Photographer Wins Lawsuit Against D.C. Metropolitan Police (article)

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Re: Photographer Wins Lawsuit Against D.C. Metropolitan Police (article)
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DenWil wrote:

Teila Day wrote:

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https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/photojournalist-wins-substantial-settlement-from-dc-police-over-arrest-at-black-lives-matter-protest/2649493/

The police officers who violated his civil rights should be prosecuted and charged with a federal crime (currently doesn't exist) and do at least 1 year prison and or $10,000 fine, with a felony on their record. Same goes for the property not being returned - there isn't a compelling reason for his property not being returned in reasonable course (that I can think of). The police chief, etc., should be held accountable, and the way to hold them accountable is by fining, jailing, and or firing them, otherwise change will not come.

I'm all for shooting criminals, but not for the police violating an innocent persons rights which they too often do here in the U.S..

If the sum is paid by the tax payer, then the tax payer should know how much was paid.

Teila K. Day
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I rarely disagree with you but I take exception here. Upwards of 400 million people in this country and there are a lot of bad eggs and the police are the only line of defense. Are there bad cops no doubt, and do they botch up yes they do, but generally speaking they perform an impossible job dealing with impossible people some of whom just want to see the world burn. Including a certain Marxist terror organization.

Stop believing everything you read on the internet, it’s not an impossible job and people are most certainly not impossible. My 18 years in law enforcement remind me that if you treat ALL people with respect, only a few will be disrespectful to you. Those you can deal with. And stop lying, since the mid 1990s, right wing terror groups in the USA have committed and continue to commit the majority of terror attacks in the USA. That is unless you don’t believe your own government... then what does that make you?

Bottom line, somebody didn’t do their job correctly and the photographer gets compensated. Policies will get updated, hopefully it doesn’t happen again.

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