They [cops] could do anything, literally anything, and there would be people who would rush to their defense. That happens because it’s a monopoly. People think they have to choose between having law enforcement or not. And well, if we have to have it, then yeah, sometimes people they overact or whatever. That’s just the cost of living in a society of laws. And no it’s not. That is the cost of living in a society with one group that has a monopoly on law enforcement.
Robert P. Murphy commenting on law enforcement and police misconduct
The Market For Security