the first of what will undoubtedly be many lawsuits against the St. Paul cops for their behavior during this year's RNC has been filed. by a guy who was hit in the stomach with a "high velocity projectile" (a tear gas cannister? a stun grenade?)and then falsely arrested on september 4. he seeks $250,000 in damages.
see the pioneer press's report about this lawsuit here.
i'm working on writing a piece about my experience at the RNC; keep your eyes peeled. it may be a while before i finally post it. but perhaps in the meanwhile i'll start posting links to news reports and stuff as they develop.