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Under the terms of the agreement, a high-ranking police commander must issue a warning to disperse before police can begin arresting protesters. Officers must be able to prove that individual protesters broke the law and cannot arrest people simply for protesting without a permit. All officers must have clearly displayed badge numbers. Police must also provide phones so that detainees can call attorneys, friends or family members.

Eidinger said he would use some of his cash award to promote the antiwar and anti-globalization message and some to pay for his daughter's education.

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, an attorney who helped file the class-action suit, said yesterday's cash settlement was "just a floor" for future negotiations on behalf of her clients. She also said her clients are seeking more substantive changes in police procedures and will not be satisfied until the department eliminates "contemptuous" policies that block and silence demonstrators.

Late last year, the council passed a bill, introduced by Patterson, that would prohibit police from encircling protesters unless they plan to arrest them and would limit the use of physical restraints.

It also would prohibit the deployment of officers wearing riot gear unless there was a danger of violence.

1 posted on 01/25/2005 3:49:56 AM PST by Timeout
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Well, great. D.C. public funds now going to support the anti-Americans. But they're literally tying the hands of the police to control groups demonstrating WITHOUT A PERMIT!

Watch for this precedent to now be used all over the country to fund their anarchy.


2 posted on 01/25/2005 3:52:34 AM PST by Timeout (What's the chromosome, Kenneth?!)
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Hear that UBL? DC is fair game.


3 posted on 01/25/2005 3:52:58 AM PST by Tarpaulin (Look it up.)
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It also would prohibit the deployment of officers wearing riot gear unless there was a danger of violence.

So, in other words, a LEO has to be harmed before the riot gear is okay? Oh, nice city they've got there.

6 posted on 01/25/2005 4:14:35 AM PST by mewzilla (Has CBS retracted the story yet?)
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You know what. This only encourages protestors. Pay off (what is it) 7 and you'll end up having to pay off more and more in future.


8 posted on 01/25/2005 4:17:59 AM PST by LauraleeBraswell ("Hi, I'm Richard Gere and I'm speaking for the entire world. -Richard Gere)
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Now that we know who has the "deep pockets", it's time for Washington DC area Freepers to initiate suits against these individuals whose presence threatened violence against us.


9 posted on 01/25/2005 4:25:02 AM PST by muawiyah (Egypt didn't invent civilization time)
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It is time to take these groups down . The National lawyers guild coordinated the protest at the Republican Convention.They reported Police deployments to the protesters.
NYC should sue the lawyers guild for damages and overtime for the extra work.
Moreover businesses should sue Answer for lost business due to protests. A series of class action suits could restrict these types to parks.


12 posted on 01/25/2005 4:39:11 AM PST by Marano NYC
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Another windfall for the ACLU.

"Viciously defending America's freedoms ... one buck at a time."

13 posted on 01/25/2005 4:43:21 AM PST by IronJack
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ACLU = The Enemy Within™.


14 posted on 01/25/2005 4:53:29 AM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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$$$$$$$$ bump


28 posted on 01/25/2005 7:40:16 AM PST by timestax
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