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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The Price of Destruction

If one person goes on a rampage and destroys private property, he's looking at some serious price to pay for his behavior. But, if you can do it in a group, and have a political "message" as a motivation, it can be a profitable endeavor.

From the Seattle Times:

The city of Seattle will pay $1 million to WTO protesters who were arrested in Westlake Park seven years ago and will clear their records, in a settlement announced today.

The money will cover the plaintiffs' legal fees, with the rest divided among 160 protesters, who will get roughly $3,000 to $10,000 per person, said Mike Withey, their attorney.

This is just simply abhorrent in my view....and if anyone needs to be reminded of scenes from that protest:

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