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Notice to Sue City Over Saturday’s Rally

By Robert Winkler
The Desert Independent

October 4, 2012

BLYTHE, Calif – The City of Blythe and more specifically Mayor Galvin and City Attorney Christian Bettenhausen were notified today that they are in violation of the Federal Voting Rights Act and other laws for imposing insurance policy requirements on a peaceful political event at Quechan Park.

The notice in the form of a faxed letter to the City goes on to name other laws for which the City will be in violation. Additionally, it names as potential defendants in any claim Chief of Police, Steve Smith.

The protest rally is scheduled Quechan Park this Saturday, October 6 (See related story: Protest Rally at Quechan Park Saturday).

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