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Man Arrested for Giving Cops the Finger Wins $15K Settlement from the City

02/14/2013 09:31 am ET

MANHATTAN — The man who fought for his right to flip the bird now has some cash in his hands.

Robert Bell, 26, won a $15,000 settlement from the city Tuesday after he sued, arguing that his First Amendment rights were violated when Greenwich Village cops arrested him in 2011 for flipping off a group of officers, federal court records show.

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