In this New Insider Exclusive Investigative Network TV Special our News Team visits with Albuquerque Civil Rights Lawyer, Derek Garcia, founder of The Law Office of Derek V. Garcia, in a new Network TV Special, “Know Your Rights – David Garcia’s Story” to examine how David’s guaranteed civil rights were denied by his erroneous arrest and detention by the Albuquerque Police Dept, who retaliated against him, for attempting to exercise his First Amendment rights.
Despite constitutional guarantees, Americans’ civil rights and liberties are constantly in danger of violation, whether by individuals, corporations or government institutions. Regardless of whether personal prejudices or national security concerns lie at the root of these violations.
Challenging them – and holding wrongdoers accountable – is imperative for the sake of constitutional integrity and the preservation of The American Way. Trial Lawyers advocate for awareness, the truth, and a person’s right to know. They believe that in the absence of the truth, all of us stand helpless to defend ourselves, our families, our health, and our way of life.
Often times we don’t think about or worry about or understand what is happening to another…. until it happens to us. Deceits have no boundaries. Disease doesn’t recognize the color of our skin or our political party’s affiliation.
When it comes to cover-ups and false allegations by Agencies of the State and the Federal Government, there is not a soul amongst us who does not have a cringing fear of their Overwhelming Awesome power ….
It is at these times that we need experienced and dedicated Trial Lawyers….the Warriors in the Courtroom … who are willing to battle for us “tooth and nail” in the Halls of Justice…. To protect our cherished way of life.
In 1789, the United States sought to make the union more perfect, drawing up 10 amendments to the Constitution now known as the Bill of Rights. The first Amendment, Protects freedom of religion, speech and the press, as well as, the right to assemble and petition the government.
Freedom of speech is the right to communicate one’s ideas verbally. There are some limits to this, though, such as libel, slander, obscenity and incitement to commit a crime.
As Investigative journalists, the Freedom of speech as well as the Freedom of the Press is absolutely essential because they guarantee the right to express ideas through written vehicles, such as electronic media and published materials.
The Fourth Amendment Is perhaps the most fundamental and relevant in today’s society. In the post-9/11 age, the context in which the amendment is utilized has certainly changed in some respects from what the Founding Fathers intended, but the principles remain the same.
It is as vitally important today as when it was enacted. It provides protection against an overzealous government, and seeks to balance the interests of the government with that of the people to be free of unreasonable conduct.
This case is unique because it involves missing evidence and a district court unwilling to hear the case. It also involves an American with disabilities.The case has the potential to make significant impact in the lives of low-income New Mexicans, and the lives of all Americans with disabilities, when they attempt to access justice or otherwise enforce their guaranteed rights through the courts.
As Derek has often said….. “the problem of Police Brutality is much more widespread than most Americans are willing to admit. …….Our nation practices….. a selective blindness…In this great and strong nation, we have all become unwitting accomplices to the continuation of the conflict”.
Derek has earned the highest respect from citizens and lawyers alike…. as one of the best Civil Rights Trial lawyers in Albuquerque….. and across the nation. He has seen many innocent & hard-working people become VICTIMS of the Police Brutality.
He understands that Police brutality is one of the most serious, enduring, and divisive human rights violations in the United States. The problem is not just in New Mexico…BUT nationwide….AND its nature is institutionalized.
AND BECAUSE OF THAT…..He is driven to fight for people who had been harmed by the willful or negligent actions of others. He…Learned A long Time ago ….that “IF A MAN hasn’t discovered something that he will die for… He isn’t fit to live.”
His goals….. Not ONLY To get Justice for their clients… BUT To make sure ALL Americans have the right to a fair trial, honest cops, impartial prosecutors, and fair judges with NO AGENDAs…BECAUSE “INJUSTICE ANYWHERE…..IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE” !!! “AND Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just …..may be powerful. AND… whatever is powerful may be just.”….