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Saturday, January 18, 2014

New York City has agreed to pay $18 million to settle dozens of lawsuits filed by protesters, journalists and bystanders who said they were wrongly arrested at the 2004 Republican National Convention, lawyers said Wednesday. The settlement, which must be approved by a federal judge, would end nearly a decade of legal wrangling over more than 1,800 arrests, mostly on charges of disorderly conduct or parading without a permit.

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I remember the homeless roundup when the Dems held their convention in NYC. Funny how completely same these two parties are on some things.

#1 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-01-18 02:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

Settled after a mere ten years of litigation?
I guess the Exxon Valdez crack legal team was too pricey for New York City.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-01-18 01:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

A pittance in comparison to the bribe received: fined for millions, bailed out for billions.

Fascist police state maintained; illusion of difference between the parties maintained; fascist media protected; mission accomplished.

#3 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-01-18 04:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

What portion of this will Bloomberg the mayor pay?

#4 | Posted by Robson at 2014-01-18 07:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

.... Isn't Officaldom Great (to each other!)

**** So once again it's the TAX PAYERS who foot the BILL,who absorb all the PENALTY for the Violence and Criminal Misconduct of the RNC,Mayor Bloomberg and the New York Police Dept!!!

#5 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-01-18 08:41 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

while there may (i hope) be individual exceptions, NYPD is generally among
the most thuggish of police agencies in the country. nothing was accomplished
by the suit in terms of changing these tactics of crowd control/police behavior.

#6 | Posted by kenx at 2014-01-19 08:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

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