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Old 10-11-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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[What] is wrong with our politicians and laws in this city?? Giving our tax money away to thugs and criminals!!!

Crack thugs sue city: Lawyers settle cop-abuse raps for $500K; same dealers score many times

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She said the city is sued 200 times a week, and that claims against the police have increased. As of July 1, the city has paid out $637.7 million in judgments and settlements this year.

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Old 10-11-2009, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Then we wonder where all our tax dollars go...outrageous.
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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The blame does not lie with the city, the crack dealers that are suing, or the plaintiff's attorney. The blame lies with juries that would actually award huge settlements to people like this. When it is possible that the city is going to have to pay out a multi-million dollar judgment to these guys, on top of paying the immense costs of going to trial (and, if it is a civil rights issue, the plaintiff's attorney might be able to recover attorney's fees from the city, on top of the judgment), then it is wise to settle.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Try suggesting a reform of the legal system--but be prepared to jump back out of the way of a firestorm!
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:19 AM
 
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Oh boo, who cares about laws, since according to the other posts here they don't apply to people we don't like, except when they end with a negative outcome for said person.
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Talk about working the system.
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