“No duty to protect? Then what are we paying them for?”
Not duty to protect *you*. They have a duty to protect “society at large”, which translated means “follow orders and protect the government”.
Nowhere have I seen a court mention that they have a duty to protect the Constitution, which they take an oath to do.
“...Not duty to protect *you*. They have a duty to protect society at large, which translated means follow orders and protect the government....”
But...the rationale we always hear the left whining about is that “you don’t need to carry a gun; that’s what the POLICE are for...”
Throw their own words back in their faces.
Their job is to draw the chalk line around your corpse and then fill out the necessary paperwork in triplicate.
The only person responsible for your safety is you. You are the First Responder.
I submit that if ANY one of those four people that this feral piece of sh*t “Maksim Gelman” murdered had had a gun, there wouldn’t be four dead and one stabbed. He’d be bleeding out on the subway floor and saving NY taxpayers a ton of money.
Bernard Goetz had it right back in the day.