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Forum Post: City settles lawsuit over Zucotti Library.

Posted 1 year ago on April 10, 2013, 12:02 a.m. EST by Builder (4202)
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Another small step forward.

In an agreement announced today, the City of New York will pay more than $365,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by people whose property was destroyed when the New York Police Department raided Zuccotti Park and evicted Occupy Wall Street on November 15, 2011.

Occupy Wall Street had brought the suit against the city over the destruction of the People's Library, a collection of about 5,500 donated books that formed a central part of the community that sprung up for two months in the park. In the eviction, many of the books were completely destroyed.......

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2013/04/city_settles_la.php

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[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (21784) 1 year ago

$185,000 in lawyer fees.

Wow.

[-] 0 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Yes, I saw that.

It's pretty standard in such a system.

Courts are set up for the wealthy.

[-] -2 points by freakzilla3 (-75) 1 year ago

Don't worry. According to the lawyer "This was not just about money".

[-] 0 points by freakzilla3 (-75) 1 year ago

It's nice to see the value of private property being respected.