Tuesday, June 20, 2006

State Trooper, Santorum Team Member Sued for Rights Violations at Barnes & Noble


By Matthew Rothschild
The Progressive

As if Senator Rick Santorum didn’t have trouble enough, now one of his team is facing a lawsuit for allegedly violating the rights of several women who came to speak with him at a book signing and discussion session for “It Takes a Family.”

So, too, is a Delaware state trooper who, while in full uniform, was acting as a security guard for the event last August 19.

The trooper, Sergeant Mark DiJiacomo, of the Delaware State Police, allegedly kicked out and threatened several of the women, and arrested two of them for a short period—all before Santorum had even shown up.

On May 30, 2006, Stacey Galperin, Miriam Rocek, Hannah Shaffer and her mom, Heidi, along with one minor, sued Sergeant DiJiacomo. They also sued Jane Doe, an unidentified “member of Senator Santorum’s promotional team.” They are seeking “redress for the deprivation of their First and Fourth Amendment rights and for the emotional distress caused by Sergeant DiJiacomo’s false arrest and unlawful threats,” the lawsuit says.

http://progressive.org/mag_mc061906

Ahhhhhh, goody.....ahhhhh, goody! What an asshole this guy is...his Democratic opponent is leading him by about 20%....BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

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