InsideNova is reporting this weekend that a U.S. District Court ruled against Dave Ruttenberg in his lawsuit against Manassas Park for the way he was abused by local law enforcement and the city government. I’ve skimmed through the decision, and it is an unmitigated load of garbage issued by a judge who clearly displays the same pattern of bias that resulted in his earlier reversal by the Fourth Circuit.
I spoke with Dave Ruttenberg, and this is not the end of this story. Stay tuned for another round of outrageous stories about what the City of Manassas Park has been up to, because between now and the filing of an appeal, there’s no reason why I should continue to sit on the information I have about this story…
The judge’s contention here was that the raid by dozens of police officers with weapons drawn on Rack n’ Roll under the guise of an ABC inspection was somehow “reasonable.” If you want to see for yourself a video of the raid can be found here, and here is a great post on it. If this “inspection” of the premises for the purposes of determining whether Rack n’ Roll was in compliance with their alcoholic beverage license is supposedly “reasonable”, then having a twenty man SWAT team ransack your house to see if your dog is properly licensed would similarly meet this new standards of “reasonable.”
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