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The City of Oakland has agreed to pay approximately $1 million to end a lawsuit filed on behalf of 150 demonstrators alleging police misconduct in their 2010 mass arrest.
The preliminary settlement approved by a federal judge ends the class-action lawsuit filed by the National Lawyers Guild on behalf of 150 people arrested but not charged with a crime during a protest in November 2010. The protest followed the sentencing of former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle for the shooting death of Oscar Grant, which the demonstrators complained was unacceptably light.
Originally posted by neo96
Awesome everyone gets a real object lesson here mostly the protestors:
1 million less
Attorney feeds of the Guild unless they went 'pro bono'
Court costs unless the city pays them.
Split 150 ways
Less 35% for federal taxes
What ever the going rate for California's state income tax is
Which most will be leaving with
Think my calculator is messed up coz thats 6,660ish grand a piece(150) before all those fees if any.
YEA what a 'victory"!
Bad police!edit on 1-7-2013 by neo96 because: (no reason given)
Not sure what else they could've done