Black Lives Matter Sued by Wounded Police Officer

Jul 10, 2017

On July 17, 2016 a lone gunman ambushed police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, killing three of them and wounding three others, one of them critically. Now one of the wounded officers has filed a federal lawsuit against the radical group Black Lives Matter and five of its leaders. The suit alleges that the ambush was the result of the rhetoric of the BLM that calls for violence against police officers nationwide.

One of the defendants named in the suit is BLM leader DeRay Mckesson who inflamed a crowd in Baton Rouge to riot on July 9th in protest of the shooting of a black man by two police officers. The officers have since been cleared of any wrongdoing by the federal Department of Justice. The suit seeks $75,000 in damages.