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(WMTW Portland)   Four New Hampshire cops that were wounded in the shootout that killed their police chief are suing the mother of the shooter because it was her house, and gosh darn it, she should have known better   (wmtw.com) divider line 82
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2012-08-05 09:20:47 AM  
Live free AND die.
 
2012-08-05 09:27:32 AM  
Is this covered by homeowner insurance?
 
2012-08-05 10:05:44 AM  
Why were New Hampshire cops serving warrants in Greenland anyway? Isn't that a bit out of their jurisdiction?
 
2012-08-05 10:06:08 AM  
HA! It's sort of humorous. The police are sued anytime that some incident happens that may or may not have been in their control. I don't recall it working the other way around though. This would be interesting if it's the start of a trend.
 
2012-08-05 10:06:22 AM  
Greenland? Just a bit outside NH jurisdiction, no?

/kidding
 
2012-08-05 10:07:52 AM  
Curse you, Hoboclown! You give clowns AND hobos a bad name!
 
2012-08-05 10:09:47 AM  

MacEnvy: Live free AND die.


i177.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-05 10:10:58 AM  

Silly Jesus: HA! It's sort of humorous. The police are sued anytime that some incident happens that may or may not have been in their control. I don't recall it working the other way around though. This would be interesting if it's the start of a trend.


Yeah, the police don't usually sue parties involved, they will beat the fark out of you with no repercussions, however
 
2012-08-05 10:11:54 AM  
Why not? If mom's son had been killed she'd be suing the cops.
 
2012-08-05 10:15:01 AM  

machodonkeywrestler: Silly Jesus: HA! It's sort of humorous. The police are sued anytime that some incident happens that may or may not have been in their control. I don't recall it working the other way around though. This would be interesting if it's the start of a trend.

Yeah, the police don't usually sue parties involved, they will beat the fark out of you with no repercussions, however


img.hsmagazine.net
 
2012-08-05 10:15:32 AM  
Better hope they don't find a pot seed in that house. She'll really be in trouble then.
 
2012-08-05 10:22:03 AM  
Her house and someone was storing illegal weapons in it. Good on them for suing her into oblivion.
 
2012-08-05 10:22:14 AM  
If a homeowner is responsible for some random asshole drowning in the homeowner's pool, this woman is certainly responsible for her son shooting and killing cops
/Release the lawyers!
 
2012-08-05 10:24:10 AM  
Perhaps the cops could use any settlement money to get some farking training in how to serve a warrant.

Sad situation, but one that could have been avoided.
 
2012-08-05 10:25:01 AM  
Good .
 
2012-08-05 10:36:20 AM  
Some sheriff's officers in my county tried that a few years ago. It didn't work out so well

/Public outrage made them drop the suit
//I wouldn't be surprised if it was the same lawyer
 
2012-08-05 10:38:13 AM  

Savage Belief: Why not? If mom's son had been killed she'd be suing the cops.


But the cops would get the suit dismissed under sovereign immunity.

They already have worker's comp and disability insurance. This sounds like double-dipping.
 
2012-08-05 10:38:50 AM  
So the chief is now a good cop. Give her son a medal.
 
2012-08-05 10:40:09 AM  
"In a lawsuit filed in Rockingham County Superior Court, the officers argue that Beverly Mutrie wantonly allowed criminal activity to occur at the home"

Why does this have a stupid tag? I wish more of this would happen. These dang parents raising these psychopaths crying that their little snowflake "is a good boy", "was turning his life around", "not his fault because he had a mean daddy" etc. This protecting enables these thugs to have a safe house to turn to and allows them an easier time inflicting their horrors on the public longer than if they were given the boot and contacted by the police on the street planning, selling, hiding their crimes.

Just like these parents that are fine with their gang banger kids crime when it is bringing in the $$ but the minute they get shot committing a crime they cry foul and sue the police.
 
2012-08-05 10:44:36 AM  

Savage Belief: Why not? If mom's son had been killed she'd be suing the cops.



...with an ever so slight difference: the cops would have been the ones that shot him.
 
2012-08-05 10:51:59 AM  
What next? If your car gets stolen and the police wreck while they are chasing it, do the sue you because you bought a fast car that someone might want to steal?
 
2012-08-05 10:52:36 AM  

Bob16: So the chief is now a good cop. Give her son a medal.


Agreed.
There is so much bootlicking in here you need waders to keep your ankles dry.
 
2012-08-05 10:53:10 AM  

Bob16: So the chief is now a good cop. Give her son a medal.


From one man to another, I hope you get Lou Gehrig's disease
 
2012-08-05 10:54:13 AM  

simon_bar_sinister: Bob16: So the chief is now a good cop. Give her son a medal.

Agreed.
There is so much bootlicking in here you need waders to keep your ankles dry.


So the only valid options are.."all cops should die" or "bootlicker?"
 
