On Friday, March 6, 2009, three activists filed a lawsuit against the|
City of Tacoma for false arrest and other violations committed by
Tacoma police during an anti-war demonstration.
Elizabeth Rivera Goldstein, Thomas McCarthy, and Phan Nguyen were
arrested under the pretext of wearing backpacks in a "no-backpack zone"
at the Port of Tacoma in March 2007.The activists had been
demonstrating against the Iraq "troop surge" and the expedited
deployment of the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division to Iraq