A cost of government often overlooked

This analysis comes after a report released by Legal Aid earlier this month which revealed that the City paid out $50,523,914 million in lawsuits alleging police misconduct from January 1, 2023, to July 28, 2023. At this rate, payouts for the entirety of 2023 could balloon to roughly $100 million, and surpass payout amounts for calendar years 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Total payouts for police misconduct are likely to be substantially higher because these data do not account for matters that were settled with the New York City Comptroller’s office prior to formal litigation.

Where is this money coming from? Likely other places that make a city livable.

New York City’s three public library systems are protesting Mayor Eric Adams’ planned $36.2 million budget cuts in the FY24 budget. Brooklyn Public Library President Linda Johnson, Queens Public Library President Dennis M. Walcott, and New York Public Library President Anthony W. Marx testified in front of the City Council on Monday, warning the proposed budget cut could lead to reduced hours of service and fewer free programs, classes, and other opportunities thousands of New Yorkers depend on.


That’s $50,523,914,000,000. $50 quadrillion.

Someone needs to improve their proof reading. (Yes, in full context, the correct figure is clearly $50 million. But still bad proof reading.)



That’s my kind of proofing & editing mistake. I didn’t notice it. :upside_down_face:

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