Deray McKesson Cleared by Federal Judge: “BLM Can’t Be Sued”
Here’s some great news:
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused Black Lives Matter and several movement leaders — including Baltimore’s DeRay Mckesson — of inciting violence that led to a gunman’s deadly ambush of law enforcement officers in Louisiana last year.
And in a separate matter, another judge ruled that Mckesson and others may receive awards up to $1,000 in cash in a class-action settlement claiming police violated protesters’ civil rights in arresting them after the deadly shootings.
In the first lawsuit, U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson’s ruling Friday said lawyers for a Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy wounded in the attack “utterly failed to state a plausible claim” and instead launched a “confused attack” against Black Lives Matter and others, including movement leader Mckesson, 32, a prominent Baltimore-based activist.
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