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(Boing Boing)   Call the cops on your violent husband and they end up killing him? That's a suing. By the Deputy. Against your mother who wasn't even there (link replaced)   (boingboing.net) divider line 8
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2014-04-01 02:43:29 PM
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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 03:19:12 PM
4 votes:

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 03:35:19 PM
2 votes:

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 03:07:27 PM
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Sin_City_Superhero: To continue reading this story, you will need to be a digital subscriber to HoustonChronicle.com.

Thanks a lot, subby.


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

It's a reasonably lengthy read.
2014-04-01 12:24:02 PM
2 votes:
To continue reading this story, you will need to be a digital subscriber to HoustonChronicle.com.

Thanks a lot, subby.
2014-04-01 03:07:01 PM
1 votes:
American cops have now surpassed soccer players as the biggest pussies around.
2014-04-01 01:35:52 PM
1 votes:
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 12:52:38 PM
1 votes:

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.
 
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