Passenger Gets $1 After Excessive Cop Tasering• The Newspaper
Prior to a 2010 US Supreme Court ruling (view case), some courts argued that passengers were not seized and that they could "walk away" from a traffic stop because they were not under arrest. In this case, Kirby was riding in a vehicle that allegedly ran a stop sign and had no license tags on November 8, 2005. Kirby's girlfriend, Danielle Ingram, had been driving the car and was arrested because she had what appeared to be methamphetamine in her purse. Police performed field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test on Kirby, even though he was not driving. He was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.04 -- under the legal limit. His mother was called to the scene so that she could take Kirby home.
8 Comments in Response to Passenger Gets $1 After Excessive Cop Tasering
Welcome to this "insane" club Pussycat. Don't leave. The more you are needed here in order to make this page bearable to this website's reading public. Ernie might even let you assist overworked Powell Gammill to restore sanity in this too opinionated page and who knows he will even make you campaign manager next time when Ron Paul runs again for president.
I just came lately to this open forum but I noticed right away that there are very angry participants making comments so disconnected to the issues that are otherwise important to the public and me. The anti-cops comments I read here are irrelevant. These are not connected to the issue -- running a stop sign -- and the resulting consequences.
I too hate cop bullies. But for cops doing a good job, I support them. When in trouble, the public needs them. Even those who hate them would dial 911.
I have just recently obtained my Ph.D. in Philosophy. This is not to brag but to stress a point: I want to use it, not just let it go to waste. But I don’t think I can stay long in this "Freedom Forum" page and just make angry and irrelevant comments. It is a sure way to losing one’s sanity.
I praise "Brutos" for his comment – putting some sense into some people’s head, whose anger directed to traffic officers does not make sense. The culprits ran a stop sign, resisted police arrest, and your sympathy goes to those dangerous traffic violators? Are you real?
The traffic police should be congratulated for a job well done instead of calling them "nazis" and other spiteful gutter names the uneducated love to spit out.
Perhaps you would even feel much better had those creeps killed your wife, son or daughter [my neighbor’s recent misfortune who lost a child to a DUI driver] if not maimed you for life, for running a stop sign.
Running a stop sign endangers the lives of others. The violators resisted traffic police when they were stopped and arrested. They deserved their injury if any, for resisting arrest.
But the Judge failed to consider the seriousness of their traffic violation. The druggie traffic law violator who drove the car through a stop sign shouldn’t be allowed to drive next time because she is going to injure or kill innocent people. She should be rehabilitated first before she is given back her license to drive.
The $1 award for pain and suffering given to the resisting guy who fought the police, was actually a message to potential traffic violators that they shouldn’t engage police officers in a macho confrontation when conducting arrest and hope to collect damages.
Aside from being knocked out painfully by a powerful electric punch [Taser], a jail sentence, a busted nose, a swollen face and a broken rib all for $1, is not a good business proposition.
Are you surprised? I'm not surprised!
Who's to blame? I'd say the cops! Then, I'd say the police chief. And, then, I'd say the mayor. To finish, I'd say the judge.
Not to put too fine a point on it, or hurt someone's feelings, but if you'll recall U.S. history, slaves never were treated very well in this country. If you don't understand that we are all barely above the status of voting slaves, you are misinformed or very obtuse.
As for "Arkansas", I'd do what most of the people in this country do: Do go there, for any reason!!!!!
these nazis could have shot and killed this man and it would just be business as usual. $1 settlement for what these bastard nazis did behind a gun and a badge? This just goes to show you how sick, insane and contemptable these black robed devils and the dens of corruption are.