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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:55 AM

9th Circuit ruling favorable for Occupiers to hold police, gov'ts accountable for excessive force

Source: Daily Kos

A three judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals filed an unanimous ruling in Nelson v. City of Davis. The student plaintiff, Timothy Nelson was seriously and permanently injured by the excessive use of force by police in a 2004 incident at UC Davis.

The Court found that the police actions violated a basic constitutional right, the Fourth Amendment right to be free of unreasonable seizure and invalidated qualified immunity for the police, meaning that police could be held liable for damages. This ruling should offer considerable support to Occupiers pressing suit against police and governments for their often brutal and excessive use of force against peaceful protesters.

Ruling:
http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2012/07/11/10-16256.pdf

Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/01/1115561/-9th-Circuit-ruling-favorable-for-Occupiers-to-hold-police-gov-ts-accountable-for-excessive-force

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Reply 9th Circuit ruling favorable for Occupiers to hold police, gov'ts accountable for excessive force (Original post)
kpete Aug 2012 OP
marmar Aug 2012 #1
Hell Hath No Fury Aug 2012 #2
bemildred Aug 2012 #3
Vattel Aug 2012 #4
docgee Aug 2012 #5
SoapBox Aug 2012 #6
myrna minx Aug 2012 #7
freshwest Aug 2012 #8
valerief Aug 2012 #9
lunatica Aug 2012 #10
samsingh Aug 2012 #11
kooljerk666 Aug 2012 #12
indepat Aug 2012 #13
libodem Aug 2012 #14
Kteachums Aug 2012 #15
lonestarnot Aug 2012 #16
sakabatou Aug 2012 #19
Uncle Joe Aug 2012 #17
Great Caesars Ghost Aug 2012 #18

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:04 AM

1. Genial !!!





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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:17 AM

2. Great news -

Suits like this will help temper the Police State Tactics we have been witnessing.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:28 AM

3. Good, bankrupt them. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:30 AM

4. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

This is why, in spite of everything, the judicial branch is still my favorite branch of government.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:32 AM

5. Excellent! nt.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:33 AM

6. Cool!

While there are Law Enforcement that do good work (I guess), I'm so OVER these Local-Yokal-Militias, beat'n the
snot out of American citizens that are tax payers.

I'm sure that the Radical Activist 5 on the Supreme Court would toss this.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:55 AM

7. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:43 PM

8. K & R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:49 PM

9. And then the cops tased the three judges. Only one death resulted from the tasings.

Isn't that the next step in this police state of a country? Good news never stays good news in this dump.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:57 PM

10. That's good news

It's nice someone in power is still thinking about the Constitution.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:57 PM

11. good

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:40 PM

12. it is time to get rid of "insurance" for police misconduct.............

 

and take it out of their pension/health plans.

Any cop who was not brain damaged would be looking out for his/her future & retirement, instead of killing & beating people for fun.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:19 PM

13. Wonder if His Honor wonders if one of the 9th Circuit's missiles is heading up his

proverbial asshole.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:45 PM

14. Booya

Effing good!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:49 AM

15. In this country???

Brutal force? We hear stuff like this coming out of other countries but, it is never covered in this country. Do we have to listen to foreign news to hear about the Occupy Movement in the US? It is time the stories come out!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:55 AM

16. I LOVE THE 9TH CIRCUIT!

K & R!

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:51 AM

19. Me too

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:28 AM

17. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, kpete.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:48 AM

18. Don't put the cart before the horse.

 

The 9th is the most overturned court in the nation

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