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$20 million in death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Postby brad3579 on Sat May 04, 2019 7:23 am

With Mpls having no outside insurance that puts the cost at about $50 per resident on their taxes.
With about 25% being non working age the cost goes to about $66 per adult.
With only about 70% being employed it puts the cost at about $95 per working adult.
With who only knows how many working adults actually pay taxes the cost is probably closer to $200 or $300 per tax paying working adult.
Yikes.
http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-agrees-to-pay-20-million-in-fatal-police-shooting-of-justine-ruszczyk-damond/509438812/
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Re: $20 million in death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Postby Hmac on Sat May 04, 2019 7:35 am

It's a lot of money to spend for the sole purpose of feeling good about your commitment to diversity. For a little while, at least.
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Re: $20 million in death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Postby Ghost on Sat May 04, 2019 7:48 am

I read on another forum that part of the criteria of the settlement was they had to "donate" 2 million towards anti-gun violence.

Found it:

The settlement calls for the Ruszczyks to donate $US2m to a Minneapolis foundation aimed at addressing gun violence.


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/04/justine-damonds-family-awarded-record-us20m-settlement-from-minneapolis

Apparently gun violence by police is a problem.
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Re: $20 million in death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Postby yukonjasper on Sat May 04, 2019 8:03 am

They definitely have a PR problem on their hands. I thought the amount donated was low and seemed pretty much a token amount. I'm not a fan of profiting from tragedy.
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Re: $20 million in death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Postby Jackpine Savage on Sat May 04, 2019 8:40 am

Ghost wrote:I read on another forum that part of the criteria of the settlement was they had to "donate" 2 million towards anti-gun violence.

Found it:

The settlement calls for the Ruszczyks to donate $US2m to a Minneapolis foundation aimed at addressing gun violence.




Isn't that special. Minneapolis residents are forced to give their money to anti gunners.
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Re: $20 million in death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Postby Ghost on Sat May 04, 2019 9:03 am

Jackpine Savage wrote:
Ghost wrote:I read on another forum that part of the criteria of the settlement was they had to "donate" 2 million towards anti-gun violence.

Found it:

The settlement calls for the Ruszczyks to donate $US2m to a Minneapolis foundation aimed at addressing gun violence.




Isn't that special. Minneapolis residents are forced to give their money to anti gunners.

Exactly
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Re: $20 million in death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Postby LarryFlew on Sat May 04, 2019 9:25 am

HOW did they possibly relate that to gun violence unless they plan on using that 2 million to disarm police officers? Maybe they should have made them give the 2 mil to police for body cams that are on all the time. At least that would have cost less for the court case when it happens again.

I AM a fan of profiting from government caused tragedy when it takes someones life. Whatever number they come up with it can't be enough.
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Re: $20 million in death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Postby Jackpine Savage on Sat May 04, 2019 9:35 am

LarryFlew wrote:HOW did they possibly relate that to gun violence unless they plan on using that 2 million to disarm police officers? Maybe they should have made them give the 2 mil to police for body cams that are on all the time. At least that would have cost less for the court case when it happens again.

I AM a fan of profiting from government caused tragedy when it takes someones life. Whatever number they come up with it can't be enough.


It doesn't have to make sense. It's just a way for the Left to finance their causes.

The Obama Injustice Dept had it down to a science: https://www.wsj.com/articles/justices-liberal-slush-fund-1449188273
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Re: $20 million in death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Postby Holland&Holland on Sat May 04, 2019 2:53 pm

brad3579 wrote:With Mpls having no outside insurance that puts the cost at about $50 per resident on their taxes.
With about 25% being non working age the cost goes to about $66 per adult.
With only about 70% being employed it puts the cost at about $95 per working adult.
With who only knows how many working adults actually pay taxes the cost is probably closer to $200 or $300 per tax paying working adult.
Yikes.
http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-agrees-to-pay-20-million-in-fatal-police-shooting-of-justine-ruszczyk-damond/509438812/

It would be property tax. Not income tax.
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Re: $20 million in death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Postby Grayskies on Sat May 04, 2019 2:59 pm

They need to change the law so suing bureaucrats and politicians for doing stupid things is possible.
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Re: $20 million in death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Postby Holland&Holland on Sat May 04, 2019 3:56 pm

Grayskies wrote:They need to change the law so suing bureaucrats and politicians for doing stupid things is possible.

Not really practical.
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Re: $20 million in death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Postby Grayskies on Sat May 04, 2019 5:02 pm

Holland&Holland wrote:
Grayskies wrote:They need to change the law so suing bureaucrats and politicians for doing stupid things is possible.

Not really practical.

Why?
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Re: $20 million in death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Postby Ghost on Sat May 04, 2019 5:52 pm

Grayskies wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:
Grayskies wrote:They need to change the law so suing bureaucrats and politicians for doing stupid things is possible.

Not really practical.

Why?

What do they do that's not stupid?
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Re: $20 million in death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Postby brad3579 on Sat May 04, 2019 8:22 pm

Holland&Holland wrote:
brad3579 wrote:With Mpls having no outside insurance that puts the cost at about $50 per resident on their taxes.
With about 25% being non working age the cost goes to about $66 per adult.
With only about 70% being employed it puts the cost at about $95 per working adult.
With who only knows how many working adults actually pay taxes the cost is probably closer to $200 or $300 per tax paying working adult.
Yikes.
http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-agrees-to-pay-20-million-in-fatal-police-shooting-of-justine-ruszczyk-damond/509438812/

It would be property tax. Not income tax.

Actually, I am pretty sure none of the funds come from personal or property taxes but I thought it would be fun to show what it could cost a tax paying person if they did it that way. Being as they are self insured I would think that they probably draw a fair amount from their general fund.
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Re: $20 million in death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Postby Grayskies on Sun May 05, 2019 4:04 am

brad3579 wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:
brad3579 wrote:With Mpls having no outside insurance that puts the cost at about $50 per resident on their taxes.
With about 25% being non working age the cost goes to about $66 per adult.
With only about 70% being employed it puts the cost at about $95 per working adult.
With who only knows how many working adults actually pay taxes the cost is probably closer to $200 or $300 per tax paying working adult.
Yikes.
http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-agrees-to-pay-20-million-in-fatal-police-shooting-of-justine-ruszczyk-damond/509438812/

It would be property tax. Not income tax.

Actually, I am pretty sure none of the funds come from personal or property taxes but I thought it would be fun to show what it could cost a tax paying person if they did it that way. Being as they are self insured I would think that they probably draw a fair amount from their general fund.

And they get the money in the general fund from?
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