Millennium chaos & law enforcement
As we approach the new millennium, law enforcement may find itself facing new challenges unlike any it may have confronted before. It doesn’t matter whether one believes that the new millennium begins in January 2000 or 2001. The bottom line is that we are faced with a unique phenomenon that occurs just once every 1,000 years. And whether one attributes this phenomenon to theology, soothsayers or merely the human awe of unique time change events is irrelevant. What is material is the possibility that it will either result in the outward manifestation of otherwise concealed and repressed emotions, or give opportunity for extremists to exploit the fear of change held dear by so many.
Over much of the world the event will come and go with little or no notice, other than to acknowledge that the Roman calendar has moved forward from its 20th to its 21st century. If we give credence to the concept of change after 2000 years from the birth of Christ, even the western Christian world has to acknowledge that we have missed the boat. The Roman calendar is universally accepted to be at least six years off. This means we passed the millennium five years ago with nary a whisper. However, to the extremist, whether a true believer or a political opportunist, this fact is irrelevant...