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    Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    I wonder what piece of **** ambulance chaser took this case.

    Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest - St. Petersburg Times
    ST. PETERSBURG One October day in 2007, a homeless man broke into a car and stole a bike.

    He didn't get very far.

    Within minutes, that man, Michael Dupree, was caught trying to sell the bike down the street. He was arrested and sent to jail. Now, he wants payback.

    Dupree, who is serving a 12-year prison sentence for burglary and cocaine possession, has filed a lawsuit against three men who helped police take him down.

    Dupree says he's the victim of a rough citizens arrest, and was assaulted and battered by the men. He is seeking $500,000 and punitive damages.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    It'll be a sad day in our nation, if the judge doesn't laugh this asshole right out of the courtroom.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It'll be a sad day in our nation, if the judge doesn't laugh this asshole right out of the courtroom.
    I doubt that will happen, and it wouldn't surprise me if he won.
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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I wonder what piece of **** ambulance chaser took this case.

    Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest - St. Petersburg Times
    ST. PETERSBURG One October day in 2007, a homeless man broke into a car and stole a bike.

    He didn't get very far.

    Within minutes, that man, Michael Dupree, was caught trying to sell the bike down the street. He was arrested and sent to jail. Now, he wants payback.

    Dupree, who is serving a 12-year prison sentence for burglary and cocaine possession, has filed a lawsuit against three men who helped police take him down.

    Dupree says he's the victim of a rough citizens arrest, and was assaulted and battered by the men. He is seeking $500,000 and punitive damages.
    Well, honestly; it was a non-violent crime, and I don't think it's the place of random citizens to beat and injure him.
    He had not been proven guilty in a court of law.
    If he was resisting arrest and the police had to rough him up in order to take him down, that's one thing. They are within their rights to do so, I suppose. Whatever it takes to subdue him.

    But I think it sets a bad precedent for the legal system to condone citizens beating other citizens with impunity, simply because they perceive them to be in the act of committing a property crime.

    I feel the judge probably will not rule in favor of this plaintiff, but I think he/she should, if only to discourage citizens from this sort of vigilantism in the future.
    There's a lot we don't know, such as how badly the plaintiff was injured.

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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    He's representing himself, those rarely go further then a day in court.
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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It'll be a sad day in our nation, if the judge doesn't laugh this asshole right out of the courtroom.
    He ought to subject counsel to a Rule 11 violation and make the shyster pay the defense attorney fees



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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Well, honestly; it was a non-violent crime, and I don't think it's the place of random citizens to beat and injure him.
    He had not been proven guilty in a court of law.
    If he was resisting arrest and the police had to rough him up in order to take him down, that's one thing. They are within their rights to do so, I suppose. Whatever it takes to subdue him.

    But I think it sets a bad precedent for the legal system to condone citizens beating other citizens with impunity, simply because they perceive them to be in the act of committing a property crime.

    I feel the judge probably will not rule in favor of this plaintiff, but I think he/she should, if only to discourage citizens from this sort of vigilantism in the future.
    There's a lot we don't know, such as how badly the plaintiff was injured.
    I believe that when someone engages in a felony against others, he should be debarred from suing the victims in civil court.



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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Well, honestly; it was a non-violent crime, and I don't think it's the place of random citizens to beat and injure him.
    He had not been proven guilty in a court of law.
    If he was resisting arrest and the police had to rough him up in order to take him down, that's one thing. They are within their rights to do so, I suppose. Whatever it takes to subdue him.

    But I think it sets a bad precedent for the legal system to condone citizens beating other citizens with impunity, simply because they perceive them to be in the act of committing a property crime.

    I feel the judge probably will not rule in favor of this plaintiff, but I think he/she should, if only to discourage citizens from this sort of vigilantism in the future.
    There's a lot we don't know, such as how badly the plaintiff was injured.
    How SCARY you are 10, I mean that. These guys should get a medal for removing a scumbag from the streets. Not made into an example because you don't like that Citizens might GASP! Act without Gov't!!!
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It'll be a sad day in our nation, if the judge doesn't laugh this asshole right out of the courtroom.
    What the goddamn is happening to this universe when I agree with not only 10, but Apdst as well? Did someone divide zero by infinity?

    I think I agree with 10 to a certain degree, it does set a bad precedent. But at the same time, if someone tried to steal my **** that I had worked and paid for and looked after, I'd find it very hard to hold myself back from beating that guy down.

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    Re: Burglar sues men who captured him, claims rough citizens arrest

    How SCARY you are 10, I mean that.

    You have no idea how "scary" I am.
    Would you like to take a Sunday drive and find out?
    I live less than an hour away from you.

    Or perhaps you could can the inexplicable personal remarks and debate the topic at hand.
    There's a novel idea, eh?
    Nobody thinks you're tough for baiting someone you will never have to face in real life
    No one is at all impressed.

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