Thanks to propaganda produced by the government and their allies, nearly all citizens believe that the primary duty of police is to ‘protect’ people from danger. Not only is this not their primary duty, police have no obligation whatsoever to protect you or me. But it gets much worse. 

Over the past few decades, courts have consistently ruled that police are not obligated to protect citizens. This includes state courts and federal courts, including the US Supreme Court. This should be the end of the argument, especially for those who believe in the court system (voluntaryists like this author do not respect the violent judicial system). Courts have ruled that the cops don’t have to protect people, and they cannot be held accountable for neglecting to protect people. Hence, their only duties are to protect politicians and to raise revenue for the government. They also have discretion which allows them to investigate crimes and to file reports after suspected crimes occur. Protection is nothing but a slogan on cop cars and a delusion in the minds of too many sheep. 

Police have no legal obligation to protect individuals. 

Police have no inclination to protect individuals. Simpy put, they are more cowardly than untrained and unarmed citizens. 

Police lack the ability to adequately protect individuals. They could not be in all places at all times, even if they did want to protect people. 

So, if people believe that the main reason police exist is to protect us, once people learn that cops can’t, won’t, and don’t have to protect us, shouldn’t people support abolishing the police?

“You don’t need a gun! Call the police if you ever need protection!”

We have all surely heard this phrase from pro-government fools who don’t understand the laws or the nature of the world. Those who understand these matters recommend that any individual who wishes to be protected from common dangers carry their own firearm. 

When a DC woman was being raped by a burglar who broke into her home, her roommate called the police. The police did not protect them. The woman called 911 again, and the police ignored her call again. Kent and Morse then forced all three women, at knifepoint, to accompany them to Kent’s apartment. For the next fourteen hours the women were held captive, raped, robbed, beaten, forced to commit sexual acts upon each other, and made to submit to the sexual demands of Kent and Morse.”

The DC Court of Appeals ruled in Warren vs. DC that the cops did nothing wrong because they don’t legally have a duty to protect individuals. In this case, the cops either didn’t care or were afraid to confront the rapists who were armed with knives. If any of the women had a firearm, this tragedy likely would have been avoided. The women did not have guns because it would have been illegal for them to possess in DC, thanks to authoritarian policies created by politicians and enforced by cops.

Similarly, the Supreme Court of the US ruled in Deshaney vs. Winnebago that police have no obligation to protect people, even if they knew that the person was at a high risk of being beaten. In the case, a young child was beaten by his father so severely that he sustained brain damage. The cops were not punished or held accountable in any way. 

On May 24th, an 18-year-old male entered an elementary school in Uvalde Texas with a rifle and murdered 19 children and two adults over the span of around 2 hours. (Disclaimer: Many reports of this case are not yet confirmed and/or still developing) This tragedy was extremely suspicious for many reasons and has many takeaways. It seems that he shot his grandmother before leaving the house. He then drove to the location and spent 12 minutes shooting at people exiting a funeral home. Police were nowhere to be found. He then entered the school through a backdoor that was propped open. He entered the school and began shooting the soft targets at will. 

The Uvalde police department – which has a SWAT team and which recently held a school-shooter training exercise at this school – responded to the scene. They waited outside of the school for at least 40 minutes. 

In that time, panicking teachers called and texted their loved ones, many of whom dropped what they were doing and rushed to the school to save them. When parents and spouses arrived at the school and tried to enter, the Uvalde police officers stopped them from saving their children. In order to stop the potential rescuers, the cops used tasers, handcuffs, and tackled parents to the ground. They were seemingly determined to protect the shooter from the rescuers and to protect themselves from the shooter. They had no interest in protecting the children or teachers. They claimed to be waiting for more heavily armed SWAT units. 

One Texan parent who happened to be an off-duty border patrol agent was at the barber receiving a haircut when he received the frantic text from his wife, who was a teacher at the school being shot up: “There’s an active shooter. Help. I love you.” He immediately jumped up from the chair, asked his barber if he could borrow his shotgun, and began driving to the school.

