Black Lives Matter sues to stop Trump sending federal police to Chicago

Black Lives Matter sues to stop Trump sending federal police to Chicago
Chicago retail store in flames. CBS 2 Chicago video, YouTube

[Ed. – This sounds frivolous – hard to imagine BLM (or DSA, for that matter) having standing to do it.  But if there’s an advantage to be had from what BLM would have to answer in court, may it go forward and may there be a big, messy, protracted defense by the federal government.]

The Black Lives Matter movement filed a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday to prevent President Donald Trump from sending 200 federal law enforcement officials to help Mayor Lori Lightfoot fight surging crime in the city.

The lawsuit, in which the local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America has joined Black Lives Matter’s Chicago branch as a plaintiff, names federal law enforcement officials as defendants in a civil rights claim. …

The Black Lives Matter complaint claims that “The President and his appointees are sending federal agents to the streets of Chicago in order to intimidate and falsely arrest civilians who are exercising their constitutional right to speak and to assemble.”

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