WHY THE LEE MONUMENT LAWSUIT AGAINST RPD?

Posted Posted in Assault & Battery, Civil Rights, Commentary, Excessive Force, Fourth Amendment, Freedom of Speech and Press, Religious Freedom

QUESTION:   I would like to know why you think dispersing an unruly crowd with non-lethal means is a civil rights offense?   ANSWER:   First let me thank you for asking the question that many may have been afraid to ask. Increasingly we are finding an intolerance to opinions and views from all political […]

THIS HAS TO STOP! – police brutality – Class Action filed against Richmond Police officers.

Posted Posted in Assault & Battery, Civil Rights, Commentary, Excessive Force, First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Freedom of Speech and Press, General, Litigation

Richmond Civil Rights Firm Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Richmond Police Officers for 1st Amendment Violations on June 1, 2020 at the Lee monument. June 16, 2020 – Class Action suit filed against Richmond Police Department Officers for violations of citizens 1st Amendment Right to peacefully protest and petition the government and for 4th Amendment […]

Civil Rights In Virginia – Upheld by Virginia’s Highest Court – 2020

Posted Posted in Assault & Battery, Civil Rights, Excessive Force, False Imprisonment, Fourth Amendment, General

Virginia’s Highest Court Confirm’s That It Will Not Tolerate Virginia Law Enforcement Violations Of  The 4th Amendment To The U.S. Constitution Or Virginia Statutes Protecting Its Citizens from Unlawful Arrests, Unlawful Searches and Excessive Force.   On January 16, 2020, the Virginia Supreme Court issued an opinion reversing the Circuit Court for the City of Petersburg which […]

2018 – Virginia Accepts 2 Civil Rights Appeals to Address Sovereign Immunity Issues

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Due Process, Excessive Force, False Imprisonment, Fourth Amendment, General, Litigation

Virginia Supreme Court grants two petitions to address sovereign immunity issues argued by Virginia’s Civil Rights Law Firm – Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC   December 18, 2018 — The Virginia Supreme Court announced this week that will hear legal arguments by the Richmond civil rights law firm of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, […]

Police pointed weapon at me – is that excessive?

Posted Posted in Assault & Battery, Civil Rights, Excessive Force, Fourth Amendment, Personal Injury Law

Question:  Is it a violation of the Fourth Amendment for an officer to aim his loaded weapon at a person where the alleged crime at issue is minor and nonviolent, the suspect does not pose an immediate threat to the safety of the officers or others, and he is not actively resisting arrest or attempting to […]

Rights mean nothing unless those we do not like are afforded those rights.

Posted Posted in Assault & Battery, Civil Rights, Commentary, Due Process, Excessive Force, Fourth Amendment, Freedom of Speech and Press, Religious Freedom

Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC represents people that many in society don’t like and would prefer had no rights.  This is an excerpt of a response to an attorney who expressed “horror” that we considered whether or not excessive force was used in the shooting death of a fringe gun-tooting activist. I am reminded […]

Una Pregunta: ¿Puede la policía registrar a mi Coche sin tener un orden de registro?

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Español, Fourth Amendment

English -Can the Police Search My Vehicle without a Warrant Una Pregunta: ¿Puede la policía registrar a mi Coche sin tener un orden de registro? La Respuesta:   Sí, siempre que tenga causa razonable y el coche se puede moverse sin tener problemas.     La ley de la patria.   La Corte Suprema de […]

Can the Police Detain a Witness Who They do not of Suspect Wrongdoing?

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Due Process, False Imprisonment, Fourth Amendment

Question: Can the Police Detain a Witness Who They do not of Suspect Wrongdoing? Answer: Yes – but only under very limited circumstances. The Fourth Amendment – The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures The Fourth Amendment protects the right of the […]

A summary of the law related to Searching Minors

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Fourth Amendment

En Español Searches of Minors Summary: Minors are protected by the Fourth Amendment, but have fewer rights (less expectation of privacy) while at school. By Law Enforcement Officers –Standard of Probable Cause The Fourth Amendment “right of the people to be secure in their persons . . . against unreasonable searches and seizures” generally requires […]