Skip to comments.Detroit-area judge fines woman who sued police dog
Posted on 03/29/2009 11:13:07 AM PDT by Chet 99
WARREN, Mich. - A woman sued a police dog that she blamed for injuries after it bit her in the buttocks. To a suburban Detroit judge, the bottom line was that the lawsuit was frivolous.
So Warren District Judge David Viviano slapped 55-year-old Inez Starks with a $500 fine.
The Eastpointe woman filed a lawsuit last August against the city of Warren, several police officers and Liberty, a German shepherd dog in the police department's K-9 unit.
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So, you want your judges to treat their courts as revenue centers for the gov't??
Da Judge fined her, BUT said her case would be re-instated after payment of the fine.
If he truly felt the case frivolous, why reinstate after she enriches his coffers??
She’d have to have a pretty small a$$, and have sustained a pretty deep bite wound to have nerve damage, I’d think. Somehow, I doubt either is the case! Surely she has medical evidence to present?
Did the Dog get checked for HIV after that?
I’m not a doctor so I don’t know. I don’t know what “nerve damage” entails, exactly. All I know is I’m not going to take the media’s accounts as factual on their faces, any more than I’d immediately take her account as factual without further research.
Would that be the guy on the BART train that was lying prone on the ground that was shot in the back by a transit cop? Caught on video no less.
When things like that happen it can make things very dangerous for other cops and the public. It might be why there were four dead Oakland officers shot dead a few weeks later, and why there was a mob supporting the killer.
It can turn into war right before your eyes.
If you shoot and kill a dog, police dog or not, you will not be charged with murder. You cannot legally “murder” a dog. Murder is the unlawful taking of a human life. A dog ain’t human.
Hyperbole annoys me...
I wouldn’t go so far as to say nobody in the police force or court system doesn’t want justice. I would say many regard it as their own personal sandbox to make up the rules as they go along.
And I would also say there are many in the police and court system that taint it so that most people believe they are all corrupt. Certainly with dogs there is one set of rules for police and another for citizens.
It will be for killing an officer. There are special laws that make police dogs ‘officers’. Such laws are only in place in certain areas of the US, not country-wide.
I wonder if Snoopy, the world-famous attorney, has come forward and offered to serve as counsel for the dog.
This charge is still not murder. Murder involves killing another human being. Killing an animal, reguardless of its status is not murder.
No ands, ifs, or buts. In order to commit murder, a human being must die. Nothing else works...
...the bottom line...
I know, dummy. I didn’t say it was. Read what I actually write instead of just going off.
In Post 8, 1believer wrote "If a police dog barges into your home and you shoot the dog in self defense that is considered murder of a police officer."
In Post 26, I wrote, "If you shoot and kill a dog, police dog or not, you will not be charged with murder. You cannot legally murder a dog. Murder is the unlawful taking of a human life. A dog aint human."
Then you wrote in Post 28, "It will be for killing an officer. There are special laws that make police dogs officers. Such laws are only in place in certain areas of the US, not country-wide."
You stated that "it", refering to the charge, would be murder. If not, what the hell did "it" refer to. You aren't suggesting a dog is human are you? What does "it" refer to if not the charge of murder?
You cannot murder an animal. A dog is an animal. You cannot murder a dog. See how that works, dummy?