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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Oakalnd to pay protesters $1.3 million for wrongful arrests at YMCA

Oakland Police Department has shown a great deal of restraint lately when it comes to interactions with various protests on its streets. However, the city is still paying the misdeeds of its near past.

From Courthouse News:
The 360 Occupy Oakland protesters who claim they were falsely arrested and subjected to unconstitutional jail conditions after a January 2012 protest have been granted class certification and a tentative settlement. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins on Jan. 5 gave the class preliminary approval for a settlement of more than $1.3 million. 
Lead plaintiff Steven Angell complained that Oakland's police officers "corralled and trapped" the protesters in front of the Oakland YMCA on Broadway, where they were "pushed, clubbed and driven into a shrinking space."
Counsel for the lawsuit will receive $350,000 of the tentative settlement, according to the report.

1 comments :

By MW:

Why has the headline for this article continued, and in fact for about a week now, to have the word "Oakland" improperly spelled, in other words to have it spelled "Oakalnd"?

In other words, is someone trying to "prove," or at least based on the "standards" of Angela Alioto, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Hastings Law School, Mary Hayashi, Maggie Katz and Dogs, Barbara Lee, Bill and Nadia Lockyer, Nate Miley, Nancy Pelosi, and Stanford University, that the Bay area is the world's center and headquarters for "intelligence" and "sophistication"?

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