The Big Payoff
Donna Bingert called the police on her dangerous son Zachary who was wielding a knife at her in her Glendale home. They shot Zachary when he tried to stab them. His parents sued the cops under a “Wrongful death” suit. They collected $250,000 for the police saving their lives.
Hey, I don’t want to pay. It’s not my taxpayers’ responsibility to cough up $250,000 for justifiably executing a deranged criminal. If anything, the parents should pay the police department for wasting their time having to shoot their rabid son. They obviously had something to do with rearing their son as a criminal.
It’s not that Zachary was not an obvious threat. The mom had taken restraining orders against him at least three times before.
Zachary was a boozing bipolar 21 year old. As if that’s an excuse. I’m bipolar and have never committed an act of violence outside of the boxing ring.
Now the public, including me, will have to pony up $250,000 for a justified shooting. In fact, it was necessary killing. If the cops hadn’t shot Zachary he would have killed them and others.
Apparently, the city settled because it was worried about losing the case against Zachary. Are they saying that juries are so stupid or leftist driven that they will let a monster loose?
Zachary was obviously guilty. His parents were potential victims. They deserve nothing.
If we start paying off victims, not for their injuries but for the people who injured them, then we will reward criminals rather than victims and reverse justice so the guilty are rewarded.
Do we want to live in a country where the values are so reversed that we pay criminals’ families for their injuries during the commission of a crime?
That’s Obama playing with our values because he doesn’t understand the status quo.
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