“[T]here is no constitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered by criminals or madmen.”

Seems folks from the Pulse nightclub shooting still haven’t gotten the memo:

31 Orlando police officers sued over their response to Pulse nightclub massacre that left 49 dead
A city police officer acting as a security guard didn’t do his job and more than two dozen of his colleagues failed in their duties or violated the civil rights of surviving victims after the 2016 Orlando, Florida, nightclub massacre, according to a new federal lawsuit.

The police do not exist to protect you. It isn’t their job. That “protect and serve”? That’s the state, society as a whole, the system.

Not individuals caught up in the system.

  • Warren v. District of Columbia (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981): In a 4-3 decision, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals affirmed the trial courts’ dismissal of the complaints against the District of Columbia and individual members of the Metropolitan Police Department based on the public duty doctrine ruling that “[t]he duty to provide public services is owed to the public at large, and, absent a special relationship between the police and an individual, no specific legal duty exists”.
  • Bowers vs. DeVito, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 686F.2d 616 (1982) ruled that “there is no constitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered by criminals or madmen.”
  • (Turner v. Thomas, Jr., et al (CASE NO. 3:17-CV-00064, 2018): “Plaintiff’s claims share a common question: whether there is constitutional duty under the Fourteenth Amendment for the police to intervene to protect a citizen from criminal conduct by third parties. Because I find this duty is not ‘clearly established,’ his claims are barred by qualified immunity.”

And that is why we remain adamant on the right to keep and bear arms.

The police do not protect you; they protect the state. An officer might choose to help, but are you willing to bet your life on that? Even assuming an officer happened to be there in your time of need.

There’s only one person always present where you are, who happens to have a vested interest in your life.

You.


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3 thoughts on ““[T]here is no constitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered by criminals or madmen.””

  1. “There’s only one person always present where you are, who happens to have a vested interest in your life.”

    And I carry a gun too.

  2. If anyone had ever read the details of Warren vs DC they would know how horrific this one was. And mandating people to be defenseless is an depraved evil.

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