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I thought we had two more conservatives on the SCOTUS?
Supreme Court Rules Woman Who Tried To Run Over Cops Can Claim Excessive Force Against The Officers



Albuquerque, NM – The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a methamphetamine-fueled woman who was shot while nearly running over two New Mexico State Police (NMSP) officers during a successful escape attempt should be allowed to pursue her claims of excessive force against the officers.

The NMSP officers have argued that Roxanne Torres was driving directly at them at a high rate of speed when they shot her on July 15, 2014, Courthouse News Service reported.

“I began to fire at the driver to stop that vehicle,” NMSP Officer Janice Madrid said after the suspect allegedly stomped on the accelerator and tried to mow them down, according to the news outlet. “I didn’t believe that I was going home. I was waiting for the impact.”

Torres managed to escape and wasn’t arrested until after she’d already taken herself to a hospital, but Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the 5-3 majority opinion that the “application of physical force with the intent to restrain” still qualifies as a seizure, even if the suspect “does not submit and is not subdued,”


Realizing this is not a ruling against the procedure of using deadly force.
It is a ruling the woman can sue.
 

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I thought we had two more conservatives on the SCOTUS?
Supreme Court Rules Woman Who Tried To Run Over Cops Can Claim Excessive Force Against The Officers



Albuquerque, NM – The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a methamphetamine-fueled woman who was shot while nearly running over two New Mexico State Police (NMSP) officers during a successful escape attempt should be allowed to pursue her claims of excessive force against the officers.

The NMSP officers have argued that Roxanne Torres was driving directly at them at a high rate of speed when they shot her on July 15, 2014, Courthouse News Service reported.

“I began to fire at the driver to stop that vehicle,” NMSP Officer Janice Madrid said after the suspect allegedly stomped on the accelerator and tried to mow them down, according to the news outlet. “I didn’t believe that I was going home. I was waiting for the impact.”

Torres managed to escape and wasn’t arrested until after she’d already taken herself to a hospital, but Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the 5-3 majority opinion that the “application of physical force with the intent to restrain” still qualifies as a seizure, even if the suspect “does not submit and is not subdued,”


Realizing this is not a ruling against the procedure of using deadly force.
It is a ruling the woman can sue.
We live in bizarro world
 

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Without dashcam/bodycam I don't know.

I've seen several incidents on COPS where suspect tried to get the hell away, once apprehended the cop says "you tried to run over me!" when the footage clearly showed that not to be the case....
 

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I thought we had two more conservatives on the SCOTUS?
Supreme Court Rules Woman Who Tried To Run Over Cops Can Claim Excessive Force Against The Officers



Albuquerque, NM – The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a methamphetamine-fueled woman who was shot while nearly running over two New Mexico State Police (NMSP) officers during a successful escape attempt should be allowed to pursue her claims of excessive force against the officers.

The NMSP officers have argued that Roxanne Torres was driving directly at them at a high rate of speed when they shot her on July 15, 2014, Courthouse News Service reported.

“I began to fire at the driver to stop that vehicle,” NMSP Officer Janice Madrid said after the suspect allegedly stomped on the accelerator and tried to mow them down, according to the news outlet. “I didn’t believe that I was going home. I was waiting for the impact.”

Torres managed to escape and wasn’t arrested until after she’d already taken herself to a hospital, but Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the 5-3 majority opinion that the “application of physical force with the intent to restrain” still qualifies as a seizure, even if the suspect “does not submit and is not subdued,”


Realizing this is not a ruling against the procedure of using deadly force.
It is a ruling the woman can sue.

5-3? How long ago was this? There are 9 justices. Link?
 

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