Durham, NC — The idea that police protect you is a misconception as they will seldom prevent violence. They typically show up after the violence or crime has been committed and then try and find a culprit, or not.
The average response time to a 9-1-1 call is 10 minutes nationwide. In some cases, the dispatchers do not even take the caller seriously, and the victim ends up dead when a crime could have actually been prevented.
The reality is that police act as revenue collectors for the state and exist to enforce the law only — regardless of how immoral those laws are.
Police in America do not “protect and serve.” If you doubt this claim simply refer to Warren v. District of Columbia, in which the Supreme Court ruled that the police do not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm.
A video uploaded to YouTube this week confirms the fact that police have no incentive to protect the citizens.
A man driving down a Durham highway began filming as a sofa fell out of the back of a pickup truck in front of him. The driver of the truck was apparently unaware of the fact that he was dragging a sofa down the road which could have come loose at any moment and caused a terrible accident.
Luckily, there was a police officer next to the truck so he could inform him that he was creating a potentially deadly situation. Just when the officer looks like he is going to help the driver out and inform him of the situation, he does something else. Instead of protecting and serving by stopping the man and helping him load the couch back into the truck, the cop exits off the highway; public safety be damned.
The irony here is that had that truck driver been in possession of an individual plant deemed ‘illegal’ by the state, the officer would have quickly stopped him, and, perhaps, even kidnapped, caged, or killed him.