Rights of Protesters

Filed - March 9, 2018

Brown v. Trump

Attorney: 

On March 11, 2016, Rodney Brown attended a Trump rally at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, Missouri. At one point during the event, he laughed in response to a comment made by Trump. In response, Trump repeatedly called “Get him out of here!” from the from the podium to the enthusiastic applause and chants from his supporters.

The MacArthur Justice Center represents Mr. Brown in his federal lawsuit against President Donald J. Trump, the City of St. Louis and several St. Louis Metropolitan Police District (SLMPD) police officers after he was falsely arrested, detained and made to stand  trial. Mr. Brown’s claim against the City of St. Louis relates to its alleged “no drop” policy, whereby its refuses to drop cases against protesters even when there is no probably cause.

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On March 11, 2016, Rodney Brown, a St.Louis activist and organizer, attended the Trump rally at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. At one point during the event, he laughed in response to a comment made by Trump.

In response, Trump ordered his removal, to the enthusiastic cheers of his supporters, and then remarked to the crowd that  individuals such as Mr. Brown “are the people that are destroying our country”.

Following Trump’s demand to remove Mr. Brown, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) escorted him out and arrested him. Because of the City’s “no drop” policy towards prosecuting protesters, Mr. Brown was made to stand trial before he was eventually acquitted.

The MacArthur Justice Center represents Mr. Brown in his lawsuit against Donald Trump and the SLMPD.