A judge in Florida, ruling on a case brought by Parkland school students, reaffirmed several previous legal precedents in ruling that the police had no responsibility to protect students. Again, this is nothing new. It falls in line with previous rulings by various courts including the Supreme Court of the United States.
In each case they have found that it is not the officer’s duty to protect any individual.
Most police officers do see this as their own personal duty and would do whatever they can (within the departmental restrictions) to “civilians.”
So, what does that mean or matter?
What this boils down to is simple; you are responsible for your own safety and protection. The state, the police, the school administrators, your boss…none of them are responsible for your safety. You are. If this is true in relatively good times what will happen during an economic collapse, a pandemic, a natural disaster or “civil unrest?”
Be trained, be equipped and be prepared to defend yourself and those you love…
Take care and God bless.