Judge Tosses BLM Lawsuit Against Trump Over Lafayette Square Clearing

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A federal judge has dismissed nearly all lawsuits against former President Trump over last year’s clearing of protesters from Lafayette Square. Social rights groups, activists, and Black Lives Matter filed lawsuits against the Trump administration accusing them of violating the protester’s civil rights. The lawsuits claimed protesters were forcefully removed from the park because of a Trump photo-op but a recent report revealed that the two events were completely unrelated.

Fox News reports:

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich said Monday the claims in the suit, which alleged that Trump and then-Attorney General William Barr had conspired to violate the rights of protesters last June, were speculative and it was premature for the court to conclude whether the actions of law enforcement officers were justified.

Friedrich dismissed the claims against Barr and other federal officials, including the acting U.S. Park Police chief, Gregory Monahan, finding there wasn’t sufficient evidence to prove there was any agreement or plan to violate the rights of the protesters. The judge also said the law gives them immunity in civil litigation.

In a 51-page decision, the judge did allow the claims against the Metropolitan Police Department and the Arlington Police Department — their officers were involved in clearing the park — to proceed.

The lawsuit stemmed from one of the most high-profile moments of the Trump presidency, when federal and local law enforcement officials aggressively forced a group of largely peaceful protesters back from Lafayette Square outside of the White House, firing smoke bombs and pepper balls into the crowd to disperse the group. Officers were seen shoving protesters and journalists as they pushed the crowd back.

Lawyers for Black Lives Matter and the ACLU slammed the judge’s decision claiming it would set a “dangerous precedent.”



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james a gould
james a gould
1 year ago

BLM, absolutely, however BLM is not interested in black lives, they’re Marxist led gangs bent on Anarchy by being thugs looting, burning and destroying property or antagonizing anyone in their way.
The leaders of these ravaged cities are guilty of incompetence and lack the judgement to contain these rioters by not establishing and maintaining law enforcement and allowing them to protect the citizens., Cowards all!

cactusbob
cactusbob
1 year ago
Reply to  james a gould

Biden deliberately lied to the nation when he claimed them to be only an idea, not an organization. Ideas don’t shoot police and light fires.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 year ago

ALL of BLM & ANTIFA should be jailed and the key thrown away for good!
Pay attention people. According to the new attorney general we “white people” are the terrorists. This ALL needs to be stopped asap.

Peted
Peted
1 year ago

Lawyers for Black Lives Matter and the ACLU slammed the judge’s decision claiming it would set a “dangerous precedent.” The “dangerous precedent” would be deliver justice!

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP…BLM Can JUMP into a LAKE with CROCODILES. THERE is BLOOD on THEIR HANDS. WHAT Have THEY DONE to HELP BLACK AMERICANS???? THEY are NOTHING Like the LATE GREAT MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Robert L. Kahlcke
1 year ago

BLACK AMERICANS NEED TO STOP KILLING BLACK AMERICANS. Period

Truckmant
Truckmant
1 year ago

no, they are the same as Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton just getting rich off these poor black people all the time destroying their lives and bussness and not giving a dam about these people

Neubie
Neubie
1 year ago

They bought mansions.

alicia
alicia
1 year ago
Reply to  Neubie

why dont they destroy the blacks’ mansions, and see how they feel about destruction Im referring to the BLM woman who stole from the 90 million amassed, maxipad waters, jessie jackson, al the charlatan and the rest who are living high from taxpayer $$$

GLENDA KEE
1 year ago

YOU ARE SO RIGHT ELIZABETH. IT IS A DISGRACE TO HEAR BLM USE HIS NAME.

Robert L. Kahlcke
1 year ago

B.L.M. = “BLUE LIVES MATTER” and don’t you MOTHER FORNICATORS EVER FORGET IT.
(criminal lives NOT AT ALL)

vladimir
vladimir
1 year ago

globalist puppet, blm and globalist puppet, antifa etc are terrorist groups .

Neubie
Neubie
1 year ago

Set a dangerous Precedent? That means if they don’t get their way , they will burn down the City. We get our way or else.

Richard
1 year ago

Here is an idea for everyone first get a job buy a house marry the woman of your dreams and start a family, this will keep you off the streets and out of trouble.

7George
1 year ago

We all know that U.S. citizen George Soros is behind all these radical groups along with billionaire globalists pulling all the strings.With all the crime, knifings, beatings & shootings, the next phase is attack legal guns. This is the Marxist way of unarming the peons so these whackos can just march in & take over “US”! The Mexican cartels & God only knows what other gun runners are bringing drugs & this stuff into our country & “we” have no way about “knowing” any of this.Seems to me that these Biden “idiot” appointees should be able to give some honest answers. Too bad, “they” won’t answer ANYTHING!

GLENDA KEE
1 year ago
Reply to  7George

7 GEORGE YOU ARE SO RIGHT. EXACTLY

alicia
alicia
1 year ago

Bravo! BLM are terrorists useful idiots wantin to bring down America.! Is anyone blind to this?

cactusbob
cactusbob
1 year ago
Reply to  alicia

Almost EVERYBODY is blind to that.

GLENDA KEE
1 year ago
Reply to  alicia

AND THEY ARE PAID BY SOROS, TO KILL AND DESTROY.

GLENDA KEE
1 year ago

JAMES YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRRECT. THANK YOU

Jawad
Jawad
1 year ago

Beware Liberal Mob!

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