The payment is part of a settlement of $50,000 per vombie arrested during a protest in July 22, 2006. The seven were protesting “mindless” consumerism only to come face-to-face with mindless law enforcement. Police insisted that the seven (who were walking with amplified music from an iPod) were simulating “weapons of mass destruction.” They were never actually charged.
The case resulted in a reversal for U.S. District Judge Joan Ericksen who dismissed the zombies’ lawsuit. The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Ericksen and found an obvious lack of probable cause to arrest the seven.
These are of course Minnesota zombies, which are known as more introspective than those Oregon zombies.
Source: Star Tribune.