17-year-law enforcement veteran, Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, has filed a federal lawsuit against Black Lives Matter leaders, blaming them for inciting riots and violence against police officers. Pennie is a Dallas police sergeant and president of the Dallas Fallen Officers Foundation.
The amended complaint, which Pennie filed in federal court on Friday, also lists defendants such as: the Rev. Al Sharpton, Louis Farrahkan, George Soros, the New Black Panthers Party and other groups associated with the BLM movement.
The lawsuit claims that 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.”
According to the Dallas News, the 66-page complaint seeks damages of more than $500 million. The News reports that Pennie is being represented by Larry Klayman, an attorney affiliated with the lobbying organization Freedom Watch.
Klayman said in a release: “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…”
The slaying in July of those five officers by Micah Johnson, following a BLM demonstration is clearly mentioned in the suit — which attempts to build a class action case on behalf of “police officers and other law enforcement persons.”
According to Breitbart News, the suit hopes to produce damages and an injunction “placed against alleged threats of racially-motived violence going forward.”
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