Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Courts have ruled that the police do not have a duty to protect individuals. They are supposed to protect society as a whole The police can't be everywhere at one time. Criminal acts often are completed in seconds or a couple minutes.
A car theft takes about two or three minutes or less. A shooing takes only seconds. Even if the police are called, it takes longer to phone them, tell the dispatcher what is happening and the call getting dispatched than it takes for the crime to be completed.
That's why having good lighting, good locks, a dog, solid doors, and knowing how to use and carry a gun for protection are all important to our individual safety. Private security can be contracted to protect specific locations. Body guards can be employed to protect specific individuals. The police are there to protect everyone; that's what the SGT Says.