Xeriar wrote:My understanding is police have no legal obligation to respond to a crime. If that's wrong, let us know. If it's true, why are they they wasting time and lives on 'crime' like pot?
You are wrong. Where exactly in that article does it say police have no legal obligation to respond to a crime? It doesn't say that anywhere. It does say you can't hold the police liable if they don't arrive in time to protect you. Basically, someone tried to sue the police because they didn't get there fast enough to prevent what crime took place. Such an expectation is unreasonable which is why that ruling was made. Police can't be everywhere at every single point in time.
I've already explained why they have to waste time and risk lives on pot. It's mandated by their chain of command starting with their local government. Police do not have discretion for felonies, which drug distribution is a felony.
Kamakazie Sith wrote:Sea Skimmer wrote:And they very often get away with murdering random people and peoples dogs the other times. Now if 1 out of 100 times I entered the wrong house coming home and shot the owner... yeah I don't think it'd be getting away with that no matter what the circumstances.
No figures. No numbers. Baseless accusations. You might as well not even post this bullshit if you're not going to substantiate it with facts. Also, your analogy is retarded.
99% was your figure. You said the right house was hit 99% of the time. If anyone else mistakenly entered the wrong house with a loaded gun, the law would not be so kind.
When I said no figures. No numbers. Baseless accusations. I meant Sea Skimmer, and now you, are saying that police aren't charged with crimes or held accountable when they hit the wrong house. Back that up. Show me where they weren't held accountable. I'm sure it has happened but what was the specific reason why. In order to commit a crime the mental state needs to be shown for that crime.
And the analogy is perfectly valid, and would apply just as well for one in ten thousand. Googling 'police wrongful death' turns up a plethora of cases and these are only the ones that are public.
No, it isn't. The analogy is stupid because anyone else has no reason to be charging into someones house with a gun to seize evidence.