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2014-04-01 12:24:02 PM  
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Thanks a lot, subby.
 
2014-04-01 12:52:38 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: To continue reading this story, you will need to be a digital subscriber to HoustonChronicle.com.

Thanks a lot, subby.


Best I could find: http://boingboing.net/2014/04/01/houston-family-calls-911-when.html

From what it sounds like, he's suing the family because they failed to warn him about the craziness he was going into.
 
2014-04-01 01:05:22 PM  
"I had to shoot your loved one ten times. Please pay me."

Seems reasonable.
 
2014-04-01 01:35:52 PM  
I'm curious about the content of this bit:
"My husband is disconnected from reality," Marlene Yazar is heard telling the operator from her mother's house in Katy, just before noon on Dec. 30, 2012. "He's just talking crazy things, like the world is going to end. And he's been like this for two or three days now."
The operator pounds her with questions and she answers them. No, he doesn't have a weapon, she says, but yes he could become violent if he thinks officers are coming to attack him.


It says the 911 operator asked her more questions. What were they and did she lie when answering them? I have to imagine that one of them was "Is he on anything?" In another part of the article, it says that the husband had been experimenting with DMT. If the wife knew that but didn't answer that question truthfully, I could see her being on the hook for that. Even if she did, I still think it's unfair for someone calling 911 to be held responsible for failing to do a thorough threat assessment.
 
2014-04-01 02:43:29 PM  

exick: I still think it's unfair for someone calling 911 to be held responsible for failing to do a thorough threat assessment


I'm OK with cops being able to sue us, as long as they're held personally liable for THEIR actions.  It will be a cold day in hell when THAT happens.
 
2014-04-01 03:03:53 PM  
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2014-04-01 03:06:19 PM  
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Include me out.
 
2014-04-01 03:07:01 PM  
American cops have now surpassed soccer players as the biggest pussies around.
 
2014-04-01 03:07:27 PM  

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Fixed link here (Basically it just needs the passcode hash sent as a variable)

It's a reasonably lengthy read.
 
2014-04-01 03:08:49 PM  

ltdanman44: [redacted by the NSA] pay site


What did you write that got your words changed?

/just spell it incorrectly, I'll figure it out
 
2014-04-01 03:10:05 PM  
"Ee-Dee-Ot" is another words that's getting flagged for some reason.

fancy lad.

See?
 
2014-04-01 03:11:16 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: ltdanman44: [redacted by the NSA] pay site

What did you write that got your words changed?

/just spell it incorrectly, I'll figure it out


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot in abbreviation form
 
2014-04-01 03:12:39 PM  

Russ1642: American cops have now surpassed soccer players as the biggest pussies around.


The transition of the US into a Police State certainly explains the rise in the popularity of soccer in the US.
 
2014-04-01 03:13:17 PM  
But Corky, what does this have to do with 3D printing, DRM, or steampunk?
 
2014-04-01 03:14:15 PM  

yukichigai: MelGoesOnTour: ltdanman44: [redacted by the NSA] pay site

What did you write that got your words changed?

/just spell it incorrectly, I'll figure it out

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot in abbreviation form


Must be some sort of April Fool prank, I guess. An unfunny one, but a prank nonetheless.
 
2014-04-01 03:19:12 PM  

exick: I'm curious about the content of this bit:
"My husband is disconnected from reality," Marlene Yazar is heard telling the operator from her mother's house in Katy, just before noon on Dec. 30, 2012. "He's just talking crazy things, like the world is going to end. And he's been like this for two or three days now."
The operator pounds her with questions and she answers them. No, he doesn't have a weapon, she says, but yes he could become violent if he thinks officers are coming to attack him.

It says the 911 operator asked her more questions. What were they and did she lie when answering them? I have to imagine that one of them was "Is he on anything?" In another part of the article, it says that the husband had been experimenting with DMT. If the wife knew that but didn't answer that question truthfully, I could see her being on the hook for that. Even if she did, I still think it's unfair for someone calling 911 to be held responsible for failing to do a thorough threat assessment.


There's some merit to those questions, but really it gets into semantics rather than substance.  She said he was capable of being violent and was disconnected from reality. At that point all asking "is he on drugs" does is give the responders a cause, and gives them virtually no useful information on how to control the situation, at least beyond what they already gleaned from crazy/violent.

Seriously, this is one of the least justified lawsuits I've ever seen, on the level of a patent troll or one of those guys who sues businesses for not being ADA compliant.
 
