"Justice" in California: Woman Resists Arrest, Breaks Her Ankle, Gets Paid $6.7 Million

"Justice" in California: Woman Resists Arrest, Breaks Her Ankle, Gets Paid $6.7 Million

In leftist-controlled California, city administrators will roll over at the first sign of trouble, tossing their police officers under the bus and forking over millions of tax payer dollars to the families of criminal suspects even if they were in the wrong.

Such was the case of Danielle Harmon Burfine, a 32-year-old San Jose resident who refused to allow officers into her home to arrest her 15-year-old daughter for arson. What happened next couldn't be more clear:

(Warning, profane language)

The plainclothes police sergeant was calm, polite and professional. Addressing Burfine, he explained exactly why he was there and what was going to happen. He must not have realized that he was dealing with the type of person that would get pregnant at the age of 16 — not exactly the greatest decision-maker in the world.

Apparently, being a single mother didn't instill any sense in Burfine, because despite knowing exactly why the officers were there and why they needed entry, she decided to impede the officers anyway. According to Burfine, she resisted officers on the advice of her attorney — although reports have mostly glossed over this particular piece of information, it's likely she called to inform him (as delusion people are wont to do) about how 'nobody did nothing' despite having no background knowledge of her daughter's criminal actions. In such a scenario, of course any attorney would advise her not to allow officers in.

In the ensuing scuffle with police, Burfine fell and broke her ankle. By her own admission, this was her own fault. Despite this, the officers continued to treat her professionally, calling an ambulance for her and even bringing her a cup of tea. Burfine's lawyer still had the nerve to declare the officers actions "shows an arrogance, a lack of sympathy and a lack of humanity in the face of a person’s horrible suffering."

From KTVU Fox 2:

The City of Santa Clara announced a $6.7 million settlement with Burfine.

In a statement, City Attorney Brian Doyle said, “Although there was a significant disagreement about the extent of the injury, there was no dispute that the plaintiff sustained a broken ankle in the course of entry to the plaintiff’s home without a warrant.”

“In this particular incident, I strongly feel and believe my officers did nothing wrong and I support them,” said Santa Clara Police Chief Michael Sellers.

Chief Sellers said his officers acted professionally, at one point giving Burfine tea. He said Burfine accidentally tripped on her own rolling her ankle and what you don’t see in the video is her stating that it was an accident.

“It was strictly an accident and she even said that on her own,” said Chief Sellers. “I am not pleased with the dollar amount. I’m very upset about that. I wish we could have had our day in court.”

The Chief said his officers entered the home without a warrant given it was a “fresh pursuit.” When KTVU asked how the dollar amount was reached, Haddad said his client now has lifelong medical bills that are in the millions of dollars and lost wages for the rest of her life.

None of the officers involved in the encounter were disciplined.

The real victims in this story are the tax payers of Santa Clara, who will collectively bear the burden of paying the $6.7 million settlement. Although Burfine was screaming during the incident, she'll be laughing all the way to the bank with her newly-emboldened daughter in tow. Another generation of irresponsibility lives on.

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