Stupid, stupid, stupid.
Portland officers use Tasers on 2 men who had surrendered, costing city almost $140,000 to settle lawsuits [LINK]
Just read the whole story.
The punchline is, "...and no discipline followed."
In the context of the entire story, the events combined with the punchline clearly indicate that the Portland Police, as an organization, are about as mature as a delinquent child. Seriously. I've seen tree stumps with more ethical common sense.
The $140,000 isn't the problem. Justice demands far more. The problem is with the organization that allows itself to get into this sort of trouble.
THAT'S the real problem.
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