Monday, October 30, 2017

Cracked: Cops have no duty to protect you.

So....   Cracked seems to have found out about the story where Joseph Lozito tried to subdue a knife-wielding killer in an NYC subway and the police did not help him.

What's funny in the video  Cracked started out with an admonishment against keyboard commandos going "If I was at X I'd use my sweet ninja moves to stop the killer!"

Which...  is totally legitimate.  It's really, really dangerous in a medical, legal, psychological, and fiscal sense to "get off the boat".  Especially if you have no idea what you are doing.

And to Cracked's credit they point those issues.

But most of the video is about how the police in this case didn't help.  Not Lozito, not the other victims.   And video then went into the legal precedents and even how legally if the police were liable for anyone that got injured in their jurisdiction things would fall apart.

And thus Cracked ends a video about responding to a knife-wielding killer with a clear cut statement that you might be able to count on the police.  Even if they're right there.

Sure Crackes sees this more to inform people the huge risks that come of "being  hero", but hey...  there's good chances that a bad guy won't give you the luxury of getting away. 

But one cannot help but drawing the conclusions that, in such an exigent circumstance it would really be handy to have various tools and training that would better allow someone to stop such a threat.

And that's probably not a conclusion Cracked wants its readers to come to.

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