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Mon Sep 13, 2021, 09:34 PM

Philadelphia will pay $2M to Rickia Young, the woman police beat in front of her child during unrest

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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Philadelphia will pay $2M to Rickia Young, the woman police beat in front of her child during unrest

Mayor Jim Kenney called the treatment of Young and two children who were with her "absolutely appalling."

by Anna Orso
Updated 2 hours ago

The city of Philadelphia will pay $2 million to a 29-year-old mother who was pulled from her SUV during civil unrest last October and beaten by police then separated from her toddler — a scene captured on video and shared widely on social media.

The city said Monday that had it reached the agreement after negotiations with lawyers for Rickia Young, a North Philadelphia home health-care aide who the video showed tried to drive through mayhem and then was swarmed by officers who bashed in her windows. She did not file a lawsuit.

A police officer and a sergeant were fired in May as a result of their conduct during the incident, and an additional 15 officers are awaiting disciplinary proceedings, department officials said Monday.

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said in a statement that “instead of fighting crime and the fear of crime, some of the officers on the scene created an environment that terrorized Rickia Young, her family, and other members of the public.”

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Read more: https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-settles-millions-rickia-young-unrest-20210913.html



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If you remember the scene in Philadelphia where police surrounded a woman's car during protests, smashed her windows, then yanked her out and beat her -- all before the national FOP used a picture of an officer holding her son as propaganda -- that's, well
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Reply Philadelphia will pay $2M to Rickia Young, the woman police beat in front of her child during unrest (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Monday OP
The Magistrate Tuesday #1
lamp_shade Tuesday #2
PatSeg Tuesday #3
sakabatou Tuesday #4
MrsCheaplaugh 6 hrs ago #12
Demovictory9 Tuesday #5
mahatmakanejeeves Tuesday #6
cstanleytech Tuesday #8
csziggy Tuesday #10
The Jungle 1 Tuesday #7
BumRushDaShow Tuesday #9
littlemissmartypants 5 hrs ago #13
BumRushDaShow 1 hr ago #14
EarthFirst Tuesday #11

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 12:25 AM

1. Wake Me When The Police Are Doing Time For Felony Assault, Sir

Money is nice, but until the criminals with badges suffer serious personal consequences, this sort of thing will continue unabated.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 02:12 AM

2. This

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 03:28 AM

3. I was thinking the same thing

Accountability should be the first and primary objective.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 03:32 AM

4. Yup

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 16, 2021, 12:56 AM

12. True. Nt

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 04:44 AM

5. excellent

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 06:44 AM

6. As several of the commenters in the thread noted, it's not the city of Philadelphia that will pay

$2 million to a 29-year-old mother who was pulled from her SUV during civil unrest last October and beaten by police then separated from her toddler{,}

it's the taxpayers who live in the city of Philadelphia who will be handed the bill.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 10:11 AM

8. Solution might be to redo it so that the police officers unions are now required to pay out when the

police are sued that would then perhaps give the unions more of an incentive to weed out problem officers themselves rather than protect them.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 03:15 PM

10. Police should have to carry the equivalent of malpractice insurance

Offered through the police unions. If the insurance companies refuse to provide insurance for specific problem officers, the unions will either have to pay out directly or keep them out of any police force.

The power of the marketplace, as RepuQs like to put it.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 09:29 AM

7. It is called fascism.

That filthy fascist who walked around Ms. Young's car and broke every window and drug her out of the car and helped beat her will not go to work today he was fired along with a Sargent.
I wonder if his pension is intact.
I also wonder why he has not been charged with any crime. What would happen if a citizen did what he did.

We need to make police understand the way they are acting is fascism. We will not allow it and the free ride is over. Call it what it is.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 12:24 PM

9. I finally got chance to read the story in this morning's paper (online)

and what happened with that poor woman was just breathtakingly bad.

I believe she lived in the area and was trying to drive through the neighborhood to get where she needed to while chaos ensued around her on one street along her route, where protestors were active - and Philly's "finest" had a field day, apparently because they fantasized that her teen nephew in the car "fit the description of...".

What they DO need to do is to completely decertify FOP Lodge 5 and wipe them off the face of the earth.

Here is the Inquirer's video of the woman's lawyers showing what happened a few days after the incident last October -

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 16, 2021, 01:39 AM

13. I'm totally in love with these lawyers! I'm so glad that they are

Getting justice for her, her son and nephew.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 16, 2021, 05:48 AM

14. Agree

They laid out the case fairly simply but powerfully, but it's a shame that the taxpayers have to pay for the savage behavior of Philly cops.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 06:17 PM

11. Disburse it from the pension fund...

As a taxpayers; we should demand it!

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