The DA’s office (and Paul Gallegos) have been added to the lawsuit filed by five PEOPLE PROJECT participants demanding accountability for violations of human rights occurring in the police and DA raid on a 2007 homeless encampment in Arcata, CA. The plaintiffs are demanding that the day and night harassment of homeless people by police be stopped immediately.
The DA’s office is being sued because it participated in the raid and continues to perpetuate the criminalizing of poor people, including those who live without housing.
See June 10, 2009 Press Release
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