Now THIS is what we like to see! Someone who got a chance to benefit from the bullsh*t that the NYPD tends to be on from time to time!
In 2002, an NYPD officer smashed Leah McSweeney’s face into a subway grating, knocking out two of her teeth. It turned out to be her big break. The $75,000 settlement she received from the city two years later provided the seed money for Married to the MOB, the company she’s since grown into a multimillion-dollar fashion line. With a line of T-shirts emblazoned with such provocative messages as “Super B*tch” and “Men are the new women,” McSweeney built the company into a powerhouse.
“In hindsight, it was a pivotal moment in my life,” McSwee ney, now 28, said of her brush with po lice.
“The cops were beating up a friend of mine outside the Hammerstein Ballroom at around 4 a.m.,” she said. “I had a bottle in my hand and — though I shouldn’t have — I threw it. That’s when the cop punched me.” With the settle ment money, she purchased a new computer, turned her apartment into her office and, “most importantly, had money to live on while I started the company,” she said. Now her company is headquartered on the 65th floor of the Empire State Building.
Thats one helluva come up! In this day and age when there are so many reports of police violating people’s rights, getting minimal if ANY punishment (see Oscar Grant), and the victims of these crimes left with physical and mental scars to live with without ever getting any restitution or justice, this is a truly remarkable story.
Obviously, all cops aren’t bad cops but you know what they say about bad apples and bunches…
Have you ever had a family member or friend that was a victim of police brutality? Do you think that people should be more aggressive in pursuing lawsuits against Police departments after suffering an attack?
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