Private detectives filling gaps left by police budget cuts

Source: Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times, February 20, 2013

Residents across cash-strapped states are increasingly turning to private detectives as cities and towns cut police forces to contend with deep budget cuts….Of course, not everyone can afford private police help… It’s another facet of how income inequality is playing out in America — as cities are forced to cut their budgets, even police protection is more accessible to those with cash….