These assclowns didn't seem to give a shit about "manifest injustice" while they were extorting thousands of $$$ from hundreds of people for downloading from their honeypot they set up to entrap people. With settlement figures that, as John Steele himself said, were just less than the cost of a basic legal defense.
If they "can't pay", then it's time for asset forfeiture. Seize their cars, houses, bank accounts, whatever. But ESPECIALLY their passports.
Welcome to the big leagues, guys. Payback's a bitch, ain't it?
Punk bitches. I hope they rot, first in jail, then in hell.
Nothing personal, but really, a "negative mark on his record"? BFD. If he hadn't been a cop, what he did would constitute assault & battery, which depending on jurisdiction may or may not be a felony and would certainly have landed him in jail.
The proper punishment is firing and criminal charges, not a "negative mark on his record" that would keep him from "ever getting promoted".