The police and military aren’t here to protect you

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I read today that the US Federal Court has ruled that the police have no duty to protect you. This is not intuitive to most citizens who feel their tax dollars are being spent to protect them. I tweeted out this URL, and got a response:

https://twitter.com/RamonaMacLeod/status/1080950648340832256

which caused me to recall many years ago I look up the Canadian military to discover that protecting citizens is not in their mandate, so I looked it up again:

https://twitter.com/cqwww/status/1080956609008816129

and then I decided to look up the mandate of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to discover that it's the same here in Canada. No where in their mandate is a duty to protect citizens.

https://twitter.com/cqwww/status/1080957049456910336

An important distinction for anyone who is under the illusion the military or police have a duty to protect us as citizens.