Skip to comments.Black Lives Matter files suit to stop federal officers sent by Trump from targeting Chicago protesters
Posted on 07/24/2020 4:45:31 PM PDT by Libloather
Black Lives Matter Chicago and other social justice groups filed suit Thursday against several federal law enforcement agencies seeking to prevent agents deployed in Chicago by President Donald Trump from harassing and detaining protesters.
The civil rights lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court comes a day after Trump said the federal officers would assist local police in reducing violent crime - and not form a camouflaged paramilitary strike force like the one that detained protesters in unmarked vans in Portland, Ore. recently. Trump, however, did not rule out a heavier-handed response in the future.
We know the authoritarian tactics they have planned because of what theyve been doing in Portland, attorney Tess Kleinhaus, who filed the suit, said Thursday during a news conference downtown in Federal Plaza.
The lawsuit is seeking injunctive relief to restrain federal law enforcement officers from violating the First and Fourth amendments of protesters, legal observers and journalists, Kleinhaus added.
The First Amendment assures freedom of speech, while the Fourth Amendment protects from unreasonable search and seizure.
They are trying to suppress our righteous anger, and we will not be suppressed, we will continue fighting back, Aislinn Pulley, a founder of Black Lives Matter Chicago, told a crowd of about 150 demonstrators Thursday.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.suntimes.com ...
Aislinn Pulley, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Chicago, speaks during a news conference Thursday in Federal Plaza.
I thought BLM wasn’t an “organization.”
So basically BLM is going to try to get a court to let Chicago secede from the United States.
This is a Communist uprising that should be completely squashed. Even FDR, the King of leftism, executed German spies who tried to sneak into the U.S. to create havoc.
If the citizens won’t face the problem an solve it...let it burn.
The FBI can't find their shoes in the morning.
BLM sounds like an organized terrorist group to me.
They'd kill 25 million if it would insure Trump would be gone, and if they could figure out how to do it.
BTW, I get the "fishhead" reference. I forgot about that video, but it's certainly apropos.
One thing the Left always seems to have is plenty of lawyers ready to roll on a moment’s notice.
And the Right has...what?
Judicial Watch can’t do everything.
If states dont have standing then marxist groups wont have standing
“Protesters” who attack Federal property and massacre children are not protesters.
And, anyway, there is no undifferentiated Constitutional right of “protest”.
If that is a real kid, he/she seems a little old to be in diapers. doesn’t say much about the “adults” are around him/her does it?
BLM is political, they must be treated as such. DC must paint ALL LIVES MATTER on the street in front of the home of the mayor.
Hillary Clintons brown shirt “resistance” did what?
Only in America can criminals sue to ensure that law enforcement can never enforce the laws.
Just think of how many lawyers work pro bono for the ACLU. It’s a training camp for leftist activists.
Check the pic of her “speaking” more like a beast braying. Part of what’s fueling this leftist horror is the rise of ugly women’s rage.
and most of this has been orchestrated by the new father of community organizers, BHO.
How many concealed carry states have they attacked?
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