That's what it could cost Councilman Gary Clifford, who, once upon a time, performed a citizen's arrest on a pair of protesting teen females.
Publius has followed this story from the beginning and will be back on Monday to break it down in great detail. Briefly, the civil lawsuit alleges the girls "great emotional distress and physical pain and suffering, insomnia, fear, neurosis, loss of wages and anxiety," and "emotional and physical injuries," according to Alison Hewitt's account for the SGVT.
I've no doubt the ordeal pained the poor girls, but did it pain them $5 million worth? I guess that's for the judge and jury to decide. What I do know is that there's a lot more to this story. Check back Monday for Publius' in-depth take on the latest perturbations in the orbit of Planet Glendora.
Friday, May 11, 2007