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More on dealing with the police

**DISCLAIMER. I, THE AUTHOR, AM NOT AN ATTORNEY OR LEGAL PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS FOR DISCUSSION, AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. SEEK THE ADVICE OF QUALIFIED LEGAL PROFESSIONALS. THE AUTHOR DOES NOT ADVISE, COUNSEL, OR SUGGEST THAT ANYONE ENGAGE IN ANY TYPE OF FIGHT, ALTERCATION, OR COMBAT. THE AUTHOR IS NOT ENCOURAGING OR ADVISING ANYONE TO NOT SUMMON THE POLICE IN THE EVENT OF A HOME INVASION, BREAK-IN, BURGLARY OR ANY OTHER VIOLATION OF CIVIL OR CRIMINAL LAWS OR STATUTES. THE AUTHOR IS NOT ADVISING ANYONE TO ENGAGE IN VIGILATISM.**

In the previous post, "It has gotten to that point.... 02/20/09" the subject of Castle Doctrine was highlighted and a video of James Duane, a former defense attorney, and a professor at the Regent University School of Law was presented.

If you haven't read the previous post, please do so. This one builds upon it.

On June 27, 2005 in the case of Castle Rock vs. Gonzales, the US Supreme Court ruled that the police do NOT have a constitutional responsibility to protect members of the public from threats from private individuals.

Unfortunately, many seem to believe that this is a recent court decision and is an aberration. It is not as there are several cases where the courts have absolved the police from any responsibility to protect any individual from various threats.

The Supreme Court in 1856 ruled, in the case of South vs. Maryland, that the sheriff did not engage in a breach of duty for failure to protect the plaintiff from the violence of a mob.

In 1982 the Seventh Circuit Court of appeals held in the case of Bowers vs. DeVito that, "...there is no Constitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered by criminals or madmen."

It is my opinion that this pretty much places us, the average citizen, on our own when it comes to facing threats against ourselves, family and friends. It also, unfortunately, places law enforcement in an adversarial role and put them in the corner with the criminals.

Therefore, it is imperative that one heeds the advice of Mr. Duane as presented in the previous post.

Below is the other half of the video with Officer George Bruch.

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You will notice that the first thing Officer Bruch states is that everything Mr. Duane said is correct. If the police themselves are advising you NOT to talk to them, then heed their advice.

Watch the video in its entirety.

Remember to exercise your Fifth Amendment Right, and say nothing except that you request the opportunity to speak with an attorney prior to any questioning. Say nothing else. Remain silent!

More later.....

4 comments:
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Bullseye said...
February 22, 2009 at 9:38 PM  

Good advice Catman. I have a way (as most do) of putting my foot in my mouth when I see blue lights flashing. Best to just shut my big trap in that case. Good post man, as always.

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erniesjourney said...
February 24, 2009 at 7:34 PM  

Great Cat - I tend to talk too much too - LOL! Imagine that...

Ernie

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Kymber said...
February 25, 2009 at 9:36 AM  

Wow - awesome post Catman. I don't have a Fifth Amendment Right but up here in Canada we are allowed to ask for an attorney first and talk second - with afore-mentioned attorney present of course! I couldn't agree more with keeping your mouth shut until AFTER conferring with your attorney.

As for Bullseye and Ernie admitting that they have big traps and mouths - wha? huh? you two are the quietest, least-opinionated people I have ever met? What are you guys talking about?

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Shy Wolf said...
March 1, 2009 at 9:24 PM  

Most excellent, Catman. When we (in MN) take the cary class every five years, we get a lecture from a local police chief. The first words out of his mouth are, "If involved in a shooting, say nothing without your lawyer present." Every word you say can and will be used against you.
Our local PC feels everyone should carry because it is not his people's job to protect civilians. Too bad the Head County Mounty doesn't feel the same.
Shy

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