Hassett & Associates, P.A.
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Hassett & Associates, P.A.
Call 24/7 - (954) 791-3939 | Hablamos Español

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6099 Stirling Road, Ste 217
Davie, FL 33314

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Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316

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Miami, FL

Miami Trespass Attorney

Miami Police Arrest Man for Trespassing 56 Times

Recently, there was a trespass arrest in Miami Gardens, which is just outside of Miami, Florida. In the area, police tend to use an aggressive stop and frisk means to increase their arrest records, which usually works against the African American residents of the area.In an absurd move, a young African American man by the name of Earl Sampson has been stopped a record 258 times by Miami Gardens police. In addition, he has been searched over 100 times and arrested for trespassing a grand total of 56 times. In spite of this, the young man has never had a conviction other than for one instance of having a small amount of marijuana in his possession.

Earl Sampson’s arrests for trespassing have all taken place at his workplace, 207 Quickstop, a convenience store in the Miami Gardens area. In spite of the fact that Sampson’s boss and the store’s owner, Alex Saleh, has repeatedly objected to the police’s intentions, Sampson has been arrested on a repeat basis. Mr. Saleh had repeatedly informed the police that the young man was not trespassing but that he was actually an employee of the store.

Saleh got together video evidence that showed that the police falsified their arrest reports and violated the rights of Earl Sampson as well as his customers. He is suing for federal civil rights violations and claims that the police in Miami Gardens regularly and routinely perform racial profiling under the directions from top leaders of the city.

Saleh’s convenience store is ensconced between a public park and neighborhoods that are working class. He states that the Miami Gardens police have not only conducted racial profiling but repeatedly use racial slurs with which to refer to his customers, treating them as though they are criminals.

He has reported that police have even lined his customers up against the wall, all the while asking himself whether that was normal. Last year, he gathered the video evidence and made a complaint to Internal Affairs about the random arrests at his store. As a result, he states that police became even more aggressive than ever.

If you or someone you know has been falsely arrested for trespassing or find yourself in a similar type of situation, you will need the legal assistance of a Miami Trespass Attorney immediately. Attorney Kenneth Hassett and his law firm can certainly help you. Hassett and his associates have clients in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County and Miami Dade County areas of Florida.

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