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Underage student who was violently arrested by cops gets $200,000 compensation
DailyMail ^ | 31 July 2014 | DailyMail

Posted on 07/31/2014 6:36:55 PM PDT by dennisw

Elizabeth Daly, now 21, and her friend had their car swarmed by state agents after their case of water was mistaken for beer Daly had initially sought $40million in damages for a tremor in her right hand, intense anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and other problems The young women had been shopping at a local Virginia grocery store one night in April 2013 for a charity fundraiser the next day A college student in Virginia reached a $212,500 settlement on Wednesday following her arrest last year when state agents had mistaken a case of water for beer.

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that Elizabeth Daly, now 21, had reached a settlement in state court. She had initially filed a $40 million federal lawsuit against agents with the state Alcoholic Beverage Control unit.

Herring said the settlement was not an admission of wrongdoing by any of the parties in the lawsuit.

Daly had left a Charlottesville, Virginia, supermarket in April 2013 when her car was surrounded by state ABC agents, one of whom drew a firearm and another who had jumped onto the hood of her car.

They had mistaken her carton of La Croix sparkling water for beer that her friend had purchased.

Daly said she became frantic when unmarked agents surrounded her vehicle, banging on the windows and demanding that she roll them down. One of her two friends in the car had allegedly said that the badges were fake and told her to 'go, go, go' according to the lawsuit cited in the AP report.

Unsure whether they were in fact agents, she and her friend fled the scene in the car, grazing two of the agents in the process.

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1 posted on 07/31/2014 6:36:55 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

For $200,000 the cops can terrorize me anytime. These cops made asses of themselves. Too bad the $200,000 doesn’t come out of their paychecks.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 6:38:55 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

any awards should come out of the offending officers’ pensions, and then the police chiefs’ and the officer hierarchy in charge too.


3 posted on 07/31/2014 6:41:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: dennisw

These lunatics should’ve been jailed.

The ABC should be abolished anyway.

Virginia is a police state.


4 posted on 07/31/2014 6:47:19 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain/Ripper 2016)
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To: dennisw

She let them off too easy, especially in that they’re admitting no wrong doing. I would have held out for a LOT more and a public apology, or else gone to the jury.


5 posted on 07/31/2014 6:47:51 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: dennisw

And Ventura got how much?


6 posted on 07/31/2014 6:53:20 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dennisw
the charges were later dropped and her record was expunged.

Expunged but it will never go away and will pop up when she applies for a job or to a school. She may not know that it has come up because she probably won't be told why she has been denied.

7 posted on 07/31/2014 6:53:59 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: dennisw

Do not trust ANY cops of any kind. They all work for the FEDS now. They are allowed to run amok for practice so they will kill when the FEDS unleash them on constitutional citizen militias.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 6:56:27 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: dennisw

Just wait until anti-cop jihadists show up with their fatwahs. I too would like a big fat taxpayer-funded paycheck for an arrest any day of the week.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 6:57:24 PM PDT by sagar
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To: dennisw

$200K for a year and a half of legal representation during a suit against the state? That’ll leave her with nothing.


10 posted on 07/31/2014 7:02:08 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: dennisw

“Underage”? You can be arrested in kindergarten these days if you draw a gun, how can anyone be underage to be arrested?


11 posted on 07/31/2014 7:04:00 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: dennisw

Real dics eh?


12 posted on 07/31/2014 7:04:44 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: dennisw

“For $200,000 the cops can terrorize me anytime. These cops made asses of themselves. Too bad the $200,000 doesn’t come out of their paychecks.”

Money isn’t everything. These crazy thugs could have shot two innocent girls who were simply trying to run for their lives from what looked like a rape attempt. It is a shame one of the officers didn’t end up dead. Maybe then they’d learn to restrain their enthusiasm for thuggish behavior. This was insane behavior that should not be allowed.
All this over something as small as under age drinking. And not even guilty of it.

