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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Racially Motivated Arrest and Prosecution-Statute of Limitations

Plaintiffs filed suit against defendants, alleging that plaintiffs’ arrest on charges of conspiracy and witness-tampering following a domestic disturbance was racially motivated, in violation of the First, Sixth, Eighth, and 14th  Amendments. The district court dismissed plaintiffs’ 42 U.S.C. §1983 claims, finding them time-barred and concluding plaintiffs had failed to state a claim. Where plaintiffs’ complaint ...
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