In reality, you’re on your own

Another friendly reminder from the US legal system (via Of Arms and the Law) that the Police are under no legal obligation to protect anyone:

Former boyfriend violates the protective order, stalks her, calls her 86 times. Police get two arrest warrants and … send them to former boyfriend via first class mail. Officer calls former boyfriend, tells him he will not be arrested.

Boyfriend fatally shoots the woman and kills himself.

Held, her parents cannot sue.

As much as society likes to pretend like we’re all in this together, when it comes down to it, we are ultimately responsible for ourselves in every respect from providing food and shelter, to defending ones own life and family from predators.

These are basic laws of nature. “Civilization” may mask these basic laws from time to time, and the division of labor and efficiency that comes from a society definitely makes these things easier, but these only soften the brutal truth of nature’s immutable laws, they don’t eliminate them. The only person responsible for your own survival is you.

By the way…I would submit that the above story is prima facia evidence that women should never date cops or anyone related to a cop. If the relationship turns abusive, can you count on the police to enforce the laws against one of their own?

In a perfect world the answer would always be “yes” but this is hardly a perfect world and by the time you figure out you’re in one of those places where the “thin blue line” is more about protecting the police from the public than the public from criminals, it may be too late.

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