(Via the Drudge Report)
But in a sort of sad way. Those of us who have advocated for our right of self-defense have long pointed out the numerous court cases in which it has been found that the police have no duty to protect you.
In Oakland, CA, the police are going to one up that one. Playing the "panic the sheep" card in the face of a budget cut, the police chief has listed crimes the Oakland PD "will no longer respond to and they include grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism."
Over the years, I've watched various government agencies repeatedly and reflexively reach for the things guaranteed to cause the most public outcry each and every time a budget cut is discussed. I hope the people in Oakland call their bluff this time. The chief deserves to be fired and someone who is willing to get the job done despite the constraints needs to be installed.
Of course, it's a pity that the people of California have been denied so many of their rights under the Second Amendment for so long. It's going to be a little difficult for them to defend themselves.
Welcome to life in the "declining empire".