A Black Lives Matter umbrella group by the name of Detroit Will Breathe sued the city, alleging police abuse of force during the George Floyd riots in the city over the summer.
A judge granted a restraining order to the group in September, but the city decided to fight back with a countersuit, claiming that the Black Lives Matter group organized a “civil conspiracy” to riot, destroy property, and disturb the peace.
According to the countersuit, the protesters “illegally, maliciously, and wrongfully conspired with one another with the intent to and for the illegal purpose of disturbing the peace, engaging in disorderly conduct, inciting riots, destroying public property, resisting or obstructing officers in charge of duty, and committing acts of violence against [the city] and [Detroit Police Department] officers.”
The suit also claims that police officers and the City of Detroit “sustained injuries and damages” including physical injuries, pain and suffering, property damage, loss of business opportunities, and more.
The city requests the court awards “general and compensatory damages” equal to the losses the city sustained, along with punitive damages, a judgment that the Black Lives Matter group illegally conspired, and attorneys’ fees.
The city claims the First Amendment does not protect the rioters’ activities due to the fact that “the protests in Detroit have repeatedly turned violent, endangering the lives of police and the public.” The violence has harmed police officers, causing “cracked vertebrae, lacerations, and concussions.”
The suit also cites various videos promoted by the group, some of which “show speakers encouraging violence or endorsing violence against police officers, promoting the destruction and defacing of property, and disrupting the lives of Detroit residents.”
The countersuit may force a Black Lives Matter group to hand over cash damages for the riots, a positive step toward justice for the violence that proved the most destructive in American history, PJ Media reports.
The lawsuit was first filed in September.
Affluent Chicagoans Fleeing Due to Leadership Inability to Calm BLM Violence
Many people, including President Trump himself, noted during their Republican National Convention speeches that Democratic-run cities are experiencing violence and looting, as the leaders whose policies are to blame are safely hidden in privileged areas. However, areas like Chicago have become so bad, affluent neighborhoods are no longer safe and citizens are getting out of dodge.
“Incidents of widespread looting and soaring homicide figures in Chicago have made national news during an already tumultuous year,” writes the Chicago Tribune. “As a result, some say residents in affluent neighborhoods downtown, and on the North Side, no longer feel safe in the city’s epicenter and are looking to move away.”
Liberal leadership has been unsuccessful at subduing violence from the Black Lives Matter’s highjacked movement. With no end of destruction in sight and spontaneous eruptions of violence, while residents say “they understand why protesters and rioters have poured onto the streets of downtown, and some acknowledge that crime is worse in other parts of Chicago” they still want out reports the Chicago Tribune.
Some people “agree with protesters that something systemic needs to be changed” but they “don’t want to wait it out here in the city, fearful of stepping outside at night and hoping for things to maybe get better.” A 30-year-old nurse who lives in the River North area said, “not to make it all about us; the whole world is suffering…but I do think that I’ve never had to think about my own safety in this way before.”
Hopefully, this will be a lesson to Chicagoans and similar cities, that they need to vote out their Democratic leadership who refuse to stand up to the violent protesters and also refuse to accept help and assistance offered directly from President Trump. 60-year-old Neil Spun has lived in Chicago for over half his life and is deeply conflicted about moving. A state worker, Spun said “there have been rights before, and looting. It just seems to me now that the city isn’t doing anything about it. I don’t see this getting any better, and so I’d like to leave.” Residents would be far better off voting in new leadership instead of succumbing to liberal policies that change their communities beyond recognition.
Grand Jury Indicts St. Louis Couple Who Were Trying to Protect Their Home From Violent Protestors
The McCloskey's were indicted and charged with exhibiting their guns at protesters and tampering with evidence
The Missouri couple who brandished weapons in the process of trying to protect their home from a Black Lives Matter mob are now facing felony charges.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey of St. Louis were indicted by a Grand Jury today and charged with exhibiting their guns at the mob of protesters and tampering with evidence. The charges stem from a June event where a crowd of approximately 300 BLM “activists” stormed onto the property of their private neighborhood.
According to KMOV, The couple’s attorney, Joel Schwartz, said the grand jury isn’t aware of all the facts surrounding the case.
“Once all the facts are out, it will be clear the McCloskeys committed no crime whatsoever,” Schwartz said. “Frankly because the grand jury is not an adversarial process and defense counsel are not allowed in there and I have no idea what was stated to the grand jury and what law was given to the grand jury.”
Anyone who follows the news has likely seen the violent destruction these so-called peaceful protesters have caused across the country. In fact, it has been estimated that the BLM rioters have cost over $2 billion in property damage claims. Any sane person would want to do anything they can do defend themselves and their home when hundreds of rowdy rioters crash through the gates of their neighborhoods.
There have been numerous instances of innocent Americans getting arrested for protecting themselves from these mobs. If Joe Biden and the Democrats gain power, everyday citizens will likely suffer under this type of rule on a national scale.