Los Angeles Was Forced To Pay $215,000 To This Black Man Wearing A KKK Hoodie At A City Meeting

No, not Dave Chappelle.

Mike Hunt was kicked out of a city meeting because he wore a KKK hoodie and a t-shirt that emblazoned a racial slur at the front.

He apparently wore the garb to make a statement on LA’s discriminatory measures against African-Americans.

Regarding the lawsuit:

Lawmakers voted unanimously to settle the suit on Wednesday instead of going forth with a trial. Hunt’s attorney, Stephen Rohde, told the L.A. Times, “These rules of decorum should not be used to silence people unless they engage of actual disruption of the meeting. And actual disruption doesn’t mean upsetting people or offending people.”

Councilman Bernard Parks argued against going to trial, stating “This is one of those things where you hold your nose and vote. If this thing had gone to a trial and [Hunt] had gotten $1, the attorneys’ fees would have been larger than what we paid to settle it.”

This one in particular was a free speech lawsuit. Hunt has apparently won cases against LA before, winning more than $250,000 after he contested vendor restrictions on the Venice Beach Boardwalk. Sounds like Mike Hunt is a thorn in LA’s side. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

h/t The Daily Caller

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