Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Another lawsuit won against Sheriff Tom Toupee Dart - Millions of Dollars to be awarded to pregnant Cook Co. Jail inmates who were shackled

It is so ironic that Sheriff Tom Dart is always running from one TV camera to another until there is bad press and then Chicken Little Tom can't be found! Amazing how Dart will never address anything that doesn't make him look like like a puppy saver.....


A federal judge today granted preliminary approval to a $4.1 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of a group of female detainees at the Cook County Jail who claimed they were shackled while they were pregnantand in labor, despite a state law banning the practice.


Unless objections are raised, roughly 80 female plaintiffs will each get an average of $35,000. But the more important victory, said plaintiff’s attorney Thomas Morrissey, was the fact that “we actually stopped the practice” of shackling pregnant detainees in Cook County.

Since the civil rights suit was filed, he said, “the county and sheriff have moved toward a more humane method of handling women who are pregnant and in labor. And I think this settlement fairly compensates the women for the past injuries that they suffered.”

The settlement, given preliminary approval by U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve, caps a long debate around the issue of shackling pregnant detainees and comes after years in which the Cook County sheriff’s office, which runs the jail, has gradually relaxed its regulations.

The sheriff’s office said it agreed to settle for expediency’s sake and that the move was in no way an admission of wrongdoing.

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9 comments:

I Voted For Obama said...

Thomas Morrissey voted for Obama, then askrd him. If it was OK to shackle his wife.

Anonymous said...

Just Please tell me the Hookers and Puppies are still safe.


I was losing sleep during the Protests that Tom had to do something other than baby sit hookers and puppies.

Anonymous said...

Last year, I shit you not, Tommy gave birth to a half breed. Apparently, his cunt was so stretched and torn, he had to have 96 stitches. His pussy now smells permanantly like a nigger's hair.

Anonymous said...

35k..thats a whole lotta crack, weed and 40's these ghetto nigger sows will be buying up.

Anonymous said...

I was one of the women shackled during labor,delivery and recovery. I was arrested for driving on a suspended license n immediately went into labor. It was a horribly traumatizing experience!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I was one of the women shackled during labor,delivery and recovery. I was arrested for driving on a suspended license n immediately went into labor. It was a horribly traumatizing experience!

May 23, 2012 8:56 AM
Well...Did you learn your lesson?
Stupid Bitch.

Anonymous said...

$$$$$$ FREE MONEY...TOM DART YOU REALLY ARE FUCKED UP....BUT KEEP FUCKING WITH YOUR OFFICERS THE BIG ONE IS COMING SOON !!!!

I Voted For Obama said...

Obama voters go into labor a lot.....except the male ones of course. They have no idea what labor is.

Anonymous said...

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