Lt. Nazario filed a federal lawsuit in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at Norfolk, 2:21-cv-00169, to hold two Windsor police officers accountable to their oath - “...I shall obey the laws of the United States of America and of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and shall support and defend their constitutions against all enemies whomsoever, foreign and domestic....”
On December 5, 2020, Lt. Nazario was passing through the Town of Windsor, Virginia with temporary cardboard license info taped to the rear window. He was not speeding. A simple traffic stop was initiated ostensibly for the lack of a rear license plate. Within seconds, Lt. Nazario submitted to the officer's flashing lights by slowing down, activating his turn signal and pulling into a well-lit area less than a mile away. One of the officer's acknowledged that based on his training and experience he knew that the driver was "almost certainly" or with "at least 80%" probability a minority. The officers escalated the routine traffic stop to a "felony traffic stop" and a "high risk traffic stop" and immediately escalated the encounter by threatening deadly force with guns drawn. Fearing for his life, with his hands visible and out of the window, Lt. Nazario repeatedly asked "What's going on?" He was given conflicting instructions "Keep your hands outside the window!" and "Get out of the car now!" One of the officers responded "What's going on-- you are fix'n to ride the lightning son!" When Lt. Nazario stated "I'm honestly afraid to get out..." the officer responded "YOU SHOULD BE!" He was pepper sprayed and pulled from his car and placed in handcuffs. This should not have happened to one of our soldiers! Watch One of the Body Cams
Liberty is not free. Our freedoms are too precious to give up without a fight. The question is whether you will do your part to support this fight, to protect and safeguard our liberty against all enemies whomsoever, both foreign and domestic. Unless somebody holds government servants faithful to the pledge, it is meaningless and your liberties are at risk. The law firm cannot continue to enter the breach without support. Will you donate to help Lt. Nazario pay the litigation fees and costs to stand to protect your rights?
Lt. Nazario is willing to stand toe to toe against whomsoever the enemy whether foreign or domestic. He is standing with the civil rights law firm of Thomas H Roberts and Associates PC in the breach. He is doing his part. Will you do yours?
In the event that there is an outpouring of support, any money not needed in this case will be used in similar cases standing for Constitutional liberties! The funds are administered by Freedom Works Foundation a Virginia nonprofit corporation organized to educate and promote civil liberties and to defend the US Constitution.
To verify that this is the official GoFund.Me - please visit the law firm website - FIRM WEB PAGE TO VERIFY - for links back. The litigation team includes attorneys Tom Roberts, Jonathan Arthur and Andrew Bodoh.
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- Nathalie CLEMENT
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