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(Daily Mail)   Get pulled out of your car at gunpoint by Alcoholic Beverage Control agents who thought you bought beer while underage when you were actually just buying sparkling water? You can bet that's a $40 million dollar lawsuit   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2014-03-29 09:24:51 AM  
11 votes:

doglover: ZAZ: If you file a $40 million lawsuit for being arrested, you should automatically lose and pay your victims' legal fees. Even if the arrest causes you anxiety. Even if the arrest causes you death. It's an absurd amount and the legal system should treat it as a frivolous claim.

No. We need to make the punative damages equal to all salaries, pentions, and budgets of any alcohol police. Destroy them, smote their ruin, undo their works, and end their lines. Vice laws mostly destroy societies. Break those who enforce them as the treasons they are.


Yep, we need the damages to hurt. Badly. Any cop thinking he needs to draw his weapon for an alleged underaged drinking bust REALLY needs to become a financial burden for wherever he works.
2014-03-29 08:43:41 AM  
11 votes:

ZAZ: If you file a $40 million lawsuit for being arrested, you should automatically lose and pay your victims' legal fees. Even if the arrest causes you anxiety. Even if the arrest causes you death. It's an absurd amount and the legal system should treat it as a frivolous claim.


No. We need to make the punative damages equal to all salaries, pentions, and budgets of any alcohol police. Destroy them, smote their ruin, undo their works, and end their lines. Vice laws mostly destroy societies. Break those who enforce them as the treasons they are.
2014-03-29 09:32:34 AM  
8 votes:

R.A.Danny: doglover: ZAZ: If you file a $40 million lawsuit for being arrested, you should automatically lose and pay your victims' legal fees. Even if the arrest causes you anxiety. Even if the arrest causes you death. It's an absurd amount and the legal system should treat it as a frivolous claim.

No. We need to make the punative damages equal to all salaries, pentions, and budgets of any alcohol police. Destroy them, smote their ruin, undo their works, and end their lines. Vice laws mostly destroy societies. Break those who enforce them as the treasons they are.

Yep, we need the damages to hurt. Badly. Any cop thinking he needs to draw his weapon for an alleged underaged drinking bust REALLY needs to become a financial burden for wherever he works.


Not even the cops themselves. Their whole organization. An Alcoholic Beverage Control agent should be some weedy farker in a suit and hard hat who comes to your factory, inspects the place, and gives you a yea or nay on renewing your license. They should be under the Health Department's umbrella. If they choose to have guns, it will be CCW and with no relation to their vocation nor would it be acceptable for them to use one at work.

Destroy the whole project. Take all the money and give it to a decent program. Also, I would like to see a law where cops who are not in uniform are not cops. "plain clothes officer" should mean "no authority person" You can still use undercover cops as witnesses and in prostitution stings, but there should be an explicit law that a cop in plain clothes is no cop at all.
2014-03-29 07:04:56 AM  
7 votes:
I hope she wins and they get fired. This is bullsh*t.
2014-03-29 09:48:45 AM  
6 votes:
For the life of me, I don't understand why someone would think they would need a squad of undercover officers with weapons drawn for an underage alcohol purchasing sting.

Let's say the cops were right; she was underage and purchasing booze.  So their plan was to point a shiatload of loaded weapons at a farking KID just for buying alcohol?
2014-03-29 09:22:55 AM  
5 votes:

ZAZ: If you file a $40 million lawsuit for being arrested, you should automatically lose and pay your victims' legal fees. Even if the arrest causes you anxiety. Even if the arrest causes you death. It's an absurd amount and the legal system should treat it as a frivolous claim.


Every suit has two elements: liability and damages. The liability portion of this suit certainly seems to have merit. If it gets that far, it will be up to the jury to assign a dollar figure. Just because the monetary claim is seemingly outrageous does not mean the entire suit is without merit. Not to mention, a judgment against the state is seldom worth more than the money it's printed on. You can't seize state assets to satisfy a judgment, so usually the legislature has to approve payments of civil judgments, so that can take years. If it ever even happens. If you ever find yourself suing the state, find a lawyer who has a lot of connections in the state legislature.
2014-03-29 09:19:41 AM  
4 votes:

ZAZ: If you file a $40 million lawsuit for being arrested, you should automatically lose and pay your victims' legal fees. Even if the arrest causes you anxiety. Even if the arrest causes you death. It's an absurd amount and the legal system should treat it as a frivolous claim.


