Monday, October 20, 2008

Porter v. Osborn (9th Cir. - Oct. 20, 2008)

Don't pull off on the side of the road in Alaska. You may well be killed. And it might be by the police.

The chilling details, the keen sense that the shooting here was completely unnecessary, and the Ninth Circuit's aggressive holding that deliberate indifference isn't enough (and that you can only recover basically if the police tried to murder you for utterly no reason) are all here.