To the LEOs here, what is it with plain clothed cops not being able to understand that you succeeded in your goal? We don’t know you’re a cop. You don’t look like one, and we have no reason to believe you are one. Anyone can shout “Police” and then rape you after you cooperate. Heck, the criminals are learning to do just that. This kind of stupidity can get people hurt or killed through misunderstandings like this.
If you aren’t in uniform, don’t be stupid enough to expect us to know you’re a cop. Especially get crazy aggressive like these idiots. In this situation, these girls had only moments to make the choice on how to react. Moments. Do you honestly expect people to ‘wait and see’ in this kind of situation? If you do, they all you care about is yourself and law. You don’t care about the people this activity can harm.


13 posted on 07/31/2014 7:05:04 PM PDT by LevinFan
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To: arthurus

The question will be “Have you ever been arrested?” doesn’t matter or asked for what or if you were exonerated .... it’s there.


14 posted on 07/31/2014 7:06:08 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: sagar
Just wait until anti-cop jihadists show up with their fatwahs. I too would like a big fat taxpayer-funded paycheck for an arrest any day of the week.

That's one of your dumbest comments yet, of which there are many.

15 posted on 07/31/2014 7:08:45 PM PDT by two134711
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To: dennisw

Great pity she settled. Should have held out for a lot more.


16 posted on 07/31/2014 7:10:43 PM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: dennisw

The drug war posters never sound off about police raids when minors buy beer.

Additionally, if we look to the age of consent laws, being “nearly legal” is now considered legal if you are close enough in age (within a few years).

Why do the police even concern themselves with such matters?

The drinking age should be decided locally instead of federally (blackmailed in compliance by the withholding of highway funds from gas taxes).


17 posted on 07/31/2014 7:15:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: dennisw

I remember when this was fresh news.It was pretty absurd. I agree that she should have held out for much more and an admission of wrongdoing. She was lucky that the occupants of the car were not summarily massacred.


18 posted on 07/31/2014 7:18:33 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: dennisw

How does one confuse a case of water for a case of beer??? That is just plain stupid.


19 posted on 07/31/2014 7:18:45 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: two134711

“That’s one of your dumbest comments yet, of which there are many.”

How is it dumb? Wasting hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on a hit-and-run suspect? Oh, I am sorry. Her charges were dropped because the mob wanted her off the hook. How convenient - run over cops and get off the hook!


20 posted on 07/31/2014 7:22:46 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Morgana
"How does one confuse a case of water for a case of beer??? That is just plain stupid.">


21 posted on 07/31/2014 7:24:26 PM PDT by sagar
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To: a fool in paradise
The drinking age should be decided locally instead of federally (blackmailed in compliance by the withholding of highway funds from gas taxes).

The states are whores and their payment is the federal highway funds. Uncle John gets a BJ or he cuts off the $$.

The irony is that the feds take the money, then make the states kiss the federal ass to get *some* of it back. Everything belongs to Washington, and we have to prostrate ourselves before our rulers to get a few crumbs....of our own earnings.

22 posted on 07/31/2014 7:24:41 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: dennisw

Did these Jackbooted incompetents even get demoted?

None of these LE goose steppers ever seems to suffer much for the hurt they inflict on innocent civilians. Rarely, at any rate.


23 posted on 07/31/2014 7:27:00 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: sagar

I spoke too soon.


24 posted on 07/31/2014 7:28:31 PM PDT by two134711
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I doubt it cost them a thing. The cops lost what? The administrators and bureaucrats in the city lost what? They aren’t learning any lessons because it is not their money.

The taxpayers are robbed again.


25 posted on 07/31/2014 7:31:17 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: sagar

Okay Okay I see your point. Most just get the cheap clear plastic bottles.

As for Perrier I never touch the stuff myself.


26 posted on 07/31/2014 7:32:35 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: GeronL

Exactly. When there are no consequences, there is no restraint on the actions of fascist thugs and bullies.


