BREAKING NEWS: INJUSTICE: Jury Awards Winners in Zuma Dogg Federal Lawsuit Only $1
More to come later, but here's the news as we have it from Zuma Dogg's Twitter page. Despite winning a Federal lawsuit against the city, artist/blogger/activist David "Zuma Dogg" Saltsburg, his long time business associate Matt Dowd and several other Venice Beach performers who claimed that the way the city selected public performance spaces violated their civil rights, as well as a first amendment case by Saltsburg against the city for actions taken against him during public comment by the Los Angeles City Council, the jury in the case have awarded each of the plaintiffs only $1 each in damages. Local political watchers were stunned, longtime writer/blogger Joseph Mailander posted on his Facebook page that he found the news "depressing." Saltsburg himself tweeted the decision makes the case that "Government can break law w impunity/no repercussion."