Hawthorne approves $300K award to Tas...

Hawthorne approves $300K award to Tasered autistic teen

There are 22 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Jul 28, 2010, titled Hawthorne approves $300K award to Tasered autistic teen. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

The council members discussed the proposed settlement in closed session. Three members, Mayor Larry Guidi and councilmembers Angie English and Daniel Juarez, were present for the vote and approved it.

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Kramer

United States

#1 Jul 28, 2010
In the old days, they used to call them self-centered @-holes. Now they're "autistic" and have a license to behave any way they want. Sounds like dad needs a good tasering as well.

Predictably, all the other ass-pie dads will jump on this board to defend their defective sperm.

Crap on Democrats

Since: May 10

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#2 Jul 28, 2010
Had the school not had its food mixer stolen, the boy could have been fed a more nutritious complex carbohydrate diet, including whole grain pizza dough, which could have minimized his autism symptoms.
Retired Employee

Studio City, CA

#3 Jul 28, 2010
It's another example of the new regime spending money firing employees just to pay off the stupid mistakes being made from the screwed up police force. What’s the future going to bring with this regime, a city like Bell or even better Maywood.
Teddy

United States

#4 Jul 28, 2010
Crap on Democrats wrote:
Had the school not had its food mixer stolen, the boy could have been fed a more nutritious complex carbohydrate diet, including whole grain pizza dough, which could have minimized his autism symptoms.
/Thread over. You win one internet, fine sir.

Now, I must clean this coffee off my monitor.

Obey the food mixer!

Crap on Democrats

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#5 Jul 28, 2010
Retired Employee wrote:
It's another example of the new regime spending money firing employees just to pay off the stupid mistakes being made from the screwed up police force. What’s the future going to bring with this regime, a city like Bell or even better Maywood.
Didn't the boy get tazed by the old Guidi-led regime?
SOP

Torrance, CA

#6 Jul 29, 2010
"During the case, the department allegedly attempted a cover-up, filing inconsistent reports with falsified information and failing to provide copies to attorneys."
Solo

Montgomery, AL

#7 Jul 29, 2010
Kramer wrote:
In the old days, they used to call them self-centered @-holes. Now they're "autistic" and have a license to behave any way they want. Sounds like dad needs a good tasering as well.
Predictably, all the other ****-pie dads will jump on this board to defend their defective sperm.
In present time you are still referred to as "@-hole" and for good reason? How did your father explain his defective sperm when you were hatched?? Maybe you should educate yourself about Autism before you post an ignorant comment. You may have autistic people around you and not even know it.
-WSJ-IS-MY-HERO-

“Beautiful Ugly”

Since: Jul 10

Torrance, CA

#8 Jul 29, 2010
Solo wrote:
<quoted text>In present time you are still referred to as "@-hole" and for good reason? How did your father explain his defective sperm when you were hatched?? Maybe you should educate yourself about Autism before you post an ignorant comment. You may have autistic people around you and not even know it.
Amen Brother!

Tasering a 12 year old CHILD...this cop needs a taste of his own medicine!

I'm thinking a broom stick, you can imagine the rest.

Since: Apr 10

United States

#9 Jul 29, 2010
-WSJ-IS-MY-HERO- wrote:
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Amen Brother!
Tasering a 12 year old CHILD...this cop needs a taste of his own medicine!
I'm thinking a broom stick, you can imagine the rest.
Is that with or without that slippery stuff?
-WSJ-IS-MY-HERO-

“Beautiful Ugly”

Since: Jul 10

Torrance, CA

#11 Jul 29, 2010
R-Smart wrote:
<quoted text>
Is that with or without that slippery stuff?
No slippery stuff...he deserves a nasty rash!
Amazed Everytime

Fontana, CA

#12 Jul 29, 2010
-WSJ-IS-MY-HERO- wrote:
<quoted text>
Amen Brother!
Tasering a 12 year old CHILD...this cop needs a taste of his own medicine!
I'm thinking a broom stick, you can imagine the rest.
If I remeber correctly this CHILD was actually about 5-9, 160 lbs...
who cares

Torrance, CA

#13 Jul 30, 2010
Your one of the more intelligent officers arent you, you can read and repeat the height and weight of the kid.

Your strategy fails to impress me. Grow up and quit changing the subject.
If I remember correctly, this department completely lied their butts off, making up all that bs about being kicked in the groin etc.
I (dont) feel like spelling it all out again.
So, quickly, this department paid 300K in this incident, because they are most dishonest group of individuals in the city.

They offer this $$ to kid because he attacked the officer. Officer acted in self defense of the other children, and took two shots to the nads...and still didnt arrest the kid that day.
Wow how kind of him, to forgive the child so soon.
(Witnesses didnt see it that way.) Had the HPD story been even part true, the boy would have gone to jail that day. The arresting officer would have won a medal and been given a hero parade.

Its amazing that you liars still manage to testilie in court. You guys have no credibility, none nada 00.

Amazed Everytime wrote:
<quoted text>
If I remeber correctly this CHILD was actually about 5-9, 160 lbs...

Crap on Democrats

Since: May 10

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#14 Jul 30, 2010
The department didn't pay. The city council authorized and made the payment.

Maybe if Hawthorne had a decent city attorney, they would actually fight some of these lawsuits.

