UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. (Magistrate Dwyer)
MAGISTRATE NO.: 84-0072
The United States of America, by its attorney, the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, respectfully opposes defendant's motion to dismiss and or compel additional discovery. As grounds for its opposition, the Government cites the following points and authority.
For almost three years, defendants Concepcion Picciotto and
William Thomas, have conducted an anti-nuclear weapons protest
near the White House On January 31, 1984, United States Park Police
arrested the defendants charging them with camping and storing personal property in LaFayette Park in violation of 36 C.F.R.
50.27. In response to these charges, defendant Picciotto has proffered
selective prosecution as a defense. Defendant bases her claim
on alegations that while she has been prosecuted under 36 C.F.R.
50.27 other "similarly situated" groups including Vietnam
Veterans participating in a vigil near the War Memorial, Anti-American Lebanese Policy Arab demonstrators, and homeless people, have