Federal Judge Rules Black Lives Matter Can’t Ever Be Sued – Dismisses Cop’s Lawsuit

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Black Lives Matter is immune to lawsuits, according to a federal judge.

Judge Rules Black Lives Matter Can’t Be Sued

Baton Rouge, LA – A federal judge threw out a police officer’s lawsuits against Black Lives Matter and Black Lives Matter activist Deray Mckesson on Thursday, September 28.

U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson dismissed the officer’s lawsuit against Black Lives Matter, and said that it is “not an entity capable of being sued.”

He also dismissed the officer’s lawsuit against Mckesson, and said that Mckesson was “solely engaged in free speech” as evident by the officer’s claims.

The lawsuits were filed by an anonymous police officer who was injured by a rock thrown during a violent protest, according to AP News. The protest and rioting occurred after the officer-involved shooting and death of Alton Sterling, and was led by Mckesson.

In a 24-page ruling, Judge Jackson said, “Although many entities have utilized the phrase ‘black lives matter’ in their titles or business designations, ‘Black Lives Matter’ itself is not an entity of any sort.”

Donna Grodner, the officer’s attorney, had argued in a previous hearing that Black Lives Matter was liable.  She said, “It’s organized. They have meetings. They solicit money. They have national chapters.  This shows a level of national organization.”

In response to the judge’s ruling, Mckesson, who lives in Baltimore, said, “It’s clear that I did nothing wrong that day and that the police were the only violent people in the streets.  The movement began as a call to end violence and that call remains the same today.”

Considering that the officer who was suing him was hurt during a riot, Mckesson’s statements are clearly false.

In his lawsuit, the officer had also included #BlackLivesMatter as a defendant, and described it as a “national unincorporated association” based out of California.

Judge Jackson also said that a ‘hashtag’ cannot be sued.  He said, “For reasons that should be obvious, a hashtag – which is an expression that categorizes or classifies a person’s thought – is not a ‘juridical person’ and therefore lacks the capacity to be sued.”

The officer had sued anonymously “for his protection.”  He is referred to as ‘Officer John Doe’ in the lawsuit.

The July, 2016 sniper attack where five Dallas police officers were assassinated and the murder 10 days later of three Baton Rouge police officers were reasons given for the officer’s anonymity.

In the officer’s lawsuit, Mckesson is not named as the individual who threw the rock at the officer, that caused injuries to his jaw and teeth, but as the individual who “incited the violence, and was “in charge of the protest,” after he was seen and heard giving orders to the crowd.

Mckesson was one of nearly 200 protesters who were arrested by Baton Rouge police officers after Sterling’s death.  His charge of obstructing a highway was dismissed by the prosecutor, along with charges for about 100 others.

The prosecutor had enough evidence to charge them, but used their prosecutorial discretion to not charge the rioters.

A separate lawsuit filed by Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, against Black Lives Matter and Mckesson was dismissed on June 2.  A judge ruled then that the plaintiffs could provide no support for their “proposition” that Black Lives Matter was an entity.  All claims filed by Klayman against Black Lives Matter and Mckesson have either been dismissed or withdrawn.

The “Official #BlackLivesMatter Organization” (as they call themselves on their website) was founded by Alicia Garza,  Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, who accept donations through a non-profit, called Thousand Currents.

Thousand Currents is able to accept the money as a tax-deductible donation, and then give the money to individuals associated with Black Lives Matter without requiring them to form an actual business or non-profit entity themselves. Therefore, they can operate as a well-funded organization without actually forming a legal entity.

It appears that their method of operating allows them to call themselves an organization, but on paper they don’t exist, so they are immune to lawsuits, according to the judge.

  • HHOF_81®

    So if they are shot and killed, they don’t exist, so no crime then.

    • jennifer 0.2

      Just like you.

      • Rusty Blake

        Bl don’t m…just shoot on sight.

      • Robert Pashka

        What a stupid comment.

