Sunday, June 15, 2008

This is not how to reward a hero!


via Neatorama:
rachelle jackson, a trained nurse, pulled two policemen out of their burning squad car and rather than being thanked for her heroic effort, she was arrested on charges that she robbed, battered and disarmed a peace officer and jailed for 10 months!

from Chicago Tribune
Jackson filed a lawsuit, and on Thursday a federal jury found against the city and several Chicago police officers, awarding Jackson $7.7 million for false arrest, malicious prosecution, coercive questioning and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Defense attorney Andrew Hale said the amount the jury awarded Jackson was "excessive" and that he would file post-trial motions to have the amount reduced.

Once upon a time, on a sunny evening with a distant rainbow in the east, sitting on the wet green lawn near the roses, Albert and Trebla went into an argument AGAIN...

Albert: In US, you should just stand and watch a burning police car killed the cops inside. Otherwise you end up in jail - because you helped!

Trebla: That's extreme, brother! Jackson was accused of stealing a weapon and hence spent time in jail!

Albert: Come on. Common Sense! If one is busy helping people, one won't have time to steal weapon! To a nurse, why would she even want to have a weapon?

Trebla: To protect herself, may be/

Albert: Rather, is that because she is black?

Trebla: Don't start that!

Albert: It is even worse that the defense attorney want to appeal.

Trebla: OK, I am with you. There is no justice in US.

Albert: I believe there is only one thing in these people's mind.

Trebla: What is that?

Albert: $$$

Trebla: I don't understand. Jackson was not expecting to be falsely prosecuted and then won the law suit for a compensation. She would not have been able to see the $$$ when she rescued the police officers.

Albert: I meant the defense attorney. Law suit and appeals make money for the lawyers!