I heard about this a while back but hadn’t heard anything about it since. Well there was an update today. Given the gravity of it, today’s a double SSCC.
A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed a lawsuit against the U.S. government over the wreck of a $750,000 Ferrari driven by an FBI agent.
Judge Avern Cohn said in his recent decision that the crash of the 1995 F50 sports car was “certainly unfortunate,” but cited a law making the government immune to lawsuits when property is in custody of law enforcement.
Never mind the fact that it was the FBI driving the vehicle. What if that car had wrapped its self around a school bus? The bottom line is there is this thing called responsibility and this immunity crap is making sure no one can be held responsible for poor decisions.
The car had been stolen and given the fact that insurance had paid the owner for the loss of the car it belonged to the insurance company. Said agent then took it for a test drive and wrapped it around a tree, destroying property that was not his.
Remember, the government exists to protect their employees when they break the law.
State Sponsored Criminal Count: 136 – FBI Special Agent John Doe
Because if you have the ability to take a joy ride in an F50 you take it. While on that joy ride you are not responsible for any damages that may occur to said automobile.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.