I would be all for this deputy suing, IF it weren’t for worker’s compensation – which covers work-related injuries such as this – AND private citizens could sue individual police officers in return. But as it stands now, this deputy has all the coverage he needs in worker’s compensation and should not be allowed to sue when a citizen can’t sue him in return.
A deputy is now suing a woman who called for help during an emergency. It all stems from a deputy-involved shooting that happened in Katy last year.
The deputy says he was injured when she made that call from her subdivision. In this lawsuit, he claims the homeowner failed to adequately warn 9-1-1 of the dangerous situation he was walking into.
Not to sound as though I am making light of the deputy’s injury, but this sounds like it could just as easily be incompetence on the part of the deputy. I have known and worked with enough cops to know that domestic disturbance calls are among the most dangerous, so the deputy shouldn’t have needed a warning about possible danger. He should have assumed it!
But to the point: when there are tow standards – one for the government’s people and one for the rest of us – this is the spirit of what the founders meant when they said there should be no title of nobility in this nation. This is also something they never expected us to allow government to do: set themselves exempt from the laws they enact. That is why they said that government would never vote a rod against itself – because they never imagined we would let the government exempt itself. This is OUR fault! And we need to start doing something about it before these people have too many ‘surplus military weapons’ for us to deal with. After all, isn’t that yet another area where the government gets to have something it denies you and I?