Carpenter & Zuckerman supports the civil right of all people to make their own decisions regarding their own families

MAY 4, 2022 STATEMENT OF JOHN C. CARPENTER ON THE SUPREME COURT’S DRAFT DECISION TO OVERTURN ROE V. WADE Regardless of who you are or who you love, Carpenter & Zuckerman supports the civil right of all people to make their own decisions regarding their own families. Decisions about how many children we have or who we marry are some of the most important decisions we make in our lives. They define who we are and who we aspire to be. These decisions should be made by people, not Governments. We are frightened by the Supreme Court’s proposed decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health [...]

2022-06-01T15:25:47-07:00May 31st, 2022|

Footage shows law enforcement fatally shoot woman during service of Little Italy eviction notice

The San Diego Union-Tribune BY ALEX RIGGINS MARCH 11, 2022 9:41 PM PT LITTLE ITALY — Sheriff’s officials on Friday released footage of deputies and a police officer shooting and killing a woman last week inside a Little Italy condo complex after she stabbed a police officer during the service of an eviction notice. The videos show the first deputy almost immediately drawing his gun and threatening to shoot 47-year-old Yan Li when he sees her holding the knife. Later, deputies and officers barge into her unit, and after she charges at them with the blade, several of them shoot her in her doorway as [...]

2022-06-01T15:25:47-07:00March 18th, 2022|

New Lawsuit Alleges L.A., Santa Monica, Beverly Hills Used Curfews to Crush Legitimate Protests

John Carpenter files suit on behalf of dozens of protestors arrested for curfew violations, calling out unconstitutional tactics that stifled legitimate political speech against police violence.

2022-06-01T15:25:47-07:00March 2nd, 2021|

Calls to Restrict Police Use of Projectiles on Crowds Renewed After Latest L.A. Injuries

John Carpenter represented William Gonzalez, whose eye “exploded” when he was struck with a hard-foam police projectile as he celebrated the Lakers’ NBA title.

2022-06-01T15:25:48-07:00October 21st, 2020|

Police Brutality Protestors Seek Damages From City Of LA, LAPD For Treatment During Arrests

John Carpenter and Sara Azari file claims seeking justice for protestors illegally arrested when cities instituted unconstitutional curfews, violating right to free speech and assembly.

2022-06-01T15:25:48-07:00June 7th, 2020|