She's the victim.
2014-03-29 09:55:05 AM  
3 votes:

ZAZ: If you file a $40 million lawsuit for being arrested, you should automatically lose and pay your victims' legal fees. Even if the arrest causes you anxiety. Even if the arrest causes you death. It's an absurd amount and the legal system should treat it as a frivolous claim.


My sister was arrested once and even though the charges were dropped, it still shows up on her record when potential employers do a background check. It has seriously affected her ability to find employment. She would have definitely sued if she had known she'd never be able to find a job which utilizes her degree.
2014-03-29 09:12:00 AM  
3 votes:
Good for her.
2014-03-29 02:49:42 PM  
2 votes:
Trying to imagine myself in that situation is farking terrifying. Walking out of a store, just bought a case of bottled water, and a bunch of dudes in regular clothes jump me? Even as a mid-twenties fairly street-wise white male, I want no part of that. I can't even begin to imagine that from a 20-year-old college girl perspective. Six dudes flashing guns and barking orders? That's a gang attack. If I wasn't in my truck yet when they got to me, I'm farked. I don't have a carry permit, and it's not like it would do any good against a group with guns drawn already anyways. I'd be screaming for help like a biatch. If I'm in the truck already, it's slightly better, I can put it in gear and tear out, I wouldn't waste my time trying to run any over, but I'm sure not swerving if they're in the way. Even then, I'd be expecting to feel a bullet any second.

Ugh. fark that noise. I hope she gets every penny, and the state pays her lawyer, too.
2014-03-29 11:50:48 AM  
2 votes:

Hobodeluxe: office_despot: Even if she had been underage and buying a six pack of beer, in WHAT world is pulling a gun on someone over that appropriate?  Buying a six pack of beer is not endangering anyone's life.

Law enforcement really needs to start giving intelligence tests before hiring.

they actually cull them if they're too smart. they don't want any independent critical thinkers in the ranks.


I've always thought, that when the applicant states that, "All my life, I've wanted to be a police officer", they should be automatically shown the door, because you've got a junior Gestapo wannabe on your hands.
2014-03-29 11:10:47 AM  
2 votes:

Oldiron_79: So the vic was drinking Bud Light?


I was running in the MC Marathon in 2007.  About 15 miles into the run, I hear a marine at a water stop up ahead calling out "Gatorade over here.... Bud Lite over there"

15 miles in, and I wasn't really thinking logically... I was just thinking "Hey! Even Bud Lite will taste good now!"

Of course, the "Bud Lite" line was water, but the jerk got my hopes up!

// Semper Fi, anonymous MC jokester
2014-03-29 10:44:10 AM  
2 votes:

Cerebral Ballsy: ZAZ: If you file a $40 million lawsuit for being arrested, you should automatically lose and pay your victims' legal fees. Even if the arrest causes you anxiety. Even if the arrest causes you death. It's an absurd amount and the legal system should treat it as a frivolous claim.

If I were on this jury, I'd give the victim $500, tops. This lawsuit bullshiat has got to stop. We're becoming a nation of professional victims.


It's not about her getting the money, it's about the perpetrators paying the money.
2014-03-29 10:25:16 AM  
2 votes:
The cops were ready to use lethal force over a farking bottle of water. Let her sue for whatever amount she wants.
Doesn't mean she'll get 40 million, but the settlement needs to hurt.
2014-03-29 10:24:32 AM  
2 votes:
Here's a thought if a cop acts outside of the bounds of policy, which I believe was acknowledged here, then they lose all protections against personal liability.  Also criminal complaints against police need to be investigated either by a separate agency, or at the very least a different police department which has absolutely no connections to the one being investigated.  Also mandatory point of view cameras for officers, and gun cams that turn on when the gun clears the holster.  Police should never draw have to draw a gun unless there is clear indication of danger; that's part of why we keep having innocent people getting shot by the police.

/On a unrelated note fark the drinking age.
2014-03-29 10:22:49 AM  
2 votes:
It appears that America has Leukemia, coupled with an autoimmune disease. Tons and Tons of immature white blood cells (police) creating an autoimmune response (attacking and wrecking peoples lives without cause, hyper militarization) while still allowing diseases and infections to take root dangerously (real crimes, violent gangs, and intense theft and corporate corruption are still running rampant).

The good news is, both of these are treatable, with a bone marrow transplant (New order of police and methods of vetting and training them) and immunosuppressant drugs (reduce the militarization and size of police forces).

