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2013-02-24 03:23:19 AM  
FTFA: A half-hour soon turns into an hour.

To be clear, that took another half hour.
 
2013-02-24 03:25:50 AM  
A good start.
 
2013-02-24 03:30:30 AM  
With or without a cellmate?

(reads article)

Okay, I'm with the lawyer here.  Someone not a prisoner, forgotten for 4 hours, no one could hear him, and the intercom busted for 8 months?  Obviously all the money going to the prison industry isn't paying for basic safety or competence.
 
2013-02-24 04:09:23 AM  

Alphax: With or without a cellmate?

(reads article)

Okay, I'm with the lawyer here.  Someone not a prisoner, forgotten for 4 hours, no one could hear him, and the intercom busted for 8 months?  Obviously all the money going to the prison industry isn't paying for basic safety or competence.


The link to David Chong in the article is horrifying.
 
2013-02-24 04:17:43 AM  

vygramul: Alphax: With or without a cellmate?

(reads article)

Okay, I'm with the lawyer here.  Someone not a prisoner, forgotten for 4 hours, no one could hear him, and the intercom busted for 8 months?  Obviously all the money going to the prison industry isn't paying for basic safety or competence.

The link to David Chong in the article is horrifying.


Indeed!
 
2013-02-24 04:31:57 AM  
One who's past the bar?
 
2013-02-24 04:49:16 AM  
A biatch?
 
2013-02-24 05:04:01 AM  

Alphax: With or without a cellmate?

(reads article)

Okay, I'm with the lawyer here.  Someone not a prisoner, forgotten for 4 hours, no one could hear him, and the intercom busted for 8 months?  Obviously all the money going to the prison industry isn't paying for basic safety or competence.


Don't be with him. Sure it's annoying, but it's not life-altering. It's not worth $20m in compensation. Nothing is.
 
2013-02-24 05:14:03 AM  

Slaxl: Alphax: With or without a cellmate?

(reads article)

Okay, I'm with the lawyer here.  Someone not a prisoner, forgotten for 4 hours, no one could hear him, and the intercom busted for 8 months?  Obviously all the money going to the prison industry isn't paying for basic safety or competence.

Don't be with him. Sure it's annoying, but it's not life-altering. It's not worth $20m in compensation. Nothing is.


The $20 million mentioned was for the student left alone for 5 days and nearly died.  This lawyer hasn't said what he'll do yet.
 
2013-02-24 05:14:16 AM  
Imminently wealthy?

Slaxl: Don't be with him. Sure it's annoying, but it's not life-altering. It's not worth $20m in compensation. Nothing is.


I see you're confusing the lawyer inconvenienced for a few hours with the student that nearly died being abandoned without food or water in a jail cell by the DEA.. FOR FIVE FARKING DAYS

Nothing is worth $20M? You must place a very low value on the lives of others.
 
2013-02-24 05:21:08 AM  
Oh oops :P Yeh reading comprehension fail, my bad. I just glossed over it.

MurphyMurphy: Nothing is worth $20M? You must place a very low value on the lives of others.


I don't think I could take that money and live a life of riches and luxury knowing it came because someone dear to me had do die in a terrible way. If you think $20m for a human life is a good deal then... well. Okay then.
 
2013-02-24 05:21:14 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Nothing is worth $20M? You must place a very low value on the lives of others.


No offense, but it would take 15¢ for me to get over your death right not.  Maybe $10 if they ran video of it on the news and you were crying or fat or something upsetting like that.  I don't know you very well.
 
2013-02-24 06:44:00 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Imminently wealthy?

Slaxl: Don't be with him. Sure it's annoying, but it's not life-altering. It's not worth $20m in compensation. Nothing is.

I see you're confusing the lawyer inconvenienced for a few hours with the student that nearly died being abandoned without food or water in a jail cell by the DEA.. FOR FIVE FARKING DAYS

Nothing is worth $20M? You must place a very low value on the lives of others.


We should fire the cops, maybe even hang 'em for gross incompotence, but $20M is a lot of money for an ordeal. The guy who cut his arm off with a pocket knife got $0.00 for his troubles.
 
2013-02-24 07:17:52 AM  
A good start?
 
2013-02-24 07:21:42 AM  

BronyMedic: A good start?


Great minds, etc.
 
2013-02-24 07:27:54 AM  

staplermofo: MurphyMurphy: Nothing is worth $20M? You must place a very low value on the lives of others.

No offense, but it would take 15¢ for me to get over your death right not.  Maybe $10 if they ran video of it on the news and you were crying or fat or something upsetting like that.  I don't know you very well.


