Ferguson Cop tells citizens: Arm up, we can’t protect you

As we wait for the grand jury’s decision in the case of the shooting of convenience store strong arm robber, Mike Brown, local police are doling out some common sense to the residents for  the potential fallout of the decision.  In the Cop Talk forum of voactiv.com, an officer from Ferguson had some sobering and frank advice to give to the residents of Ferguson.

From Liberty Unyielding:

According to Vocativ’s latest update, the “cop talk” forum, where a user who posts as a local policeman gave the warning, was taken offline on Monday evening.

But before the site was taken down, Vocativ copied this from it:

Under the name “A Concerned Cop,” one person shared a warning: “If you do not have a gun, get one and get one soon. We will not be able to protect you or your family. It will be your responsibility to protect them. Our gutless commanders and politicians have neutered us. I’m serious, get a gun, get more than one, and keep one with you at all times.”

Other posts on the forum echo that sentiment, going so far as to label the protesters and activists in Ferguson as “terrorists,” and calling out local businesses that have identified themselves as supporters of the protests there.

The other posts copied from that site indicate real concern among area law enforcement agents that “protests” will get out of hand after the grand jury decisions on Wilson.

The police have reason to be concerned, of course.  Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit, who has (for obvious reasons) been a go-to resource on developments in Ferguson, posted a map today from protest planners, showing the extraordinary number of places they intend to target in the St. Louis metro.  On their list are, among other spots, corporate headquarters, government offices, museums, shopping plazas, Lambert International Airport, the Ritz-Carlton, and the Gateway Arch.

Read the rest of the article with video and a detailed map at Ferguson-area cop reportedly warns residents, ‘Buy a gun, we can’t protect you’ (Video)

I find nothing wrong with this advice and agree with it fully.

When the stuff hits the fan police WILL NOT be there to help you for a number of reasons.

The event may be too big for the police department to effectively contain.  One need look no further than the LA Riots in which the police where helpless and the majority of the city burned.  The only section of LA that remain wholly intact was Koreatown because the residents were on their roof tops armed with AK-47’s holding back the mob. 

Or that the event was so damaging that the police abandoned their jobs in order to protect their own families.  Hurricane Katrina is a perfect example of this happening on a massive scale.  Police officers have families too and a great number of them fled the city in order to protect their families.

Of course, that’s better than the cops who remained behind going door to door and stealing firearms from law abiding citizens, even beating up little old ladies in order to get their guns.

Then there’s the simple truth that the Supreme Court has ruled that the police aren’t required to protect YOU but rather maintain order.

In Warren v District of Columbia, the court found that police are only under a general duty to protect the public at large.  The court stated that official police personnel and the government employing them owe no duty to victims of criminal acts and thus are not liable for a failure to provide adequate police protection.

So, if the police view that letting your neighborhood be looted and burned to the ground will facilitate the protection of the public at large, they are going to sit back and watch the flames.

That is why, when it comes down to it, you have to protect yourself.  The 2nd Amendment was written to ensure the government didn’t deny you the ability to do just that.

To the law abiding citizens of Ferguson who will most likely face a rabid mob who care more for looting for profit and blind mayhem than the actual facts of the case…I say:

The police can file a report, but only you can stop a crime.  Arm up, and good luck.


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