Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Party Rooster, Jan 26, 2012.
He should change his name to Papillon.
Another bullshit case against the same jail.
Then we don't have to pay you?
Oh no, gimme that check.
These are the types of cases that monster payouts were meant for. What a fucking nightmare.
I guess they didn't even need the NDAA to hold American citizens indefinitely without a trial...:icon_cool
Good for her.
What about the Constitution Maaaaan!
I refuse to comment on this until kirk tells me what I am supposed to think.
Also, the WM3 did over 20 years. where is their pile o cash?
Sent from my rooted Liquid Thunderbolt with my thumbs.
Fuck him, with a name like that he deserved it.
That said, this would be infuriating if it happened to a person with a normal name. You can't hold someone that long without giving them a trial (before Obama). It sucks the local taxpayers have to pay this settlement (probably through increased liability insurance rates), but he deserves compensation. Someone high up needs to be fired over this also.
They pled guilty; until they are cleared of the charges, they aren't getting a dime.
Yeah, it is total bullshit.
They should get a new trial.
Traumatic: Stephen Slevin, looked remarkably different in August, 2005, at the time of his arrest for drunken driving
Ordeal: Stephen Slevin, pictured near the time of his release, was held in solitary confinement for two years and forced to pull out his own tooth
Outside court: Stephen Slevin said it was never about the money for him but more about making a statement that this was not acceptable treatment
Yup, and fear of a lawsuit is the only reason they were allowed to plea guilty in the manner that they did. It's not about justice or truth, it's just about saving money. That's a great system. Either they're actually guilty and the state let three child killers free, or they're not and they held three innocent men for 18 years. They shouldn't be able to have it both ways, but they found a way to do it, only for money.
I simply don't understand how they can't just sue anyway. Don't they have footage of the prosecutor essentially admitting that they only did it so they couldn't sue? This story makes me so angry. If that was me, I'd dedicate the rest of my life to ruining everyone who had anything to do with that. I was so impressed that the guy O&A had on didn't have that mentality. Good for him for not just sinking into a dark pit of revenge, which is what I totally see myself doing.
The good ol' State Employees Union will fight that tooth and nail.
The thing is, they are likely so happy to be free that they don't want to waste any more time and energy on this. They could sue if they wanted to try, but when you've had almost 20 years of your life taken away, you probably just want to live and appreciate the things in life that we all take for granted.
I wouldn't say they don't want to spend any more time on it. They have their investigators still working on it. As Damien said when they were released, it's much easier to fight this when you're free.