Moral victories do not change policies or the politicians that institute them.
The taxpayers of these districts elected people who put these shoot fog policies in place. It’s up to them to make good on their error. Sucks greatly for those who didn’t vote for them, but elections have consequences.
And it it takes bankrupting towns and cities to teach the lesson, so be it.
Some cop is always going to make a bad decision about something. That's no reason for one person (and his lawyer) to get rich.
Give the money back to the taxpayer and fire the chief of police. That'll be a better solution.
If we allow cops to come onto our property, kill whatever because they can and then let them get away with it, why should anyone believe it would it stop with just killing our dogs?
Everyone should be held to the same standards, the same laws, but those with greater responsibility need to be held to a higher standard, not a lower one.
We have more than enough history to see where that goes. All aboard the cattle cars, everyone? Better idea: Stop it now!
Hoorah for the judge and jury and the Bill of Rights!