Like the example I gave above with the university and them keeping an eye out for troubled students. It is all well and good to look out for each other and be more involved with everyone's safety but if the lawsuits go through and the university staff get nailed for not doing their due diligence then everyone in the teaching profession will then concern themselves with covering their backside in the odd event they had a troubled student and something went wrong. In the end you just end up with people covering their assets and not doing their job just to keep their jobs. and that is the main problem with government. You have half the positions to deal with the checks and balances insuring nothing can be pined on the few people that make the decisions. So which is worse, a bloated bureaucracy or the odd screw up?
So I do not really belong in one camp or the other. I know everything has tradeoffs and there is no 'right' solution. Mostly I go for the greater net benefit over time I guess.