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Motorcyclist awarded $180k dollars in suit against police

What happens when a motorcyclist riding like an idiot meets a cop with a bad attitude?

Motorcycle Speeder Wins $180,000 In Case Against Cop Who Kicked His Ass

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Nobody won that day . . .
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That officer should be done for assault with a deadly weapon (the car) and sacked and sent to anger management course. Why would he have brake fade when he would hardly have had to use them. If one stop causes brake fade then the car should be recalled. The motorcyclist had already nodded to say he was going to pull over. Also why did it take him 54 seconds top cuff him. What else was he doing out of sight of the camera.
None of the overtakes were dangerous for a bike of that power, although the double yellow lines makes them illegal.
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Meese got it right, but I wonder how this would have turned out if the camera had not been running?

I take issue with the headline. The motorcyclist did not "win" the money, he was "awarded" the money. A lawsuit is not the lottery, although all too often it is treated that way. The award is compensation, not a prize to be won.
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Meese got it right, but I wonder how this would have turned out if the camera had not been running?

I take issue with the headline. The motorcyclist did not "win" the money, he was "awarded" the money. A lawsuit is not the lottery, although all too often it is treated that way. The award is compensation, not a prize to be won.
Agreed. I was going to edit the title to say awarded rather than wins, but I couldn't figure out how.

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Agreed. I was going to edit the title to say awarded rather than wins, but I couldn't figure out how.
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I've been known to exceed the speed limit and pass on double yellows however I also am constantly checking my review mirrors and would never try to evade the police. Not very smart on the riders part or the officers part. Why lie about brake fade? You can tell from the video that he let off the brakes to bump him, might have saved the riders life had he decided to take off again, never know.

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Agreed. I was going to edit the title to say awarded rather than wins, but I couldn't figure out how.
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Actually, I was referring to the headline of the article on the linked webpage.
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How does he know it's a cop chasing him? I don't hear any sound on the video. When, before he sees the uniform, does he know this is a cop?
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How does he know it's a cop chasing him? I don't hear any sound on the video. When, before he sees the uniform, does he know this is a cop?
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According to the story the Camaro had lights in the grill, but the cop wasn't running his siren. The rider claims he didn't look in his mirror and notice him back there. Based on how he is riding, it didn't look like he was running from anything to me, just out riding and having fun.

I'll also point out that here in GA, I don't know about Oregon, there is no requirement for you to stop for an unmarked car. They can follow you and have a marked cruiser make the stop, but they can't stop you. They enacted that because of robberies occurring where people would get lights and pull over cars in deserted areas late at night.

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This Cop shot the rider! Cops get jazzed up on adrenaline and do some crazy stuff. I was on a jury and police tazzed a man who was posing no threat and had his hands up. They tazzed the guy twice.
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This Cop shot the rider! Cops get jazzed up on adrenaline and do some crazy stuff. I was on a jury and police tazzed a man who was posing no threat and had his hands up. They tazzed the guy twice.
OK, that one just made me feel sorry for both of them. You can tell that was a good cop who made one small mistake. Thankfully it didn't turn out worse. If I were on a jury for that one I would award the rider any damages he needed but no way I would convict or add punitive damages to it.

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"One small mistake." WHAT?? The cop SHOT the rider in the arm; this means the cop probably missed what he was aiming to hit. Shooting a person is not one small mistake... you must be a gun owner. (OK, I'm yanking your chain a little.)
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"One small mistake." WHAT?? The cop SHOT the rider in the arm; this means the cop probably missed what he was aiming to hit. Shooting a person is not one small mistake... you must be a gun owner. (OK, I'm yanking your chain a little.)
Don't get me wrong, the repercussions were massive, but really all it boiled down to was a slip of a finger, thus a small mistake.

I can neither confirm nor deny any details of guns I may or may not own, but I will say that I am a law abiding home owner in Kennesaw GA and do my best to cover for any neighbors who may be conscientious objectors.

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Rumor has it that the following should apply:
1. DO NOT point a gun at anything you don't intend to destroy/possibly kill.
2. DO NOT put your finger on the trigger until you are sure you should use it to destroy/possibly kill the target.

The officer should have those rules drilled into him, particularly if he has been training at the gun range. Maybe he has been training on Halo (or name some other game) too much.
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Simple... Don't break the law and you won't get your butt kicked or yourself shot.
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