Thomas v US, CA 87-1820


UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
WILLIAM THOMAS, et. al.,              )
     Plaintiffs Pro Se                )   CA 87-1820-LFO
                                      )   Judge Oberdorfer 
versus                                )
                                      )            
NEWS WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, et. al.,   )
     Defendants                       )

DECLARATION OF ROBERT DORROUGH
RE JULY 21, 1987

I, Robert Dorrough, plaintiff pro se, hereby declare under penalty of perjury that the following is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and understanding:

1. On July 21, l987, at or about 2:15 p.m., I observed U.S. Park Police Officer Dowd and Lt. Irwin in the vicinity of Charles Hyder's demonstration site in Lafayette Park.

2. John Bobkoff was in attendance, as Warren Phillips had gone to the men's room.

3. I saw Everett C. Lansing ("Lan") and Sunrise approach the demonstration site.

4. I asked someone to watch my signs and went down to observe at close hand and take notes.

5. As I approached a Park Police pickup truck rolled up to the signs and the driver and Officer Dowd loaded up one of the two signs.

6. Lt. Irwin was explaining to Lan the reason for the confiscation.

7. "The person that was here was asked if the signs were his," Lt. Irwin said. "He said they weren't."

8. Lan inquired how he might get the signs back.

9. Lt. Irwin said, "You can come down and identify all of the items and then get them back later at New York Avenue."

10. Warren Phillips then asked him why the sign was being confiscated.

11. Lt. Irwin stated, "We're abating a nuisance." He got in his car and left.

Respectfully submitted,

Robert A. Dorrough
1440 N St. NW #410
Washington, DC 20038
(202) 462-0757


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