California: Black Gets Almost $4 Million for Being Shot with Hard-Foam Projectiles by Police

Aw, shit, bitch.

Is we be foamin’ out this muffagguah?

I ain’t even known you’ll niggas be foamin’.

Fox News:

A jury awarded $3.75 million in damages this week to a protester shot twice with hard-foam projectiles fired by Los Angeles police during demonstrations in 2020.

Jurors on Wednesday ruled that the LA Police Department was negligent when one or more of its officers fired the so-called less-lethal devices at Asim Jamal Shakir Jr., the Los Angeles Times reported.

Shakir had been filming a police skirmish line when he recognized his LAPD officer uncle among the formation and confronted him, shouting, “Our ancestors are turning over in their grave right now!” Shakir alleges that his uncle, Eric Anderson, then directed other officers to fire a hard-foam projectile at him.

Civil rights attorney Carl Douglas, who filed the suit on Shakir’s behalf, said he hopes the sizable damages awarded will signal that similar acts of police violence cannot be tolerated. The award must still be approved by the City Council.

Karen Richardson, a spokesperson for the city attorney’s office, told the Times her office had no comment on the jury’s decision. The police department did not respond to an email seeking comment Friday.

At trial, the defense team sought to reconstruct the events of that day with video from a body camera and an Instagram livestream.

Shakir was struck once, then a second time while he was bending down to pick up a phone that had been knocked out of his hand by the first projectile, according to the lawsuit.

This is the same civil court system that is bypassing the First Amendment by allowing people to sue people for speech crimes.

Kyle Rittenhouse is getting sued for self-defense after the criminal court system ruled he wasn’t guilty. He’s almost certainly going to lose in civil court, and I would not be surprised if some people are saying he should quite frankly just leave the country.

It’s a totally broken system. It’s a nice idea, to use judges and juries to settle disputes outside of the criminal justice system, but it simply does not work in this current situation we are under.

If the Republicans were not a totally failed waste, they would be calling for the civil court system to be abolished.

Looks mostly peaceful to me