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VA Police Officers Throw Homeless Veteran to the Ground

March 16, 2018

Judi McLeod

3/15/2018

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The tragic truth of how our war veterans are treated when no one (meaning the mainstream media and citizenry) are around,  is captured on the Judicial Watch-released videos below.

For the past decade, come rain or shine, Robert L. Rosebrock, 75, has peacefully protested the misuse of a 388-acre parcel of prime West Los Angeles real estate, originally set aside to serve veterans living in the L.A. nightmare of back alley squalor in cardboard boxes and tents.

Watching their land put to use as a baseball stadium for the UCLA, athletic fields for a private preparatory school, and even a dog park, veterans with nowhere to call home, stare longingly at what is rightfully their home from the “Great Lawn Gate” entrance to the Los Angeles National Veterans Park.  They come faithfully to the gate each and every Sunday before returning to lives of back alley squalor.

“I’m a veteran”, “I’m a veteran”

In the unedited videos released by Judicial Watch, you will see a homeless veteran thrown to the ground from which he shouts to Veterans Affair police officers, “I’m a veteran”, “I’m a veteran”.

Were it not for Judicial Watch, which last year won a lawsuit seeking damages and asking the court to prevent further violations of Rosebrock’s constitutional rights, these videos, patently ignored by the MSM and social media,  might never have reached the light of day.

In forcibly “subduing” the homeless veteran by throwing him to the ground, Veteran Affairs throw all veterans—courageous soldiers who sacrificed everything for the protection of country and civilians—to the ground.

Millions will come away from the videos haunted by the words of one soldier who continues to take a stand for homeless veterans:  “I’m a veteran”, “I’m a veteran”, words that can never be destroyed by a still-to-this day out of line Veteran Affairs.

God bless Robert Rosebrock.  God bless hungry and homeless veterans everywhere. God bless Judicial Watch. God Bless America!:

Judicial Watch has released videos related to its lawsuit against Veterans Affairs police officers and VA officials concerning violations of the constitutional rights of Robert L. Rosebrock, a 75-year old Vietnam era veteran* (Error Correction: It was a Homeless Veteran, not Robert Rosebrock), who for the past decade has protested misuse of a 388-acre parcel of prime West Los Angeles real estate set aside to serve veterans (Robert L. Rosebrock v Michael Perez et al. (No. 2:17-cv-04354)).

The videos, taken on August 7, 2016, show Veterans Affairs police officers forcibly subduing a Vietnam era veteran, who was an occasional participant in Rosebrock’s rallies.

They were photographing and peacefully protesting the misuse of a Los Angeles veterans’ facility that the VA has allowed to be used for a variety of non-veteran related purposes, including a baseball stadium for the UCLA baseball team, athletic fields for a private preparatory school, and a dog park.

In one video, a VA officer states to another of the protestors that the reason for tackling the veteran was because they asked for an ID and, though shown the ID, it was not handed over to the officer.

The lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch seeks damages and asks the court to prevent further violations of Rosebrock’s constitutional rights. It also asks the court to declare invalid a law VA officials have used to prohibit photography on the public sidewalk where Rosebrock holds his regular, Sunday-afternoon protests.

Rosebrock was handcuffed and forcefully placed into the back of a patrol car during the June 12, 2016 incident.  VA police confiscated Rosebrock’s cameras on both June 12, 2016 and June 19, 2016.

Last year, a Los Angeles federal magistrate ruled that Rosebrock could not be criminally prosecuted for taking photographs at the “Great Lawn Gate” entrance to the Los Angeles National Veterans Park.

The court also separately ruled that Rosebrock was not guilty of violating federal law by allegedly displaying two four-by-six inch American Flags above a VA fence on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016.

JW Breaking News Alert: STUNNING VIDEO—Veterans Administration Police Subdue Veteran

L.A. Veterans Administration Police Officers Subduing Vietnam-Era Veteran (1 of 2)

L.A. Veterans Administration Police Officers Subduing Vietnam-Era Veteran (2 of 2)

 

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