I feel confident the system is already protecting the cops quite well enough already, we can afford to protect them a little less. Apart from rare exceptions like Derek Chauvin, cops these days can commit murder in broad daylight and get away with it (not that the aforementioned ex-cop is an example of any such thing). Dialing that shit back a few notches won't result in immediate anarchy.
The entire Uvalde situation was already far more ridiculous and tragic than the supposed issue you describe. And I never heard of the lack of that ruling ever being a problem for any of the centuries before it was made.
I mean, if their job isn't to protect and serve, what exactly are they for? Hassling people over bullshit for fines and uncivil forfeiture to pad their own pockets some more? Keeping the riffraff from taking their peaceful protests to in the rich neighbourhoods?
Of course it should be illegal for government workers to not do their jobs. Otherwise taxation really is just theft.
Minorities and Women, time to lock and load:
Don’t let these inbred fascist cultist fucks lay a hand on you.
See how they like it when an AR15 is pointed at them.
Having those cops held responsible to a duty to protect would have helped.
And now that I have answered your question, stop evading mine.
Why shouldn't cops — to the best of their ability — act as general security in society?
If they shouldn't, where should security come from? Keep in mind the cops were keeping people from protecting their own children at Uvalde.
Let's try again. Given that we're talking about how police forces SHOULD work, should cops have a duty to protect or not? And why?