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Old 09-04-2018, 6:46 PM
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I'm just at a complete loss of words on this one. Other than I am damn glad I'm retired.

A jury has awarded $2.75 million to the family of Sonny Lam, who was fatally shot while stabbing an officer in 2013.

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Old 09-04-2018, 7:04 PM
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You never, never, never, NEVER know what a jury will decide.
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Old 09-04-2018, 7:31 PM
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Soooooooo, call the cops because your whacked out son is being threatening. Then said son threatens cop with a blade. Cop shoots son. Dad now awarded millions. Wtf?
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Old 09-04-2018, 8:11 PM
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The jury on Aug. 15 ruled that Acosta was stabbed by Sonny Lam with a pair of scissors before the first shot.

But after Acosta fired the first shot, jurors found that Acosta retreated and used unreasonable force in the second shot because Sonny Lam didn’t grab Acosta’s gun and didn’t approach Acosta with the scissors.
The second shot? I'm surprised anyone could have determined there was more than one, besides the separate wound channels.
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Old 09-04-2018, 8:21 PM
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I'm glad that the executive staff of the department is backing the officer instead of throwing him under the bus.
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Old 09-04-2018, 11:36 PM
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You never, never, never, NEVER know what a jury will decide.
^^^^This^^^^

Unfortunately, it would seem every time a criminal is shot by a cop the criminal's family crawls out of the sewer to file a law suit.
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:02 AM
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Where is the equivalent Justice. Officer or hero/righteous person suing the family of the criminal.
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Old 09-05-2018, 9:05 AM
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When you look at the jury as you testify, you will know sometimes you don't have a chance.
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Old 09-05-2018, 9:56 AM
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So suspect is “comparatively” at fault in his own death but family gets nearly $3mil from Los Banos?
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Cops need to find attorneys that’s are willing to sue a suspect that’s ADW’d a P.O. Sue the suspect for whatever he owns, be it money, car, House, dog, shopping cart, etc...
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Cops need to find attorneys thatís are willing to sue a suspect thatís ADWíd a P.O. Sue the suspect for whatever he owns, be it money, car, House, dog, shopping cart, etc...
Shopping cart is going a bit too far TpT, don't you think.
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