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Media Only Now Discovering That Police Are Not Obligated To Save Lives
This from the Gothamist:
A man who was brutally stabbed by Brooklyn subway slasher Maksim Gelmantwo years ago had his negligence case against the city dismissed in courtyesterday, despite the fact that two transit officers had locked themselves in a motorman’s car only a few feet from him at the time of the attack.
Gelman stabbed Joseph Lozito in the face, neck, hands and head on an uptown 3 train in February 2011, after fatally stabbing four people and injuring three others in a 28-hour period. Lozito, a father of two and an avid martial arts fan, was able to tackle Gelman and hold him down, and Gelman was eventually arrested by the transit officers. Lozito sued the city, arguing that the police officers had locked themselves in the conductor’s car and failed to come to his aid in time.
The city, meanwhile, claimed that the NYPD had no “special duty” to intervene at the time, and that they were in the motorman’s car because they believed Gelman had a gun. And Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chan has sided with the city, noting that there was no evidence the cops were aware Lozito was in danger at the time.
Well, duh. The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in Castle Rock vs Gonzales that law enforcement have no obligation to protect your life. Jessica Gonzales lost her suit against the city of Castle Rock and did not have a right to police protection even with a restraining order in effect. The right of protection is a lie. Of course, progressives attack our men and women serving our communities as cowards for not being legally forced to protect the life of someone else. If police are cowards for not protecting lives of strangers, what does that say about people who are too afraid to protect their own lives and practice using a gun by outsourcing it to law enforcement?
The above referenced stabbing was in New York, a city whose mayor is pushing to roll back self defense laws. What was that about just calling 9-1-1? (Speaking of which, New York’s dispatch is reportedly a mess.)