A lawsuit has been filed against the Black Lives Matter movement, it’s leaders and activist DeRay Mckesson, in Louisiana by a police officer who was injured last summer during an incident involving an attack on law enforcement. Last summer, July 17, Gavin Eugene Long, shot at six Baton Rouge police officers and killed three. Long was a black Marine veteran, who shared his anger about law enforcement online before committing the terrible attack, and was later shot and killed during the incident.
The lawsuit, which stems from Long’s attack, claims Mckesson and BLM were “in charge” of a protest, on July 9, 2016, which turned violent, and that the group was responsible for inciting the violence on police. This alleged “inciting” of violence is what the suit seemingly claims was the influence of Long’s attack, which came days after Alton Sterling’s tragic death.
While the lawsuit does not identify the officer involved in the lawsuit, reports suggest the description matches East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s, Deputy Nicholas Tullier. Tullier has been in a rehabilitation center in Houston since November.
DeRay Mckesson’s comment on the lawsuit: “This is quite a world.”
Source: AP News