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Cop Who Put Eric Garner In Chokehold Has Been Sued Twice For Civil Rights Violations

United States / New York : Gothamist

The NYPD officer caught on video putting a Staten Island man in a chokehold moments before he died has been sued twice for alleged civil rights violations, costing taxpayers $30,000 in settlement money (so far). Officer Daniel Panta...

Taxpayers lost $105 million on pennies and nickels last year

Business & Finance : Ezra Klein

In 2013, the cost of making pennies and nickels exceeded their face value for the eighth year in a row. The cost of minting a penny stood at 1.8 cents, nearly twice its face value. Nickels cost twice as much as dimes – 9.4 cents vs....

FDNY's Failure To Hire Minorities Could Cost Taxpayers $128 Million In Back Wages

United States / New York : Gothamist

A federal judge has ordered the city to pay an estimated $128 million in back wages to minorities who applied to be firefighters with the FDNY, which is still 97 percent white and allegedly racist. Black and Hispanic applicants who ...

Meghan Markle could get an allowance from the British royal family — but she may have to pay double the taxes

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Clusterstock

Meghan Markle will soon become a member of the British royal family, which commands a fortune over $500 million. Markle will remain a US citizen for at least five years and will still have to pay taxes to the IRS on any income earne...

FL: Miami-Dade County Pays Some Transit Workers Overtime for Union Work; Mayor isn't Happy

Industries / Transportation : MassTransit

Stewards in Miami-Dade's transit union earn more than $1 million a year from the county, including a sizable portion of built-in overtime that Mayor Carlos Gimenez calls wasteful spending at the expense of taxpayers.

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