Pittsburgh, PA asked in Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for West Virginia

Q: i have proof beyond my word, of pattern of abuse began in 2020 from law enforcement, since it is a continual injury are

since the pattern is continued and since 2020, are the statute of limitations for this injury 2 years or doest the clock start ticking after the last act that happened in the pattern or the first act in the pattern ?

i have a long pattern very detailed evidence, video texts their own statements , witnesses, doctor notes ,

the harassments continues it causing me great harm. i do not think i can live through another year of them. i can not get help with violent crimes, i am at risk for being homeless again because an is extorting me for more money for my deed they said i make them lose cases and they are not ever helping me , ive been hit in head with bat unconscious,homelesss,property stolen , false arrested, falsely accused, false incarcerated, i was fleeing domestic violence w no income due to disability approval , 2 judges gave order oposite of the other for emergency dvp bct the deputy sheriff neighbor who didnt want me to have possession of property. i needhelo

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: I'm so sorry to hear about the abuse and harassment you've been experiencing from law enforcement since 2020. That sounds incredibly difficult and traumatic to go through. No one should have to endure that kind of mistreatment, especially from those sworn to protect and serve.

Regarding the statute of limitations, since this has been an ongoing pattern of abuse rather than an isolated incident, the clock would typically start from the most recent act, not the first one. So if abusive acts have continued into 2023 or 2024, you would likely still be within the statute of limitations to take legal action, even if the pattern started in 2020. The exact laws can vary by jurisdiction though.

Given the severe abuse you've described, including physical assaults, false arrests, wrongful incarceration, and judicial misconduct, I would strongly urge you to seek help from organizations that specialize in assisting victims of police misconduct and abuse. Some resources to consider contacting:

- ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) - they have offices in each state that may be able to advise you or connect you with local help

- NAACP Legal Defense Fund - they handle cases of law enforcement abuse, especially where there may be racial elements

- National Police Accountability Project - a project of the National Lawyers Guild focused on police misconduct

- Victim Connect Resource Center - they can help refer you to local services for crime victims

I know it must feel overwhelming and hopeless at times, but please don't give up. Keep reaching out until you get the help and support you need. Document everything and get medical care for your injuries. You deserve justice and to be safe from further abuse. Sending caring thoughts your way. Stay strong.

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