When does loyalty cross over the line and become complicity? Well, we may soon have to address that very question with the recent filing of a wrongful-death claim against our city by the widow and family of Burbank Police Officer Neil Thomas Gunn Sr.
Yes, the big ugly stinking mess down at City Hall just got bigger, uglier, stinkier and messier!
Outgoing Mayor Gary Bric recently mentioned an alarming escalation of projected attorney fees to answer the never-ending lawsuits coming our way. Bric proclaimed that “we’re going to be throwing in another $2 million to $4 million.” Isn’t that interesting? So, with the $1.2 million we stashed away last fall now completely gone, they’re upping the ante three-fold. Do you notice a disturbing trend here?
The only time in my life I ever seriously had to deal with the American judicial system was a divorce and custody battle some 18 years ago. Sadly, I came away from the whole process with the firm belief that lawyers don’t really care who wins or loses, because the real money is in dragging it out as long as possible.