2014-04-01 03:19:58 PM  
[redacted by the NSA]
 
2014-04-01 03:23:49 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: yukichigai: MelGoesOnTour: ltdanman44: [redacted by the NSA] pay site

What did you write that got your words changed?

/just spell it incorrectly, I'll figure it out

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot in abbreviation form

Must be some sort of April Fool prank, I guess. An unfunny one


I am a parrot *awwwk*
 
2014-04-01 03:24:30 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: MelGoesOnTour: yukichigai: MelGoesOnTour: ltdanman44: [redacted by the NSA] pay site

What did you write that got your words changed?

/just spell it incorrectly, I'll figure it out

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot in abbreviation form

Must be some sort of April Fool prank, I guess. An unfunny one

I am a parrot *awwwk*


OK, now that's funny.
 
2014-04-01 03:24:50 PM  

duke3522: [redacted by the NSA]


[redacted by the NSA], Thanks Taft!
 
2014-04-01 03:25:13 PM  
[redacted by the NSA]
Laughter OL
I am a parrot *awwwk*
 
2014-04-01 03:28:17 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Ctrl-Alt-Del: MelGoesOnTour: yukichigai: MelGoesOnTour: ltdanman44: [redacted by the NSA] pay site

What did you write that got your words changed?

/just spell it incorrectly, I'll figure it out

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot in abbreviation form

Must be some sort of April Fool prank, I guess. An unfunny one

I am a parrot *awwwk*

OK, now that's funny.


If that replaces what I think it replaces, then this is going to make typing slightly complicated.
 
2014-04-01 03:31:12 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: [redacted by the NSA]
Laughter OL
I am a parrot *awwwk*


I guess I'm not in on the joke?
 
2014-04-01 03:32:51 PM  

exick: I'm curious about the content of this bit:
"My husband is disconnected from reality," Marlene Yazar is heard telling the operator from her mother's house in Katy, just before noon on Dec. 30, 2012. "He's just talking crazy things, like the world is going to end. And he's been like this for two or three days now."
The operator pounds her with questions and she answers them. No, he doesn't have a weapon, she says, but yes he could become violent if he thinks officers are coming to attack him.

It says the 911 operator asked her more questions. What were they and did she lie when answering them? I have to imagine that one of them was "Is he on anything?" In another part of the article, it says that the husband had been experimenting with DMT. If the wife knew that but didn't answer that question truthfully, I could see her being on the hook for that. Even if she did, I still think it's unfair for someone calling 911 to be held responsible for failing to do a thorough threat assessment.


Which might make sense if she was the one who was being sued: the deputy didn't sue Kemal's wife, who placed the call, but her mother.
 
2014-04-01 03:35:19 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Sin_City_Superhero: To continue reading this story, you will need to be a digital subscriber to HoustonChronicle.com.

Thanks a lot, subby.

Best I could find: http://boingboing.net/2014/04/01/houston-family-calls-911-when.html

From what it sounds like, he's suing the family because they failed to warn him about the craziness he was going into.


I think they're supposed to mention those possibilities at the police academy.  Folks don't usually call the cops when everything is fine and dandy.  If you can't handle the heat, etc....
 
2014-04-01 03:38:45 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: Ctrl-Alt-Del: [redacted by the NSA]
Laughter OL
I am a parrot *awwwk*

I guess I'm not in on the joke?


It's April 1st. Fark's philters are running on crazy juice and removing specific letters, changing random words, etc.

Anything you see in this box of words that looks out of place or random was switched by the philter. And I'm purposely spelling that with a 'ph' so the philter doesn't change it to 'wombats'
 
2014-04-01 03:43:19 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Which might make sense if she was the one who was being sued: the deputy didn't sue Kemal's wife, who placed the call, but her mother.


He's suing the person on the homeowner's policy because he's trying to get their insurance to pay out. It sounds like they made the claim against the policy and the homeowner didn't bother to get her insurance involved.

That seems perfectly sensible to me. If something bad happens in your home, it's your policy that covers it even if the people involved are all guests. If he was actually just being a dick you'd think he'd have named BOTH the policy holder AND the widow.

Anyway, that entire "article" reeks top to bottom of editorializing. I'd be interested to know what the facts are rather than what's this op-ed writer's opinion is. I don't inherently have a problem with the idea that cops or firefighters or EMTs could sue people who cause them harm through negligence. Why should they or taxpayers get stuck with a bill because some ass gets whacked-out on a narcotics cocktail and tears shiat up?

