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You're on to something. If it widely protects invertebrates, California should be a safe haven for Congress
Ok, but where does police obligation begin and end? If the police have an obligation to intervene in a crime being committed does that obligation cease if hostages are taken? Is a SWAT unit exceeding its legal responsibilities by doing anything more than maintaining a standoff?
The article/essay is intriguing but fails to answer too many of these sorts of questions? I simply cannot wrap My mind around how the police are supposed to function with these sorts of legal decisions.
What California idiot says fish are invertebrates?
People keep arguing this like it's profound but it isn't. Profoundly obtuse maybe.
It is not "tragic" that police have no legal duty to protect everyone, because if they did, every single person who had something bad to them would sue the cops for failing to prevent it and civilization would collapse under mountains of litigation.
This has nothing to do with the expectation people have for police to render aid when they are nearby when someone is in danger, have the training, the weapons, and a much stronger legal authorization to use those weapons than non-police.