Police ride on an armored vehicle through Baltimore on an armored vehicle following protests which occurred after the funeral of Freddie Gray, who was killed by police. A 10 p.m. curfew was in effect, April 28, 2015 (AP/David Goldman)
Armed and Dangerous

If Police Don’t Have to Protect the Public, What Good Are They?

The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly affirmed, most recently in 2005, that police have no constitutional duty to protect members of the public from harm.