1. Major logical error--a non sequitur regarding the carrying of a gun in public. The police did not mention anything about a search at that time--they didn't need to, because they ALREADY knew about the gun!
Ok, and when he brings up the issue of a 4th amendment violation, they'll say that he consented to it and didn't protest.
2. You claim to know Jizzle's emotional state better than he does, which is both illogical and extremely stupid.
I'm just challenging him to do something about it. In general people that are irate and pissed of make things happen.
3. You make unwarranted assumptions. Unless you know Jizzle in real life, you have no idea of his financial situation. It takes both money and time to sue.
Umm, no. You obviously know nothing about suing. Lawsuits take the ability to read, write, speak in public, and waiting on the postman. Time has nothing to do with his financial situation, and if he can't afford to sue, then he can file an "in forma paupis"
and do it for free.
Before you make some unwarranted assumptions about me, I've sued in Federal court lots of times, represented myself in the vast majority, and most important have had success doing so. Got a pacer account?
If you think sueing is the only way to resolve harassment of OC'ers then you haven't been paying attention around here. There are other avenues that have worked to 'educate' the PD's.
I guess that's the thing. I don't want to educate them: I want to punish them. I don't think it is the only way, just the most effective. You could run for office, heck you could run for sherriff and set new policy. That isn't feasable for most people, though. You could write his mother a letter while you are filing the complaint and let her know he's been a naughty boy, but again I think that will have the same level of effect.
If a cop gets a dozen complaints filed, it could hurt his promotion potential. If a cop gets sued, it could affect him, his life, his retirement, and when he is working all that overtime to pay for the judgment against him, I doubt he'll chance such an encounter again. Most of the other people in the PD will hear about it and adjust their behavior accordingly. It is like that Despair poster "perhaps the purpose of your life is to serve as a warning to others." I don't want education, I want punishment.