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Old 11-21-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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"L.A. to pay nearly $13 million over May Day melee",
By Joel Rubin
November 20, 2008
sources say
The settlement would mark one of the largest payouts ever made to resolve LAPD misconduct. Department has sanctioned officers and trained force to prevent another such incident.
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The city of Los Angeles would pay nearly $13 million to immigration protesters and bystanders injured by Los Angeles police officers during a melee at MacArthur Park last year, according to sources familiar with a tentative settlement reached by both sides.

If approved, it would mark one of the largest payouts ever made to resolve LAPD misconduct. Further payouts are likely to journalists who also sued, charging that they were roughed up by the LAPD while covering the event.


A settlement in the case would go a long way toward closing an embarrassing and damaging chapter in the LAPD's recent history, department observers said. The proposed agreement still must be approved by the City Council, the mayor and the judge overseeing the claims against the city.

Longtime LAPD observer Merrick Bobb, executive director of the Police Assessment Resource Center, said a settlement, following the punishment of officers and changes in LAPD procedures, is a necessary last step for the department.

"It allows the LAPD . . . to move forward having learned its lessons and tied up the loose ends it opened," Bobb said.


Sources familiar with the deal declined to provide details and spoke on condition that their names not be used because the terms of the agreement were confidential pending the council's approval. Several of the sources, however, confirmed the size of the proposed deal at $12.85 million.

The council was scheduled to discuss the settlement in private Wednesday, but emerged without voting on whether to approve it. The council is expected to take up the matter again in the near future.

City Council members, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief William J. Bratton all declined to comment. Representatives from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, a major Latino advocacy group that has been involved in the settlement talks, also declined to comment.

L.A. to pay nearly $13 million over May Day melee, sources say - Los Angeles Times
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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How retarded is this? Any other Country these people would have been imprisoned for life just for showing up to protest about things in a Country they don't even belong in and entered by the back door.
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Old 11-21-2008, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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This is a 10+ min, video on MaCarthy Park protest
provided by Illegal Immigration - ALIPAC.

warning!: vulgar language is use. some may want to mute their sound.

Most of the accusation made verbally are false.


YouTube - Macarthur Park Mini riot -- The Other Side Of The Story!
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:13 AM
 
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okay, now american taxpayers sue the illegal immigrants for breaking the law and get the money back.
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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okay, now american taxpayers sue the illegal immigrants for breaking the law and get the money back.
We can't do that, it would offend them.
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:49 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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The settlement is compensating citizens not immigrants. The LAPD were totally out-of-control & are costing the city $millions in another settlement because of their poor performance. TV crews\ little children\ old people\ innocent bystanders were injured & as a result several officers were demoted.

Put the blame where it belongs with the LAPD.
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:31 AM
 
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The settlement is compensating citizens not immigrants. The LAPD were totally out-of-control & are costing the city $millions in another settlement because of their poor performance. TV crews\ little children\ old people\ innocent bystanders were injured & as a result several officers were demoted.

Put the blame where it belongs with the LAPD.
how would the LAPD even know the status of the immigrants? The Los Angeles Police Department’s landmark Special Order 40, which prohibits officers from inquiring about the immigration status of suspects, has come under an aggressive assault by anti-illegal immigrant activists who argue that it ties the hands of police. (which it does!)
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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how would the LAPD even know the status of the immigrants? The Los Angeles Police Departmentís landmark Special Order 40, which prohibits officers from inquiring about the immigration status of suspects, has come under an aggressive assault by anti-illegal immigrant activists who argue that it ties the hands of police. (which it does!)
Special Order 40 needs to be made illegal itself.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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The settlement is compensating citizens not immigrants. The LAPD were totally out-of-control & are costing the city $millions in another settlement because of their poor performance. TV crews\ little children\ old people\ innocent bystanders were injured & as a result several officers were demoted.

Put the blame where it belongs with the LAPD.
Noone was injured. If you watch the video you'll see that all the claims saying people were shot or injured was all BS.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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how would the LAPD even know the status of the immigrants? The Los Angeles Police Department’s landmark Special Order 40, which prohibits officers from inquiring about the immigration status of suspects, has come under an aggressive assault by anti-illegal immigrant activists who argue that it ties the hands of police. (which it does!)
Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act authorized officers to check their Immigration status.

Besides, it was a illegal immigration demonstration.
Stop asking stupid question. It makes you look bad.
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