Before you criticize someone you should walk a mile in their shoes, that way when you do criticize them you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.
The purge was fine entertainment but ran off of a premise which I think is false.
Most people are not stopped from preventing murder and other violent acts because it is illegal. Sure a few would react to lack of laws or law enforcement by being violent but I doubt many would.
Most people would still be decent to each other and not try to harm each other if the laws or law enforcement suddenly vanished.
OF course if the purge were real I would commit many illegal acts such as ripping off the tag on my matress which reads " do not remove under penalty of law "
Or collecting rain water.
Or planting a vegetable garden in my front yard.
Or feeding some homeless guy or dropping a quarter into an expired parking meter.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Once in a great while the need arises but the rest of the time they will find any excuse to employ them. The response always seems to be try and limit their use which never seems to work.
The only viable answer seems to be stripping these assets from them.
I seem to recall a heavily armed response to a grocery store in california which was selling raw milk. I have seen several examples of people arrested for randomly putting quarters into expired parking meters. It was in fact the local police which informed certian people in some areas that their kids could not operate a lemonade stand without business license.
If pople ignore the insane and crazy laws imposed on them the police will be called to intervene when the actions of beauracrats are disregarded.
Every regulatory agency clearly has law enforcement backing them up which means these agencies operate under implied threat of force.