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Civil Rights

In our Department of Big Strong Men, City of Chicago Police officers allegedly used excessive force to enter the apartment of 5-foot-tall, 81-year-old Lillian Fletcher, and shoot her repeatedly with a Taser, in Chicago Federal Court.

The Cleveland County, Okla., District Attorney violates privacy by publishing the names, addresses, Social Security numbers and drivers license numbers of people it charges with crimes, according to a class-action complaint in Cleveland County Court. See complaint.

Three mobility-impaired people claim Walt Disney World discriminates against them by barring use the Segways at Disney parks, in Orlando Federal Court.

Clatsop County and its Sheriff Tom Bergin illegally strip-search people arrested for misdemeanors, according to a class-action complaint in Portland, Ore., Federal Court.

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