Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mother of man killed by NYPD gets billed for dent in police car created by her son’s body

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Madison Ruppert, Contributor
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Absurd actions from the New York Police Department (NYPD) has come to be expected given that they have been busted spying far outside of their jurisdiction, establishing offices around the world including Israel, arresting people for dancing, labeling people “professional agitators” for filming them, engaging in widespread surveillance and even throwing an officer in a psychiatric ward for reporting corruption.

Yet it seems that they are trying to one-up their own insanity by actually sending the mother of someone they killed with one of their police cars a $710 repair bill to cover the damage his body did to their cruiser.

Yes, you read that right, the NYPD actually sent a bill to fix the dent left by now dead 23-year-old Tamon Robinson, who was killed by an NYPD vehicle in Brooklyn in April, to his still-mourning family.

The incident occurred when Robinson was caught digging up paving stones outside his home in Bayview Houses in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Robinson was fleeing police when the car smashed into him causing serious blunt impact head injures which left him in a coma from the moment of impact. Robinson died six days later, never waking up from the coma.

According to his mother, Robinson was working at a muffin shop while also trying to make additional money by hawking items like paving stones to scrap dealers.

The bill, which the British Daily Mail characterized as “a brutal blood-money demand,” was dated September 27, with the reason for the $710 being listed as “property damage to a vehicle owned by the New York Police Department.”

The bill added that the family would be facing a lawsuit if they failed to pay within 10 days of receiving it.

“We’re still grieving, and this is like a slap in the face,” said Laverne Dobbinson, Robinson’s 45-year-old mother, to the New York Daily News.

“They want my son to pay for damage to the vehicle that killed him,” Dobbinson added. “It’s crazy.”

Dobbinson sought out her own legal advice and she said she intends to sue New York City as well. Her lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, dubbed the repair bill a “disgrace” in his filing.

“In my 40 years of practicing law in this city I have never seen anything as heartless as this,” Rubenstein said to the New York Daily News.

Rubenstein also called on the NYPD to refrain from repairing any of the damages to the vehicle since it would be a violation of a court order to preserve it as evidence in the ongoing criminal investigation.

Dobbinson’s frustration with the NYPD does not just stem from the $710 bill, indeed she also claims that the treatment of her son in the aftermath of being hit by the NYPD vehicle was far from acceptable.

She alleges that while he was lying in bed brain-dead he was shackled to the bed under police guard. Dobbinson said that she was only allowed him to visit for 20 minutes.

To make matters even worse, police “smashed their way into the family’s apartment,” as the Daily Mail put it, on the day of Robinson’s funeral. The police later claimed that they simply had the wrong address on a search warrant.

According to Dobbinson, the city actually repaired her door the same day.

Since the death of her son Dobbinson has relentlessly sought the arrest of the officers involved. She has staged multiple rallies and demonstrations towards that end along with a Facebook memorial page.

While the New York City medical examiner ruled that Robinson’s death was an accident, his death is still under investigation by the Brooklyn District Attorney and the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau.

The investigation likely continues due to the fact that witnesses allege that Robinson was actually deliberately run over by the NYPD officers.

While the Daily Mail reports, “New York City officials have since apologized for sending the collection letter,” the New York Daily News reports, “An NYPD spokesman did not return a call or email seeking comment.”

UPDATE: The New York Times has reported that the law firm behind issuing the bill “ceased collection” after learning of Robinson’s death. “We were not aware of the circumstances,” said a lawyer for Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson. “This type of receivable is not something we pursue when the alleged debtor is deceased.” In addition, the family’s lawyer, Rubenstein, has alleged that there is a police coverup under way, saying the “head injuries were inconsistent with Tamon running into a car.”

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Anonymous said...

ha, ha, ha, MF P*G SH*T

evilvampireobamagolemVSevilkoshercyborgromneyzombie said...

"death squads" best describes the US police

Rick said...

Mrs. Dobbibnson should send a bill to the police dept. for the funeral of her son. After all, there would be no funeral if the police did not deliberately kill him. What is wrong with America and the police in this country? WE must react and stop this police state mentality NOW!

Tracy Sunn-Stott said...

