Results 1 to 5 of 5
Like Tree9Likes

Thread: ATTENDEES OF VIOLENT DONALD TRUMP RALLY FILE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST SAN JOSE, P

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Super Moderator Newmexican's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    36,012

    ATTENDEES OF VIOLENT DONALD TRUMP RALLY FILE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST SAN JOSE, P

    ATTENDEES OF VIOLENT DONALD TRUMP RALLY FILE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST SAN JOSE, POLICE



    A class-action lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday accused the city of San Jose, mayor and police chief of failing to protect people injured and harassed during a Donald Trump rally last month. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

    Bay City News

    Thursday, July 14, 2016 09:08PM
    SAN JOSE, Calif. --

    A class-action lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday accused the city of San Jose, mayor and police chief of failing to protect people injured and harassed during a Donald Trump rally last month.

    The 44-page complaint filed by 14 individuals who attended the June 2 event at the McEnery Convention Center downtown allege they were injured in riots that resulted from the campaign event for Trump, the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee.
    After the rally attended by an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 people, many were instructed by police to take the east-northeast exit to Market Street in the direction of 400 protesters against the Republican candidate and were blocked from going the other way, according to the suit.

    Rally attendees were allegedly beaten, robbed, struck by various objects including eggs and bottles and insulted by the protesters in front of the officers, according to the suit.

    More than 250 police officers dressed in riot gear and assigned to work the event didn't answer pleas for help from Trump supporters and weren't "permitted" to help them as they left the venue, the suit alleges.

    RELATED: San Jose police chief defends handling of protest at Trump rally

    The complaint alleges violation of the plaintiffs' rights to due process, freedom of speech and peaceful assembly under the Constitution.

    San Francisco-based attorneys Harmeet Dhillon, Krista Baughman and Gregory Michael are representing the plaintiffs, which include an unnamed 14-year-old Hollister boy.

    "We seek redress for the serious physical and other injuries our clients and the class suffered as a direct result of the City's acts and omissions, as well as the deliberate acts of the individual assailants," Dhillon said in a statement.

    San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and police Chief Eddie Garcia were among the defendants who were each a "final policymaker for the City in directing the officers actions," the suit alleges.

    Anthony Yi, 24, and two other juvenile suspects arrested by police were also named as defendants on the suit for alleged assault and battery on certain plaintiffs.

    The complaint also calls Liccardo an "outspoken critic of Trump" who blamed the Republican candidate for the violence in a statement issued a day after the event.

    "There is no place for violence in our political process, or in our city. The ludicrous accusation that I somehow directed the police department to 'stand down' at the rally is utterly false. In fact, I have no authority to issue such an order," Liccardo said in a statement.

    "The San Jose Police Department has successfully identified and arrested twenty perpetrators of violence at the rally, and additional warrants have been issued. We will do everything necessary to support the successful prosecution of the perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law," Liccardo said.

    Garcia has also stated before the rally that police would protect the First Amendment, one of the constitutional rights the defendants allegedly violated, according to the complaint.

    The plaintiffs seek damages in an amount to be determined through a jury trial, according to the suit.

    City Attorney Rick Doyle said this afternoon that the city hasn't been served the complaint, but police did everything they could to protect the crowd including protesters and rally attendees.

    "We've made a number of arrests and we've been trying to get to the bottom of who should be held accountable," Doyle said.

    The city attorney added that the police department shouldn't be held responsible for the "unfortunate situation" following the rally.

    http://abc7news.com/1427154/

  2. #2
    Moderator Beezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    31,502
    Settlement and justice served should be immediate removal from office.

    Save the taxpayers the money...YOU'RE FIRED!

  3. #3
    Super Moderator Newmexican's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    36,012
    3 MORE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH VIOLENT DONALD TRUMP RALLY IN SAN JOSE


    San Jose police have arrested three additional people for the violence that broke out at last week's Donald Trump rally. That makes a total of seven arrests. (KGO-TV)

    By Lilian Kim
    Thursday, June 09, 2016
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) --

    San Jose police have arrested three additional people for the violence that broke out at last week's Donald Trump rally, which brings the total up to seven arrested.

    San Jose police say the three people they arrested Wednesday are juveniles whose victims were captured on video.

    RELATED: San Jose police chief defends handling of protest at Trump rally

    San Jose police say the person seen in video tackling a man in a red shirt is one of the three juveniles arrested for assaulting Trump supporters at Thursday's rally. The arrests involved not only that attack, but an assault on another Trump supporter as he was walking down the sidewalk.

    Two were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, a felony; the other for misdemeanor battery.

    This follows the arrests of four other people who police identified on Tuesday, and today's release of a photo of a suspect investigators need help identifying.

    RELATED: 4 arrested in connection with violent Trump rally

    California Republican Party vice-chairman Harmeet Dhillon was at the Trump rally, even had her photo taken with Trump himself.

    "I think the police are taking it seriously now as a result of national scorn and pressure," Dhillon said.

    She's still outraged that officers did nothing as people were getting harassed and hurt. As for the investigation, she'd like to see more.

    "They are not to me yet going after the ring leaders of this. I have not heard of aggressive subpoenas to organizers or anything like that," Dhillon said.

    Log cabin Republicans held a news conference condemning the assaults. Juan Hernandez says he was sucker-punched repeatedly.

    "One of them hit me in my nose and the blood just started pouring out," said assault victim Juan Hernandez. "I don't want that to be the norm. Like, I don't want that to be okay that this sets up the precedent that that's OK."

    Police say they expect to make more arrests.
    San Jose Police Dept
    @SanJosePD


    San Jose PD has arrested 3 additional suspects from last weeks Trump rally http://bit.ly/25Nprpr #SJPD
    9:19 PM - 8 Jun 2016


    Follow

    San Jose Police Dept
    @SanJosePD


    SJPD asking for public's assistance locating suspect responsible for assault at Trump rally. Call 408-277-4161
    5:08 PM - 8 Jun 2016
    http://abc7news.com/politics/3-more-...in-sj/1377970/

  4. #4
    Super Moderator Newmexican's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    36,012
    The interesting thing about Discovery in a law suit is that it will eventually lead to the people that paid the protestors also.

  5. #5
    Moderator Beezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    31,502
    Soros needs to be arrested, his bank accounts frozen, thrown in jail and stripped of his citizenship. At the end of his sentence...deported to country of origin.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-09-2016, 09:32 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-09-2016, 03:41 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-03-2016, 02:48 PM
  4. LIVE STREAM: Donald Trump Rally in San Jose, California
    By lorrie in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-02-2016, 09:59 PM
  5. U.S. Born Children Of Illegal Immigrants File Class Action
    By Populist in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-21-2007, 01:03 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •