Yet another reason to shun NYC...

Yet another reason to shun NYC...

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    Yet another reason to shun NYC...

    ...As if you needed one...

    So, NYPD shoots at a BG... You happen to be somewhere in the vicinity, say within 50 yards (for NYPD, that's considered "minute of BG," at 5 feet.) You are hit by a round. Don't expect any compensation, maybe not even for medical expenses.

    Quite possible, according to this story: Bystanders Shot by the Police Face an Uphill Fight to Win Lawsuits - NYTimes.com

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    Bloomberg was too worried about 22oz sodas to worry about the average citizen being struck by "friendly" gun fire.
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    If they sell larger drinks to the people suing then maybe they will die before they win in court . Do we ever think we will not hear from Bozoberg

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    This is sickening. EVERYONE is responsible for EVERY bullet that leaves their gun. Period.

    I'm not really thinking millions of dollars in lawsuits or anything, but they should at least cover ALL medical expenses and lost wages WITHOUT being sued for it.
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    You all are being silly. We all know that only trained LE should have guns, and that since they are trained, they never miss. Jeez!

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    I began shunning New York many, many reasons ago.

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    Absent some egregious negligence, or outright malfeasance, on the part of the police, I do tend to agree with these decisions. There has to be some level of immunity for police. We (taxpayer citizens) set up police officers to enforce the laws. Such enforcement ranges from stopping drivers for slow and go's to shooting criminals. If every municipality that employes a cop is sued when the cop misses and strikes someone else, we'll just drive up our tax rates to pay for the multi-million dollar suits that will start flying.

    Yeah, it would really suck to get shot by a cop that missed a bad guy. But unless the cop was doing something way out of line (e.g., going "Bad Lieutenant"), I understand why there would be some immunity.
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    If there is immunity or LE for hitting innocents then there should be for citizens in justified SD shootings. Moreso the citizen because he or she isnt likely to have the benefit of a partner or six partners body armor etc during the shooting to help him/her. If not then there should not be for LE either. Fed up with this double standard stuff.

    Pick a road and go down it, LE and citizen. JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost1958 View Post
    If there is immunity or LE for hitting innocents then there should be for citizens in justified SD shootings. Moreso the citizen because he or she isnt likely to have the benefit of a partner or six partners body armor etc during the shooting to help him/her. If not then there should not be for LE either. Fed up with this double standard stuff.

    Pick a road and go down it, LE and citizen. JMO
    I do agree with you. But, as with police, there should be some limits on immunity, even if the shoot is justified. I don't think there should ever be a blanket immunity for all circumstances in which third party innocents are injured.
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    Apparently you are safer with the NYPD shooting at you instead of someone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    I do agree with you. But, as with police, there should be some limits on immunity, even if the shoot is justified. I don't think there should ever be a blanket immunity for all circumstances in which third party innocents are injured.
    I agree that the police should be immune from personal lawsuits stemming from things like this, but I also agree with Grayskies comment...the city should pay ALL medical expenses and lost wages of it's citizens that are innocently caught up in gunfire.
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    Finally we can see where Bloomberg was headed with the low capacity clips........He just wanted to reduce the number of innocent bystanders wounded or killed by his keystone cops.

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