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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Am all for holding police accountable for their actions. Suspend them. Fire them.

    But am not a fan of raiding the public coffers to enrich an individual for the event. Actual damages are ok. Punitive awards should go somewhere else.

    Just a view.
    Without that, then government doesn't have much incentive to keep police in line.

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    Police lie to people all the time. Cops will tell you that if you don't tell them something then it's obstruction of justice. Which is bullshit. Willfully lying to police or destroying or hiding evidence is obstruction of justice. You never have to talk to police if you don't want to. That's our Constitutional rights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Am all for holding police accountable for their actions. Suspend them. Fire them.

    But am not a fan of raiding the public coffers to enrich an individual for the event. Actual damages are ok. Punitive awards should go somewhere else.

    Just a view.
    Yep, I'm all for those police having to pay.

    Big settlements from the taxpayers...not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobfitcher View Post
    "Enrich"? "Like the lottery"?

    Are you fucking kidding me? This man was assaulted by agents of the state. They lied under oath. With a bond of over $800,000,he was facing some serious prison time. He deserves every fucking penny he got. Don't like it? Stop electing assholes who condone this shit. Stop making excuses for bad cops. Make sure these fuckers are fired. They aren't allowed to resign. Fire them. Make sure they NEVER work in law enforcement anywhere ever again. Not as a cop. Not as security in a Wal-Mart. Nothing. They lose their fucking pension.

    How's this? Any and all punitive damages can come from the police pension fund.

    This will take a long time for him to recover from. He deserves everything he was awarded.
    The cops deserve jail, the victim deserves to be made whole, no one deserves a jackpot payoff.

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    Punitive damages or no, those officers deserve(d) to be canned and prosecuted. If it had ended with the takedown, it would have been bad but could see it chalked up to misunderstanding/heat of the moment. The decision to lie about him assaulting them and proceed with prosecution is far beyond the pale. Glad he had the security camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto Throttle View Post
    The cops deserve jail, the victim deserves to be made whole, no one deserves a jackpot payoff.
    There is no way to punish a corporation or municipality other than to cost them enough money to get them to correct behaviour. If the "punishment" does not hurt it is worthless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    There is no way to punish a corporation or municipality other than to cost them enough money to get them to correct behaviour. If the "punishment" does not hurt it is worthless.
    Don't think anyone is arguing the punishment part of the equation.

    Some are just questioning where the award should be delivered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderer View Post
    Punitive damages or no, those officers deserve(d) to be canned and prosecuted. If it had ended with the takedown, it would have been bad but could see it chalked up to misunderstanding/heat of the moment. The decision to lie about him assaulting them and proceed with prosecution is far beyond the pale. Glad he had the security camera.

    Don't know if everyone caught this little detail. At the time of the arrest the judge assigned a bail of $807,000 based collectively on the 3 charges. Over half of that bail figure ($500,000) associated to the charge "assault with a deadly weapon". That deadly weapon being the imaginary gun which never existed.

    This really was a black eye for law enforcement. Prosecution of the officers was warranted. But since this event occurred a year and a half ago with no blow back on the cops to date, it doesn't appear there will be any punishment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Don't think anyone is arguing the punishment part of the equation.

    Some are just questioning where the award should be delivered.
    Reading the story, the police had apparently come out because the son had called in a fake call. Now, of course, we see 3 policemen subdue the man and then the one cop leg whips him and they go through the trouble of then arresting him for assaulting THEM, not charging him for any crime they had been called to the scene for. Reading between the lines, I sense there is prior history, personal animus here.

    $1.3mn, if you ask me, actually sounds a bit low. The damages lie in the assault of course but the true damages lie in the perjury/defamation and of course naturally in the 'punitives' (punitive damages think treble damages)
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    These cops shouldn’t just be fired, they should be prosecuted
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