If nothing else, it is the repulsive hubris and abject disdain for humanity that sets apart these police "peacekeepers" as lawless, bestial thugs. The horrific irony is that they've been given the charge of upholding and enforcing the law.
What a travesty and tragedy.

Herbert Scornwaffles said...

Pigs is pigs. Police officers all feel the negative of the pigs among them. Just as we as civilians pay for the criminals who spit in their faces just to get beat up and thrown in jail.

Herbert Scornwaffles said...

I forgot to mention that the NYPD is running lethal defense to protect Romney's backers who carried out the assaults against NYC on 9-11-2001. Mittens does not know what the hell I am talking about. He does not know much, period.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter what country you are in, Police are just POLIC[y] [E]nforcers for our corrupt gubberments and the globalist psychopaths that pull their strings. One of the main policies being: maintain a totalitarian Police State.

You don't need to have a high IQ to be a member of the Police either; in fact it's preferable that you have a mid-range IQ so that you can easily be controlled / follow orders, but have just enough intelligence to pull out a gun or tazer, or brutally assault somebody all in the name of 'keeping the peace'.

Hitler would be proud of the modern day Police.

Anonymous said...

We have to many sociopaths in the police force..The only time you should kill is when your life is 100% in danger..Running from police is not a reason to be killed..99% of the time there is no real reason for the death..I dont understand why police never get in trouble,it rarely ever happens

Anonymous said...

Put it like this,to be a state trooper, at least in MA,you have to pass the civil service exam,which is general knowldge anyone with a brain should know..They use to have incentives like if you get your masters you make 20% more,but not you have regular losers becoming cops

Anonymous said...

Why would this behavior surprise anyone. The Gestapo in charge Bloomberg is a Nazi control freak who has declared war on his citizens and any remaining freedoms that they have. A real douchebag.

Michael Kinsey said...

The ugly reality, known to the poor in America throughout all it's history is that Jim Crow is sooo very much alive and functioning. But now, it is expanded to include anyone who can't afford a lawyer, an equal opportunity criminal enterprise, employed in every state by our militarized police.We have been a police state before, with Jim Crow and slavery, with only a tiny breath of freedom, before Roe vs Wade was passed. It is a very profitable enterprise, obviously.

Andrew said...

Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson....I recognize this firm. "Law firm" my ass. If you ever get a bill from these guys, there's a good chance it's fraudulent...make sure you really are guilty before paying it.

Anonymous said...

where i live they are taking steriods, cause when a cop has arms the size of my legs there is something wrong.

Anonymous said...

This is just plain disgusting. People really need to see the bigger picture here as well. May he rest in peace

Anonymous said...

There are MANY members of the secret servants of Satan in the law enforcement and criminal "justice" system. Pray for discernment to recognized the members of this global organized crime cartel.

Anonymous said...

The guy was committing a crine, damn right the family should pay for the damage. Tired of criminals acting like victims. This country is too god damn PC for its own good. NO SYMPATHY FOR CRIMINALS OR THEIR FAMILIES.

Anonymous said...

I'm a suspicious person normally, but this post is rubbish.
The guy who was shot was wrong and the NYC police were right.
First of all the NY Daily News said he was shot while still in his car. Please tell me how a fatally injured man can hurl himself out of his car and dent the police car? The NY daily news said the police were forced to coral this guy's car to make him stop!
That is where the dents come from. Not his dead body hurling itself out of the car.

Listen, this guy was a criminal and a bad apple.
He was racing through traffic at 5am trying to escape the police with flashing lights. Even his passengers begged him to stop and pull over.
His back seat passenger was a former NYC policewoman whose badge and weapon were removed because she broke police regulations.
He hung out with bad people.
Everyone in the car worked at an all night bar, and were driving home at 5am to LeFrak City, - a crappy public housing complex.
Come on. I'm grateful for police who risk their lives to stop idiot drivers off the roads.

Anonymous said...

I'm so tired of people trashing police! Without them, we'd go into chaos. Not even exaggerating. His mom even admitted he hawked stuff for a profit. He did break the law, and running away made it worse. Dumbass..

Anonymous said...

He's also DEAD, and dead men can't pay bills. I'm sure his tragic death is more than enough for his family to deal with. It's absurd that they would be so insensitive (read: malicious) as to do something like this. Putrids!

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