A black Dallas police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement and a number of prominent national political figures, claiming the accused are guilty of inciting violence against law enforcement officers and others.
Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, who is a 17-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, filed a civil complaint in federal court on Friday, Sept. 16 against the Black Lives Matter movement, along with numerous liberal public figures.
The public figures include President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Rev. Al Sharpton, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and billionaire open borders activist George Soros are also named as defendants in the filing.
According to Pennie, the aforementioned parties have incited their followers to engage in “threats and attacks” against police officers nationwide, including themurders of five Dallas officers at a Black Lives Matter protest on Jul. 7.
Per the filing, the accused 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.”
Attorney Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch is representing Sgt. Pennie.
Klayman said in a press release, according to Breitbart News: “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 and the wounding of seven more, just in Texas alone.”
The legal complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, seeks damages totaling more than $500 million.
The full list of defendants includes Sharpton, Farrakhan, Soros, Sharpton’s National Action Network, the New Black panther Party and its leader Malik Zulu Shabazz and former Attorney General Eric Holder.
Black Lives Matter leaders Rashad Turner, Opal Tometi, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, DeRay McKesson and Johnetta Elzie are also listed as defendants.
Per Breitbart News, Clinton and Obama are accused of “repeatedly endorsing behaviors carried out and surrounding Black Lives Matter.”
The entire 66 page lawsuit can be viewed here.