Four teenagers in Minneapolis were Hut! Hut! Hutted! by multiple armed government workers… because “someone called” – and claimed they’d seen the kids with guns or some such.
The usual lethal pantomime plays out.
“Get on the ground! Get on the ground!” Guns drawn on the startled kids, who appear to be around 13 or so.
After it was determined the Hut! Hut! Hutting! was based on nothing, the kids received a six-figure payout . . . paid by the taxpayers of Minneapolis, who had nothing to do with it but were held financially responsible for it anyhow.
The obvious curative – or at least, deterrent – holding the Hut! Hut! Hutters! responsible – is never applied, for reasons that remain mysterious.
Or maybe not.
Perhaps the Hut! Hut! Hutters! are given what amounts to a license to Hut! Hut! Hut! by dint of knowing they won’t be held responsible for it in order to encourage them to Hut! Hut! Hut!
Non AGWs – even if psychotic – are deterred from pointing guns at people by the knowledge that they will be held personally responsible. Civilly – as well as criminally.
If the people in control of the system wanted less Hut! Hut! Hutting they’d apply the same medicine.
Since they don’t… well, it doesn’t take a Werner Von Braun.
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