You, Sir, are a true 80s man.

pool.theinfosphere.org
 
2013-02-24 08:59:01 AM  
Depends.  Were those billable or actual hours?
 
2013-02-24 09:04:37 AM  

BronyMedic: staplermofo: MurphyMurphy: Nothing is worth $20M? You must place a very low value on the lives of others.

No offense, but it would take 15¢ for me to get over your death right not.  Maybe $10 if they ran video of it on the news and you were crying or fat or something upsetting like that.  I don't know you very well.

You, Sir, are a true 80s man.

[pool.theinfosphere.org image 225x169]


Awesome... Awesome to the max.
 
2013-02-24 09:42:45 AM  

Alphax: With or without a cellmate?

(reads article)

Okay, I'm with the lawyer here.  Someone not a prisoner, forgotten for 4 hours, no one could hear him, and the intercom busted for 8 months?  Obviously all the money going to the prison industry isn't paying for basic safety or competence.


we don't care about safety or competence, let alone working equipment.  we want to 'lock up the bad people' and punish them.  we don't care about safety (theirs or even the guards). we want maximum punishment for the cheapest cost, and we've started letting corporations profit from running jails and prisons.  corporations with little or no oversight, I might add.  corporations that now have a vested interest in making sure as many people as is humanly possible go to prison for as long as possible.

great country we've got here isn't?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-24 09:54:10 AM  
A life is worth in the range $1 million to $5 million according to most studies. Obviously when jurors are spending somebody else's money the value can go higher, but most of the time even juries don't go into eight figures.
 
2013-02-24 10:20:31 AM  
You'd call him "the Plaintiff."
 
2013-02-24 10:24:12 AM  

Alphax: vygramul: Alphax: With or without a cellmate?

(reads article)

Okay, I'm with the lawyer here.  Someone not a prisoner, forgotten for 4 hours, no one could hear him, and the intercom busted for 8 months?  Obviously all the money going to the prison industry isn't paying for basic safety or competence.

The link to David Chong in the article is horrifying.

Indeed!


holy shiat
 
2013-02-24 10:25:22 AM  
At this point, Lopez said he's not sure if he plans to file a lawsuit.

Yeah, right.
 
2013-02-24 10:27:09 AM  
Lopez thinks about Daniel Chong, a UCSD student who was left inside a Kearny Mesa holding cell last April after being forgotten by DEA officers for five days.

Let me edit that for you, terrible journalist:

Lopez thinks about Daniel Chong, a UCSD student who was left inside a Kearny Mesa holding cell for five days last April after being forgotten by DEA officers.

ok, now it makes some sense.
 
2013-02-24 10:27:32 AM  

Alphax: Obviously all the money going to the prison industry isn't paying for basic safety or competence.


Of course not.  It's lining the pockets of the people that own them. At least the privately owned ones, anyway.
 
2013-02-24 10:28:14 AM  
Forcefully sodomized?
 
2013-02-24 10:31:04 AM  
At this point, Lopez said he's not sure if he plans to file a lawsuit.

Sure, I would be genuinely surprised and impressed if a lawyer didn't use their douche-powers to transform a mistake into a costly drawn out drain on public funds.  Its like the story of the coyote and scorpion.
 
2013-02-24 10:31:06 AM  
FTFA: At this point, Lopez said he's not sure if he plans to file a lawsuit.

OMG, that sentence had me laughing so hard I almost had tears streaming down my face.
 
2013-02-24 10:31:14 AM  
a lot of people who work in the legal lock you up system should spend time forgotten in a jail cell. get an idea of what it feels like. maybe they would learn some sympathy and empathy for those who are wrongly accused. there are way too many TV episodes about prisoners who have little to no outside help that slowly gather proof of their innocence only to have their pleas fall on deaf ears. there are too many people that wasted away years of their lives before Project Innocence was finally able to get them out of where they never should have been.
 
2013-02-24 10:33:39 AM  
This is one of those times where a targeted and expensive lawsuit is in order.  The prison has a maintenance issue and a security issue in that they're not monitoring visitor sign ins and sign outs (someone should have noticed the lawyer was somewhere in the prison and had failed to sign out/turn in his visitor badge).  Hit them with a nice lawsuit that ensures someone gets fired and the prison changes policy out of fear of another lawsuit (because clearly professionalism isn't a motivating factor for them).  In terms of the payday, I figure the lawyer should get enough to cover the time he spends pursuing this, sock away some nice trust funds for the kids, and then donate the rest.
 
