This is very good: Making cops’ lives easier (at the public’s expense)

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Retread,
Thanks for the link. That makes me feel better knowing that there is a voice in law enforcement with a some common sense.

I had a 2 hour chat with a police supervisor one time regarding police actions and responsibilities.

My bottom line to him was "You signed up for a career that can put you in danger. The non LEO citizen did not. If you -ever- consider your safety to be more important than an innocent citizen's safety, you've crossed a bad line."

He disagreed and said he has a family to go home to at night.

Want to be shocked and outraged? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVmGWLsn0iM

In it you will hear LOCAL leo's showing complete and utter disregard for your and my fellow citizens who were in dire need of immediate help.
I think the local leo's show up around half way through the video.

Anyway, I hope for more police like the one who wrote the article you linked.

Thanks for the link.
 
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Well, we've known for a long time that the police are NOT required to come to your aid, at all....they have never had to show up. That they do is just a perk we get sometimes, if it fits into their schedule....

Yes, I know, there are good cops out there, but even they don't have to help....

(Deshaney v. Winnebago County DeShaney v. Winnebago County | The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law )
(Castlerock v Gonzales Castle Rock v. Gonzales | The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law )

There a tons more cases which say the same thing....the police DO NOT have to show up and help.
 
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The only reason I would call the police is so I could say I did later in court. Well, that and if the Orc(s) escape maybe the law can inconvenience them. When it comes to preserving my life and those of the people I love I will be dialing 9mm or EXT #00. Response time for the police is anywhere from 2-90 min. Response time for Mr. Mossberg and Mr. Kalashnikov are immediate and effective.

I have no ill will toward the police, but a place where the legal Weltanschauung is based on their convenience and safety exclusively to the preclusion of those of the peons it's called a police state.
 
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This officer points out some possible risks, but is wholly behind 2A.


Making cops? lives easier (at the public?s expense) | chrishernandezauthor
Thanks for posting this. I was one of those folks who initially was concerned that cops showing up to an active shooter at a school with teachers being expected to confront the shooter was a bad idea. How would they tell a bad guy from a good guy? Over time I've read many well articulated thoughts about this subject on this forum and have changed my mind. This article did a good job of reinforcing the need for people to react to active shooters with equal force. Initially I scoffed at Wayne LaPierre's comment about the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Fact of the matter is he is absolutely correct. It certainly is better to realize I was wrong and see the light than to be wrong and not know it.
 

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