    • Susan Bilger

      Good thought

    • Calistress

      That’s called premeditated murder.

  • jennifer 0.2

    “It’s organized. They have meetings. They solicit money.”

    So does any christian group, what else.

    • Terry Mack

      Christian Groups can be sued. The Judge hates the Constitution and should be impeached.

    • disqus_iWKKOfp8PD

      You really are a special kind of stupid, aren’t you?!

      • kgolfinghawaii

        I blocked that pig so I don’t have to read insane remarks.

  • Steffy93

    Haha…BLM is too stupid to be held accountable.

    • Highest common denominator

      I’d say the way they are organized is extremely intelligent. Being nebulous without a strictly appointed leader means no one person or group of people can be singled out. Looks like it’s working well for them in this case.

      • Steffy93

        So when they tell people to piss in a bottle and throw bricks at people’s heads – that’s the smart part you are talking about, right?
        And the looting, vandalizing and burning cars and buildings – that’s more of the “brilliant” plan, right?

        • Highest common denominator

          but BLM isn’t telling anyone to do that. are you referring to Antifa? Those are two different groups?

          • kgolfinghawaii

            No, they’re just saying to fry pigs like bacon. Big difference moron.

          • Highest common denominator

            but that BLM chapter leader was dismissed from BLM after that incident, and they issued an apology long ago. keep up.

          • Steffy93

            Haha! Both suck. BLM is just losing out because antifa does the same BS, but dressed like ninjas.
            BLM has kids in Baltimore skipping school and throwing rocks at cops.

          • Highest common denominator

            BLM doesn’t tell anyone to promote violence. Care to show proof?

            And go ahead and skip the video about calling for dead cops. That’s long been proven to not be BLM.

          • Steffy93

            The first few of about 2 million results…
            Black Lives Matter call for the ​KILLING of WHITES and POLICE (with video)
            http://www.chicagocodeblue.com/blm-call-for-the-killing-of-whites-and-police.html
            BLM Anti-Trump Protest In Seattle: ‘We Need To Start Killing People’
            http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/30/blm-anti-trump-protest-in-seattle-we-need-to-start-killing-people/
            BLM Leader Says Whites ‘Sub-Human,’ Should Be ‘Wiped Out’
            http://www.dailywire.com/news/13418/blm-leader-says-whites-sub-human-should-be-wiped-joseph-curl

          • Highest common denominator

            First link. That’s not BLM. That’s Millions March NYC. Long debunked.

            Second one. She said a bunch of crazy shit. I and many others discounted her whole rant. You can’t control everyone that follows you. If you think you can, refer to Richard Spencer hieling trump while throwing the Nazi salute.

            Third one. The words are harsh, but you’re telling it out of context. Her whole rant was about how white skin is a mutation, which it is. Saying they should be wiped out was because she was talking about how Mel’s min protects brown people from the Sun. Again, she’s not wrong, as seen by the rising cases of skin cancer in America, where white people notoriously don’t wear lotion/sunscreen to protect themselves. Calling them subhuman, i don’t agree with though. You can’t be right all the time.

          • Steffy93

            They are all BLM.
            You said BLM did not encourage violence – I only included the calls for murder.
            Seeking only calls for violence would return about 8 million results.

          • Highest common denominator

            First one is most certainly not BLM.

            Feel free to continue throwing links. They all have an explanation.

          • Steffy93

            You can make whatever silly claims suit you.

          • Highest common denominator

            True claims. They’re true.

            And since we’re just throwing shit out there, I’ll say again that Trump is a white supremacist, based on your logic.

    • Les Landers

      Well if the judge made that ruling because they were too stupid. That he would’ve been right. The judge needs to be taken off the bench and maybe put under the bench.

  • duder1897

    What’s the point of suing Black Lives Matter anyway? They’re all unemployed and broke.

    • Terry Mack

      The point was that organizations such as Target donate a million dollars to BLM. .
      The judge is wrong and was appointed by Obama, which automatically calls his integrity into question.

