief inspector, said: "We probably do more undercover work than any other law enforcement agency. We have a better surveillance capability and equipment than most forces.

    "Itís about catching the bad guys and protecting the public, and we can help with that.

    "Police are on their knees, sick to the teeth with what is going on in their job. The bottom line is we have better uniforms, better pay and better support at work. Itís a huge growth industry."

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    They are pretty good.
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    What does that mean? Surely the private police are not convicting anyone.
    If they have a 100% rate of getting convictions in cases where they are investigating, then I consider that proof that they are in fact much better at what they do than state police.
    The ideas of privatizing prisons and privatizing police is a distraction from what the real effort should be, which is privatizing law.
    This might come as a surprise coming from me of all people, but we actually do need law enforcers. The difference is that we need law enforcers who enforce law, as opposed to divine mandate from the state-god.
    This just shows that law enforcement can work, provided the law being enforce is just. But you're right - replacing that piece of the puzzle is only going to make for more efficient enforcement of unjust law.
    There are no crimes against people.
    There are only crimes against the state.
    And the state will never, ever choose to hold accountable its agents, because a thing can not commit a crime against itself.

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    Who owns the company?
    Is there any oversight on how they obtain and handle evidence?
    Is there any oversight on their undercover operations?
    Are they subject to public records laws etc.?

    I'm sure there are more problems that I can't think of right now.

    The Gestapo had a 100% conviction rate too.
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    Why is the regular police so incompetent?

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    I think this proves the government enforcement are more concerned about revenue building rather than solving real crimes.
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