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    Supreme Court and Police Responsibility

    Where / what is the reference to that I keep seeing around these boards about the Supreme Court saying something to the effect that police are not required to protect you from harm? I'd love to see the actual text of that but I have no idea how to find it and figured someone around here probably knew where I could find it. Thanks.

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    Here is a link to the "Castle Rock v Gonzales" case file from the Supreme Court:

    http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2...pdf/04-278.pdf

    I believe this was the latest case (from 2005) the Supremes ruled on that related to police protection. The case involved a husband under a restraining order who kidnapped and killed his 3 daughters, then committed "suicide by cop" in front of the Castle Rock (CO) police station. The mother filed suit to claim that the police should have been responsible for the families protection due to the restraining order...the court disagreed.
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    Warren vs. DC, 1981, see my sig.

    Hertzler vs. City Of San Josa, another protection order case.
    "fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen." [Warren v. District of Columbia,(D.C. Ct. of Ap., 1981)]
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    Wow... So much for "protect and serve" then huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paladin132 View Post
    Wow... So much for "protect and serve" then huh?
    Only if we get there in time.
    Protect your self at all times, be aware of your surroundings.
    Don't hang out in hi crime areas.

    Remember bad sh** happens to good people all the time.

    I will do my very best to help you, but im not a time traveler
    or clairvoyant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ron8903 View Post
    Only if we get there in time.
    Protect your self at all times, be aware of your surroundings.
    Remember bad sh** happens to good people all the time.
    I will do my very best to help you, but im not a time traveler
    or clairvoyant.
    Nobody is, even the one being attacked. And that's how simple it is. That is the crux of the argument of the true crime being perpetrated: the disarmament of citizens and criminalization of their self-defense.

    I don't really have a problem with recognition of reality. I just hate recognition that is biased to see only half of reality but ignore the other half at my expense, whether for spite, for a power trip or for just plain stupidity. That is not equal protection under the law. That is an intrusive violation by the government on citizens. That is denial and criminalization of an inalienable right of citizens. It is Rand's world of Atlas Shrugged come to life.

    Appalling how far we've come as a People, yet how far we have declined.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
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