Skip to comments.Dog owners keep most of $620,000 in damages
Posted on 09/22/2012 1:14:01 PM PDT by Politicalmom
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Threatening to kill cops on FR. When did that start?
Corrections officers are considered “paramilitary”.
Even hubby, who, although he was the prison complex welder/metal fabricator was always ‘on call’ to assume corrections officer duties if necessary.
He had to take the same self defense courses, pass the same shooting tests and would have performed in a ‘paramilitary’ fashion, if needed.
Those are just prison guards.
Imagine how much more power cops will have.
My Jack is worth your life if you ever hurt him. I am 62 years old; been there done that. I have been around the world 2 and a half times; I have had people shoot at me in anger and miss, I have shot back and hit. Prison doesn’t frighten me and I would kill you or anybody who hurt my Jack
The taxpayers hired this reprobate.
I have a very long drive way (7 tenths of a mile), the sign posted on my gate (always locked) says; IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PERSONAL INVITATION FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER—IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A SIGNED, VALID WARRANT PER THE IVth AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES—TURN AROUND AND GET OUT NOW—THIS IS PRIVATE PROPERTY, YOU ARE NOT WANTED HERE.
( This property protected by Msrs. Beretta, Colt, Mossberg, Remington and Springfield )
Because they have a dog they love they figure they have permission to say crazy things (here at Free Republic) and demand crazy amounts of money from the taxpayers if a cop messes with their dog. In this case the dog ran up veterinarian bills but survived the policeman’s bullet
This needs to happen more often.
You mean PUNISHING the taxpayers instead of those who did the deed?? How is that going to deter the bad guys when someone else pays for it?
Be like that.
You’ve become uncivilized.
Ideally, it should be the police who pay for the damages out of their own pockets; however, this is not happening realistically.
Despite all the shootings, the laws on the matter have NOT changed, partly because the average person is not fully aware of the extensiveness of the problem.
I fully support placing the amount of damages solely on the shoulders of the person(s) responsible for such unconstitutional shootings, etc.
However, people will not demand such a law until they make the connection that “we’re paying because that power-hungry fool can’t keep his finger off the trigger”.
Most people are still fully content to worship police officers, no matter what they do. A few of them still remain on this thread.
Your opinion, who cares. Read and obey the sign and see the sun rise tomorrow; ignore the sign and see the bottom of a very deep mine shaft. Got lots of them around here, some of them are even full of water and debris.
Oh; I will. My land, my home, my rules.
Many civil penalties should be just like criminal: toss the perpetrators in jail for a bit. It would even be good for traffic tickets. Instead of highway robbery, have a driver do an hour or two in jail or traffic school. The incentive to officially loot people makes for corrupt money motivated cops and judges. Justice does not equal a transfer of money.
I prefer Norm Lenhart's point of view in this instance.
With all due respect, you are out of your mind.
Baker Park, Frederick
Sugar Loaf Mountain
Punitive damages are. Too bad they can’t take it directly out of the pockets of the cops so that they’d really feel it.
Norm wouldn’t answer this question. Will you?
Can I come pick your pocket because some stranger shot my dog?
Compensated by the transgressor, NOT by we the people!! That's a huge distinction that you are ignoring.
(And you might not want to discount the possibility that I'm a better shot than you. You're not the only one with experience and training. Just sayin'.)
I’ll answer it. You may certainly come pick my pocket if the stranger is a cop in my town and his boss, the Sheriff, was duly elected by the town members AND same Sheriff believes it justified to shoot the family dog of one of our town members. I shall pay and then do my level best to elect a Sheriff that thinks otherwise the next election.
I would think the city counsel would be all over the Mayor and Sheriff for costing the town the cash and ensure that it does not happen a second time. After a few of these payouts, police across the country *should* rethink their jack-booted thuggery.
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