In 2012 Jose Banks escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Facility in Chicago.  He was quickly recaptured.  In 2014 he sued the Federal government for 10 million dollars,  because the negligence of the government made his escape possible.  Fox news has the story:  Now on one level this is a funny ha-ha story, especially since he did not prevail.

There is a serious take away from this story.  In its decision the court said that the government does not owe a particular duty to keep them in custody.

Then we have the other end of the spectrum where a victim of crime sued because the police didn’t respond or responded inappropriately: Warren v. District of Columbia, 444 A.2d 1 (D.C. 1981).
“…a government and its agencies are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any particular individual citizen…” -Warren v. District of Columbia, 444 A.2d 1 (D.C. App. 1981)

So you as an individual have an obligation to pay for government services, in the form of taxes.  The government is under no obligation to deliver those services specifically to you.

The appellate court pointed out that Mr. Banks had Chutzpah in filing the suit.  On second thought it appears all the litigants in this action had a surplus of Chutzpah.