Judicial Watch: Court Finds 75-Year-Old Los Angeles Veteran Robert Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flags above Veterans Affairs Fence
APRIL 18, 2017
‘Now that the court has rightly dismissed the government’s outrageous flag-displaying charges against Mr. Rosebrock, we hope that he and his fellow patriots will be allowed to honor and flag and commemorate their fellow veterans as they deem appropriate.’ – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton
Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that a California U.S. District Court has ruled that 75-year-old veteran Robert Rosebrock is not guilty of violating federal law for displaying two four-by-six inch American Flags above a Veterans Affairs (VA) fence on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. The rulings were handed down in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (United States of America v. Robert L. Rosebrock, (CC11, 4920201; 4920202; 6593951).
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Rosebrock (below), 75, and fellow veterans, have been assembling at the site nearly every Sunday and Memorial Day since March 9, 2008, to protest what they believe is the VA’s failure to make full use of the valuable West Los Angeles property for the benefit and care of veterans, particularly homeless veterans.
Judicial Watch attorney Sterling E. Norris, a former Los Angeles County deputy district attorney, and Los Angeles-based defense attorney Robert Patrick Sticht are representing Rosebrock, who faced up to six months’ imprisonment if found guilty on the flag-hanging charge.
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