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Tom Mink on $425K settlement in Howling Pig/"Junius Puke" case

Update: Yesterday marked exactly eight years since officers in Greeley arrived at the home that then-UNC student Tom Mink shared with his mom, confiscating his computer and more because of complaints about the way he'd portrayed a professor in his fledgling Internet publication, The Howling Pig. And it also corresponded with news that the complaint over this violation of Mink's rights had finally been settled in his favor, to the tune of $425,000. Not that the currently out-of-work plaintiff is suddenly rich.
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