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New York Police Department Use of Force And The Protection of Individual Freedom

I represent citizens in police misconduct cases because I  wholeheartedly believe in the principles of The Founding Fathers:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”

The government is formed by the people to help us solve civil disputes and protect us from domestic and foreign criminals. According to Patrick Henry “[t]he Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government lest it comes to dominate our lives and interests.”  The government has only so much power as we grant it.

“A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.” — Ayn Rand, Philosopher — You have the right to be free from the use of excessive force by the government. Should the government abuse the power we granted it then we must revoke those powers or seek redress.

Every member of our society is entitled to equal protection from the tyranny of the government.  The Declaration of Independence reminds us “All men are created equal.”   The Bible also reminds us in Galatians 3:28 that “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”   Unfortunately, members of the African American and low-income social groups are often the victim of police misconduct. Socially disadvantaged groups need protection from the government more than any other group.

In our history, some people have condoned government abuse in the false belief that it makes them safer. However, those who would deny victims of police misconduct compensatory damages must be reminded that Benjamin Franklin said: “Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”

We are all entitled to fair and just compensation for injuries caused by the government. Henry David Thoreau wrote that Whatever the human law may be, neither an individual nor a nation can commit the least act of injustice against the obscurest individual without having to pay the penalty for it.”

We place our trust in a jury system because it is the only means to hold the government to the principles of the constitution. Socially disadvantaged groups do not have the economic clout to change police procedures. That is why seeking damages before a jury for violation of our civil rights is the most powerful tool in reigning in abuse of government power.

All our civil rights cases are based upon a contingency fee arrangement. We do not charge clients any attorney fee unless we recover money for our clients.
You are entitled to compensatory damages for:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Loss of earning, including future earnings;
  • Physical and mental pain and suffering, including but not limited to damages for discomfort, disfigurement, humiliation, emotional trauma, loss of body function, injuries for racial discrimination, and police misconduct, or the death of a loved one.

If your civil rights have been violated by the government call immediately because the law limits the time you must file a notice of claim. Call Bryan J. Hutchinson, Bronx, New York police brutality lawyer for a free consultation at (718) 671-0900.

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