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  •  You claim that the police have a responsibility (0+ / 0-)

    to protect civilians.

    Those cases arise in the context of someone
    trying to hold the police liable for monetary damages for failing to prevent crime.
    In these cases the police clearly did not protect civilians, they were sued, and the courts ruled that they had no obligation to protect civilians.

    So this seems to settle the issue in question.

    Surely you don't think police should be required to commit certain suicide in the performance of their jobs?
    Seems a nonsequitur.  Where did anyone suggest that?

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