Cops Have No Duty to Protect You

You can’t sue them if (when) they fail to do so. Cops and schools had no duty to shield students in Parkland shooting, says judge who tossed lawsuit.

A federal judge says Broward schools and the Sheriff’s Office had no legal duty to protect students during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.


Bloom ruled that the two agencies had no constitutional duty to protect students who were not in custody.

This has been ruled by many courts including SCOTUS in many cases. The cops have no duty to protect you. That is why you must have the ability to protect yourself. Not that I see us granting that to high-school students. Not that they want it. They have bought the line that “all violence is bad,” but some judiciously placed violence on the day of the shooting could have changed the outcome, at least a little. (Hat tip This Ain’t Hell…)