Crook wins damages for injury during theft

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  1. drippy

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    I find cases like this to be somehwta laughable. It fascinates me that a robber can get more from the court preceedings than he's managed to steal in the first place. Obviously i don;t know the exact details of his arrest and what was consdiered 'excessive force', but i still find this very funny indeed...
     
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    Freakin' Canadians.
     
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    This is the reason why we have a "no touching" policy at work for our security guards. Doesn't mean they can't defend themselves, but they can't initiate contact or use excessive force to detain a subject.
     
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    If the guy doens;t touch them, then how on earth do they catch them?...
     
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    Normally we escort them to the security office without incident. If they run on us, we usually get OPD involved, but in most circumstances on runners, we are allowed to use physical contact to detain them.
     
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    ahh, cool...
     
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    Yeah, I hate runners. We treat them really nice when we catch them. :lol 
     
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    That's f***ing bullshit. He struggled, as far as I'm concerned that means he waved his right to go in peacefully. Beat the stuffing out of that bastard for all I care. Him getting awarded damages for injuries that are his own fault just makes me f***ing sick.
     
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    Do they throw their keys at them?
     
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    While I think that it is bullshit that he won damages, I think there was some excessive force from a rent a cop. Just because a guy steals something, doesn't mean that people have the right to hurt em...

    Working at retail I found it laughable that people would try to catch shoplifters, some girl I knew got run over by a thief that was trying to get away in his car. Risking your life for a multi-million dollar corp that has insurance is a very stupid thing to do.

    Best way to catch the crook, get a good description and plate number than call the police. Don't try and live out your fantasy about saving the day....
     
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    I agree. Though you'd better hope the car isn't stolen or you're up shit creek without a paddle. I speak from experience.
     
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    Well ill be damned.
     
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    I still believe in a thieves necktie. A long drop with a short stop broadcast on tv like it's the President talking would end so much of this crap. I'm sorry, let me catch someone in my house, that SOB'll have a hole in the head and a kitchen knife in their hand. This kinda crap makes me sick. Being a criminal didn't make him any less a credible witness my donkey.
     
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    Rent-a-cops always use excessive force. They're all trying to compensate for not making the force by being assholes.

    I applaud that judge, and the thief who was able to represent himself before the court so eloquently.
     
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    Ya know, in some countries, they lop off hands of thieves by law. So I don't think losing a tooth because of a bad choice in how he makes his money is too excessive. And not to the tune of $10,000 + bucks.

    That kind of judgement only encourages more theft.
     
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    Excuse me? I'm a security guard, and I do NOT use excessive force, I don't try to compensate for anything, and I am NOT an asshole. Thank you for that stereotype. Spreading that petrception make it easier for people to get rewarded for being criminals.
     
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    I figured the thread needed a counterpoint!
     
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