Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Illegal Immigrants "Civil Liberties" - DENIED!!

The jury has returned a "not guilty" verdict in regards to violation of civil liberties of the 6 remaining aliens in the lawsuit of Roger Barnett. There were a total of 16 Aliens to begin with, however 10 were dropped from the proceedings along with Barnett's wife and brother.
All six plaintiffs are citizens of Mexico, five of whom are living in the United States with visa applications pending, and the sixth resides in Mexico but was allowed into the U.S. for the trial, said Nina Perales, an attorney with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Here's the findings:
A federal jury found Tuesday that a southern Arizona rancher didn't violate the civil liberties of a group of illegal immigrants who claimed that he detained them at gunpoint in 2004.

The eight-member civil jury also found Roger Barnett wasn't liable on claims of battery and false imprisonment.

But the jury did find him liable on four claims of assault and four claims of infliction of emotional distress and ordered Barnett to pay $77,804 in damages - $60,000 of which were punitive.

Barnett declined to comment afterward, but one of his attorneys, David Hardy, said the plaintiffs lost on the bulk of their claims and that Barnett has a good basis for appeal on the two counts on which he lost.

1 comment:

patriot said...

I am pleased with most of the outcome of this lawsuit. I hope Barnett wins on appeal and has to pay no damages at all. If allowed to stand as is, this will just put more ideas into the illegal alien's heads that all they have to do is claim victim even though they don't even have a right to be in our country much less someone's private property and suing them when the owner is only protecting their property.