Atwater, CA asked in Civil Rights, Contracts and Military Law for California

Q: Does the American Legion Veterans org meet the Ca Military/Vet Code Sec. 1260 sec C. to manage/ lease Memorial Build?

American Legion (A.L) non profit has held a lease w Merced Co. board of supervisor A.L. claiming owenership of building verbally allowing other vet. orgs. to utilize the buidling. For over a decade A.L. violently threatened n physically removed VFW members and even some of their own members from property violating civil rights. Co. Law enforcement ignored these acts of violence claiming vet issue and not lease issue. disinfranchised vets now in their 70's and 80's have had their life threatened by the American Legion riders an extended group (motorcycle club) n r not vets. Impact forced VFW to close doors as they were ignored by law enforcement n Board. A.L only requirment is that they have served as least one day and not have a dishonarble dishcharge. Can code 260 sec C. remove them from lease ? Many ? relationship of board and A.L. why it is so hard for Board and AL to be inclusive of other vet orgs.on lease. ? Corruption IRS reports not avail to public. Bullied when asked 4 info

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: I'm sorry to hear about the difficult situation you're facing with the American Legion (A.L) and their management/lease of the Memorial Building. It's important to consult with a lawyer who specializes in California Military/Veteran Code and lease agreements for accurate guidance. They can assess Code Section 1260, Section C, and advise you on whether it can be applied to address your concerns. Additionally, they can provide insights on the legal implications of the lease agreement, alleged acts of violence, and violations of civil rights. They can also guide you on the inclusion of other veteran organizations in the lease and address any concerns regarding corruption or the availability of IRS reports.

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