The Police Have No Duty To Protect You: Joseph Lozito’s Story

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“But we need the police to protect us!!” cry some people. Yet time and time again, as Joseph Lozito found out, courts have ruled that police have no duty to protect you.

That’s right. Despite subsisting on money taken from their neighbors based on the claim of then providing the service of protection, police employees have no obligation to come to your aid. Instead, we can and should take care of ourselves, look after each other, and if needed, turn to services that do not hide behind legalese to shirk responsibility.

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