USDC Cr. No. 84-3552
THOMAS v. REAGAN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
WILLIAM THOMAS, et al
Plaintiff Pro Se
versus CA 84-3552
Judge Louis Oberdorfer
UNITED STATES, et al
Declaration Of Robert Dorrough
I, Robert Dorrough, hereby declare under penalty of perjury
that the following is true and correct to the best of my knowledge:
1. From my experience it appears that the agents of the U.S.
Park Police, U.S Secret Service, and other Government agencies have
taken a posture from which they threaten and intimidate the
newcomers to the area of the Thomas vigil.
2. An example is Judy Geisler, who began participating in
vigil activities on or about January 15, 1987, with her two
3. The following morning, USPP officer Dause rode up on his
motorcycle, and inquired as to what Judy and her children were
4. She responded that she was participating in the vigil.
5. Officer Dause then stated that he had received a
complaint about the children in the Park.
6. I asked who had complained.
7. Officer Dause stated that it had been the Secret Service,
and continued to state that the city would take the children away
from Judy if she continued to have them with her in the Park.
8. I then expressed the opinion that Judy and her childrens'
presence at the vigil was none of the S.S.'s business.
9. Approximately three hours later that day a Metropolitan
Police unit arrived along with a Mr. Kelly of D.C. Protective
10. According to Mr. Kelly he was there at the request of the
S.S. to interview Judy about her childrens' presence.
11. Mr. Kelly found no cause for alarm, no neglect, or abuse
of the children, yet he continued to state that if she persisted in
the vigil activities, not he but at the discretion of another
worker the children would be taken away from her.
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