Originally Posted by dunerunner
+1, Jeepix! Every state in the union should pass similar legislation.
What? And abide by the constitution?!?!?! You homophobic, animal-hating, non-diverstity-appreciating isolationist! What next, huh? I suppose you're going to say that people are supposed to rely on themselves to get through life, aren't you, Mister "I Can't Count On A Cop 12 Miles Away To Stop This Carjacking". Mister "This Mexican Invader Doesn't Deserve To Kill Me and My Family". Mister "I Deserve What I Worked For More Than Some Illegalista Who Is Breaking Into My Store For the Fourth Time".
Our wonderful and brave police are not assigned to be our bodyguards. Can I get a "Hell-Yeah"?
Their job is to do the hard stuff. Responding to the scenes where most people would be traumatized for life by what they were met with. Stuff that the average American simply can't imagine, because it isn't in their sphere of experience. Stuff that doesn't get printed in the papers, and even if it's hinted at, the reader has no clue as to how bad things were. Or are.
I do not expect the police to protect me, except in so much as they have their finger on the pulse of a situation by knowing what is REALLY going on to have broken up the threats and put them away before I enter the equation.
Law Enforcement would be best served by taking those who believe that they have paid for bodyguards ride with them for a couple weeks.
Those people would immediately be doing their part do defend themselves against the unimagineable.