      • Just1Name

        Paid for by Soros.
        He owns a lot of people in the government & former presidents.
        You think all this HATE is really President Trumps fault? Think again.

        • Terry Mack

          None of the hate is Trumps fault. It is always the Lefts fault due to their socialist Ideology.

          • Just1Name

            Got that right. No pun intended. 😉

  • john drury

    what legalese bullshit

  • Hank

    Another whack job federal judge.

    • Just1Name

      Owned by Soros.

  • Karen Bayer

    No, no, no .. I don’t think so !! Attorney Donna Grodner needs to Appeal immediately.

    1. The judge dismissed the case for one reason … BLM is not an “entity.” Really ?? So why do they have chapters, memberships and policies?

    From their website: [Quote] … “Please be aware that BLM Chapters have varying membership policies … ”

    http://blacklivesmatter.com/find-chapters/

    2. It’s a FELONY to assault a police officer. The judge had this case mixed up as a “civil” matter.

    The judge seems to think free speech allows for injuring police officers! That’s a FELONY !! Not free speech !!

    If the lawyer does not file an Appeal immediately the officer needs to get new representation. One thing is for sure … Some police officers “agree” with BLM and the Antifas. So, here’s the take away for them: They can smash you in the head, and the court “approves” it. Take a side.

  • BlueWarrior

    Story needs a picture of the “judge”. He’s one of *them*. https://openjurist.org/sites/default/files/judges/Brian%20Anthony%20Jackson.jpg?1459383449

  • Barbie

    Judge Jackson needs to be bumped off the bench and be disbarred. BLM is a TERRORIST ORGANIZATION RUN BY GEORGE SOROS.

    • Just1Name

      Spot On, Barbie. He owns many judges too.
      The Dumbed Down Americans are Cluless who’s behind most of what’s going on since President Trump threw his hat into the race.
      Everything is his fault now. How convenient for BO & the Clinton’s.
      But their Shadow Government is doing well.
      People will really have something to WHINE about when the NWO comes down on them. 😉

  • Robert Pashka

    If they are not an organisation then shouldn’t it follow that those donating money to a fictitious organisation should not be allowed to deduct their donations from their income tax?

    • Susan Bilger

      What name is being used on their bank account and how is it set up. Curious if it’s listed as a corporation

  • Jonas Blane ll

    These officers would be here if Fox News Channel, Sen. Cruz, Sen Heller, Greg Abbott, Dan Fitzpatrick and every rightwing website didn’t support Cliven Bundy and his Bundy Militia Terrorists who were ready to kill federal cops. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f99c219351023521d146391aef67481bcb520be2b8e48ee0cdfac461ba94e0b5.jpg

  • Esilda Rios

    Appeal immediately, and get all your facts and witnesses together. We can organize as well. Let’s also get these laws enacted to stop this insanity. You commit a crime, you are prosecuted and convicted or not by evidence period! It doesn’t matter if you are purple, red, or otherwise!

  • kgolfinghawaii

    The issue is why do prosecutors allow these scumbags go without any prosecution? If they continue to let them go they will continue to get worse and more violent. If they put this McKesson in jail for cultivating a riot which caused injuries that says a lot. What also says a lot is how cowardly or in bed with the movement the prosecutor is or was.

  • Sharon

    The KKK is a movement also, but was successfully sued. If BLM cannot be sued, then the lawsuit against the KKK must be overturned.

    • jennifer 0.2

      Are you a member of the KKK?

      • Terry Mack

        She’s not but you belong to ANTIFA.

  • MAX1950

    he;s black did you expect anything else

  • Susan Bilger

    Take the BLM name out of it I don’t understand why individuals are exempt from lawsuits when they insure a riot.

  • Adam Mcculler

    However.individuals can be sued..your honor…

  • no4morefoObama

    A thrown brick could easily be considered an assault with a deadly weapon, next time grow a pair and throw a bullet back at the perps head!

    BLM = Black Lowlife MuthaF__kers