A former prosecutor has filed a lawsuit against President Obama, the founders of Black Lives Matter, Al Sharpton, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and former US Attorney General Eric Holder for inciting a race war that led to the fatal Dallas police shootings.
Larry Klayman filed the federal class action lawsuit on Saturday in Dallas. It accuses the defendants of aiding and abetting murder, terrorist promotion of gang activity and civil rights violations of law enforcement officers. It seeks damages of more than $2 billion.
“These (defendants) have incited violence and in fact have a direct link to what happened in Dallas. I hope that law enforcement in Dallas and around the nation will join our class action, it’s a peaceful legal means to fight this. We’ve had it. People are finally starting to speak out.”
Judge Sam A. Lindsay, an African American and a Clinton appointee will hear the case.
The filing also states:
“The defendants…have publicly incited people to violence with the fiction that police officers and other law enforcement are intentionally and systematically targeting and hunting blacks and other minorities to kill them for no reason other than racism or sport.”
Defendants have called for a civil war targeting police officers of all races “for immediate violence and severe bodily injury or death in response to that non-existent and fictitious threat…Defendants are encouraging disaffected blacks and black Muslims to ignore, disrespect and assault law enforcement officials, and commit violence and lethal force.”
Specific accusations against the defendants include:
- Obama and Holder met many times with Sharpton, president of the National Action Network, and leaders of Black Lives Matter over plans to change government policies regarding police officers. Obama made the statement, “There’s a long history in this country of African Americans and Latinos of being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately” and the pair “incited and inflamed violent crowds into committing arson, looting, destruction of property and assaults on police officers based on the idea that the nation’s police officers are intentionally and systematically targeting, hunting and killing blacks” without admitting that most police are responding to incidents from 911 calls, regardless of race.
- Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. He called for active duty black military members to come home and lead a national insurrection against society. In 2014, he spoke to a crowd of 2,000 calling for revenge in Ferguson, Missouri for the police shooting of Michael Brown. A year later he told a Florida church to “stalk them and kill them” pertaining to Jews and Caucasians as a “400-year-old enemy.”
- Black Lives Matter leaders Rashad Turner, Opal Tometi, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and DeRay McKesson inflamed racial tensions after Ferguson to the point that Texas sheriff’s deputy Darren Goforth was murdered at a gas station by a black man in 2015. Several days later, BLM led a march in St. Paul, chanting “Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon.” The defendants have appeared on radio asking for followers to “turn the tide and kill white people and cops to send a message.”