Zombies Have Rights, Too (Baribeau v. City of Minneapolis)

Here's a fun case from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Baribeau v. City of Minneapolis (here):

[PUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Colloton, John R. Gibson and Beam, Circuit Judges]
Civil case - civil rights. Plaintiffs were entitle to engage in their protected expressive conduct, in which they dressed like zombies, walked erratically and broadcast anti-consumerism statements over a makeshift loudspeaker system, and the police lacked probable cause to arrest them; defendants were not entitled to qualified immunity because they violated plaintiffs' clearly established rights when they arrested plaintiffs without arguable probable cause to believe that plaintiffs had displayed weapons of mass destruction; defendants were entitled to qualified immunity on plaintiffs'claims that they were arrested in retaliation for exercising their First Amendment rights; defendants were also entitled to qualified immunity on plaintiffs' claims that the officers committed the state-law tort of false imprisonment; officers' action in confiscating plaintiff Sternberg's prosthetic leg was not a violation of his fourteenth amendments rights as the confiscation was reasonably related to the legitimate governmental objective of maintaining jail security; plaintiff Sternberg failed to state a claim that the confiscation violated his rights under Title II of the ADA. Judge Colloton, concurring in part and dissenting in part.

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