90 Miles From Tyranny : Court: Injured officer can sue Black Lives Matter organizer

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Court: Injured officer can sue Black Lives Matter organizer

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer injured during protests over the 2016 killing of a black man can sue a Black Lives Matter organizer on the grounds he acted negligently by leading people to block a highway, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The Baton Rouge officer, identified only as John Doe in court records, had sued DeRay Mckesson and others who gathered as part of the Black Lives Matter movement after police fatally shot Alton Sterling, The Advocate reported. A federal judge threw out the lawsuit in 2017, citing First Amendment rights and noting Black Lives Matter was too loosely organized to sue.
But the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the officer should be able to argue that Mckesson, a prominent Baltimore activist, didn’t exercise reasonable care in leading protesters onto the highway, setting up a...

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Go right ahead! Lawlessness and criminal activity in major cities is not appreciated by the citizens who live there. Please, BY ALL MEANS, SUE BLACK LIVES MATTER! They are an illegitimate foul group of thugs that terrorized the city of Seattle! They should have been arrested immediately and jailed. You can bet the people of WA state will not rehire Gov. Inslee, nor do we want to see the mayor or chief of police retain their positions. What has happened is absolutely absurd. What the people of Seattle saw was rioters, not protestors. I wish you all the best with your suit.