Court: people can sue jails for use of excessive force

The Oklahoma Supreme Court issued a controversial ruling, saying Oklahomans who can prove they were victims of use of excessive force in county jails have a right to sue the jail. Jails and law enforcement agencies are asking the court to reconsider

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BrideyMurphy - 3/9/2013 10:43 PM
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Wow, not to say there aren't a lot of people being abused or even killed while in police custody but this is going to be a mess for courts..and more court cases means more taxes or taxpayers....why can't cops just do their jobs the way they swear to when they take their oath and this crap wouldn't be necessary....I have seen so many video of people being hit and thrown around while handcuffed and 5 to 10 cops standing around watching, if you have someone handcuffed do they really present enough danger to warrant that kind of treatment, especially if you have half a dozen armed cops there to save you from the handcuffed female who weighs around 120# and has no weapon other than her mouth?

Unwashed Mass - 3/9/2013 12:36 PM
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You gotta love the Sheriff's mouthpiece saying the fix for corrupt cops is to give them more money.... and the way to fight fires is to pour gasoline on them...

Geezer918 - 3/8/2013 2:09 PM
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No one realizes the fact that Moss is a PRIVATELY RUN PRISON. If they are abusing inmates, they better be getting sued. We, the taxpayers, fund Corrections Corporation of America's (CCA) operations in this state. They even asked the state legislature for more money earlier this year under the guise of the Department of Corrections.

Unwashed Mass - 3/8/2013 10:36 AM
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Anyone read about the man in NM who sat in jail for two years without a trial? The jail had the gall to say they did nothing wrong by forgetting him. Moss Jail only neglects prisoners for a few weeks at a time.

Unwashed Mass - 3/8/2013 10:33 AM
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It's clear from Shannon Clark's comments that the county jail intends to dodge responsibility rather than clean up their act. It will be a big step forward when abuse victims can directly sue their abuser rather than the taxpayers.

kindagreywolf - 3/8/2013 10:07 AM
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@Cattleokie? Are you freaking serious? Oklahoma cops throw people in jail for anything, everything and even make sh** up. Oklahoma treats everyone like animals than act horrified people behave like animals. You all need to get out of the dark ages. And what about Material Witnesses? There are three in Tulsa Jail I have heard, there only crime is they witnessed a crime. They are treated like Criminals until they help the state get there conviction. So they innocent people we treat like dogs should be abused to?

cattleokie - 3/8/2013 9:27 AM
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COMMON SENSE,which most people DO NOT have any, DO NOT get in TROUBLE that you to be handcuffed,or be put in jail!!!!!!!!!
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