Quote of the day—Jeff Snyder

Do you believe that you are forbidden to protect yourself because the police are better qualified to protect you, because they know what they are doing but you’re a rank amateur? Put aside that this is equivalent to believing that only concert pianists may play the piano and only professional athletes may play sports. What exactly are these special qualities possessed only by the police and beyond the rest of us mere mortals?

Jeff Snyder
2001
Nation of Cowards page 19
[This essay was originally published in 1993 by The Public Interest.

The first question is semi-serious. The second is, obviously, a rhetorical question but to answer it anyway, “None.”—Joe]

4 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Jeff Snyder

  1. For uninformed new audience members, the courts have ruled that the police are not obligated to protect you. You could be robbed, raped, and murdered in front of them.

    I recall at least one instance with a NYC subway attack where an attack was not stopped by LEOs.

  2. “What exactly are these special qualities possessed only by the police and beyond the rest of us mere mortals?”

    The short answer is that they are officers of the court. You are not.

    If crime decreased because you mere mortals started gunning down criminals in the act, the courts might have to lay off a few judges or something.

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