Comment: It's not the amount that's the problem.

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It's not the amount that's the problem.

It's who pays it. As long as cops are not personally responsible for their actions, and personally liable for damages, justice is not being done. And cops have NO incentive to stop abusing people. Robbing taxpayers to give this woman money is just an added injustice -- not justice at all.

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