In easily overlooked news, the City of New York agreed to pay $10,000 to Bradford Campeau-Laurion on Tuesday. The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit on his behalf after he was forcibly restrained and ejected from Yankee Stadium by the NYPD during a Yankees game on August 26, 2008.
What was Mr. Campeau-Laurion doing?
Leaving his seat to use the restroom during the seventh inning stretch while "God Bless America" was playing.
It's these types of incidents that remind us why we need to stay vigilant and why we need the ACLU.
As part of the settlement, the New York Yankees also publicly stated they have no policy limiting fans from moving about during the song.