Dead to rights

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

The City of Minneapolis will pay $165,000 to seven zombies, and their attorney, to settle a civil-rights lawsuit. The seven, during a protest against “mindless” consumerism, had been “walking in a stiff, lurching fashion and carrying four bags of sound equipment to amplify music from an iPod when they were arrested by police who said they were carrying equipment that simulated ‘weapons of mass destruction.’” Rather than defend the police’s brain-dead judgement in Federal court, the city agreed to settle.

Asked to comment on the settlement, the zombies’ lawyer only croaked: “Briefs… Must… file… briefs…”

via John Scalzi

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