In a case of an Injured Policeman vs Black Lives Matters, a Louisiana Federal Judge just ruled that Black Lives Matter is not prosecutable. The Policeman, who chose to remain anonymous, lost teeth and received injuries to both his head and jaw when a piece of concrete or stone was thrown at him. The incident happened at a Black Lives Matter Protest that turned into a riot.
The Policeman tried to go after the organization as a whole but according to the Judge Black Lives Matters is a social movement, not an organization. The movement cannot be held responsible for the actions or the damages it may cause to people or property. Judge Brian Jackson, a US District Judge, stated that Black Lives Matter is not an entity so, therefore, cannot be sued. The Policeman tried to sue DeRay Mckesson a leading organizer in the Black Lives Matter movement in an attempt to be compensated for his injuries. Judge Roberts who also weighed in on the case said that Mckesson was a speaker at the event and had no part in the actual throwing of the stone/concrete. It didn’t matter that he planned the event that eventually turned into a riot.
Long killed three police officers and wounded three others in a shooting rampage near the Baton Rouge police headquarters before he was shot dead by authorities.
That suit is still pending before the same federal judge.
Mckesson is the self-described leader of the Black Lives Matter movement. He quit his job in July, as the chief human capital officer of Baltimore Public Schools, to “devote more time to organizing” and to work on his podcast, “Pod Save the People.”
He was one of roughly 200 protesters arrested at the July 2016 protest and charged with obstructing a highway.
Mckesson and other protesters have since sued the city of Baton Rouge and local law enforcement officials over their arrests, accusing police of using excessive force and violating their constitutional rights.