Wednesday, December 19, 2018

"To Protect, and To Serve"

Parkland shooting: Judge says school, cops had no duty to protect kids:

, USA TODAYPublished 11:01 a.m. ET Dec. 19, 2018 | Updated 2:52 p.m. ET Dec. 19, 2018
A Florida lawyer representing 15 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students says he is "exploring all of our options" after a federal judge ruled that law enforcement and school officials had no legal duty to protect students during a Valentine's Day rampage at the school that left 17 people dead.  (emphasis added)
"Legal Duty" isn't necessarily the same as "Moral Duty".

*(H/T: David Codrea)*


Anonymous said...

It has been case law for years that the police have no legal duty to protect citizens.

Jerry The Geek said...

Yes, I'm aware of that. I tried to make the point that I was talking about the moral obligation of one who chooses to go armed toward unarmed victims.