Way back in 2004, the Republican National Committee chose New York City to host its convention. New York City responded by protesting, en masse. This made the NYPD mad, as it’s not the type of organization that’s fond of events encouraging freedom of assembly, and so they arrested nearly 2,000 people. Because the system can’t handle that many arrests, many of the protesters were detained at an old bus depot, where they suffered from chemical burns and rashes. But after hopelessly trying to argue that the actions taken by the NYPD more than nine years ago were justified and a judge ruled that most of the arrests were unconstitutional, the City of New York will stop wasting millions of dollars on lawyers and finally settle the lawsuits instead reports the Times. (Photo: thehollywoodliberal)