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A Totally Fair And Reasonable Bill

An NYPD cruiser hit and killed Laverne Dobbinson’s 27-year-old son (it was an accident, it has been decided). Then the NYPD charged her $710 to repair the dent her son’s body made in the car. Because that makes sense.

Her son was fleeing the cops when he was hit. He had been stealing cobblestones, supposedly, because as you know, in this country you’re innocent until proven guilty and he was killed before a jury of his peers could decide that! But even if he’d been fleeing a murder scene, his mother does not deserve this disgusting bill. There wasn’t anyone in the chain of command who thought this was a bad idea? What is wrong with people? NO REALLY. What. Is. Wrong. With. People. I’d happily sign over whatever tax dollars of mine go to the NYPD so that victims of “accidents” don’t get charged for the “damage” their “accidents” cause.


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Megano! (#124)

is there really some kind of cobblestone black market?
this story is terrible though, I hope the NYPD redacts the fuck out of that bill.

wearitcounts (#772)

this is obscene.

thatgirl (#1,965)

This does not surprise me in the slightest, sadly.

nogreeneggs (#154)

Isn’t this illegal? Billing her for damage her adult son who is not a minor and she is not legally responsible for “caused”? I don’t understand how this would be a thing should would ever have to pay for, ignoring all the other terrible details (which are awful).

@nogreeneggs Yeah this sounds like a total money grab. The same despicable behavior that a collection agency does to scare surviving relatives into thinking they’re responsible for their deceased’s debts.

EvanDeSimone (#2,101)

@nogreeneggs probably the bill is charged to the dead mans estate of which his mother is the presumed beneficiary. Not that that makes it any less despicable.

pissy elliott (#844)

The NYPD is a corrupt criminal organization that offers protective services to favored constituents, also, ban cars #maxreadimpression

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