OWS Brooklyn Bridge Mass Arrests

Garcia v. Bloomberg

Issues

Free Speech, Police Misconduct

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Case status: Oral argument was held April 22, 2013 before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit asking the court to uphold the ruling issued by U.S. District Court, Judge Rakoff presiding. This ruling in favor of the plaintiffs found that NYPD officers may be held liable to the 700 persons mass arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge. New York City appealed that ruling and we are awaiting a decision from the Second Circuit.

Updates & Commentary

Do you have the right to peacefully march or will you be jailed?

The Brooklyn Bridge Mass Arrest Lawsuit: A major battle for the future of free speech
It is impossible to overstate the importance and impact on fundamental free speech rights of the Brooklyn Bridge mass arrest lawsuit. It was filed on behalf of the more than 700 people who were illegally arrested during a peaceful march on October 1, 2011. more >>

Major Free Speech Court Victory in Brooklyn Bridge Occupy Mass Arrest Class Action

Federal Court Rules for Protestors
In a major victory for free speech rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a ruling today denying the City of New York’s effort to dismiss the lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s mass false arrest of 700 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators on the Brooklyn Bridge in October 2011. more >>

“Two Years Ago Today I was Illegally Arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge with 700 other Peaceful Marchers"

PCJF Lawsuit for Occupy Wall Street Marchers Seeks Justice for Brooklyn Bridge Arrestees
Two years ago today, I was one of 700 peaceful protestors who were illegally trapped, detained and mass arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge. more >>

Fill the Courtroom for the Brooklyn Bridge Mass Arrest Lawsuit

Court of Appeals Hearing Monday April 22 at 10 am
The NYPD is seeking to overturn Judge Rakoff’s ruling in favor of the protestors — attend the hearing at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. more >>

PCJF Files Appellate Brief to Uphold Brooklyn Bridge Ruling

The PCJF has filed a major brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in this matter. The brief is in opposition to the efforts by the NYPD to overturn U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff's ruling in favor of the protestors in this case. more >>
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