Tag Archives: freedom of movement

Judge says Ferguson police can’t require protesters to keep it moving

YOUR RIGHT OF THE DAY: You have the right to peacefully gather with others on public sidewalks, and police may not unreasonably restrict this right.* What’s the news? Police apparently love telling people to keep it moving, claiming that it helps maintain order. Or perhaps it’s secretly part of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign? In any case, police might not be able to

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RIGHT OF THE DAY: Right to sue police officers who violate your rights

YOUR RIGHT OF THE DAY: You have the right to sue a police officer for using his/her authority to violate your rights. 1U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1983 Photo: Occupy Wall Street demonstration Dec 2011. From Bigstockphoto.com A man in New York filed a lawsuit last week against NYPD police officers who he claims improperly arrested him and held him at the police station, all for

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