Dallas police officer files lawsuit accusing Black Lives Matter of inciting anti-cop violence

Dallas police officer files lawsuit accusing Black Lives Matter of inciting anti-cop violence
Sgt. Demetrick Pennie via LinkedIn

The irony that two Dallas police officers were murdered July 7 by a gunman harboring anti-police sentiments while guarding a Black Lives Matter demonstration has not been lost on one police sergeant.

Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, president of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, filed a complaint against the movement and several so-called “black community leaders” in federal court Friday. The suit blames the named defendants of race riots and violence against police officers.

According to The Dallas Morning News:

The listed defendants include … the Rev. Al Sharpton, Louis Farrahkan, George Soros, the New Black Panthers Party and even President Barack Obama and presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

According to the suit, the defendants “have repeatedly incited their supporters and others to engage in threats of and attacks to cause serious bodily injury or death upon police officers and other law enforcement persons of all races and ethnicities.”

Larry Klayman, who is affiliated with the political advocacy group FreedomWatch, is representing Pennie. He is quoted as saying:

Sergeant Pennie and I feel duty-bound to put ourselves forward to seek an end to the incitement of violence against law enforcement which has already resulted in the death of five police officers in Dallas and the wounding of seven more, just in Texas alone.

The complaint is seeking more than $500 million in damages.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.

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