Whether that's what we have here or not, though... who farking knows. I's just a stupid op-ed aimed at playing on emotions.
 
2014-04-01 03:44:20 PM  

scottydoesntknow: MelGoesOnTour: Ctrl-Alt-Del: [redacted by the NSA]
Laughter OL
I am a parrot *awwwk*

I guess I'm not in on the joke?

It's April 1st. Fark's philters are running on crazy juice and removing specific letters, changing random words, etc.

Anything you see in this box of words that looks out of place or random was switched by the philter. And I'm purposely spelling that with a 'ph' so the philter doesn't change it to 'wombats'


Nowwwww I get it! Thanks for clueing me in.
 
2014-04-01 03:44:41 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: Ctrl-Alt-Del: [redacted by the NSA]
Laughter OL
I am a parrot *awwwk*

I guess I'm not in on the joke?


This.

/T-h-i-s
 
2014-04-01 03:45:55 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: scottydoesntknow: MelGoesOnTour: Ctrl-Alt-Del: [redacted by the NSA]
Laughter OL
I am a parrot *awwwk*

I guess I'm not in on the joke?

It's April 1st. Fark's philters are running on crazy juice and removing specific letters, changing random words, etc.

Anything you see in this box of words that looks out of place or random was switched by the philter. And I'm purposely spelling that with a 'ph' so the philter doesn't change it to 'wombats'

Nowwwww I get it! Thanks for clueing me in.


Apparently, I was wrong on what gets changed to I'm a parrot. I am requesting someone to enlighten me.
 
2014-04-01 03:50:51 PM  
But I did not sue the deputy
 
2014-04-01 03:56:25 PM  
Yeah, Type in that you want to see band camp girl go down on the hunger games girl but use the real name and see what pops up.
 
2014-04-01 04:02:12 PM  
Won't someone think about the poor officer?
He suffered through WEEKS of paid vacation and taxpayer-funded therapy.
Now he has to GO TO COURT to get his payout.
 
2014-04-01 04:37:11 PM  

vudukungfu: Yeah, Type in that you want to see band camp girl go down on the hunger games girl but use the real name and see what pops up.


I want to see band camp girl go down on Katniss Everslee...

/What? I only know one name.
 
2014-04-01 04:37:53 PM  
DAMNIT.
 
2014-04-01 04:53:30 PM  
I want to see mean suvari go down on Bea Arthur
 
2014-04-01 04:54:50 PM  
Try this again:
I want to see Mena Suvari go down on Bea Arthur
 
2014-04-01 04:55:32 PM  
Ewwww
 
2014-04-01 05:19:38 PM  

Raoul Eaton: scottydoesntknow: Sin_City_Superhero: To continue reading this story, you will need to be a digital subscriber to HoustonChronicle.com.

Thanks a lot, subby.

Best I could find: http://boingboing.net/2014/04/01/houston-family-calls-911-when.html

From what it sounds like, he's suing the family because they failed to warn him about the craziness he was going into.

I think they're supposed to mention those possibilities at the police academy.  Folks don't usually call the cops when everything is fine and dandy.  If you can't handle the heat, etc....


No, if you go into the longer story, it's a pure and simple insurance grab. The cop's attorney flat-out says he sent the letter to the mom because her name was on the homeowners policy; and she should have just "forwarded it on to her insurance company" and not gotten an attorney on her own.

This cop is twice as much a shiathead, because his police insurance will cover his injuries. He just figured he'd cash in a little extra.
 
2014-04-01 05:20:49 PM  
A paramedic arrived on the scene, but fled after Kemal threw a Bible at him.

Well, we've all noticed lately how people are using the Bible as a deadly weapon. Is anyone surprised here?
 
2014-04-01 05:42:43 PM  
If you haven't, read the longer article linked in TFA. The officer says he wasn't properly warned that the man was violent, even though he was warned by 911 (documented) that the man was violent, the paramedic said over the radio that the man was violent, and also pulled the cop aside before he went in the door and said, "Watch out. The guy is extremely violent."

The cop is an asshole of the highest order, and I hope he is punished for this nonsense.

Also:

Gyrfalcon: This cop is twice as much a shiathead, because his police insurance will cover his injuries. He just figured he'd cash in a little extra


This.
 
2014-04-01 05:47:31 PM  
[redacted by the NSA] is this? I agree with a previous poster; fine. Police officers are now personally liable for their actions. They better start carrying E&O insurance.

