- Case Type: Civil Rights
- Ruling: Jury verdict in favor of our client.
On a rainy day on March 20, 2003, people gathered in front of UNM’s Bookstore at 5:00 pm to protest President George W. Bush who ordered the Invasion of Iraq on March 19, 2003. At approximately 4:00 pm, all APD Metro Division officers attended a briefing concerning the protest. At 4:45 pm, officers began arriving to the scene of the protest. It became immediately clear this anti-war protest grew much larger than any previous. At 5:00 pm, the protestors consisted of several hundred people ranging from children to senior citizens. Protestors were loud, animated and passionate. Chants of “Peace; not War!” and “Who’s Street? Our Street!” echoed throughout the university area. A few protestors began to leak from university property, to Central Avenue and illegally blocked traffic. Police officers gave several public address instructions to return to the sidewalk. However, the warning did not faze the protestors. For the safety more »