When Steve posted that Dawn Herb had her charges dismissed for letting curses fly at her overflowing john, I thought that would have been the end of the story. Apparently not. She sued the city, and they settled, and she’s getting $19000.
I sort of understand her wanting to sue. that was just fucking stupid to arrest someone for swearing in her own home, swearing at something that I think most of us would have sworn about. Things get especially stupid when you realize the dude who decided it had to stop first yelled swearing back at her. If she needed to be charged, so did he.
But I wish there was a way to make the dough come from the neighbour and the police officer who decided to go ahead with charging her. It doesn’t seem right that the city has to pay the bill.