For several decades, the Supreme Court has repeatedly held that the police has no duty to an individual victim. Their duty is to the entire city. The last such decision took place in 2004, after the police failed to enforce a protection from abuse order from a judge. The husband killed the wife, and the children sued the city.
So the answer to the above question is simple. Criminals make lawyers money. Crime victims do not, and may rot.
Congress may mandate, in exchange for law enforcement funding, a state statute eliminating this police immunity from liability to individual citizens. The crime victim could then encourage by litigation adherence by all police department to professional standards of policing.
2 years ago