Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by BDBoop, Aug 19, 2011.
Jury awards $333,000 to family after cops shoot their dog. - chicagotribune.com
more to the article...not just about the dog but about their treatment of the two young men
A 9-year old Black Lab?
At no time were the cops in any danger from that dog.
And the settlement was not nearly enough.
If this is all there is to the story, this is just wrong. I know there are some who could care lesss about pets, but if that dog did nothing wrong, why kill it? Just the threat that the dog MIGHT do something? ed. I just read the story and they asked if they could put the dog away and the cops said no. Then the cops shot the dog. They also arrested one of the guys for "obstructing a police officer"? or something like this. This was dismissed of course and nothing was found. Nothing. They did nothing wrong, was sitting in their own homes. One gets arrested and their dog was killed for no reason at all.
Fuck that...300k is not nearly enough. If this happened in a different area, more noise would have been in made in my opinion and more people would have been in trouble in uniform. This is bullshit.
Jail time is the only justice, treat them like civilians who commited the same crimes. That can be the only way, and the excuse of "mistakes happen" don't wash either. These people are criminals and should be treated as such. The sad part is nothing will come of it, because the system is corrupt, top to bottom.
In fairness the cops could have had the pooch mixed up with Rod Blagojevich.
"When Lady came loping around the corner with her tail wagging ..."
So says the attorney for the plaintiff. We are missing half the story.
from the link;
The jury awarded Thomas Russell $175,000, Darren Russell $85,000 Why?and their parents $35,000 each.WTF did they have to do with this? The jury also awarded the family $2,000 in punitive damages, levied against Antonsen for shooting the dog, and $1,000, against the police supervisor who made the decision to arrest Thomas Russell.
I get the $3000 grand. That's fair and maybe a little low.
But why do the parents, who were not there get anything?
And the rest is just a waste of money
This is an expensive dog. Maybe it was a world class Micheal Vick pit bull which had future earning potential.
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