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July 01, 2020

Tucker Carlson Gets Results: Weakling Cvck "Republican" Mike Braun Folds, Will Withdraw Qualified Immunity Bill

A couple of nights ago, Tucker Carlson absolutely demolished weakling Democrat in Republican clothing Mike Braun, who introduced a bill to strip immunity from police in order to avoid criticism from Chuck Schumer.

By the way, I've seen some commenters saying that qualified immunity should be stripped away.

First of all: You do know qualified immunity only protects police in their personal capacity, right? Someone said, "If a neighbor kills my dog, I sue him. If a cop kills my dog, I should be able to sue him too."

Well you can sue him: You sue the state or city that employs him. He's an agent of the city or state, and according to usual agent-principle rules, if an agent commits a tort, you can sue the principle on whose behalf he was acting.

And a city or state has much deeper pockets than a cop making $65,000 per year.

If you want recompense for injury done to you by an agent of the state: You've already got that. You can sue the state. Qualified immunity does not protect the state from such suits.

If you want to sue the cop personally, you're just looking for vengeance.

Making cops personally liable for any torts they commit will have two outcomes:

1, it will be a standard new benefit given to any cops that the state will pay for personal liability insurance.

Obviously.

Who would take the job if he was not simply given backdoor immunity in this way?

So the state will still pick up the tab for any torts committed by cops. Taxpayers will now just have to pay extra, because the insurer is of course going to have business expenses and profit margins that he builds into the cost of insurance.

2, to the extent reducing qualified immunity has any effect at all -- and it might have a marginal effect, even with insurance, because with insurance plans you usually have to pay, say, the first $1500 or $2000 of costs -- the effect will be that cops simply stop doing their jobs.

If you think cops spend a lot of time aimlessly cruising around and chatting up waitresses in donut shops, wait until you're threatening them with personal liability lawsuits every single time they answer a citizen's call.

If you were a cop, and you realized that every single arrest could wind up costing you literally hundreds of thousands of dollars -- your house, your car, your kids' college funds -- how many arrests do you think you'd make?

Easier to just eat donuts.

If you want to get rid of qualified immunity for cops, just be honest with yourselves and call for and end to police as BLM wants. Getting rid of qualified immunity just means you keep paying cop salaries, without getting cop services.

Update: Alex the Chick, imp, and a couple other commenters have made a good case that my argument that you can always just sue the principle is not always correct.

I think that's an argument for making states and cities liable for the torts committed by their agents -- not making the agents open to personal suit.

There's no way to avoid the conclusion that if you penalize a cop for making an arrest, he'll want to stop making arrests. Or arrest people who will give him no problems, over trifles, to make quota, while leaving the predators who are likely to resist arrest free to victimize more citizens.

Anyway:

The weakling Mike Braun has folded and will withdraw his bill.



Update: Braun insists he's not pulling the bill... yet.

The other night, Carlson had a must-watch segment.

His point, summed up, is that Republican office-holders are weakling cowards and pussies who are "pleasers" by nature and will do whatever they think will "please" people. We cannot expect leadership from them; they are weak and stupid.

We will have to just straight-up tell them what to do, with the threat that we will boot their weakling cvck asses out of office if they don't listen.


Along the same lines:

Republicans Ron Johnson and James Lankford are showing their Need to Please Black Lives Matter by proposing we officially cancel Columbus Day and replace it with... Juneteenth, a new national federal holiday.

I don't have a problem with Juneteenth, but this is like offering to withdraw Americans from Saudi bases while Al Qaeda is blowing up the Twin Towers.

What is needed is to arrest antifa and BLM terrorists, not embolden them further by showing how eager we are to drop to our knees and suck their Mighty, Powerful Dicks.

This op-ed by Carlson is a must-watch too. One by one, all of the people who are supposed to protect us have shown that they are feckless cowards. Governments, police, corporations, conservative media "warriors."

There is no one to protect us, except us.

So we'll have to do the job our cowardly politicians, police, DOJ officials, and conservative media figures are too a-scared to do:

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