Vince’s Crab House files civil rights complaint against Baltimore County and Olszewski
Vince’s Crab House is filing a civil rights complaint with the Department of Justice against Baltimore County and County Executive Johnny Olszewski. This civil rights complaint is supported by Congressman Andy Harris, a member of the House of Representatives, who submitted action to the Department of Justice Civil Rights Office.
Just recently on Saturday, July 25 At Vince’s Crab House had about one hundred supporters who were present at a flag-waving rally. There were about 30 protesters present also.
Tensions were high with a significant amount of verbal exchange between the two groups. This was not a good safe situation from a public safety perspective.
Baltimore County police officers were not present. Members of the local media questioned the absence of law enforcement. A 911 call was made requesting police assistance, but the Baltimore
County Police never responded. This is a common occurrence. The police are, however, present at counter demonstrations.
At the same time on July 25, County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. was marching in a Black Lives Matter parade in Reisterstown.
What is wrong with this picture?
The citizens of Baltimore County would be shocked and outraged when they know the details about Mr. Olszewski’s
performance, especially if someone had been injured at the Vince’s Crab House Rally from either side.
Federal law under 42 USC 1983 requires equal protection of civil rights to all Baltimore County residents plus, nothing can justify the decision to protect one group. Abandoning the protection of another group illustrates the nature of our complaint and a practical way for understanding why it is necessary to file a civil rights complaint.
Brenda Meyer speaks at a previous press conference at Vince’ Crab House in Middle River. Vince Meyer, Patrick McDonough, and Linda Brown, the restaurant’s lawyer, stand behind Brenda.