“According to the U.S. Supreme Court, police have no duty, moral or otherwise, to help those in trouble, protect individuals from danger, or risk their own lives to save “we the people.””
The article is worth reading even if for UK readers (like most of the material on Zerohedge) it can come over as overdramaticised, a touch hysterical.
However, there can be no doubt that what he’s writing is basically correct, and at a time when the chorus to deprive Americans of their constitutional right to defend themselves is seemingly at risk as never before, there is no harm in pointing out some pertinent facts:
- There really is a deep state at work in the US as in all Western countries which actually does the day to day governing and follows its own agenda (in Europe usually Agenda 21). In the US the case is particularly severe because the size of Federal spending especially in defence is so absolutely humungous that the scope for personal enrichment is breathtaking. Let nobody be under any delusions that the same does not happen in the UK. See the links between senior MoD bods and BAE execs as described in the excellent book “Lions Donkeys and Dinosaurs” by Lewis Page. The UK deep state is hard at work wrecking Brexit and they might yet succeed. The old libertarian tag “no matter whoever you vote for, the government still gets in” has never been more true
- THe US Police is ridiculously over militarised. Vast amounts of kit left over from Afghanistan and Iraq have been flogged off to police departments all over the country. And of course when all you’ve got is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. It is only a matter of time before SWAT teams will be enforcing poarking restrictions
- Already these PDs are laws unto themselves. There are plenty of stories on the web just in the past year of people whose houses have been broken into, dogs shot etc over completely unfounded drug busts or similar. Civil forfeiture is a process by which a copper can search your car (usually under false pretences) and any money found can be deemed to be criminal money and disappears into the PD’s coffers.
- Crime rates in general and gun crime rates in particular are highest where legal gun ownership is least widespread, although this is correlated also with gang membership, drug trafficking and other stuff
The old saying is that “when seconds count the police are just minutes away.” Now it transpires that even if they were nearer, it wouldn’t matter anyway as they are under no particular obligation to do anything!
There were four armed police officers, including one cop who was assigned to the school as a resource officer, on campus during that shooting. All four cops stayed outside the school with their weapons drawn (three of them hid behind their police cars).
Not a single one of those cops, armed with deadly weapons and trained for exactly such a dangerous scenario, entered the school to confront the shooter.
Seventeen people, most of them teenagers, died while the cops opted not to intervene.
NB while the detail of the UK situation is quite different, the same tendency is absolutely on show.
Rotherham Rape Gangs are left to work their evil on young girls, not a single FGM case has ever been successfully prosecuted, knife and gun crime in the capital is soaring and young men are locked away for rape on the basis of having mobile phone evidence in their favour hidden from defence attorneys. On the other hand a careless tweet, or calling a police horse gay will be enough to guarantee a visit by her majesties constabularies’ finest.
Habeus corpus has been abandoned for descendents of the people who invented it. Trial by Jury is going the same way. The right to stay silent, and Double jeopardy also.
We have nothing to be complacent about over here.