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  •  another option: (12+ / 0-)

    in lieu of submitting medical bills for reimbursement, those affected might want to consider the following:

    1. file criminal complaints, with the city, for assault & battery, against the school & school police.

    2. file a federal civil suit, for violation of civil rights, against the school & school police.

    3. file a civil suit, for damages, against the school & school police.

    in the case of the two civil suits, use a really, really huge dollar amount, enough to get their attention. start with a billion dollars (how much are your civil rights worth to you?), and work your way up. also, be sure to file against the trustees as both a group, and as individuals, so they are on the hook personally. do the same with the school police. each officer should be named in the suit, so they are also on the hook personally.

    this will get their attention, when those people's attorneys tell them they could end up in jail and/or bankrupt. the corporate veil doesn't shield you from the consequences of illegal acts, neither does the school or police veil.

    •  Hear hear. nt (4+ / 0-)
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      jpmassar, trueblueliberal, JayRaye, elwior

      "In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder, a secret order." Carl Jung

      by Unduna on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 07:49:33 AM PDT

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    •  There were LOTS of people in the hall... (4+ / 0-)
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      jpmassar, elwior, venger, JayRaye

      ....and there were certainly people injured by the actions of the police who had nothing to do with whatever disturbance that occurred that was SO important that it required indiscriminate use of force.

      Sounds like MAJOR lawsuit MILLIONS in damages against the city, the college and anyone standing around wearing a uniform or bearing a title.

      I figger before long one of these indiscriminate actions is going to result in the wrongful death of a citizen, or a riotous spasm of extreme violence against the police involved.

      There are certainly people being severely radicalized by the wave of police violence and who are not going just meekly take it.  If I was in the cop business, I would get out of it, this violence is going to start following some of these assholes home from work.

      This shit is absolutely NOT like the Warner Bros cartoon where Wile E. Coyote and the guardian Sheep Dog spar until the whistle blows at 5 o'clock and they stop beating each other and punch out with a "see ya in the morning" sort of domesticity, then come back and sip coffee together til the whistle blows and go back to beating each other up....

      "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

      by leftykook on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 09:43:31 AM PDT

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