Thursday, September 17, 2015

Impeach Obama Protester Files $2 Million Lawsuit

Impeach Obama protester, Daniel Martins has filed a $2 million federal lawsuit against Nassau County and the Nassau County Police Department on the claim that his First Amendment rights were violated when he was arrested for hanging a political sign over a Long Island Expressway overpass last year...

(Mineloa Patch) Martins, a public relations major and member of Hofstra University’s Libertarian Club, hung an "Impeach Obama; Honk for Justice" sign over an overpass in Jericho on June 6, 2014 when a Nassau County Police officer arrested him, claiming that Martins' sign was a distraction to drivers.

Martins was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal nuisance, but the criminal charges were dropped six months later by Nassau District Court Judge Sharon Gianelli, who said Martins' actions were protected by the U.S. Constitution.

The 23-year-old college senior said he hung up signs over highway overpasses from Sept. 2013 to June 2014. He has protested alone and in groups."We had a few times when the police came up and showed support," Martins told Patch. "One time, a uniformed Nassau County Police officer brought Coca Cola bottles to give to us."...

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