It's time to go see a doctor, America. This is fatal if left untreated.
2014-03-29 10:21:16 AM  
2 votes:
If a non-uniformed man pulled a gun on me as I was leaving a store, you bet your ass I would speed off, and run them over, if necessary. Let's not pretend people don't get carjacked every single day.

I hope the victim gets such a huge settlement that the state will re-think the entire stupid program.
2014-03-29 10:12:00 AM  
2 votes:
If a gun is pointed, death is threatened.
2014-03-29 09:45:28 AM  
2 votes:
Drew should add a Repeat tab to Fark.
2014-03-29 09:25:09 AM  
2 votes:

jaylectricity: ZAZ: If you file a $40 million lawsuit for being arrested, you should automatically lose and pay your victims' legal fees. Even if the arrest causes you anxiety. Even if the arrest causes you death. It's an absurd amount and the legal system should treat it as a frivolous claim.

She's the victim.


I do think that paying her more than a few $100,000 tops is way too much. I've been falsely arrested at the age of 18 myself. Get a hobby, girl. Work some of that stress off.

But we should utterly destroy the programs in place that allow two thugs to menace a teenager with handguns for having a beer. If anything, those assholes should have been arrested, not her. Take all their money, all their department's money, and all of their bureau's money and give it ALL to NASA. Every last dime should be going towards a Europa probe.
2014-03-29 09:22:09 AM  
2 votes:

ZAZ: If you file a $40 million lawsuit for being arrested, you should automatically lose and pay your victims' legal fees. Even if the arrest causes you anxiety. Even if the arrest causes you death. It's an absurd amount and the legal system should treat it as a frivolous claim.


It was the terrorization she was objecting to.
2014-03-29 03:00:18 PM  
1 vote:

Some Coke Drinking Guy: While she deserves something,


It's not just about what she deserves.  It's about what the state deserves for letting shiat like this go on, and what the agents deserve for abusing their authority.  That's why they call them "punitive damages".
2014-03-29 01:54:41 PM  
1 vote:

ZAZ: If you file a $40 million lawsuit for being arrested, you should automatically lose and pay your victims' legal fees. Even if the arrest causes you anxiety. Even if the arrest causes you death. It's an absurd amount and the legal system should treat it as a frivolous claim.


She should be awarded the full amount. Even if she had bought beer illegally they should have used uniformed officers knocking on her door and asking nicely to talk with her. Instead they treat her like a mexican drug lord with plainclothes ifficers drawing guns and smashing windows. If I were on the jury I'd make them pay a fraking fortune.
2014-03-29 12:46:06 PM  
1 vote:

Super_pope: FitzShivering: Think of all the children who would have died if she had been allowed to get away with that water unchecked.  She could have gone on a multi-state gardening spree, watering dying plans wantonly.

Even if it WAS beer, like... she was buying beer.  There's literally ZERO reason to think she's going to pull out a Tommy Gun and just UNLOAD if they try to stop her while wearing their uniforms and without drawing arms.  Getting a boner because you get to threaten someone's life makes you totally unfit for being a cop.  Its basically a requirement to be employed in a PD these days, but you're still utterly unfit for duty.


This.I don't care if she had a couple of bottles of Everclear...drawing weapons and busting car windows to haul somebody out of a vehicle for underage possession is in no way acceptable.
2014-03-29 12:35:12 PM  
1 vote:

Super_pope: Even if it WAS beer, like... she was buying beer.  There's literally ZERO reason to think she's going to pull out a Tommy Gun and just UNLOAD if they try to stop her while wearing their uniforms and without drawing arms.   Getting a boner because you get to threaten someone's life makes you totally unfit for being a cop.  Its basically a requirement to be employed in a PD these days, but you're still utterly unfit for duty.


All six officers on scene were plainclothes.  Not a single officer there was wearing a uniform or driving a marked vehicle.

Also, obviously the  only reason for them to rush the car like that was because they get off on it.  If they had just calmly approached the vehicle with a badge in hand instead of a gun, this whole situation could have been avoided.  Its farking bullshiat, and its why if I was on this jury I'd award every penny.
2014-03-29 12:09:24 PM  
1 vote:

Tigger: dukeblue219: Satanic_Hamster: Let's say the cops were right; she was underage and purchasing booze.  So their plan was to point a shiatload of loaded weapons at a farking KID just for buying alcohol?