Took your time going through that red light and someone died? That's a lawsuit. Shot someone in the back and didn't go to jail? That's a lawsuit.
 
2014-04-01 05:51:47 PM  
Usually you pay the hit man in advance... not that I know anything about that sort of thing.
 
2014-04-01 06:06:53 PM  

Devil's Playground: Try this again:
I want to see Mena Suvari go down on Bea Arthur


I'd fap to that for a dollar.
 
2014-04-01 06:41:55 PM  
Even derp reporting derp is bigger in Texas.
 
2014-04-01 10:47:27 PM  

Brick-House: Usually you pay the hit man in advance... not that I know anything about that sort of thing.


I hit the payman in advance. Saves me trouble on my taxes.
 
2014-04-02 02:53:20 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Raoul Eaton: scottydoesntknow: Sin_City_Superhero: To continue reading this story, you will need to be a digital subscriber to HoustonChronicle.com.

Thanks a lot, subby.

Best I could find: http://boingboing.net/2014/04/01/houston-family-calls-911-when.html

From what it sounds like, he's suing the family because they failed to warn him about the craziness he was going into.

I think they're supposed to mention those possibilities at the police academy.  Folks don't usually call the cops when everything is fine and dandy.  If you can't handle the heat, etc....

No, if you go into the longer story, it's a pure and simple insurance grab. The cop's attorney flat-out says he sent the letter to the mom because her name was on the homeowners policy; and she should have just "forwarded it on to her insurance company" and not gotten an attorney on her own.

This cop is twice as much a shiathead, because his police insurance will cover his injuries. He just figured he'd cash in a little extra.


We disbar the cop's lawyer, blacklist the cop, and design police education in such a way that they realize crazy is dangerous.
 
2014-04-02 03:39:20 AM  

Mikey1969: A paramedic arrived on the scene, but fled after Kemal threw a Bible at him.

Well, we've all noticed lately how people are using the Bible as a deadly weapon. Is anyone surprised here?


I blame the complete lack of bible control laws.  Anyone can walk into a bookstore and get one.  Even children and people with a history of mental disorders!  There are even people standing on street corners giving them away!
 
2014-04-02 03:55:37 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Sin_City_Superhero: To continue reading this story, you will need to be a digital subscriber to HoustonChronicle.com.

Thanks a lot, subby.

Best I could find: http://boingboing.net/2014/04/01/houston-family-calls-911-when.html

From what it sounds like, he's suing the family because they failed to warn him about the craziness he was going into.


Except the 911 operator says she called because he was violent and TFA says the paramedic's sworn statement indicates that he called police due to an extremely violent patient that caused him to fear for his safety and the safety of his partner--a situation which he verbally warned the deputy about upon the deputy's arrival on scene. Now, maybe they do things differently in Katy, TX, or maybe the paramedic is lying in his sworn statement, but most other places, when the medics call in the police and personally talk to them before the police enter a scene, the police are well aware of the situation they're walking in to.

The deputy knew exactly what he was walking in to and is looking for a payday. Why else would he sue the homeowner's insurance (his attorney indicates the homeowner should have turned the letter over to her insurance company for a settlement rather than getting a lawyer and fighting it in court herself) for more than a year's salary?
 
2014-04-02 04:01:29 AM  

doglover: Gyrfalcon: Raoul Eaton: scottydoesntknow: Sin_City_Superhero: To continue reading this story, you will need to be a digital subscriber to HoustonChronicle.com.

Thanks a lot, subby.

Best I could find: http://boingboing.net/2014/04/01/houston-family-calls-911-when.html

From what it sounds like, he's suing the family because they failed to warn him about the craziness he was going into.

I think they're supposed to mention those possibilities at the police academy.  Folks don't usually call the cops when everything is fine and dandy.  If you can't handle the heat, etc....

No, if you go into the longer story, it's a pure and simple insurance grab. The cop's attorney flat-out says he sent the letter to the mom because her name was on the homeowners policy; and she should have just "forwarded it on to her insurance company" and not gotten an attorney on her own.

This cop is twice as much a shiathead, because his police insurance will cover his injuries. He just figured he'd cash in a little extra.

We disbar the cop's lawyer, blacklist the cop, and design police education in such a way that they realize crazy is dangerous.


Our entire government is based on the premise that crazy is not dangerous (in a violent sense, anyway), though... ;D (seriously, have you ever listened to those people? Batshiat crazy, every last one of them)
 
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