This page is the result of a mind-blowing class I took under Prof. Ron Howard (Dept of MS&E, Stanford University) on "Designing a Free Society." We are unbelievably entrenched in coercive structures than we would like to know. This page is an attempt to look at current events with a different lens, that of a non-coercive, voluntary society, that lives on the maxim, "Peaceful, honest people have the right to be left alone."
UP police, in a distorted attempt to crack down on eve-teasers, ended up hammering couples who were enjoying the sunshine. Shocked married couples protested by explaining their marital status, only to be told, "they all say that!"
I am not clear as to why eve-teasers would be holding the hands of their victims or sitting next to them on a park bench.
Policewomen the size of WWF wrestlers let themselves loose on hapless ladies while their male counterparts caned the men. Here's the best part, the media was called in to tape the entire incident. Which of course they did, while not intervening to stop the violence.
So, the police have a black face over this incident. What about the media? There was a suggestion that the policewomen went berserk because of the cameras that accompanied them.
Here is a report with the video: http://www.ibnlive.com/article.php?id=2604§ion_id=3
The funny thing is, one still has to fund such a police force and perhaps the decision makers who were involved. If this were a private force, one could take one's business elsewhere.