Simon Black chronicles more doings in the government’s theater of the absurd, grotesque, and horrifying. From Black at sovereignman.com:
Welcome to our Friday roll up, where we highlight the most interesting, absurd, and concerning stories we are following this week.
Can’t sue cop for breaking domestic violence victim’s bones
It all started when a boyfriend playfully tried to push his girlfriend into the pool.
Most people would see that as harmless horsing around. But one lady saw domestic violence. So she called the police.
Police came and arrested the boyfriend. His girlfriend, the alleged victim, became quite irritated, as you could imagine. She insisted that he had done nothing wrong, and they were just fooling around.
Then she walked away from police as they were talking to her. So one officer saw fit to run up behind this 5-foot tall woman and body slam her to the ground. He took her down with such force that he broke her collarbone, and she lost consciousness.
Amazingly enough, the police then arrested HER and charged her with disturbing the peace.
I’m not joking. The lady who broke her collar bone due to excessive police force is the one who apparently disturbed the peace.
Naturally this became a lawsuit. But last week, a federal court ruled that the police officer cannot be sued.
He gets “qualified immunity”, because, while he was slamming this petite bikini-clad woman to the ground and crushing her bones, he was performing his official duties as an agent of the government. Therefore he cannot be held personally liable for his actions.