It’s not often that I can read an article without being able to summarize it with a few words or sentences, but this post by The Captain is one of the exceptions. Here’s but an excerpt, but there’s so much more gunny goodness:
To begin with, it’s always been a myth that the police were there for protection. Regular readers, and most other educated men and women, already know about cases Warren versus D.C. and Castle Rock versus Gonzales. There are more, but these two cases demonstrate that police are not duty bound to offer anyone protection.
But at least it’s a myth that many people have believed. The riots, looting, pillaging, beatings and murders of late have convinced many uninformed folks that maybe they do need protection in lieu of police. In short, that myth has been shattered.
And it gets better, wif grafs and stuff.