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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 05:29 PM

4. The Tweet is Accurate, Just Missing Proper Context

The tweet was not as misleading as some people believe.

Kavanaugh did indeed overturn the original jury's verdict that awarded Hundley's estate $242,000 in compensation for police negligence.

And he went into great depth on why the Hundley estate could not receive monetary compensation for police negligence - a DC law shields the police from having to pay out damages if an officer shoots someone in self-defense. Kavanaugh spent a great deal of time explaining why Hundley's situation was no exception.

Here's what doesn't check out:

1) The jury did not believe the officer's story, so whether the officer was acting in self-defense was not determined.

2) If the DC law is so clear, then why did the judge from the original case allow for the jury's compensation verdict for police negligence? Wouldn't that judge step in and overturn the verdict right there and then using Kavanaugh's logic?

It doesn't really add up.

Supposedly the Hundley estate is due for a re-trial regarding the Assault and Battery and Excessive Force charges, but the appeal before Kavanaugh & Co. occurred in 2007 and there is no word on these follow-up cases that I have read.

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