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(WSBTV)   Remember that botched raid where the SWAT team threw a flashbang grenade into a toddler's crib? The county refuses to pay the toddler's medical bills   ( divider line
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2014-08-19 02:52:42 AM  
3 votes:

charlesmartel11235: non-story. illegal assault baby

He had one of those high-capacity pampers, too...
2014-08-19 01:53:17 AM  
3 votes:

doglover: the country lawyer

Also, a rural juror.
2014-08-19 02:16:51 AM  
2 votes:
non-story. illegal assault baby
2014-08-19 02:05:45 AM  
2 votes:
As a father, this story makes me feel stabby.  I have to keep reminding myself that the 95% of cops that are horrible people give the rest of them a bad name.
2014-08-19 08:45:25 AM  
1 vote:
How come Sean Hannity isn't upset about this?

I mean, he was super duper upset when Cliven Bundy was struggling to get out from under the jack boot that was on his neck.

I wonder what's different about this?
2014-08-19 08:30:04 AM  
1 vote:

Whole Wheat: I'm a nurse in a rural hospital

No, no you're not.

And if you are, you're pretty farked up.

It's threads like this that make filtering out the idiots easy peasy.
2014-08-19 07:58:38 AM  
1 vote:

tekmo: The city isn't going to pay because it is immune from tort liability because the state almost certainly has granted itself statutory or common-law sovereign immunity, and the cops are immune because of official immunity.

The victims will sue, and even though they can prove injury and damages, the state will invoke immunity and the courts will agree to throw the case out on that basis.

So the very government which guarantees you equal protection, due process, a right to trial, and remedy for injury will deny you all of that when it is the wrongdoer.

And the perverse outcome of both immunity doctrines is to encourage state actors to perform their duties negligently and recklessly because what the fark are you going to do? Sue them so they can compound your injury by shoving your case right back up your ass?

Sovereign immunity and official immunity are despotism flatly incompatible with the Constitution and any notion of justice, and both bullshiat doctrines belong in history's dustbin.
2014-08-19 07:55:39 AM  
1 vote:

TheWhoppah: As a father, this story makes me feel stabby.  I have to keep reminding myself that the 95% of cops that are horrible people give the rest of them a bad name.
Hey, there is a good apple in there somewhere.
2014-08-19 03:24:01 AM  
1 vote:

Whole Wheat: The mom who chose to house her baby at a meth lab put the baby in harm's way. Grow up!

Yeah, I'm with you, fark that baby!  He totally had it coming and doesn't deserve any better medical care than a bandaid.
In fact, we should blow grenades up in the faces of all irresponsible parents just to teach those stupid babies a lesson.
2014-08-19 02:56:47 AM  
1 vote:

Between everything Alex Jones is starting to make sense and that's REALLY frightening.

I know, right?  I'm pretty sure now that the U.S. government probably IS covering up the existence of a Nazi base on the moon.
2014-08-19 02:17:15 AM  
1 vote:
Still waiting for the proud Cliven Bundy Players to start showing up to protests in solidarity against authoritarian over-reach...

... why is it, you think, that they aren't showing up?
2014-08-19 02:14:59 AM  
1 vote:
So when are all the police defenders from the Brown riots going to come in here and call the kid a thug.
2014-08-19 02:11:03 AM  
1 vote:
Good, I can't stand that little white trash honey boo boo.
2014-08-19 12:20:30 AM  
1 vote:

doglover: netweavr: To be fair the county is legally forbidden to pay unless compelled by a Court. This is to prevent someone scamming the county out of money (eg the Mayor's BIL stubs his toe, better pay millions).

They're not saying "we don't want to" they're saying "we cannot legally do it, please sue us so we can"

No, they're saying:

The question before the board was whether it is legally permitted to pay these expenses. After consideration of this question following advice of counsel, the board of commissioners has concluded that it would be in violation of the law for it to do so.

They didn't say "Please sue us!" or "We'd love to pay but we can't by law." or any other adult thing. They took the dickhead route and gave a blanket denial with no subtext through a lawyer. Line them up on the chopping block next to the Fergusun PD.

Funny how two people can read the same thing and come to wildly different conclusions.
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