Black Lives Matter leaders sued over Baton Rouge police shooting

Black Lives Matter leaders sued over Baton Rouge police shooting
The three officers slain in Baton Rouge on Sunday. From left to right: Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald and Brad Garafola. (Image: AP)

[Ed. – It seems doubtful this suit will prosper.  Not sure the value of it.]

A police officer wounded in a shooting rampage in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last year that left three officers dead sued Black Lives Matter movement leaders on Friday, accusing them of inciting violence that spurred the attack.

The lawsuit filed in a U.S. district court in Louisiana named DeRay McKesson and four other Black Lives Matter leaders as defendants and sought at least $75,000 in damages.

It came on the one-year anniversary of one of the deadliest days in modern U.S. history for law enforcement. On July 7, 2016, a black man angered by what he saw as deadly racial bias in U.S. policing launched a downtown Dallas sniper attack, killing five officers deployed at a protest decrying police shootings of black men. …

The officer wounded in Baton Rouge, who was not named in the lawsuit, was shot by “a person violently protesting against police, and which violence was caused or contributed to by the leaders of and by ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’,” the filing said.

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