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Well right now cops with long records of abuse get rehired by neighboring depts.
Yup, that does occur.
The current media driven examples doesn’t equal a trend. The vast majority of cops go without being liable for their actions. Like a surgeon, they should be financially liable if they fuck up. Obviously I’m court.
yeah fair enough. the media doesn't represent reality correctly. so where do you get the idea that the vast majority of cops go without being liable for their actions?and what makes you think that surgeons don't usually have top notch lawyers that keep them from ever being punished in real life?
Doctors are sued constantly, and pay insurance for those lawyers. And many local news agency have done reports on police abuse gone unanswered.
so you're saying you can't trust the media but then you quote "local news" as your source for the notion that cops don't face legal consequences for their actions?i mean i think both those professions are constantly sued over shit. both cops and doctors of course know what actions are punishable and avoid those, so it is not very likely for either to actually get punished.
(Sigh) Obviously police aren’t held liable. I can sue a doctor over malpractice. I can’t sue a cop.
of course you can sue a freaking cop. wtf are you talking dude xD of course a doctor must have "malpracticed" in order for you to be able to sue... same with police. they must have commited a missconduct for you to be able to sue. cops can't do whatever the heck they want.
I’ll take your word for it, but getting killed by a cop usually doesn’t end with a lawsuit.
Yes because Cops don't usually go around killing people with nefarious intention... And when they misconduct themselves like with Floyd and many others, they go to prison.Cop life isn't easy and they can't always make perfect decisions. Just like doctors don't always lose court cases for unforseen negative consequences.
Especially if said dumbasses have a criminal record.
Starting salaries are like 50k in some cities. But like teachers, they should make more to attract better candidates. Right now we’re hiring former jocks with chips on their shoulders.
Yes, but like doctors, the individual cops should be liable.
They can’t be held liable when acting in agency for a government organization. There’s no advantage to separating individuals’ behavior on duty from the organization in a civil liability suit, in fact it works against plaintiffs.
I can’t sue a police officer for abuse. If I could, there would be less abuse.
So goes the police, so goes the other services with that line of thinking, and that winds up with people literally fucking themselves. Be careful what you ask for.
I think any job that causes loss of life should be liable for the person doing the job. Like truck drivers.
And the city or state that empowers them to perform public duties does, so you already have that.
They don’t. But ok. Cops aren’t financially liable for jack shit.
Apparently citizens aren’t responsible for their actions now either. In a hypothetical situation where you open the door for police to be sued on an individual basis for injury, death, or property damage while in the performance of duty, you subject other public employees who assume risk to the very same thing: EMS, Fire/Rescue, waterworks departments, public works (like road workers, whether employed by or contracted to do public work). This if you need an ambulance, such a situation would give EMS crews reason not to respond. Moreover, it becomes a two-way Street as public employees would have standing to sue you.
We would also need to make every other government funded employee liable. Teachers, the IRS, and congress would be financially liable and at risk. That’s not going to happen.