Reader: Alex Landau's $795K settlement for police beating shows we the people can prevail
Joel Warner's interview with Alex Landau, who received a $795,000 settlement for a police beating reassured one reader who's watched similar incidents with dismay over the years.
Here's his post.
Trevor Elliott Smith writes:
It's great to hear you've been compensated for that terrible night, man -- maybe this doesn't heal the psychological wounds, but a fat chunk o' cash from some racist pigs certainly won't hurt. It's hard to forget how unrecognizably beaten your face was back in the days following the incident - hopefully this settlement is the sign of a new public awakening of the dangers facing us from those who are paid "to protect and serve" us. Thinking back to the Rodney King days, it seems that this shit just remains the same...but how long can it possibly go on? Congrats to you for proving that "We the People" can still prevail and overcome our oppressors...and enjoy them riches, son!
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