Only $7,500? And Ben's attorney probably gets half. This is a bargain for us taxpayers, considering the facts of the case and the costs of another trial.
Over a year ago, Waxing America concluded:
- The UW and the Wisconsin Attorney General's office should offer a sincere apology and a reasonable settlement to Masel before the jury awards him everything they legally can.
- The UW-Madison police need upgraded training in alternatives to using force and in community policing techniques.
I hope the training's been done or is ongoing. The settlement is more than reasonable. Masel probably got no apology though.
So, as a UW employee of long standing with free speech rights and no official standing whatsoever, I'll say it, since apparently no one else will: "Sorry, Ben."
- Barry Orton