Those who's rights have been violated have the following recourse:
U.S. Supreme Court HAFER v. MELO, 502 U.S. 21 (1991)
monetary damages under 42 U.S.C. 1983
"Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State . . . 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. . . ."
We hold that state officials, sued in their individual capacities, are "persons" within the meaning of 1983. The Eleventh Amendment does not bar such suits, nor are state officers absolutely immune from personal liability under 1983 solely by virtue of the "official" nature of their acts.
The judgment of the Court of Appeals is Affirmed.
I would sue the shit out of the cops, prosecutors, and any other city official involved.
Maybe, but the kids will all be going away to college in the fall, and the parents are well off and will probably be glad just to see it go away after the police have been put in their place.
well, that's saying a lot
That might just be what's fixing to take place. I used to have the utmost respect for Law Enforcement Personnel, but with the shaved head lil nazis running loose nowadays, I don't care one whit about 'em.
I hope they get sued into working 5 or 6 minimum wage jobs to earn enough money to be able to say "I'm broke".
what rights were these kids deprived of? all I see is that they were cited with 'possession' of a substance that by law is illegal for them to possess by virtue of their age(s)?