27 posted on 07/31/2014 7:35:56 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: sagar

“How is it dumb? Wasting hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on a hit-and-run suspect? Oh, I am sorry. Her charges were dropped because the mob wanted her off the hook. How convenient - run over cops and get off the hook!”

Uh, no. Her charges were dropped because she was guilty of only trying to run from unknown attackers. The pigs almost got run over by their own stupidity in assuming these girls understood they were cops. As in my above post, the girls had only moments to react to an attack, including a nut with a gun. Remember they were innocent of the reason for the stop. They had no reason to expect a police encounter.

It isn’t like this was two guilty people running from the consequences. Cops routinely cite their confusion when they make a mistake and harm the innocent, even in ridiculous situations like the Dorner hunt idiocy. Why then must our moments count decisions have to be more perfect than those of cops? Because we don’t have the magic badge?

These cops deserved what they got. If one had been killed, they’d have deserved it. Here is a tip. Next time, have a cop in a flipping uniform to make the stop. Under age drinking isn’t worth people getting hurt or killed over a misunderstanding. And keep the flipping gun holstered until you have a real reason to pull out the penis extension.


28 posted on 07/31/2014 7:38:12 PM PDT by LevinFan
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To: dennisw

And we all go marching along to the reeducation camps.


29 posted on 07/31/2014 7:41:29 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

They need to be paying this up personally


30 posted on 07/31/2014 7:41:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: dennisw
They had mistaken her carton of La Croix sparkling water for beer that her friend had purchased.

Anyone who pays more for a bottle of water than a gallon of gas should have their head examined. Get a plastic bottle or two, clean them, refill with tap water and put them in the fridge.

31 posted on 07/31/2014 7:42:17 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: LevinFan
These cops deserved what they got. If one had been killed, they’d have deserved it. Here is a tip. Next time, have a cop in a flipping uniform to make the stop. Under age drinking isn’t worth people getting hurt or killed over a misunderstanding. And keep the flipping gun holstered until you have a real reason to pull out the penis extension.

Yep!

I was accosted by an unmarked cop (for nothing more than being 18 and driving the speed limit) who didn't show ID and then threatened me for not pulling over right away. They asked to be road kill and would have deserved it had that been the outcome.

32 posted on 07/31/2014 7:49:44 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: sagar

The ABC agents had just been transferred from another district where they had been violating policies. The director of that district just resigned after this incident.

The students had just come from a rape awareness class. They stopped to buy water for some volunteer project.

After moving down the road a short distance, they pulled over and called 911 to indicate that they thought they were being attacked. The ABC agents were leaning on the vehicle when they took off, so that’s their own fault.

Of course, why should you give a shit? Only when it’s your daughter. Then you’ll make a prediction that no child of yours would ever do such a thing.


33 posted on 07/31/2014 7:50:03 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: ChildOfThe60s

” Yep!

I was accosted by an unmarked cop (for nothing more than being 18 and driving the speed limit) who didn’t show ID and then threatened me for not pulling over right away. They asked to be road kill and would have deserved it had that been the outcome. “

I watched a video a few months ago of a uniformed cop and two undercover cops get into an argument so fierce that if they’d remembered they had guns, they might have gone for it right in the streets.

The issue was, criminals had learned to imitate undercover officers and robbing people. (Thanks pigs for giving criminals that tool.) The uniformed officer stopped and unholstered his weapon to investigate the stop. The undercover guys got upset that he DARED draw a gun on them. 1. that ignores that he didn’t know who they were.
2. Bet they didn’t think twice about pointing guns at other people.
It’s just amazing how blind undercover guys seem to be. All they see is themselves.


34 posted on 07/31/2014 8:20:44 PM PDT by LevinFan
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To: LevinFan

Well said.


35 posted on 07/31/2014 8:25:25 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: a fool in paradise

What u said


36 posted on 07/31/2014 8:27:00 PM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take backour way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: dennisw

Not enough.


37 posted on 07/31/2014 8:36:14 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: two134711

lol....


