Medical Marijuana patient/activist sues Redondo Beach Police Department for Violation of Civil Rights
April 7, 2014
Los Angeles, CA – Local medical marijuana patient/activist and event producer Susan Soares is scheduled for a summary judgement hearing today Monday April 7, 2014 in her case against the City of Redondo Beach, the Redondo Beach Police Department, Robert Carlborg, Jim Booth and John Does 1 through 100. She alleges violations of her civil right to free speech, freedom of association, freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, the constitutional right to petition the government for regressive grievances, and the right of freedom of commerce in the purchase and possession of legal substance for medical needs.
Judge John F. Walter. Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment and/or Adjudication of Issues on First Amended Complaint is currently on calendar for April 7, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. Judge Walter wrote: “Pursuant to Rule 78 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rule 7-15, the Court finds that this matter is appropriate for decision without oral argument. The matter will be deemed submitted on the vacated hearing date and the clerk will notify the parties when the Court has reached a decision.”
The trial is scheduled for May 13-15, 2014 in the United States District Court Central District of California case # CV13-02059 JFW (VBKx).
About the cas
Soares was one of five citizens that were under constant police surveillance. According to the 2010-2011 Redondo Beach Police Department Budget Core Service Activities, a line item listed is: conduct surveillance of 5 known or suspected career criminals that are believed to be operating in Redondo Beach and/or adjacent cities. “I have never profited from cannabis cultivation. I have never sold any illegal drugs or violated California law. I have to assume that I’m being targeted because Redondo Beach wants nothing to do with medical marijuana and doesn't care that an overwhelming majority of California voters approved of the Compassionate Use Act,” Soares declared under penalty of perjury.
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Susan Soares has written for Cannabis Now Magazine, Alternet, and Sensi Magazine.