It’s time for the protesters to bone up on the law. Specifically, due to this:
Tennessee state troopers for the second straight night arrested Wall Street protesters for defying a new nighttime curfew imposed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam in an effort to disband an encampment near the state Capitol.
And for a second time, a Nashville night judge dismissed arrest warrants of the arrested protesters.
The Tennessean newspaper reports that Magistrate Tom Nelson told troopers delivering the protesters to jail that he could “find no authority anywhere for anyone to authorize a curfew anywhere on Legislative Plaza.”
Now these cops are cooked — and not just the city either — the cops are PERSONALLY liable.
Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia
Go get ’em Nashville protesters. It’s time to take these cops willful and knowing violation of your civil rights, as you have a judge who has declared your arrest unlawful and in violation of those rights, right back to court and tattoo each and every one of them with a nice fat civil judgment.
In short, you’ve been screwed out of your house. Now go get some redress and evict a few of these jackbooted thugs from theirs, legally, and render them homeless.
The best way to stop this crap is to render the so-called “law enforcement officers” doing it penniless.