Sunday, July 10, 2016

Everyone Suffers When Police Shoot Innocent Victims

Everyone is this tragedy of police shootings a critical point has been overlooked. If past cases are any guide, the families of the victims shot by police are going to file wrongful death lawsuits against the towns and cities that employed the police officers who did the fatal shootings. After some time the victim's families will win a judgment in the range of $1,250,000 to $2,000,000 +. The municipalities involved will have to pay these families.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, believe it or not, is a fairly prosperous city. Such a payout will hurt the taxpayers in areas like reduced money for libraries, health care, road maintenance, clinics for the poor, school programs, etc.
The smaller town in Minnesota will suffer grievously. Such a payout will be a big part of their annual budget. Ironically police officers will be laid off, fire stations will close, other city workers might be laid off, etc. You could very well see a municipal bankruptcy here like what Stockton and Vallejo, California experienced.
In short, everyone suffers when a police person gets frightened and "shoots first and asks questions later."

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