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RobertSmith
05-01-2011, 4:04 PM
Does anyone know the actual verbiage in regards to the supreme court case where it was declared that the "police do not have a legal obligation to protect citizens from acts of violence"?

The Gonzales v Castle Rock case is one of the possible cases (I think) but I need an actual citation from a legal source on this ruling.

Opinions are appreciated, but citations are even better. Thanks.....

RobertSmith
05-01-2011, 4:08 PM
I think it is the Gonzales v Castle Rock case, but please correct me if I am wrong. Has the supreme court ruled that the police do not have a legal obligation to protect individuals, but only to enforce the law?

I have spent days trying to find a legal source on this matter for a research paper that is due in two weeks. If you know of this ruling please email me a link to the case.

RobertSmith
05-01-2011, 7:52 PM
I think an answer has been found:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=00001-01000&file=844-846

glockman19
05-01-2011, 7:54 PM
It was Warren v DC

Librarian
05-01-2011, 8:03 PM
I think an answer has been found:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=00001-01000&file=844-846

Yes, 846 is one law.

Warren v DC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_v._District_of_Columbia) is an easy one to find.

See also http://www.endtimesreport.com/NO_AFFIRMATIVE_DUTY.htm for a list.

The key search phrase is 'duty to protect'

Big E
05-02-2011, 7:06 AM
Yes, 846 is one law.

Warren v DC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_v._District_of_Columbia) is an easy one to find.

See also http://www.endtimesreport.com/NO_AFFIRMATIVE_DUTY.htm for a list.

The key search phrase is 'duty to protect'

Wow, I don't know who you are...but that was a quick and huge reply. In the future, if I have a research type question.....I just might PM you.:D

:King:

glockman19
05-02-2011, 7:12 AM
Yes, 846 is one law.

Warren v DC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_v._District_of_Columbia) is an easy one to find.

See also http://www.endtimesreport.com/NO_AFFIRMATIVE_DUTY.htm for a list.

The key search phrase is 'duty to protect'

I'll add this:

Warren v. District of Columbia[1] (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981) is a U.S. Court of Appeals case in which three rape victims sued the District of Columbia because of negligence on the part of the police. Two of three female roommates were upstairs when they heard men break in and attack the third. After repeated calls to the police over half an hour, the roommate's screams stopped, and they assumed the police had arrived. They went downstairs and were held captive, raped, robbed, beaten, and forced to commit sexual acts upon one another and to submit to the attackers' sexual demands for 14 hours. The police had lost track of the repeated calls for assistance. DC's highest court ruled that the police do not have a legal responsibility to provide personal protection to individuals, and absolved the police and the city of any liability.

bohoki
05-02-2011, 10:49 AM
no duty but it is their motto to serve and protect so they do their best but cowardice cannot be legally held against anyone