MARCH 03, 2017
Robert Rosebrock is a 74-year-old U.S. military veteran who has his share of grievances with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Not least of them is the fact that VA Police arrested him for placing two small American flags on the fence of Los Angeles National Veterans Park, and taking photos.
Rosebrock and others have been demonstrating against the VA there nearly every Sunday and Memorial Day since 2008, according to court documents. They are upset that the large area of federal land that the VA controls is not used to care for veterans, but for other facilities, including a UCLA baseball stadium, a school, a theater, and laundry facilities for a hotel. Two of those demonstrations from last year stand out, however, because they resulted in Rosebrock getting arrested, leading to an upcoming trial.