Sure, why not? In graduate school in an engineering building we had a professor accused (rightly) of misappropriating a few hundred thousand dollars. A legit crime worthy of a search warrant, no doubt. Instead, 2 fully armed and armored swat teams, followed by uniformed state police, stormed the building and held everyone they found there at 8am at gunpoint. We're talking about 21-25 year old engineering students and their professors who aren't even connected to this case. It was a big learning moment for me about how the police view the public.

It's not how they view the public that's the problem. It's how they view themselves. Heroic tough guy defenders of justice in a world gone badly wrong. In their minds because of who they are they need and deserve all that equipment.


To be fair, when there actually is a bad guy and the cops are actually in the right, having some of that stuff is really handy for the forces of good and law.


In fact, most cops are actually pretty good at not abusing their authority. They're very much trained, like dogs, to be hierarchical. This is a good thing.

The problem is that you have lawmakers giving them authority they don't deserve or need. Like the power to arrest a kid for having a beer under 21.

These guys prolly have a quota (All the current cops say they don't, but all the former cops say they do.) They need to bust x number of kids or funding gets cut. Funding gets cut, they can't feed their kids. So their brains are all hopped up on desperation and training. So when they see ANYTHING that might be an offense, they go to 11 immediately. Full farkin' textbook takebown in case this suspect is the next Bonnie and Clyde style hard ass with a BAR across their laps and nothing to lose is what they're trained to do. So out comes the guns and they don't wear uniforms because the element of surprise is a force multiplier. But it all goes to hell, and here we are.

These two cops did what they were trained to do, like dogs. They were too aggressive for no reason, like bad dogs. They made a big mess and traumatized a minor, like very bad dogs. So, we should treat them like the dogs they are and make sure their training is very clear. Right now we train them to be vicious hunting dogs with the latest and greatest German Schanze-Essen training and encourage them to run down everything that moves and piss on anything that doesn't. It's not the dog's fault when the owner is bad. We should train the next generation of police to be more like sheep dogs. Observe the herd, guide its movement, and tear into any wolves that show up. Instead of warriors, they should be guardians. Instead of hunters, they should be gatekeepers. Instead of vice law, they should be dealing with violent crimes.
2014-03-29 12:08:31 PM  
1 vote:

LazyMedia: I think she's got some validity to her damages claim if she really does have documented PTSD from the experience; you can estimate how much lost income she would suffer over a lifetime and come up with a number. I doubt it's going to be anywhere near $40 million, though. That's a meaningless number, but she could very well wind up with $1 million or more. Good thing, too; cops need to be reined in with all this SWAT-team BS they increasingly use on simple misdemeanor collars.


Most people are missing the point.  The 40 million isn't for her anxiety, its so they stop having glorified truant officers charging in with weapons drawn to arrest people for potentially having beer when they shouldn't.  That's a recipe for SOMEONE getting dead, maybe even one of these cops (who will be a "hero" who fell in the line of duty).

The 40 million is punitive damages to punish this department for doing something RIDICULOUS and extremely unsafe for everyone involved.  And really none of these guys will be punished at all so even then it doesn't help.  We need to implement always-on full-body recordings with sound for all police officers and then strike down qualified immunity and require any lawsuits to pass a simple deposition where the cop's camera feed is examined by a judge to prove there's basic merit.
2014-03-29 12:06:52 PM  
1 vote:
Sounds like some people haven't dealt with the ABC before.  You may dislike cops, but there is no group that maliciously abuses their power like they do.  They tried to railroad one of my coworkers about a decade ago, who was ex-military, ex-cop, ex-professional sports player who was just there for some extra retirement money, not realizing who they were going after. It was really humorous to see what happened when he made a few phone calls to people he had worked with who were really high up in state or federal now.

/he did absolutely nothing wrong
//they had a guy who was 50+ buy a beer, then after he received it they tried to swap him with a 17 year old and claim he'd been sold drinks underage -- watched it happen myself, as I was laughing about how some random 50 year old had bought a teenager a beer.
///why yes, they work off of the fine money they bring in, too!
////some states' ABC people are worse than others
2014-03-29 11:56:31 AM  
1 vote:

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Lekneh: ZAZ: If you file a $40 million lawsuit for being arrested, you should automatically lose and pay your victims' legal fees. Even if the arrest causes you anxiety. Even if the arrest causes you death. It's an absurd amount and the legal system should treat it as a frivolous claim. My sister was arrested once and even though the charges were dropped, it still shows up on her record when potential employers do a background check. It has seriously affected her ability to find employment. She would have definitely sued if she had known she'd never be able to find a job which utilizes her degree.

