Private Law Enforcement
By Arnold Kling
Imagine if Duke University controlled law enforcement in the area around the university, rather than the city, county and local court system. It is hard to imagine any private organization behaving as unjustly as the government did in this case. The university would have been guided in its behavior not only by the pursuit of justice and truth, certainly the top considerations, but by the impact of the allegations on all of its constituencies — students, alumni, faculty, the athletic community, donors and its neighbors in Durham.
But how would Duke treat a University of Maryland student who happened to be visiting the campus? And would the Terp accept Blue-Devil jurisdiction?
I continue to believe that The Arbiter with the Golden Scepter is a natural evolution.