Woman awarded $1.12 million after police strip-searched her to ‘make example’ of gun-owning ‘right wingers’

Saturday, December 20, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Long Island, New York, mother of three has been awarded $1.12 million by a federal jury after she was falsely arrested while taking pictures at an Air National Guard base in the Hamptons, with a legally owned AR-15 rifle and ammunition in the trunk of her car.

Nancy Genovese, 58, said she was taking photos for a “Support Our Troops” website when she was detained and arrested by Suffolk County authorities, Britain’s The Guardian newspaper reported.

“What they took from this woman cannot be measured in money,” prominent Long Island civil rights attorney Frederick Brewington told media, following a decision by a federal jury. “There is no reason to treat another human the way they treated her.”

He went on to say that Suffolk County deputies humiliated her after arresting her in July 2009 while she took photos of a military helicopter on display outside the Gabreski Airport Air National Guard base in Westhampton Beach on eastern Long Island.

One of the deputies allegedly said she was going to be arrested for terrorism so she could be made an example of to other “right wingers,” Brewington asserted.

“Teabagger,” “right winger”

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