2013-02-24 10:33:49 AM  
The Belle of the Ball?
 
2013-02-24 10:34:39 AM  
Dunno, but when he got out you'd call him "disbarred".
 
2013-02-24 10:35:33 AM  
A lawyer, stuck in jail?  Where's the problem?
 
2013-02-24 10:35:36 AM  

Alphax: vygramul: Alphax: With or without a cellmate?

(reads article)

Okay, I'm with the lawyer here.  Someone not a prisoner, forgotten for 4 hours, no one could hear him, and the intercom busted for 8 months?  Obviously all the money going to the prison industry isn't paying for basic safety or competence.

The link to David Chong in the article is horrifying.

Indeed!


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2013-02-24 10:35:55 AM  
What do you call a lawyer trapped in jail for four hours?

Sue.
 
2013-02-24 10:36:18 AM  

doglover: A good start.


came for this
*reaches for cigarette*
 
2013-02-24 10:36:46 AM  
This is what Obamacare is doing to our nation.
 
2013-02-24 10:37:09 AM  

BumpInTheNight: At this point, Lopez said he's not sure if he plans to file a lawsuit.

Sure, I would be genuinely surprised and impressed if a lawyer didn't use their douche-powers to transform a mistake into a costly drawn out drain on public funds.  Its like the story of the coyote and scorpion.


Come on. That was weak.
 
2013-02-24 10:37:35 AM  

doglover: BronyMedic: A good start?

Great minds, etc.


Thirded.
 
2013-02-24 10:38:03 AM  

Glancing Blow: This is what Obamacare is doing to our nation.


Also, prisons would be safer if the people in the cells were all armed.
 
2013-02-24 10:38:07 AM  
Poor baby.  4 whole hours.  Bet he gets paid by the hour from somebody.  I don't feel sorry for him, really I don't.
 
2013-02-24 10:38:45 AM  
Litigious.  I would call him litigious.
 
2013-02-24 10:38:45 AM  
All lawyers should be locked up.  Even if the judge doesn't know what it's for, the lawyer does.
 
2013-02-24 10:39:05 AM  

ha-ha-guy: This is one of those times where a targeted and expensive lawsuit is in order.  The prison has a maintenance issue and a security issue in that they're not monitoring visitor sign ins and sign outs (someone should have noticed the lawyer was somewhere in the prison and had failed to sign out/turn in his visitor badge).  Hit them with a nice lawsuit that ensures someone gets fired and the prison changes policy out of fear of another lawsuit (because clearly professionalism isn't a motivating factor for them).  In terms of the payday, I figure the lawyer should get enough to cover the time he spends pursuing this, sock away some nice trust funds for the kids, and then donate the rest.


Problem is, even if the suit succeeds, it's the taxpayers who pay...the screwups have no direct incentive to change their ways.

Not saying DON'T sue, just saying...
 
2013-02-24 10:39:08 AM  
that happened to another lawyer friend of mine.  He had his cell phone with him and was (luckily) in a part of the jail that had service and had just enough of a signal to get an email out to our local listgroup asking someone to call the jail and let them know he's stuck.  I think he did about 2 hours in there.

He got 10 million dollars for it.

/JK!  I don't think suing ever entered his mind.  Plus--it's the government--you can't sue them for incompetence.  If you could--they would have gone broke long ago....
 
GBB
2013-02-24 10:39:11 AM  
This technology is not yet ready for use in our jail system.
www.medicalofficesigns.com
 
2013-02-24 10:39:17 AM  

Lurk sober post drunk: Glancing Blow: This is what Obamacare is doing to our nation.

Also, prisons would be safer if the people in the cells were all armed.


They are.  Everything's a weapon in prison.
 
2013-02-24 10:39:46 AM  

BronyMedic: staplermofo: MurphyMurphy: Nothing is worth $20M? You must place a very low value on the lives of others.

No offense, but it would take 15¢ for me to get over your death right not.  Maybe $10 if they ran video of it on the news and you were crying or fat or something upsetting like that.  I don't know you very well.

You, Sir, are a true 80s man.


Just make sure and get treatment for your bonitis.
 
2013-02-24 10:40:29 AM  

KrispyKritter: a lot of people who work in the legal lock you up system should spend time forgotten in a jail cell. get an idea of what it feels like. maybe they would learn some sympathy and empathy


At which point they're useless to their employers anyway.
 
2013-02-24 10:40:39 AM  
Furryous apparently.

/Or furious
 
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