Oakland City Council Votes To Give Occupiers Over $1m In Tax-payer Money To Settle ‘Police Brutality’ Lawsuit

Excerpted from Breitbart:

The Oakland City Council voted to give over a million dollars in taxpayer money to settle a lawsuit brought by protesters who claimed to have been victims of police brutality during Occupy Oakland skirmishes in 2011. The resolution of Timothy Scott Campbell et al. vs. City of Oakland was a total amount of $1,170,000, which included attorney fees.

The largest settlement went to Suzi Spangenberg, an active Unitarian Universlist and social justice activist, who was awarded $500,000. Twelve plaintiffs claimed that allegations of excessive use of force by the Oakland Police Department caused a range of offenses, from false imprisonment to severe injury. Other plaintiffs received awards ranging between $20,000 and $210,000.

All eight council members approved the settlement, which was decided in a closed door session last month but announced at the City Council meeting on July 3rd. The website for the eight member Oakland City Council shows that the group of politiians includes “public interest and social justice advocate” Dan Kalb and “daughter of union parents ” Lynette McElhaney. Keep reading


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