She will never be able to get a security clearance.


That's not true. People with arrest records get security clearances all the time, particularly if the arrest was expunged. I think she's got some validity to her damages claim if she really does have documented PTSD from the experience; you can estimate how much lost income she would suffer over a lifetime and come up with a number. I doubt it's going to be anywhere near $40 million, though. That's a meaningless number, but she could very well wind up with $1 million or more. Good thing, too; cops need to be reined in with all this SWAT-team BS they increasingly use on simple misdemeanor collars.
2014-03-29 11:38:25 AM  
1 vote:

Some Coke Drinking Guy: Two things.  First, alcohol control officers, whatever their state, never get the experience of dealing with major crimes that other law enforcement does, so they tend to treat their petty offenders who they just caught buying beer underage, as if they were members of some major drug cartel.  While I believe they do important work in regulating a restrictive substance, I have never been impressed with how they perform their job, in any state.  That said, I notice the ones that started showing up during spring break, to enforce underage drinking laws a few years ago, have started calming down, and treating the kids in much the same firm but reasonable manner that the regular cops do, so it may just be a lack of field experience for most of their officers.

Second, unless someone actually shot the poor girl, her damages are no where near 40 million.  While she deserves something, whoever decided on that figure for her is an idiot.  The best she can really hope for is a few thousand dollars in a settlement, just to go away.


Shoving the kids in jail overnight after terrorizing them with guns for doing nothing and refusing to drop charges for month? Nah, no significant damages.

/maybe not 40m, but Fark isnt really in the best position to decide...I hope whatever number it is hurts somebody's budget
2014-03-29 11:03:47 AM  
1 vote:
Wouldn't it be fun if we got rid of qualified immunity?
2014-03-29 11:01:16 AM  
1 vote:
It's the fake MSRP thing. If you put a fine item on display with a suggested retail of $499, but act now to get it for $240, it sounds like a bargain.

Also, the lawyer's in for at least a third. Aim big, settle outta court for a new yacht and college funds.
2014-03-29 10:50:28 AM  
1 vote:

ZAZ: If you file a $40 million lawsuit for being arrested, you should automatically lose and pay your victims' legal fees. Even if the arrest causes you anxiety. Even if the arrest causes you death. It's an absurd amount and the legal system should treat it as a frivolous claim.


When bad cops start being charged with the crimes they commit, I'll agree with you.

Until that day, massive lawsuits are the only ammunition innocent Americans have against oppressive, militarized, police forces who violate their rights.

 /Would love to be on that jury.
2014-03-29 10:49:45 AM  
1 vote:

cc_rider: If a non-uniformed man pulled a gun on me as I was leaving a store, you bet your ass I would speed off, and run them over, if necessary. Let's not pretend people don't get carjacked every single day.

I hope the victim gets such a huge settlement that the state will re-think the entire stupid program.


ITG aside, I would absolutely take off, dial 911 and would not stop my car until I saw a marked cruiser with a uniformed officer inside.

CSB:

Many moons ago when I still lived in SoCal, I was lit up by an unmarked cop driving a car that I have never seen a cop in.  This was right after a string of criminals had been "pulling people over" in unmarked cars.  I did not pull over immediately and the person who was attempting to pull me over was getting visibly upset at me...so I called 911, told them I was being pulled over and told the operator that I was not stopping until I had confirmation that the vehicle behind me was indeed a cop.  I told them that I was very uncomfortable in pulling over to an unmarked vehicle with a non-uniformed officer inside.  I ended up getting off the freeway where a marked car and uniformed officer met us.

The undercover was pissed beyond all belief that I had the audacity to even question the validity of his actions...the two argued for a minute, then I was given a warning and congratulations on taking my safety so seriously from the uniformed officer and was free to go.
2014-03-29 10:48:32 AM  
1 vote:

Cerebral Ballsy: jso2897: labman: Again? Just how often does this happen?

It's the same article - complete with the same thread, full of GEDs in law who never heard of punitive damages.
Pete doesn't seem to have taught Repeat anything in the last few days.

This is the Daily Fail. She probably saw a cop cruiser in her rearview mirror and nothing else happened.


You are quite the troll
2014-03-29 10:47:31 AM  
1 vote:

office_despot: Even if she had been underage and buying a six pack of beer, in WHAT world is pulling a gun on someone over that appropriate?  Buying a six pack of beer is not endangering anyone's life.

