For John, BLUF: Government immunity leads to despotic behavior. Nothing to see here; just move along.
"Man Jailed for Traffic Ticket Dies in Cell After 17 Days of Torture. Officers Watched It Happen." The sub-headline is " Macomb County man David Stojcevski died of drug withdrawal and neglect as officials ignored his plight."
Here is the last paragraph and the indication that we need to change the laws in order for Citizens to demand and obtain justice.
Stojcevski’s family is suing Macomb County. A lawyer for the county told WDIV that the suit “lacks legal merit,” and expects the family to lose when the case goes to trial. Macomb County has no plans to settle, according to the lawyer.If local government allows someone to die due to negligence the family of the person should be able to sue and to obtain a large settlement. This is the best way to send a signal to the Government. The other, of course, is for the family and friends to run for office and, if they win, cut funding to the people responsible, until those official (1) publicly acknowledge the failures and publicly apologize and (2) fire, suspend or send back for training those responsible and (3) ensure the errors are recorded in annual evaluations.
Not saying it happens here.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff