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Forum Post: 42 U.S.C. 1983!!!!!!!

Posted 6 years ago on Oct. 15, 2011, 7:57 p.m. EST by closetSocialist (3)
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Make a lot of signs quoting this section of the federal law. If a cop violates your constitutional rights, he is PERSONALLY liable to you!!! That includes things such as free speech rights, excessive force, unlawful arrest, unlawful detention, and many other claims.

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...



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