Law enforcement really needs to start giving intelligence tests before hiring.


they actually cull them if they're too smart. they don't want any independent critical thinkers in the ranks.
2014-03-29 10:40:04 AM  
1 vote:

micoga45: I think the idea of legal adults not being able to buy alcohol is absurd, but that's my opinion and other people think it makes sense. As such, if you want to have laws in place to write citations for underage possession of alcohol, fine. I think it's silly, but whatever... Treat it like a speeding ticket. The idea that it would EVER be ok to draw a firearm on someone for underage possession of alcohol is absolutely indefensible. As she fled to her car, the agent should of drawn a pencil from his shirt pocket and wrote down the license plate... And called it in, which would of given him/her the address and name of the vehicle owner. Then should of walked into the store to question the clerk that just (allegedly) sold alcohol to someone underage. At which point it would of been clear that it was water that was purchased... No weapons, no injuries, no lawsuit, no BS.


Back when I was underage (in the late 80's/early 90's) that's pretty much how it was handled if you got caught with beer. More times than not, they'd make you dump it all out on the ground and call it a day. If you were being a jackass, you'd get cited for minor in possession on the same uniform citation and complaint that you'd get if you were caught speeding. $49.75 was the total after court costs, IIRC.

Then MADD got involved for the children, and we have shiat like this.
2014-03-29 10:34:41 AM  
1 vote:
$40 million is not an absurd amount for this kind of Gestapo bullshiat.  The individual cops are completely insulated from the consequences of their actions.  They are incapable of policing themselves due to decades of tilted legal precedent and the influence of their unions.  The community, the voters need to police them.  They need to feel it in their pocketbooks, because right now the cops have no incentive to clean up their act.  The cops and their sycophants blame a system that allows $40 million lawsuits.  The rubes agree with them, rather than blame a system that allows cops to act like that in the first place, and get away with it.
2014-03-29 10:31:56 AM  
1 vote:
There are too many idiots with guns in America. More worrying is many of those idiots seem to be "law enforcement."
2014-03-29 10:12:44 AM  
1 vote:

JoieD'Zen: I hope she wins and they get fired. This is bullsh*t.


One of the agents involved actually has sued the Va ABC system for not promoting him, and for transferring him to another sector of Virginia.

No kiddin'.
2014-03-29 10:04:16 AM  
1 vote:

ZAZ: If you file a $40 million lawsuit for being arrested, you should automatically lose and pay your victims' legal fees. Even if the arrest causes you anxiety. Even if the arrest causes you death. It's an absurd amount and the legal system should treat it as a frivolous claim.


encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
2014-03-29 09:59:24 AM  
1 vote:
America has so many policing agencies they need a police force to police the police. Give them all the surplus military equipment the Army says it can't use and doesn't want and make them fight the police.

Then charge admission to the police fights. Sooo many problems solved there.
2014-03-29 09:59:19 AM  
1 vote:
The point here is that even is it was beer, so what?  Why do police in america respond like this to crimes that don't have a victim?
2014-03-29 09:56:59 AM  
1 vote:

Satanic_Hamster: Let's say the cops were right; she was underage and purchasing booze.  So their plan was to point a shiatload of loaded weapons at a farking KID just for buying alcohol?


Sure, why not? In graduate school in an engineering building we had a professor accused (rightly) of misappropriating a few hundred thousand dollars. A legit crime worthy of a search warrant, no doubt. Instead, 2 fully armed and armored swat teams, followed by uniformed state police, stormed the building and held everyone they found there at 8am at gunpoint. We're talking about 21-25 year old engineering students and their professors who aren't even connected to this case. It was a big learning moment for me about how the police view the public.
2014-03-29 09:49:05 AM  
1 vote:
Drew should add a Repeat tab to Fark.
2014-03-29 09:46:59 AM  
1 vote:
Pete and Re-Pete went sailing...
2014-03-29 09:10:18 AM  
1 vote:
Again? Just how often does this happen?
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-29 07:54:03 AM  
1 vote:
If you file a $40 million lawsuit for being arrested, you should automatically lose and pay your victims' legal fees. Even if the arrest causes you anxiety. Even if the arrest causes you death. It's an absurd amount and the legal system should treat it as a frivolous claim.
2014-03-29 06:52:34 AM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com
2014-03-29 05:08:32 AM  
1 vote:
At gunpoint. Lol.   "STEP AWAY FROM THE BEVERAGE"
 
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