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Special Report: To Serve & Protect? NYPD Refuse to Stop a Subway Stabbing

from We Are Change, & TheAlexJonesChannel:

The NYPD refused to intervene during an in-progress stabbing on a subway, where officers watched a man fend off a serial killer. WeAreChange recently got the opportunity to meet and Interview Joe Lozito, the selfless hero who put his life on the line to stop a serial killer. The story is only magnified when Joe finds out, that while being stabbed by the serial killer, the NYPD was standing by watching everything unfold from the safety of the conductors door. Currently in a legal suit, the NYPD and City of NY is arguing that the NYPD has NO duty to protect its own citizens.

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3 comments to Special Report: To Serve & Protect? NYPD Refuse to Stop a Subway Stabbing

  • schlomo

    I hate to break it to everyone but the police exist to enforce codes, generate revenues via fines, enforce regulations and protect the Powers that Be whenever they begin to rise up. Now imagine if that subway rider was a uniformed cop. 200 cops would have descended on that train, a helicopter would have picked him up in the street and dropped him off on a hospital rooftop. There’d be screaming a shouting by other cops to get him off the train. After all, he wears a uniform and “is one of us.” As for you, you can drop dead and the courts say so. The below is only a few cases of MANY that rule the same thing. Cops have no duty to protect even when morally obligated, and while they’re picking their noses let’s make sure you’re disarmed so you can’t protect yourself either.

    South v. Maryland, 59 U.S. (How.) 396, 15 L.Ed.433 (1856) (the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that local law-enforcement had no duty to protect individuals, but only a general duty to enforce the laws.);

    DeShaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services, 489 U.S. 189, 109 S.Ct. 998, 1989 (1989) (There is no merit to petitioner’s contention that the State’s knowledge of his danger and expressions of willingness to protect him against that danger established a “special relationship” giving rise to an affirmative constitutional duty to protect. While certain “special relationships” created or assumed by the State with respect to particular individuals may give rise to an affirmative duty, enforceable through the Due Process [489 U.S. 189, 190] Clause, to provide adequate protection, see Estelle v. Gamble, 429 U.S. 97; Youngberg v. Romeo, 457 U.S. 307, the affirmative duty to protect arises not from the State’s knowledge of the individual’s predicament or from its expressions of intent to help him, but from the limitations which it has imposed on his freedom to act on his own behalf, through imprisonment, institutionalization, or other similar restraint of personal liberty.);

    Bowers v. Devito, 686 F.2d 616 (7th Cir. 1982) (There is no constitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered by criminals or madmen. It is monstrous if the state fails to protect its residents against such predators but it does not violate the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, or, we suppose, any other provision of the Constitution. The Constitution is a charter of negative liberties; it tells the state to let the people alone; it does not require the federal government or the state to provide services, even so elementary a service as maintaining law and order.); (No duty to protect) = Rule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss;Cf. Reciprocial obligations;

    Hartzler v. City of San Jose, 46 Cal.App.3d 6, 120 Cal.Rptr. 5 (1975) (The administrator of the estate of Ruth Bunnell who had been killed by her estranged husband brought a wrongful death action against the city whose police department refused to respond to her call for protection some 45 minutes before her death. Mrs. Bunnell had called the police to report that Mack Bunnell had called saying he was on his way to her home to kill her. She was told to call back when Mack Bunnell arrived. The police had responded 20 times to her calls in the past year, and on one occasion, arrested her estranged husband for assaulting her. The Court of Appeal held that the police department and its employees enjoyed absolute immunity for failure to provide sufficient police protection. The allegations that the police had responded 20 times to her calls did not indicate that the police department had assumed any special relationship or duty toward her such as would remove its immunity.);

  • Shana Hughes

    Exactly, I’ve known this for 20 years, amazing how little the average person knows.

  • Schlomo, you nailed it! Honestly, I could not have said it any better. You should see the horror stories on about people getting busted in NYC after cops see them with Swiss Army pocketknives and other such everyday tools. Even if they end up getting the case dismissed, most spend at least one night (sometimes two) in lockup, waiting to appear in front of a NYC judge. One guy that got busted was an electrician for having a folding jackknife on his tool belt. Another was a female stage worker who was on her way home with a small folding knife clipped to her pocket. Problem with NYPD is that they are too afraid to go after the real criminals. They are afraid of getting harmed and of course the police have to go home safely at night, right? Picking on everyday honest citizens is like the schoolyard bully who picks on younger, smaller kids, knowing that he would get his butt kicked really good if he picked on someone his own size. NYC is Bloomberg’s personal utopia. He has his own praetorian guard of heavily-armed plainclothes police. Donald Trump, Howard Stern, Steven Tyler and other wealthy celebrities are among the very few who are allowed unrestricted licenses to carry firearms in NY. The great unwashed masses(ie: regular, Joe-Sixpack everyday working stiffs like us)have no right of self-defense. Glad I don’t live there!

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