38 posted on 07/31/2014 8:38:00 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: sagar

Grazed the cops, not run over them. Please be honest with yourself.


39 posted on 07/31/2014 8:39:14 PM PDT by Ecliptic (.)
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To: LevinFan

“All this over something as small as under age drinking. And not even guilty of it.”

Exactly. Supposed they HAD bought beer. Is it now OK to shoot people for illegally buying beer?

There were several agents there, they couldn’t have approached these girls in some manner that didn’t scare the cr*p out of them? Is is just lucky nobody was seriously hurt or killed.

It’s like nobody can do their job properly anymore. Like I mean nobody, from the floor sweeper to the POTUS.


40 posted on 07/31/2014 8:39:46 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: LevinFan; sagar
It's nice to see some people able to read and or look at all the facts as to what happened.

You're absolutely correct, based on the article the young ladies did zip wrong, were guilty of nothing and they knew that. I'm not familiar with this case, but it appears when swarmed upon by armed people who apparently were not in uniform, they had just seconds to make a decision.

I'd say the young ladies were lucky several dozen rounds were not punched through their vehicle...

Crazy days..

41 posted on 07/31/2014 8:51:25 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Ecliptic
Grazed the cops, not run over them.

Regrettably.

42 posted on 07/31/2014 9:06:03 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: sagar

You are clearly ignorant of the facts of this case. Respectfully suggest you read up before commenting further.


43 posted on 07/31/2014 9:17:45 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Morgana
How does one confuse a case of water for a case of beer???

If you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

44 posted on 07/31/2014 9:37:50 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: LevinFan

...If you aren’t in uniform, don’t be stupid enough to expect us to know you’re a cop. ...
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Overall good posting, LF! If some a-hole jumps on the hood of my car with a gun as I’m leaving a convenience store he will need some first aid from his spill onto the cement, unless he’s a Bruce Willis-type from some action movie that puts 3 shots through my face first.


45 posted on 07/31/2014 10:59:10 PM PDT by octex
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To: SkyDancer

The question will be “Have you ever been arrested?”
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As I recall from my working years, the question was “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?”.


46 posted on 07/31/2014 11:01:47 PM PDT by octex
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To: sagar; Morgana
Wrong product.

This is what the young lady purchased. But nice try.

47 posted on 07/31/2014 11:40:03 PM PDT by YankeeinOkieville (Obamanation [oh-bom-uh-nay-shuhn] n. -- ignorance and arrogance in the highest offices)
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To: jocon307

“Exactly. Supposed they HAD bought beer. Is it now OK to shoot people for illegally buying beer?”

The issue isn’t shooting them over beer. If someone offers deadly force to a cop stopping them, the original crime is not relevant.
But undercover cops don’t seem to get it. I’m not offering deadly force to a cop making a lawful stop. In my mind, I’m killing a rapist/mugger/killer. Even if I’m guilty of the crime, you’re anything but a cop to me. Take the blue colored glasses off and examine yourself from outside.

The issue of their aggressiveness come how small the crime was. Is underage drinking worthy of that initially aggressive response? Is the world going to end because they get away?


48 posted on 08/01/2014 5:44:01 AM PDT by LevinFan
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To: octex

“unless he’s a Bruce Willis-type from some action movie that puts 3 shots through my face first”

The problem was they thought they were Bruce Willis. In their minds, this was the bust of their career. Who gets that excited over catching kids with beer?

Flipping thrill seekers with badges. Take up base jumping, mountain climbing, or bear hunting with a bow. Don’t get your excitement on the streets. I’m not your entertainment.


49 posted on 08/01/2014 5:51:09 AM PDT by LevinFan
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To: sagar
I too would like a big fat taxpayer-funded paycheck for an arrest any day of the week.

Tax payers already pay more than that a year to employ all the cops involved. So you are saying you would rather your taxes be spent on tyranny as oppose to restitution for tyranny.
50 posted on 08/01/2014 5:53:17 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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