2012-08-05 10:55:33 AM  

Bob16: So the chief is now a good cop. Give her son a medal.


Your skateboard is replaceable. Calm down.
 
2012-08-05 11:03:09 AM  
She was responsible for what happened there.... welcome to home ownership. She needs to know what's going on at property she owns and do something to correct any problems.

With all the idiotic lawsuits from greedy family members when their criminal offspring gets killed by police, its good to see the tables turned. Make her pay for letting this crap happen.

(If I had a nickel for every cop bashing comment on Fark, I'd be uber rich. Keep on whining, insecure scofflaws.... maybe I'll get those nickels.)
 
2012-08-05 11:04:44 AM  

Silly Jesus: Bob16: So the chief is now a good cop. Give her son a medal.

Your skateboard is replaceable. Calm down.


Bwaahaahaaa! I think you made them cry!

+1
 
2012-08-05 11:07:13 AM  
Uh, if they can PROVE that she knew anything then why aren't they actually PRESSING CHARGES because there are actually LAWS AGAINST THAT!

I don't understand the police.

Don't they generally discourage suing. Or does that just apply to the 'little people' like us?
 
2012-08-05 11:13:25 AM  

KimNorth: Why does this have a stupid tag? I wish more of this would happen.


Yeah, because spreading liability around to drag in more and more money is such a great idea.
Mom says she had no knowledge of the criminal activities, curses on her her failing psychic super powers!
 
2012-08-05 11:14:42 AM  

Kurmudgeon: KimNorth: Why does this have a stupid tag? I wish more of this would happen.

Yeah, because spreading liability around to drag in more and more money is such a great idea.
Mom says she had no knowledge of the criminal activities, curses on her her failing psychic super powers!


Well then, why didn't you just say that to start with. Case closed.
 
2012-08-05 11:15:57 AM  
So, did the one guy really wound 4 cops and kill one? Or did the cops open up with everything they got and wounded themselves and simply blamed the guy defending himself?

Yeah, I said defending himself. If that was one of those unannounced plain clothed raids/paper serving (with 5 cops, yeah right), they deserve everything they got.
 
2012-08-05 11:19:09 AM  
America has a huge problem with wanting to blame everybody. The person responsible for shooting the cop was the guy that shot the cop. This obsession we have with blaming everybody and anybody for the actions of one person is getting out of control and really hit its peak with the Sandusky incident.

There is a huge difference between suing the police and the police suing somebody else. When you sue the police its like suing a corporation because the money doesn't come from the persons own pockets but rather the taxpayers which have unlimited money. An old lady does not have unlimited money. She has to think about things like living and eating.
 
2012-08-05 11:19:11 AM  
Could be worse.

They could be suing a gasoline can maker for making a can that allows the user to pour gasoline on an open flame.

Oklahoma maker of plastic gas cans will close July 31

"Company officials said product liability lawsuits prompted the company to file bankruptcy. The lawsuits mostly involved people pouring gasoline out of a gas can onto an open fire, and the vapors igniting and causing injuries."

For juries, it's not about justice. It's about perceived ability to pay. These cops are probably looking for money from an insurance company.
 
2012-08-05 11:22:13 AM  

DubyaHater: If a homeowner is responsible for some random asshole drowning in the homeowner's pool, this woman is certainly responsible for her son shooting and killing cops
/Release the lawyers!


" Release the lawyers!"

Welcome to favorites! (Also marked as "hottie")
 
2012-08-05 11:28:30 AM  
Already made a movie of this BS

The Conspirator, directed by Robert Redford
 
2012-08-05 11:35:55 AM  
Yes, she should PAY for not ratting out her kid to the STATE. THE STATE DEMANDS SUBMISSION FROM ALL ITS SUBJECTS!! LOYALTY TO THE STATE OVER FAMILY!!

Really, what parent is going to run to the police beforehand and turn in their kid because the kid *might* do something bad?
 
2012-08-05 11:41:46 AM  
Property ownership carries with it absolute liability. If someone trespasses and breaks and enters into your home, YOU are liable for any injuries that they might occur. Just like if a neighbor's kid falls out of your tree at 2 AM. Or if an invited guest slips and falls. Fault, intent or any other circumstance has nothing to do with it. The only two facts that matter is A) you own the property and B) someone got hurt or died.

Best part? Residential insurance typically excludes coverage of law enforcement damages and this might extend to liability coverage as well. Not sure about that last bit, but I know that if the police break down your wall with a tank your insurance company won't pay for it.
 
2012-08-05 11:41:59 AM  
small town murder houses freak people out. i think they want to take the building down and run the mom out of town. if the son was a recidivist that property already had a history with the locals.
 
2012-08-05 11:43:32 AM  

Silly Jesus: machodonkeywrestler: Silly Jesus: HA! It's sort of humorous. The police are sued anytime that some incident happens that may or may not have been in their control. I don't recall it working the other way around though. This would be interesting if it's the start of a trend.

