Hostage victim sues hero cop for saving her life

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    Woman held at knifepoint in Woodbridge Center Mall plans to sue township for $5M | NJ.com

    Scumbags. Perhaps next time the cop should let the kidnapper slit her throat.

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    Stupid, greedy, ungrateful old hag. That's my comment.
     
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    I'm just afraid that if this goes in her favor, that it will have a chilling effect on the police. Who wants to risk shooting a perp if the unharmed victim would prefer he didn't?

    Perhaps in the future they can ask the hostages to sign a release before they shoot.
     
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    Endorsed.

    I really, really hate stories like this. It's indicative of how abuse of litigation has manifested itself in an increasingly greedy and self-centred society. People should be encouraged to spit on these creatures when they see them on the street.
     
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    Money!
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    Unfortunately NJ is the lawsuit capital of the world. And most likely they'll settle.

    NJ Spotlight | Op-Ed: The High (and Hidden) Costs of Lawsuits against Local Governments
     
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    Since you were kind enough to ask, yes, I do have a comment.

    OK, let's see if I got this right: The woman was not traumatized when “a convicted robber wanted for a parole violation, was fleeing police....grabbed her by her hair, pulled her away from her husband, held a knife to her throat and dragged her to the Sears store” where he threatened to slit her throat. The source of all her trauma (compensable trauma) is the result of the policeman who shot her assailant thereby ending her ordeal? I must be missing something. It can't have anything to do with the fact that her attacker is penniless while the city has deep pockets.

    I wonder how her therapists are going to convince a jury that the policeman's actions, and not her abduction and direct threat on her life, were the proximate cause of the alleged injuries to her psyche. Oh, wait.....a jury composed of lawsuit-happy, cop-hating, public school educated Americans.... Looks like Ellen Shane has got a winner here, folks.
     
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    Well, I hope she loses and has to pay court costs.
     
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    Listen you whiny little bitch, whatever "injuries" you suffered as a result of the cops' actions is probably a papercut compared to what the psycho would've done to your throat.

    I hope the judge laughs you out of the courtroom.
     
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