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Old 26th June 2017, 06:48 PM   #801
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If I may offer a rare totally cynical comment...

I wonder if the girlfriend Diamond Reynolds is going to challenge the family for some of that money. After all, she was in the car. And so was her girl.

Does she deserve some of it? I honestly think, yes.
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Old 26th June 2017, 07:30 PM   #802
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I think she's filed her own suit. Must go look.
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Old 26th June 2017, 07:36 PM   #803
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Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
If I may offer a rare totally cynical comment...

I wonder if the girlfriend Diamond Reynolds is going to challenge the family for some of that money. After all, she was in the car. And so was her girl.

Does she deserve some of it? I honestly think, yes.

Is there some reason to think she needs to?

Challenge them, that is?
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Old 26th June 2017, 08:02 PM   #804
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I dunno, personally... I think that when an armed police officer who you've just informed about your gun starts loudly and repeatedly screaming "don't reach for it! don't pull it out!" and then even goes so far as to reach into your car and try to stop your hand from getting where it's going... it's pretty clear that he wants you to halt all hand movements and keep your hands where he can see them.
He was probably moving his hands away from the gun.
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Old Yesterday, 07:11 AM   #805
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
Is there some reason to think she needs to?

Challenge them, that is?
My initial, cynical thought was "entitlement". But I think she would have a case with reckless endangerment for herself and her child.
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Old Yesterday, 09:04 AM   #806
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Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
My initial, cynical thought was "entitlement". But I think she would have a case with reckless endangerment for herself and her child.

What I was getting at is whether there is reason to believe the family is withholding any share of the settlement from her and the child.

Do we have reason to believe they are?
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Old Yesterday, 09:07 AM   #807
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At least we have the juries finding that knowing someone has a gun is a rational reason to be afraid of them. CCW's do invoke fear in people and that is found to be reasonable in court.
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Old Yesterday, 10:32 AM   #808
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
Anyone want a pool on how long it takes Officer Yanez to get hired on by a different police dept. somewhere else?
I hope he takes his training to heart, and simply refuses to get involved in situations like this again, ever.

But...

He can show up again...
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Old Yesterday, 11:20 AM   #809
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Originally Posted by ponderingturtle View Post
At least we have the juries finding that knowing someone has a gun is a rational reason to be afraid of them. CCW's do invoke fear in people and that is found to be reasonable in court.

It would be better if that realization applied to parties beyond cops blowing away brown people while in a state of panic.
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Old Yesterday, 11:22 AM   #810
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Originally Posted by Mumbles View Post
I hope he takes his training to heart, and simply refuses to get involved in situations like this again, ever.

But...

He can show up again...

I'm going with more than a year, less than three.

He might have to take a short sabbatical as a mall rent-a-cop until the heat dies down.
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Old Yesterday, 11:24 AM   #811
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
It would be better if that realization applied to parties beyond cops blowing away brown people while in a state of panic.
But it is a reasonable panic. The jury said so.
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Old Yesterday, 11:28 AM   #812
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
I'm going with more than a year, less than three.

He might have to take a short sabbatical as a mall rent-a-cop until the heat dies down.
That's quite possibly true. I'd like to think that'd that we are at least win this restriction.

But sadly, you may absolutely correct.
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
It would be better if that realization applied to parties beyond cops blowing away brown people while in a state of panic.
What are you basing your assertion that this case hinged on Mr. Castile's race on?

Your assertion that Officer Yanez's concern over his actions was connected to, or amplified by, his race?

Where's that coming from?

You realize Officer Yanez is also brown right?
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Originally Posted by Mumbles View Post
That's quite possibly true. I'd like to think that'd that we are at least win this restriction.

But sadly, you may absolutely correct.

Sheriff Clarke would probably hire him straight off. With a raise and a bonus, I expect.

Unless he's too busy trying to go to work for Trump.
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Old Yesterday, 07:27 PM   #815
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
Sheriff Clarke would probably hire him straight off. With a raise and a bonus, I expect.

Unless he's too busy trying to go to work for Trump.
I'm sure that a-hole Clarke would. But he's absolutely evil - the exact person I want to kick out of any authority.

So...I guess look toward local elections?
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