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    Re: Should individual police officers pay out-of-pocket for wrongfully charged crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Ok, I'm done answering alot of your questions Elijah.
    Did I ask you to answer them? You're certainly not the all-knowing Guru that I look toward for answers.

    It seems to me that every single thread that I have ever seen you post in regards to the law, police, and court system is all about "poor <insert your percieved victim here>".
    I'm so sorry If I'm so quick to take the side of individual liberty over government. I'm not victimizing anyone, however, but merely demanding that the courts take responsibility for their own failures and misdoings. You're the one making victims out of people shouldn't be seen as such, like drug addicts and alcoholics.

    You really come across as someone who wants anarchy.
    Calling a libertarian an anarchist is a lot like calling a democrat a communist and a republican, a nazi. After a while, it gets old and starts to wreck of McCarthyism.

    I've argued with people like that before and I've gotta tell you, it is NEVER satisfying to do so. It is much like argueing with John Lear about there being snow capped mtns and lakes and breathable air on the far side of the moon.

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    Then by all means, STOP replying to my posts. Despite the fact that we may agree on certain things, I find you to be one of the least interesting people on DP. I'm sure you feel the same about me, so leave my threads alone. The only thing more stupid than wasting your time on an argument you loathe is to know that you're wasting your time. So save your energy for someone else.

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    Re: Should individual police officers pay out-of-pocket for wrongfully charged crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Of course not, it would weaken the police extremely, their effectiveness would go down tremendously, and it would hinder their ability to pursue cases.
    And what about the courts? Should they pay for the damages associated with a wrongful arrest and/or absolved charge?

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    Re: Should individual police officers pay out-of-pocket for wrongfully charged crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    • Police officers should not be held personally responsible for discharging their duties within the confines of those duties and responsibilities.
    • Just because the state decides not to prosecute doesn't mean you were falsely arrested...nor does it mean you are innocent.
    • Just because you're found not guilty doesn't mean you were falsely arrested...nor does it mean you're innocent.
    • Everything that happens to you is not recompensable. There is cost to living life.
    Yes, but that cost should not come from the authoritative grip of a government's hand.

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    Re: Should individual police officers pay out-of-pocket for wrongfully charged crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Worse than risking police not pursuing suspects is the idea that a police officer, once he arrests someone, may work with his fellow officers, who one day may be in the same position and will want the favor returned, to plant evidence or do other illegal actions, such as writing false reports, to ensure that his suspect is in fact found guilty.
    Please allow me to refer you to Frank Serpico:


    When the massive scale of corruption was discovered, there was no such law (as the one I'm proposing) in existence.

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    Re: Should individual police officers pay out-of-pocket for wrongfully charged crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    really? do you really not get it? WTF dude, why do you have such a hard on for the cops?
    I have the hard on? You're the former cop. If anyone here is sucking black & white dick, it isn't me. :-) No offense.

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    Re: Should individual police officers pay out-of-pocket for wrongfully charged crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Being found "Not Guilty" is not necessarily the same as being "innocent" and therefore "Wrongfully" charged. How exactly would you define "wrongfully charged"? Are you meaning anyone that is charged with a crime and found to have not had sufficient evidence to be convicted?
    Well, let me see, if there's not enough evidence to convict you of a crime, does that mean you should have been tried in the first place? Are we all suspects of a crime until proven not guilty?

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    Re: Should individual police officers pay out-of-pocket for wrongfully charged crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    I have the hard on? You're the former cop. If anyone here is sucking black & white dick, it isn't me. :-) No offense.

    Anyone smell bacon?
    What a mature reply? I'm out of here. With your level of maturity I'm assuming you will run afoul of the law again.

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    Re: Should individual police officers pay out-of-pocket for wrongfully charged crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    Please allow me to refer you to Frank Serpico:


    When the massive scale of corruption was discovered, there was no such law (as the one I'm proposing) in existence.
    And this massive corruption is where?

    Seriously, there is no guarantee in the constitution that the occasional mistake might not happen. It will. It sucks, but that is just the way it is, and it is a whole lot better than making random changes to a working system.
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    Re: Should individual police officers pay out-of-pocket for wrongfully charged crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Police can arrest you on suspicion of a crime. The courts determine whether there is enough evidence to proceed with a trial. If you employer fires you for being arrested, but not charged and tried for a crime, they're just opening themselves up to a massive lawsuit.
    Only in the eyes of a progressive attorney. Employers own their businesses and can pretty much drop you for whatever reason they feel necessary, with the exception of disability and pregnancy.

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    Re: Should individual police officers pay out-of-pocket for wrongfully charged crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    And what about the courts? Should they pay for the damages associated with a wrongful arrest and/or absolved charge?
    No, it would just make prosecutorial misconduct more, and more prevalent because there would even be more pressure on them to get a conviction. This would undermine our whole court system.
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