The violence in Dallas last Thursday has shook America to its core. And in response, people are looking to blame those responsible for the shooting. Larry Klayman, the head of the Freedom Watch and the founder of Judicial Watch walked into court on Monday with a big plan.
Klayman showed up in federal district court in Dallas on Monday to file a class action lawsuit against President Obama, among others, for inciting the violence that lead to the killings of five law enforcement officers.
But Obama was not the only African American named in Klayman’s complaint. His list is quite extensive…
Besides Barack Obama, Klayman pointed the finger at Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, as well as the Rev. Al Shartpton, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and nine other defendants.
Where is concerns Obama, Klayman highlights certain actions and recent statements the president has made including comments from Warsaw, Poland early last Thursday following the murders of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando Castile near St. Paul, Minn. Both men were shot and killed during arrests.
“What’s clear is that these fatal shootings are not isolated incidents,” the president said. “They are symptomatic of the broader challenges within our criminal justice system, the racial disparities that appear across the system year after year, and the resulting lack of trust that exists between law enforcement and too many of the communities they serve.”
But Klayman thought these words basically asked for someone to stand up and kill police officers, like what happened in Dallas.
Klayman explains, “Clearly, the accusation that shootings ‘are not an isolated incident’ is an incitement [words that promote unlawful behavior] claiming that there is a knowing, intentional related and connected conspiracy — ‘not isolated incidents’ — to intentionally murder Black people.”
“Thus, Defendant Obama directly incited early in the day the murders that occurred much later that same day in Dallas, Texas.” Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, was the shooter who killed five police officers and injured eight others.
Klayman goes on to point out that the defendants were partially responsible for the killings.
“The Defendants incite imminent violence by hiding the reality that police officers usually respond to calls for help from civilians who are the victims of crime, often minority victims, and the police take the 911 calls for help as they come, regardless of race,” the former federal prosecutor continues.
“…Instead the Defendants spread the false narrative that police are intentionally targeting lawbreakers or innocent people based on their race.”
The Dallas killed made it clear that he was motivated to kill white police officers because of all the racially charged murders in the news recently. Klayman makes sure the Dallas court hears this fact.
“He said he was upset about the recent police shootings,” Dallas Police Chief David Brown said during a Friday morning news conference. “The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.”
The sniper Johnson “intentionally picked off 12 police officers while largely ignoring the rest of the crowd who were not police,” the lawsuit states.
With the help of former Attorney General Holder, Obama set the tone early in his administration in July 2009 when the administration accused police of acting “stupidly” when they responded to a report of a robbery at the home of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Sharpton also incited the rage of the people when he spoke out against the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. in 2014. Klayman thinks he is guilty for this.
In a press release regarding his suit, Klayman states, “It’s time that law enforcement, such as the plaintiffs in this case, including myself, come forward by peacefully attempting to use the legal system to redress the incitement, threats and killings provoked by the defendants in this class action case. I am hopeful that I will be joined by other law enforcement to join in the class.”
A Gallup poll states that many Americans think race relations have took a hit since Obama took office. In 2008, 18 percent said race relations was a problem they worry about a “great deal.” In March 2016, 35 percent said the same thing.
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