Yeah, the police don't usually sue parties involved, they will beat the fark out of you with no repercussions, however

[img.hsmagazine.net image 338x383]


What exactly is 'derpworthy' about this completely true statement?
 
2012-08-05 11:43:51 AM  

lucksi: So, did the one guy really wound 4 cops and kill one? Or did the cops open up with everything they got and wounded themselves and simply blamed the guy defending himself?

Yeah, I said defending himself. If that was one of those unannounced plain clothed raids/paper serving (with 5 cops, yeah right), they deserve everything they got.


The cops went there to confiscate his guns after a domestic violence conviction. So they obviously deserve to die.

Only on Fark....
 
2012-08-05 11:44:34 AM  
wounded

i125.photobucket.com

"Always put one in the brain."
 
2012-08-05 11:45:19 AM  

Madbassist1: Silly Jesus: machodonkeywrestler: Silly Jesus: HA! It's sort of humorous. The police are sued anytime that some incident happens that may or may not have been in their control. I don't recall it working the other way around though. This would be interesting if it's the start of a trend.

Yeah, the police don't usually sue parties involved, they will beat the fark out of you with no repercussions, however

[img.hsmagazine.net image 338x383]

What exactly is 'derpworthy' about this completely true statement?


The broad generalization part.
 
2012-08-05 11:47:00 AM  
Just put her on paid administrative leave, "accidentally" lose the evidence and erase the videotape, then find her not guilty.
 
2012-08-05 11:49:11 AM  

Silly Jesus: Madbassist1: Silly Jesus: machodonkeywrestler: Silly Jesus: HA! It's sort of humorous. The police are sued anytime that some incident happens that may or may not have been in their control. I don't recall it working the other way around though. This would be interesting if it's the start of a trend.

Yeah, the police don't usually sue parties involved, they will beat the fark out of you with no repercussions, however

[img.hsmagazine.net image 338x383]

What exactly is 'derpworthy' about this completely true statement?

The broad generalization part.


The broad generalization that the statement is a true utterance? It IS a true statement, you know...
 
2012-08-05 11:49:51 AM  
Dude is...er, WAS 29 years old.

29.

Not 13.

Not 17.

29.

A grown "man", responsible for everything he does, and fails to do.

This case should be thrown out....thrown out with extreme prejudice.
 
2012-08-05 11:51:28 AM  

Madbassist1: Silly Jesus: Madbassist1: Silly Jesus: machodonkeywrestler: Silly Jesus: HA! It's sort of humorous. The police are sued anytime that some incident happens that may or may not have been in their control. I don't recall it working the other way around though. This would be interesting if it's the start of a trend.

Yeah, the police don't usually sue parties involved, they will beat the fark out of you with no repercussions, however

[img.hsmagazine.net image 338x383]

What exactly is 'derpworthy' about this completely true statement?

The broad generalization part.

The broad generalization that the statement is a true utterance? It IS a true statement, you know...


facepalm.jpg Never mind.
 
2012-08-05 11:52:05 AM  
To those who keep saying that there is a responsibility as a homeowner, note...there are already laws in place for this.

If illegal activity is happening in your house, you are responsible for this. But there isn't a need to sue, there is a need for you to be arrested and face actual charges. And here is where the burden of proof is on the state.

Apparently the state doesn't have a case enough to convict so they are grasping at that civil court straw.

There lies the problem. Well, just one of the many problems we have with 'law enforcement' in this modern age.
 
2012-08-05 11:54:41 AM  

Silly Jesus: Madbassist1: Silly Jesus: Madbassist1: Silly Jesus: machodonkeywrestler: Silly Jesus: HA! It's sort of humorous. The police are sued anytime that some incident happens that may or may not have been in their control. I don't recall it working the other way around though. This would be interesting if it's the start of a trend.

Yeah, the police don't usually sue parties involved, they will beat the fark out of you with no repercussions, however

[img.hsmagazine.net image 338x383]

What exactly is 'derpworthy' about this completely true statement?

The broad generalization part.

The broad generalization that the statement is a true utterance? It IS a true statement, you know...

facepalm.jpg Never mind.


Yes. when faced with facts one must of course attack the messenger.

fark you, troll.
 
2012-08-05 12:06:28 PM  
The woman raised a shiatty kid. I would like to see how this goes.
 
2012-08-05 12:07:24 PM  

Silly Jesus: HA! It's sort of humorous. The police are sued anytime that some incident happens that may or may not have been in their control. I don't recall it working the other way around though. This would be interesting if it's the start of a trend.


Depends....did she have reason to believe her son was dangerous, and did she either have the means to control him, or reason to believe he would listen to her? Then, yes, she could be liable for failing to take action.

/IANALY, but did recently cover just such a scenario in torts.
 
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