Their arrests were even years ago. For some, the charges were dropped months later. The government has STILL not returned their private property that was confiscated. I’m glad they won, and hope their financial award is significant. (Comment)
A federal judge on Wednesday found that the District of Columbia is liable for wrongfully arresting six people accused of violating its laws on carrying handguns in public.
U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth issued his opinion in a putative class-action case brought by six plaintiffs, four nonresidents and two residents of D.C., who allege they were wrongfully arrested under a combination of D.C. gun laws.
The plaintiffs argued that the combination of three gun laws in D.C. made it impossible for individuals to carry guns for the purposes of self-defense.
BY JOSEPH CHOI