darkoz
darkoz
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July 27th, 2018 at 8:36:11 AM permalink
Casinos at it again

Police helped (handuffed jail threatened no charges smh)

Federal lawsuit filed

I guess this will just have to happen state by state

https://www.google.com/amp/s/louisianarecord.com/stories/511481994-harrah-s-new-orleans-sued-for-allegedly-assaulting-two-gamblers-who-said-they-were-card-counting
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mcallister3200
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RogerKint
July 27th, 2018 at 9:03:45 AM permalink
Donít think theyíre counters, but ok, not like they were going to correct them on that point sounds like they didnít like them didnít know what they were doing and were willing to do whatever they had to illegal or not to get ID.

Problem with Louisiana with this garbage is there is no punitive damages in LA so police feel emboldened to do whatever they want when they know itís wrong. Thereís even more protections in place for them to be abusive with little recourse, note this is a federal suit with no noted action at the state level.
mcallister3200
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July 27th, 2018 at 9:07:05 AM permalink
The threat of illegal detainment, police infringing rights is a major risk/issue in Shreveport/Bossier City area specifically, fwiw. Fair warning
onenickelmiracle
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July 27th, 2018 at 9:09:54 AM permalink
Punitive damages were a good thing for America, kept the powerful from becoming too arrogant. A few massive jury awards in the 90s and it was a perfect excuse to get rid of them. If someone burns down 100 houses, you don't just expect them to pay for the damages, same with abuse of power. Not going to change any time, it's no longer newsworthy.
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FleaStiff
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July 27th, 2018 at 9:54:38 AM permalink
Insurance companies never had to actually pay those headline making humungous awards. Most were victims of Remitter on appeal and settlement negotiations after trial to avoid expense and delays of appeal. Also many were 'structured settlements' that might someday reach the stratosphere but most likely would be much smaller amounts. So there was never any real danger but bad journalism and good lobbyists for insurance companies change things.

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