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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

'Nuisance property' laws illustrate folly of the 'police will protect you' myth

In the final analysis, as bad as eviction--and possible homelessness--would be, it's far from the worst possible consequence of relying on 911 for one's personal security. [More]

That's today's St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner. Please give it a look, and tell a friend.


Anonymous said...

Of course, federal court rulings have repeatedly held that police have no legal duty to protect an individual (Riss vs. New York, Warren vs. DC). Even if they did, CSGV and VPC have never explained how 800,000 cops are going to protect 300 million civilians from more than ten million criminals. And that's assuming the cops are actually trying to do their jobs, not running away and locking themselves in a separate compartment.

Anonymous said...

Maybe I should get rid of the fire extinguisher in my kitchen and just depend on our highly trained professional firefighters to handle any emergencies.

Anonymous said...

"So, in the pro-gun view, we pay tax dollars to have police patrol our streets to protect themselves, not us?" Judging by the New York subway incident, that is precisely the case.

Anonymous said...

In New York, evidently, "duty to retreat" applies to cops as well as civilians.

Anonymous said...

It's understandable if the authorities want to discourage paranoids from crying wolf and tying up the 911 lines. It's also understandable if a landlord wants to evict troublemakers, which includes someone who has frequently been in altercations that were so serious that the cops had to be called. But it is not reasonable to set some arbitrary number, "X" 911 calls in "Y" time period. Some neighborhoods have high crime rates and account for a disproportionate number of emergency calls. If Chicago or Washington DC started evicting people for three 911 calls in four months, there would be a lot of vacant houses and apartments, and a lot more homeless people on the streets.