Back at the school, the kids were being murdered by a mentally ill teen, who was being given cover by the Uvalde police. Outside the school, cops were detaining parents who were determined to go into the school to save their kids. They wanted to face the shooter, even though they were unarmed. One unarmed mother who had driven 40 miles to the school escaped the cops’ handcuffs, climbed over the fence into the school property, and extracted her two daughters from the school before the cops even entered. Despite the cops’ efforts, the mother would not let her children be killed.

Inside the building, the shooter was racking up a body count of sitting ducks. There seemed to be no armed teachers, possibly due to the government’s strict laws about having a firearm in a school; laws which are enforced by cops. 

The police were still waiting for more backup, and they were keeping themselves occupied by physically punishing unarmed parents who were eager to confront the shooter and rescue their kids. 

Finally, Jacob Alborado arrived at Robb Elementary School with his barber’s shotgun. He rallied a few cops, developed a plan, entered the school, and began evacuating children and teachers. He saved his 8-year-old daughter and his wife. Finally, the CBP tactical team arrived and killed the shooter.

As reported by the NY Post: “Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Chris Olivarez said in a Thursday interview with CNN that the first few officers who entered Robb Elementary School after 18-year-old shooter Salvador Ramos were met with gunfire and retreated to avoid being shot and killed. “At that point, if they pursued it any further — not knowing where the suspect was at — they could’ve been shot; they could’ve been killed and, at that point, that gunman would have the opportunity to kill other people inside that school,” Olivarez told host Wolf Blitzer.”

And this act of cowardice was not an anomaly for the police. It is a common practice. A few years ago, there was public outrage when Florida cops waited outside during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting. While there is almost never any accountability for any cop, Governor Desantis did relieve the Broward County sheriff of his duties. 

This same story repeats time after time. Police officers are afraid to confront danger. Ironically, anti-freedom activists who call for gun control and increase those demands after each shooting fail to realize this fact. If cops are afraid of one lunatic with a gun despite outnumbering him, why do leftists believe that they would be courageous enough to confiscate guns from trained hunters, veterans, and other patriots?

Compare the Uvalde shooting with similar incidents in which cops don’t stop citizens from defending themselves. On May 28th, a deranged man began shooting at a party with a semi-auto rifle. A woman drew her pistol and fatally shot the killer. Not a single person was harmed other than the shooter. This was just one of many such cases. 

A few other takeaways: 

How did this teen afford to buy the expensive guns, ammunition, optics, and other accessories? Were federal agents accomplices in this case as they so often are? 

Even pro-cop conservatives are increasingly condemning cops as cowards, useless, evil, or at least severely flawed. 

This is one more reason to remove kids from government schools. These indoctrination centers function like prisons but are even less safe. They nearly always force students and teachers to be sitting ducks. They do this by prohibiting anyone inside from having a firearm and by announcing to the world that they are a soft target. My children will be educated by extremely well-armed teachers. Because they will be educated by their parents. If I had to send them to a private school, I would ensure that their school has armed guards and/or teachers (both of which were present in my private elementary school in Israel, which had zero school shootings). 

Nearly 100% of people in the united states agree that there should be more money invested in security for schools. So, what do DC politicians do? They send billions to corrupt governments like that of Ukraine while neglecting the children. 

As per the government’s policies and laws, important people (Biden, Pelosi, etc.) are protected by guns, taxpayer-funded security agents who are armed, and they themselves are allowed to carry guns for protection. But children are protected by signs that say “Gun free zone – this is a soft target!” If signs work better than guns, why does Biden have guns around him? And why are we forced to pay for them?

Statistics and logic demonstrate that people are safer when they are allowed to take their own protection into their own hands. The government has proven repeatedly that it will not protect us. Cops are also the ones who enforce gun control laws; they prevent people from protecting themselves! If they won’t protect us, they should at least get out of our way and allow us to protect ourselves! I have held off for years, but I am finally ready to say: We must abolish the police.

This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Liberty Block or any of its members. We welcome all forms of serious feedback and debate. 


2 Comments

Ian · May 31, 2022 at 11:06 am

The police do have a purpose, and a place. We’ve just forgotten what it is:

https://granitegrok.com/blog/2020/06/defund-policing-not-the-police
https://granitegrok.com/blog/2020/08/downfund-not-defund

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