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  •  More on this suit? (5+ / 0-)
    Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge last year can’t proceed with claims against New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, a judge said.

    The protesters can pursue claims against individual police officers, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan ruled.

    “Plaintiffs have not plausibly alleged that the violations in this case resulted from a policy that Mayor Bloomberg, Commissioner Kelly or the city implemented, executed or tolerated,” Rakoff said in today’s order.

    •  Yes! (4+ / 0-)

      More from the link:

      "This is a major victory in the fight for justice and vindication for the seven hundred people falsely arrested by the NYPD," stated Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund which filed the class action lawsuit days after the arrests. "This is a clear message in defense of free speech. The Court's ruling means that scores of NYPD officers are potentially liable to hundreds of arrestees who were mass arrested in a peaceful protest in a blatant violation of their constitutional rights."

      "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

      by cotterperson on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 07:12:12 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah, i will update the diary. (3+ / 0-)

      We get to sue Winski!

      There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

      by AoT on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 07:32:28 PM PDT

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