Boston pays $170k to settle cell phone recording lawsuit

Posted March 27th, 2012 by stuntmantdave

The City of Boston has agreed to pay Simon Glik $170,000 in damages and legal fees to settle a civil rights lawsuit. Glik was arrested in 2007 on Boston Common for using his cell phone to record the arrest of another man. Police then arrested Glik, too, and charged him under the strict Massachusetts wiretapping statute. They eventually dropped the charges, but with the help of the Massachusetts ACLU, Glik filed a civil lawsuit against the city for false arrest.

non violent remedy?

Jay Noone 3 years 21 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago

I know many people are against suing the cops, but we need to use what ever remedy we can to ensure that are servants do not deprive us of our rights.

I A public servant is in breech of his fiduciary obligation, and he dose not have to pay for that breech, then what will stop him from doing it again and again?

I feel it is one of the only non violent ways to discipline our public servants. If your child kidnap another child in the neighborhood, would you discipline him?

I wonder what a Boston Cop will do now with a camera in his face?

I hope and pray Pete and Ademo are able to be as successful as Simon Gilk. Maybe Simon will take on the suit for them.

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