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Police and Firemen Stand by And Watch Man Drown
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There were motor boats just minutes away with keys in them. The Cops and Firemen standing around have made these rescues before.......before the Taxpayers cut their $150,000.00-$350,000.00 Pensions and the three day work week and retirement at 90% of salary at age 50 with Paid Medical and Dental and a 3% pay increase each year of $3000-$10,000.00 each.

They don't need Fire Hats,Hatchets, Badges and Guns, they just need masks, guns and a brown paper bag to rob us with, don't they.


HERE IS WHAT THEY LEGALLY RELY ON TO DO NOTHING FOR THEIR TAXPAYER WEALTH!!!

Warren v. District of Columbia

The Police Don't Have To Protect You

The question that is frequently asked of me is: Under what circumstances does the state or municipal entities have a constitutional duty to protect citizens from violence at the hands of private actors? The general answer to this question is that there is no constitutional duty to protect free citizens. The only clear case of a duty to protect is when a citizen is in the custody of a state or municipality.

DeShaney v. Winnebago County, 489 U.S. 189 (1989),

The Deshaney case, decided in 1989, remains the controlling law on the duty of government actors to protect citizens who fall prey to harm by third parties.

What can be taken away from all this? Warren v. District of Columbia and Riss v. New York demonstrate that the police have a duty to protect the public as a whole, but not the individual (unless a special relationship exists). By special relationship I mean that if a Police Officer personally promises to protect "You" or takes you into custody preventing you from exercising a wide range of protection of yourself or say finds you with your boyfriend in a car in a remote or dangerous area and arrests your boy friend and tows his car and then leaves you there standing in the dark to be victimized. In DeShaney v. Winnebago County, the highest court in the land confirmed there is no constitutional duty to protect the individual citizen (except when that citizen is in the custody of a state or municipality).
None of this should be taken to mean that law enforcement, in its entirety, is somehow "bad" or even useless. Police have an important role to play in American society protecting the general public. And I, for one, remain grateful and supportive of their efforts. However, the question still remains:

If the police have no duty to protect individuals, who does?
That answer should be all too obvious by now.

Our problem is that many, many Police Officers who are demoralized and angry or just emotionally unfit extend these rulings to mean "I owe you no duty of civility when I deal with you, I owe you no duty of safety from my physical abuse when in your presence and I can take your life by claiming "I had an unwarranted "reasonable belief that you were going to endanger my life" even when facts show I am absolutely wrong and or killed or maimed the wrong person through negligence. That's the sad state of affairs.

Now the San Jose Police Department needs a Civilian Review Board before the Federal Government steps in and obtains a Consent Decree to establish one after the Department really gets outrageous with violent behavior.

Think About it Folks.

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Added: Jun-19-2011 
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Tags: alameda, California, police, firemen, watch, man drown, suicide, crown beach
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  • Piece of shit cop wouldn't save a child. Yet another example of mindless drone pig oppressor gangsters. California is a shit-house state.

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  • why did none of the 75 beach goers get in the water to try and save him then

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  • even cops feel entitled in california

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  • Rob a bank and go stand in the water~!! they wont come get you

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  • Unbelievable. Not just the rescue workers would not help. The 75 some people just stood there and watched.

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  • just more California stupidity. California voted third WORST on list of "Most Free" states due to excessive over-regulation of, well, pretty much every damn thing. THIS is the ridiculous result of our bone-headed legislators getting their hands in everything just far enough to screw it up. "I'd have to stay within department regulations if i saw a drowning child..." FUCK YOU! You don't deserve your six figure salary and neither do the complete idiots who make the rules! More..

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  • I have lost all respect for all law enforcement officers.

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  • More evidence to prove you are your first and often last line of defense. Make preparations accordingly.

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  • I contrast this to the case last year in New Zealand when some people were being swept out to sea over a sandbar.

    The local cop got an ag-department helicopter to tie a rope to him and an inner tube and then was dragged out over the bar and back to rescue the people.

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  • Fat lazy douche asses.

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  • Is this the story of the violently suicidal man? Why the F should they risk their lives if some borderline A-Hole wants to end it, let him. Saves the taxpayers more money having to institutionalize his ass and probably saves someone elses life for when he goes on some violent escapade.

    If you dont think you need training to deal with a suicidal personality disorder trying to drown himself in deep water your a fucking idiot.

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  • all those people and no video?

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  • Liberal unionista entitlement thinking has brought us to this sorry state. An honorable civil servant like a police officer goes above and beyond to save someone but it doesn't work out, he gets litigated into oblivion. Unions set rules so that the average joe cannot so much as sweep the floor without union approval. Slackers game the system for full retirement at 50. Plus lifetime insurance and benefits. Great work if you can get it.

    What happens when the bill comes due, as it is right no More..

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    • @copperdog3 Your right a cop or fireman saves someones life and in the process he or she gets hurt then the same rescuer is now defending his actions to keep his house, job etc.

      This country is so far out of whack its not even funny anymore. You have lines of lawyers waiting to sue for action and waiting to sue for inaction.. and this is the end result.

      As goes for another thing.. were there not another 75 + people watching ?? how is it they decided to do the same thing as everyone else if t More..

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    • @rightbehindyou

      from what i remember reading, he was a large man fully clothed who had waded out to commit suicide, someone paddled out to him and he said he was praying.. little bit later another person swam out and retrieved the body...
      :(
      but yes they potential rescue people sat by

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  • Liberalism. 'nuff said.

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  • this is your state on socialism...if you vote for democrats you should have your head stomped into a bloody pile of mush.

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  • I bet if it was an illegal immigrant they would help? there is no political argument to justify what was done here.

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  • who cares, he was suicidal and trying to kill himself, no reason for anyone else to put themselves in danger.

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