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Is Vigilantism Ever Permissible?
Communities would feel safer knowing that a group has protectors hiding in plain sight, in their community.
The community may place more trust in the "protectors" than the police.
Communities would feel that there was always someone around to protect them in their community, even if the police couldn't.
Feeling safe and secure has numerous benefits for people, including having a positive effect on
their mental health and overall well-being.
Communities would feel unsafe knowing that a band of unaccountable, random, unvetted people- who are presumably armed- are hiding in plain sight in their community.
"Protectors" can provide security for a community at first, yet if not controlled, further down the line the same "protectors" can create bigger problems for a community.