Most people do not know why cities routinely settle out of court. No sitting councilman or mayor (and in Hawthorne's case, especially Larry Guidi) wants to be sworn and deposed under oath for ANY REASON. It's far easier just to write a check. Hell, it's not their money!
dishonest excuse

Torrance, CA

#15 Jul 30, 2010
Why is it that you try to confuse the public and put blame in the wrong direction. I am no guidi fan, he is a felon as far as I am concerned, and needs to go. But he has his own crimes to pay for.

And HPD has theirs. Your excuse is nothing more then that, and not a very good one. Criminal cops always act as if they wish it would go to court so they could defend their allegations.

The fact is, they do go to court and often. Depending on the amount of evidence they are up against, if there is only a little as in a witness or two, or my word against yours, then they lie and in large numbers.
Its pretty clear your in a position in Hawthorne, and trying to cover up for dishonest actions. I dont know who you are and really dont care, but for anybody that does know this individual, he is dishonest, and covering for the other dishonest dirbags.

When the PD chooses to settle, because their ignorant behavior would cost considerably more if jury were allowed to see it.
This department only settles because there is a large number of witnesses, or video/audio that they cant lie there way out of.
When there is only 1 or 2 witnesses, they have no problem marching in one officer after the next, perjury is played like a sport with them, and their liason officer is the coach.

The individuals you blame would never be put under oath for this case if it were to go to court, and your aware of that. You people in Hawthorne keep resorting to that same bag of tricks dont you. In case you didnt notice, that is what brought this settlement about in the first place. But heck dont let that slow ya down.
Crap on Democrats wrote:
The department didn't pay. The city council authorized and made the payment.
Maybe if Hawthorne had a decent city attorney, they would actually fight some of these lawsuits.
Most people do not know why cities routinely settle out of court. No sitting councilman or mayor (and in Hawthorne's case, especially Larry Guidi) wants to be sworn and deposed under oath for ANY REASON. It's far easier just to write a check. Hell, it's not their money!
seems like yesterday

Torrance, CA

#16 Jul 30, 2010
From DB
"Since 2004, the city has paid $2,117,200 to settle 15 claims of excessive force and other civil rights allegations...
one similarly sized city with nearly the same number of sworn officers has paid out only $20,000 in a single police misconduct case over the same time period.

A police spokesman, though, said there is nothing disturbing about the record.
learn from mistakes

Torrance, CA

#17 Jul 30, 2010
We do learn from our mistakes," Pathirana added.
(from 12-09
Really? What exactly did you learn?
Its hard to see that from where I am sitting. It seems like your still lieing about most of your mistakes, blaming others and trying to confuse the issues as if there was some other reason besides the obvious.
Maybe you guys could help me see what is different, or improved.
Gardena

Torrance, CA

#18 Jul 30, 2010
is it possible Gardena could still be sitting at 20000 from the same 1 incident, while Hawthorne has probably passed 3m and lost count of their abuse cases.
Also, before you jump to defend you conduct, lets not forget the single case in Gardena was unlike any of the ones in Hawthorne. They made a mistake, a false arrest, it doesnt go much deeper then that. It wasnt malicious, nobody got their jaw broken, nobodys child was kidnapped from school in a hostile attempt to punish an innocent person who deserved an apology. Lets see what else, nobodys neck was broken. Saying Hawthorne paid 200 times more doesnt show a clear picture...because the one were comparing was an isolated incident without violence.
Unlike a pattern of rude and violent conduct that was in no way an accident.
Catch my drift? Maybe you guys can tell me some more excuses, and why were at it I have a few more questions if your in the mood to make more excuses and tell more lies. Hmm?
expert opinion

Torrance, CA

#19 Jul 30, 2010
However, experts say that personnel actions and large settlements bring validity to such claims.

"If they're settling them at these numbers, I would say these claims are probably meritorious," Karen Blum, a professor at Suffolk University School of Law in Boston, said of Hawthorne.

No, you dont say?

Crap on Democrats

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#20 Jul 30, 2010
Read carefully:

THE CITY, THROUGH THE CITY COUNCIL, SETTLED. It wasn't up to the P.D.

Now, go look up how many lawsuits Guidi voted to settle during his tenure as mayor.

Additionally, if you were paid $400 mo. to sit on the council, would YOU get deposed and testify in court about YOUR actions as councilman or just write a check at taxpayers' expense?
Liar

Torrance, CA

#21 Aug 1, 2010
Your a liar, much like other members invoved in running the PD. My guess is your involved with the police union, and because of that your job is to protect police from their actions, right or wrong.

I am sure you know far more then I on these topics. That isnt a compliment since it is your job.
You would do better to perform your job if you could teach the administration at HPD to act in a ethical manner.(ditch the dishonesty could be your slogan, make some signs to hang around the place)
Instead you act very much like them, reinforcing the behavior that is the problem in the first place.
Blaming those who are not responsible in this incident is doing nothing to help protect the images of the responsible partys.
I will continue to point this out, as many times as you try to hide it with your dishonesty. So like I mentioned, why dont you try to convince your members of the benefits of being honest. As an example, you can explain how this whole story involving the tazer might have been handled better.
I dont mean that you should explain the boy shouldnt have been tazered, because that is self evident. I am talking about the dishonesty after the initial contact with the boy. The dishonesty that should have ended long ago, since the union is on the job. The case is settled, yet the department is still conducting a cover up by blaming others.
I guess this is a good sign of how the next case will be handled, right officer?

So its up to you sir. You can let me know if your policy is to continue being dishonest by posting more lies. Or we can stop the charade now. Its up to you.

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