VTKillarney wrote:People get fired all the time without breaking the law. They seldom get hired back so that they can collect their pension.As tragic as this shooting was, the officer was acquitted of all charges after a six week trial. If we are to be a nation of law, the system must accept that result.
Aesma wrote:That video is crazy. I've never been to the US, I will go soon for a wedding, I think it will be the first and last time.
Also, this pension system you have in the US is really strange. A pension should be a part of your income you set aside, that way it can't be "taken away", can't be a bargaining chip, can't be a reason to keep a bad apple and rehire him.
stratosphere wrote:Man this makes my blood boil. I know this happens more to blacks for sure
Jetty wrote:Claiming having PTSD because you shot an unarmed crying man to death for no reason whatsoever.
The shooting could be the act of an individual, but what a sickening and depraved country the US is for awarding him a pension for it at age 28.
Looking into who made that decision, it was a board dominated by public service employees. https://www.mesaaz.gov/city-hall/adviso ... ent-system
Just another notch in the union's belt. We have a serious problem with these contracts agreed upon by the politicians in cahoots with the public employee unions, in fact it is one of the things California politicians keep sweeping under the rug - the upcoming pension crisis. While searching for Mesa, I ran across this, for one example...
Some L.A. pensions are so huge they exceed IRS limits, costing ...
Dec 16, 2018 - The list of recipients is dominated by former cops and firefighters whose ...
Sweetheart pensions that were approved by largely liberal city governments at the behest of unions. When I was young, a pension was enough to cover living expenses after having 20-30 years to buy a house, build equity, save and raise a family, now it is not unusual to get more pension after 20 years than original pay - for life. I personally know firefighters living large who get hefty promotions to Captain shortly before retirement and become eligible for enough money as though they were starting over in life again. And still young enough for another career. The Captain who retired with a slight shoulder injury really hit the jackpot.
he Deferred Retirement Option Plan pays city cops and firefighters their salaries and early pension payments for the last five years of their careers. Under the new measure — which will apply only to new participants and not those already in the program — pension checks will be withheld from those who miss significant time due to injury or illness in any given month. Those employees will still receive their full salary for the time off.
The change of policy comes in response to a Los Angeles Times investigative series that found nearly half of the cops and firefighters who had joined the program — which has paid out more than $1.7 billion in early extra pension checks since its inception in 2002 — have subsequently taken injury leaves, typically for bad backs, sore knees and other conditions that afflict aging bodies regardless of profession.
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