Here’s a video which shows an armed government worker gratuitously escalating a trivial parking ticket into a $98,000 settlement to his victim.
A man had parked his car illegally on the sidewalk – apparently because the spot across the street was being worked on. Regardless, a parking violation.
The car’s owner walks over to speak with the armed government worker – who almost immediately begins barking orders and demanding ID (which isn’t necessary since the car could be ticketed, per usual practice). When the owner hesitates and tries to discuss the matter with the armed government worker, the armed government worker escalates – telling the man he is under arrest (for what?) and threatening to Taze him. Which he does, moments later.
It looks as though he was eager to do so. All he needed was an excuse.
However, the victim was not violent or even aggressive. His “crime” was insufficient deference and submission to the Authority of the armed government worker – for which the citizens of the area will now have to pony up a six-figure settlement.
Hut! Hut! Hut!
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