The U.S. government will pay $1.26 million to five Muslim men detained for months without charges after the September 11 attacks who sued for unlawful imprisonment and abuse, their lawyers said on Tuesday.
After they pay their lawyers, the actual settlement will just about cover minimum wage for their term of imprisonment.
This settlement is an insult. It does not even come close to punishing the government for their illegal actions. At best it is "shut up and go away" money.