The father of Patrick Zamarripa, one of the five police officers killed in the July sniper attack in Dallas, is suing Black Lives Matter for $550 million in damages. Enrique Zamarripa is alleging that the death of his son stemmed from the “War on Police” that the organization has started.
The 43-page lawsuit that was filed on Monday states the following:
“While Defendant Black Lives Matter claims to combat anti-black racism, the movement has in fact incited and committed further violence, severe bodily injury and death against police officers of all races and ethnicities, Jews, and Caucasians. Defendant Black Lives Matter is in fact a violent and revolutionary criminal gang.”
According to the Star-Telegram, the lawsuit claims that the Dallas shooter was “acting as an agent of and at and under the direction of” Black Lives Matter.
Larry Klayman, the lawyer who sued Hillary Clinton on behalf of two men killed in Benghazi is the same man who is representing Zamarripa in this case.
Zamarripa says he is filing the lawsuit because he wants “justice” for his son.
“I want justice for my son,” Zamarripa told the Star-Telegram. “He served three tours in Iraq, he protected his country, and he protected everybody. And he gave up his life doing that. When people were running away from the gunshots, he was running toward them.”
Named in the lawsuit are: Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam; Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network; Black Lives Matter organizers Rashad Turner, Opal Tometi, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, Deray McKesson and Johnetta Elzie; Malik Zulu Shabazz, leader of the New Black Panthers Party; and George Soros, a supporter of Black Lives Matter.
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