Police Brutality Victim Wins Trial

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IF DAN HALSEAD DIDN'T WANT EXTRA-JUDICIAL PUNISHMENT FROM THE LOCAL CONSTABULATORY SERVICES, HE SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN PROVIDING UNREQUESTED PRO-BONO MURAL WORK FOR THE LOCAL PROPERTY-OWNERS.
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$200k, that's about what Last Thursday costs the city per year. People sure make a fucking stink about that. Meanwhile, the PPB is shooting first and paying out later. Great job, guys.
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Ah, Graham, shut the fuck up.
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In reading the O story it sounds like the city's defense attorney was susceptible to making ye olde "terrible argument." It's easy when you are talking to your brothers in arms at the insurance company, but when one attempts to make yon terrible argument to a common-sense inclined jury, whoopsy. "He must have been physically aggressive because he owned a collection of kung fu movies." Great argument, buddy.
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Great news. And I hope he uses some of that money to cultivate further his collection of film prints.
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"However, Halsted waited until 2010 to file suit against the city and the officers at the scene."

Everyone always wonders why it took 2 years to sue someone: the answer is because you generally have 2 years to file an injury-based lawsuit. Usually the parties negotiate before they file the lawsuit, because litigation is an expensive and risky pain in the ass. If they can't resolve the case within 2 years, lawsuit is filed and away you go toward trial.
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No word on whether or not the cops are still on the force. My assumption is that they are. Officer Benjamin J. Davidson should be in prison.

Deputy City Attorney James Rice presented the most asinine argument possible too. Fuck him.