Supreme Court Green Lights Seriously Injured Cop’s Lawsuit against Black Lives Matter Leader

The United States Supreme Court has given the green light for a lawsuit filed by a seriously injured police officer to move forward.

The high court rejected the appeal of a prominent Black Lives Matter leader who organized a riot that led to the police officer being seriously injured in 2016.

Police officer “John Doe” suffered a brain injury and lost teeth during an attack from BLM thugs.

An unidentified BLM rioter threw a “rock-like object” at the cop as unrest swept Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The riot had broke out following the death of Alton Sterling in police custody.

BLM activist Deray McKesson, who organized the riot, argues he is shielded from liability by the First Amendment.

However, the injured officer says McKesson could have foreseen the violent consequences when he led activists to block a highway.

McKesson should have anticipated that his efforts would result in violence given the “pattern” of Black Lives Matter protests developing into violent confrontations with cops, John Doe’s lawyers said.

The lawyers wrote in their filing:

“The pattern was set: out-of-state protesters representing BLM fly into a town, gather, block a highway, engage and entice police, loot, damage property, injure bystanders, injure police.

“By July 9, 2016, when McKesson organized the Baton Rouge protest/riot—he had no reason to expect a different outcome—police will be injured.”

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected McKesson’s argument.

The appeals court found that McKesson incited violence by “organiz[ing] and direct[ing] a protest… such that it was likely that a violent confrontation with the police would result.”

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The Supreme Court has now allowed the lawsuit against McKesson to move forward.

However, the SCOTUS justices didn’t provide any explanation for their decision.

Conservatives have long argued that the 2020 “George Floyd” riots led to few if any consequences for serious lawbreakers.

Examples include the rioters who besieged a federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon.

The Supreme Court’s decision to let McKesson face liability is therefore a surprising setback for Black Lives Matter.

The leftist organization has been, in the eyes of many, permitted to engage in political violence in the name of free speech.

The far-left American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) blasted the court’s decision as a threat to “classic First Amendment-protected activity nationwide.”

In a separate matter implicating the right to protest, the Supreme Court appeared skeptical Tuesday of the Justice Department’s sweeping prosecution of hundreds of January 6 participants.

Many Jan. 6 defendants have been charged with “obstruction of an official proceeding.”

The court’s conservatives showed concern about the statute being stretched to squelch legitimate First Amendment activity.

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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