The city agreed to pay a $257,000 settlement to 16 teens from Bushwick
who, back in 2007, were rounded up and arrested while they met up and
walked to a friend’s funeral.
The **teens and young adults were walking peacefully to the funeral of
a friend who according to police was a member of the Bloods gang when
they were apprehended.
Micheal Scolnick, the teens lawyers says "each settled for $9,000.
The older ones who had formal charges issued against them for unlawful
assembly and disorderly conduct settled for $20K."
Many of the young people’s teachers and parents demanded an apology
from the city. So far, the city law department has not made a statement
about the settlement.
**Some of the teens are members of Make the Road’s Youth Power Project.