It’s nice that the government acknowledged that those actions are ‘not good,’ but it failed to recognize the amount of pain they cause.
Are they just finding another way to let off the police off easy? It appears that way when you research crimes with comparable punishments. Once again, the victims are forced to take matters into their own hands.
He claims that Sheriff Alex Villanueva did a poor job securing the area, which led to the aforementioned photos.
Mauser is suing for invasion of privacy, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and more, for over $25,000.
Good for him, and good for Vanessa Bryant.
Why the Kobe Bryant Law Is Not Enough
Imagine the devastation of knowing that your closest loved one just perished in a helicopter crash. Then imagine finding out that some cop took a photo of their remains, shared it with friends, and used it to try to impress a girl.
Now imagine that the government stepped and declared his actions were just slightly worse than jaywalking.
According to the California Government, these sheriff’s despicable actions are equal to shoplifting a sweater. Both actions can be charged as a misdemeanor in the state.
But these crimes are vastly different. There are no heartbroken, grieving family members involved with a stolen shirt. No store owner or corporation has ever been “shocked and devastated” by a $50 loss.
The fact is that sometimes people shoplift because they have no other choice. Nobody ever needs to take unauthorized photos of victims at a crime scene and spread them for their own delight.