Imbecilic Jury awards $6.5 million to family of career alcoholic shot dead by police

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  1. 2Manboobs

    2Manboobs New Member Banned User

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    And, as usual, the relatives make excuse after excuse for their chronic alcoholic family member (who had literally just stumbled home from a local bar in the middle of the afternoon) ...

    It's really time that we start requiring potential jury members to pass a competency test before they're allowed to sit on cases such as these... Disgraceful!!



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    Jury finds Long Beach police violated civil rights of man shot


    The family of an unarmed man shot and killed by police in Belmont Shore was awarded $6.5 million in a Santa Ana courtroom today.
    The jury deliberated less than a day before finding the Long Beach Police Department violated the civil rights of Doug Zerby, 35.
    The panel awarded $2 million to Zerby's father, $1 million to his mother and $3.5 million to his son.

    Zerby was sitting on the stoop of a friend's apartment playing with a metal pistol-grip hose nozzle when he was shot without warning by Officers Jeffrey Shurtleff and Victor Ortiz, after they responded to a report of a man with a gun in the back courtyard of a Belmont Shore residence.

    The defense has argued Zerby made an aggressive movement with an object they believed to be a gun that made the officers believe their lives were in imminent danger. They say this did not allow them the chance to issue a warning before opening fire.

    Much of the case revolved around whether Zerby made a threatening movement or was unaware of police presence, whether police should have been able to identify the nozzle and whether police were sufficiently concealed and protected behind brick walls to issue a warning.
    More to come.
     
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    Belmont Shore is the Beverly Hills of Long Beach
     
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    no, wait, strike that, reverse it. Bixby Knolls is the Beverly Hills of Long Beach; Belmont Shores is the West Hollywood of Long Beach.
     
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    oh, and i think the dead dude was retarded or some shit
     
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    Its also the San Francisco of Southern California ... There's a lot of gay folks living there
     
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    yup

    I used to live there :c

    Across the street from Yankee Doodles :c
     
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    He wasn't retarded.. He was described as an unemployed construction worker with an alcohol problem ...He had just walked from a bar (on a weekday afternoon, mind you) to a friends house nearby and was sitting on his doorstep playing with the garden nozzle (that resembles a gun)
     
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    bbbbut...he was white......
     
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    oh, i wonder if that's a different shooting; the one i remember is a retarded dude sittin' on a chair outside his apartment playing with a water sprinkler like it was a gun

    we have a lot here in So Cal :c
     
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    Played pool there many a time back in my college days ...
     
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    Retarded to point a pistol grip nozzle at the police for sure. If I get a call for an armed dude and when I show they point something at me that may be a gun they are also very likely to be shot. This should be filed under "a tragic situation" at worst.
     
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    Police killed an unarmed man.

    What does him drinking have to do with it?
     
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    yeah, that sounds like the same deal... He wasn't retarded though. He was just a chronic alcoholic
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    BTW.....with this logic the folks that called 911 should be liable as well. Mind your own fucking business! :fil:
     
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    because he was behaving like an idiot ...He was holding something that resembled a handgun, from afar (and was extending his arms out like he was going to fire it)
     
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    Says who? The cops that murdered him?
     
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    So if you see an obvious drunken man with something in his hands that resembles a gun (and he's behaving like its a gun).. You'd just gonna ignore that, huh ???
     
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    .....but he was unarmed. The police should be shot first before being able to return fire (if even then).
     
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    :facepalm:
     
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    yup. "man with a gun" call is srs business

    they never charged that bartender that called 911 on that Kelly Thomas dude; hope they do. that was bullshit. they called 911 to say that a homeless dude was stealing shit, when they just wanted to clear him away from their bar.