Skip to comments.Police have no responsibility to protect individuals (reference)
Posted on 02/26/2008 3:14:25 AM PST by NewJerseyJoe
Police have no legal duty to respond and prevent crime or protect the victim. There have BEEN OVER 10 various supreme and state court cases the individual has never won. Notably, the Supreme Court STATED about the responsibility of police for the security of your family and loved ones is "You, and only you, are responsible for your security and the security of your family and loved ones. That was the essence of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in the early 1980's when they ruled that the police do not have a duty to protect you as an individual, but to protect society as a whole."
"It is well-settled fact of American law that the police have no legal duty to protect any individual citizen from crime, even if the citizen has received death threats and the police have negligently failed to provide protection."
(1) Richard W. Stevens. 1999. Dial 911 and Die. Hartford, Wisconsin: Mazel Freedom Press.
(2) Barillari v. City of Milwaukee, 533 N.W.2d 759 (Wis. 1995).
(3) Bowers v. DeVito, 686 F.2d 616 (7th Cir. 1982).
(4) DeShaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services, 489 U.S. 189 (1989).
(5) Ford v. Town of Grafton, 693 N.E.2d 1047 (Mass. App. 1998).
The police cannot protect every citizen. and it’s not their job, anyway. The police’s job is retribution. That’s all.
They find the bad guy and get him before he hurts someone else.
We’re each responsible for our own safety.
How many times and how many ways can this be stated. In a free nation you have personal responsibility. The government is not the answer to all your problems.
The job of the police is to introduce the ethically challenged to the Criminal Justice System. The outcome of that introduction is not within their control. The responsibility for your individual safety, begins and ends with you. Second Amendment anyone?
Remember, when every second counts, the police are only minutes away.
And we have the obligation to protect ourselves and our families. Therefore any attempt by a fascist government to take away this right must be resisted.
The reason every citizen concerned about protecting themselves and their family should be allowed to own and carry firearms. The police are no longer required to do their job (ok - so it is no longer their job - so what is? Writing tickets? OOoooo I feel so much safer now...).
What ever happend to that motto I still see on many police cars? You know - the one that says:
“To protect, and to serve”.
What does that mean? To protect their own butts, and to serve each other donuts?
Yep, they have to have time either to (1) gulp down their donuts and coffee, (2) start up the engine and crawl out from behind the bushes or roadsigns where they’ve been hiding to find folks going three miles over the speed limit (or, in Maryland, running the windshield wipers without turning on the lights — yes, a moving offense), or (3) profiling white motorists for any one of a million minor infractions so that they (the cops) don’t have to go down to the “hood’s” open air drug markets and fight real crime.
I’m sorry. I know there are a lot of great cops. But, by and large, that industry has become a repository for a bunch of power-hungry thugs who like to lord it over cowed perpetrators of the most minor of misdemeanors.
2. Cops are there to do the paperwork and to try and find the perp until distracted by something else.
3. Cops have a closure rate of about 40% on murders.
4. It is better to have a gun in hand than a cop on the phone.
5. If you are an attractive woman - especially blond - you get to meet many cops in your life.
I’m ready, abled, and licensed to protect whatever I feel needs protecting.
The Police have, what is known as, indemnification.
Liscensed ??? Im morally obligated...
Even in the face of this information, the leftist DhimmiRats and Libs are still clamoring to eliminate my Second Amendment rights. I don’t think so...
It’s in the tagline.
Lock and Load.
It’s already in there. The second doesn’t need any tweaks. It’s clear on its face.
Lock and Load.
Support castle doctrine laws in every state. That’s a good place to start.
Support conservative candidates to improve the likelihood of approving constructionist judges to the Federal bench.
All is not lost. But, it is time that we make our voices heard, and take action to ensure this grand experiment for our children and generations yet to come.
I always get a chuckle out of the bumpersticker: “Troopers are your best protection.” Yeah, sure.
It is well established that the police do not owe a duty to protect any individual citizen. Their duty is to the community at large to maintain order and bring to justice those who break the law. That’s pretty much it when it comes to the duties of a law enforcement agency.
Actually, I’ve been advocating that all along. We could do away with most of our police forces if people would just take their personal safety a LOT more seriously.
Further, how many of the 19 hijackers came across the border illegally? From what I've read, they came in on legal visa's.
This situation is also why we often hear Police Chiefs and Police Union bosses coming out in favor of banning guns. Guns in other people’s hands do make cops working conditions more dangerous and though guns offer citizens protection and defense, those things are not legally or institutionally a mandate for the police. Police chiefs and police organizations don’t get judged , except in the most cursory way, on crime prevention, but on post crime performance, Unions are interested only in their members, the public is left to fend, unarmed for itself.
No wonder there are shootings on college campuses.
Katrina made that clear.
LEOS primary duty is now revenue generation, bad backs, disability, early retirement, second careers.
Police and district attorneys have no legal duty to protect; they cannot be held liable for failing to protect. This is called The Public Duty Doctrine.
This doctrine cannot be found in any textbook, either in high schools or college classes. When our children reach adulthood, they haven’t a clue about this.
Therefore, here is the problem: Police and district attorneys have no legal duty to disclose that they have no legal duty to protect.
The U.S. Supreme Court has written: Citizenship is membership in a political society, and implies a duty of allegiance on the part of the member and a duty of protection on the part of the society. These are reciprocal obligations, one being a compensation for the other. Luria v, U.S., 231 U.S. 9, 22. (1913)
No duty to protect means there is no corresponding obligation of allegience. No allegiance to their million+ laws, statutes and regulations.
A State is a body politic — political society. A body politic is the citizens.
Connect the dots:
There is no duty to protect > there is no obligation of allegiance > there are no citizens > there is no body politic — no political society > there is no State.
Factually what is a State? What is the State of Arizona? The State of Arizona is an act of congress words on paper. A legal fiction. Prior to February 14, 1912, the State of Arizona didnt exist.
What is government? Men and women providing services by compulsion/violence.
Politicians dont represent people. Pay the tax or go to jail isnt representation. Its ownership, or at least enslavement.
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