Activists March Outside Court In Support of Vets’ Lawsuit


Veterans, Civil Rights Activists and Citizens held a demonstration against Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Physical Assault, Rape and Sexual Harassment on Friday, August 9, 2019, at the U.S. District Court in downtown Norfolk.

DAV Roy Perry-Bey, in a letter to Congresswoman Elaine Luria, 2nd District of Virginia, requested Congress to hold hearings into allegations that military officials named in a lawsuit (Perry-Bey,  et al., v. McCarthy et al., No. 219cv344) used their positions to assault, sexually assault, rape or harass active duty military members who are now veterans while these veterans were serving under their command. The suit which reveals criminal conduct was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on July 1, 2019.

Perry-Bey has requested that Congresswoman Elaine Luria review the veterans’ lawsuit and notify the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. He and his supporters are requesting that independent special prosecutors with experience in military sexual assault cases be asked to investigate for possible criminal prosecution.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office representation, in this civil matter, he said, may create a conflict of interest for possible criminal prosecution of military officials that could undermine the victims’ “plaintiffs” rights.

Web Staff

Comments are closed.

Published by
Web Staff
Tags: Activists March Military Sexual Trauma Sexual Harassment Vets’ Lawsuit

Recent Posts

  • National News

Cong. Bobby Scott Among Leaders Black Press Honors

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia  Virginia Democratic Congressman Bobby Scott has always advocated for a fair and…

21 hours ago
  • Politics

LG Justin Fairfax Slaps CBS With $400 Million Lawsuit

RICHMOND Virginia’s Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax has filed a lawsuit against CBS for $400 million, alleging the network sought to…

2 days ago
  • Black Arts and Culture

Norfolk Invites Hampton Roads To Share In Attucks’ 100th Anniversary

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide As a teen during the 1950s, Malcolm Avery would join…

2 days ago
  • Health

Vaping: Whose Side is the FDA On?

By Glenn Ellis Most recently, we are finding out that vaping and e-cigarettes are causing health problems in the…

2 days ago
  • National Commentary

“Hidden Figures” Women Paved Way For New NASA Leader

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide In 1953 Katherine Johnson was hired at the Area Computing…

2 days ago
  • Health

Fluoride In Your Water: Is It Safe?

By Glenn Ellis Fluoride in water has long been known to reduce dental cavities and tooth extractions in both…

1 week ago