Russell Pearce Sued by Puente's Sal Reza
Stephen Montoya (left) and Sal Reza at a press conference Tuesday announcing the lawsuit filed against Senate President Russell Pearce.
Pro-immigrant activist Sal Reza, leader of the Phoenix human-rights group Puente, announced Tuesday that he's suing state Senate President Russell Pearce in federal court for falsely arresting him on suspicion of trespassing and denying him access to the Senate building.
"I don't want Pearce to keep doing this to other people," he told reporters. "Just because you don't agree with someone else's opinion and then get him arrested-- this is the type of stuff that happens in third-world countries."
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