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#1 Hum

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 16:43

Overzealous police are the bane of a good department. When officers are distrusted by the populace, it hurts their ability to do their job. And when they aren’t reprimanded — or when crimes against the public are judged separately, or covered up — it makes it worse. Couple that with officers feeling alienated from the public, and the result is a vicious cycle that ends in over-policing and, all too often, brutality.

Elizabeth Daly was a victim of over-policing in April of 2013 in Virginia, when officers — who did not identify themselves as such — attempting to catch underage drinkers went after 20-year-old Daly and two of her friends, who locked themselves in Daly’s vehicle. While the girls were locked in the SUV, one officer drew his weapon, while another jumped on top of the hood. Not knowing they were police, Elizabeth Daly fled the scene, grazing a couple of them with her car.

Apparently, she and her two friends had left a grocery store with a case of water which officers mistook for beer. Daly ended up being arrested, charged with two felonies, and spending a night in jail. The charges were later dropped. Her lawsuit against the officers was for $40 million, and she claims to have PTSD and a tremor in her hand as a result of those events.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 16:49

40 million huh?

 

 



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 16:50

Good. If they can't tell water from beer they have no business on the force. Not to mention if they were plain clothes officers they should have displayed their badges first.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 16:55

In my opinion, the settlement should be deducted off of the officer's paychecks.



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 16:57

How do you mistake water for beer?



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 17:01

Got me, especially since beer and water cases are very different and water bottles are usually clear instead of dark like beer. Morons.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 17:01

^ I suppose the bottles could have been brown or green -- but they should have read the labels.

 

OIC, she bought this:

 

th?id=HN.608052960020270773&pid=15.1&H=1

 

“She was not arrested for possessing bottled water, but for running from police and striking two of them with a vehicle.”



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 17:07

I can't fathom why in this case they couldn't just approach, inquire, and then leave.

Edited by _Alexander, 09 August 2014 - 17:08.


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 17:23

Underage drinkers really? It's nice to know the police don't have better things to do..

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 18:05

I seem to have a feeling of deja vu... as I am sure this news story was posted on here last year.



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 18:10

I seem to have a feeling of deja vu... as I am sure this news story was posted on here last year.

It was -- this is about the outcome of the lawsuit.

 

Courts move slowly.



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 18:24

^ I suppose the bottles could have been brown or green -- but they should have read the labels.

 

OIC, she bought this:

 

th?id=HN.608052960020270773&pid=15.1&H=1

 

“She was not arrested for possessing bottled water, but for running from police and striking two of them with a vehicle.”

Which is plain dump, what would any person do when 2 people come to you with a gun pointing at you?



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 08:59

How do you mistake water for beer?

 

Maybe they mistook her for Jesus and thought she was going to turn that ###### into wine.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 09:35

Hold up.  I swear I read the exact same story on here a few years ago!?



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 15:50

This is the legal settlement of that case.