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Ruhim Ullah pleaded guilty after being arrested in 2010 for menacing police officers with a machete, but despite his admission of guilt, he still received a $5,000 settlement from the city for a subsequent lawsuit. Ullah, 24, was shot in the leg by NYPD because according to witnesses and police at the scene, he was […]

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An NYPD officer has decided to settle her harassment lawsuit against the city for $100,000.  The cop alleged that her commanding officer wrote lewd comments in her memo book and sent threatening text messages to her cell phone. According to the New York Daily News: Police Officer Anais Perez-Villegas of the 75th Precinct alleged that Sgt. Nathan Mole […]

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When NYC was hit by a massive blizzard nearly four-years ago, some people got a nice snow day, but for 500 riders on the A-train it was a claustrophobic ordeal in which they were stranded in freezing temperatures for about 10 hours. Now the MTA has settled with 38 victims of the malfunction. They’ll each be […]

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In a decision that shouldn’t even have to be debated, New York State settled with the NYCLU today, agreeing to provide defendants with a suitable attorney if they cannot afford one. Despite the fact that it has been the law for 50 years, New York has consistently failed to provide a defense lawyer and has even gone as far […]

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US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein has dismissed the cases between Shepard Fairey and the Associated Press. And so, the whole copyright infringement vs. fair use vs. fake evidence ballyhooed mess has been resolved with a “confidential” financial settlement. The AP and Fairey will also “collaborate on a series of images,” according to the AP’s press […]

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