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Article posted Feb 10 2012, 2:00 PM Category: Tyranny/Police State Source: Dominion Print

NYPD Must Pay $15 Million for Illegally Arresting 22,000


Just to be clear, the NYPD will not be paying for anything, taxpayers will be paying for it and the NYPD will get a slap on the wrist. - ChrisFor almost 30 years from 1983 to 2012 the New York Police Department went about arresting people under laws that state and federal courts had long declared unconstitutional, cuffing and booking almost 22,000 people. In 2010, federal judge Shira A. Scheindlin finally held them in contempt of court. Yesterday, she signed an order approving what is effectively their punishment: a $15 million class-action settlement that could generate individual payments of as much as $5,000.

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Posted: Feb 13 2012, 8:19 PM

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74248 This was an incredibly tiny judgment given the number of cases involved. This is not even a slap on the wrist to this out-of-control department. That "judge" is enabling this criminal conduct. Damn idiot.

If the goal was justice and to get the department to behave, a realistic judgment would have been 6 figures per case or higher.


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