Liberal-cause financier George Soros and a multitude of other defendants have been added to a lawsuit that originally accused Barack Obama, Louis Farrakhan, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton and others of inciting their supporters “to engage in threats of and attacks to cause serious bodily injury or death upon police officers, Jews and Caucasians.”
Filed by activist lawyer Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas following the sniper attack on police officers in Dallas in which five died and seven more were injured, it seeks an injunction to halt the statements and more that are “inciting and causing serious bodily injury or death to police officers and other law enforcement persons of all races and ethnicities” as well as others.
“This is a civil action for the deprivation of plaintiffs and other members of the class herein of their civil rights, conspiracy against plaintiffs and other members of the class herein,” the complaint explains.
“We are asking the court to enter an injunction … to cease and desist from making these kinds of statements, inciting people to be killed,” Klayman told WND.
“It’s like yelling fire in a crowded theater only a million times worse,” he said.
Violators should end up with a citation of criminal contempt and jail time, he said.
Klayman added Demetrick Pennie, a sergeant with the Dallas Police Department to his own name as plaintiff. He represents “himself and other law enforcement officers deceased or alive similarly situated,” the complaint explains.
The defendants now include Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam, Al Sharpton, the National Action Network, Black Lives Matter, Rasha Turner, Opal Tometic, Patrisee Cullors, Alicia Garza, Deray McKesson, Johnetta Elzie, Malik Zulu Shabazz, Soros, Obama, Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton.
“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,” Klayman explained. “Other assaults and deaths have occurred elsewhere.
“While the case was filed in Texas, it will create precedent around the nation that law enforcement, which ironically protects the very persons who are alleged to have incited this violence, should be respected. The defendants, if not legally reined in, are allegedly responsible, along with others, for igniting a race war that will ultimately totally destroy the freedoms that our Founding Fathers bequeathed to us.”
Klayman, a former prosecutor for the Department of Justice, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, and a former U.S. Senate candidate in Florida, originally filed as lead plaintiff.
“It’s time that … 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,” Klayman said at the filing.
It now alleges not only that Obama, Farrakhan and others have incited misbehavior, but that Clinton and Soros “also incited and financed this violence for their own political purposes and, along with the other defendants stoked a race war which is pulling the fabric of the nation apart at the seams.”
Pennie is head of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, and along with Klayman alleges the defendants “repeatedly incited their supporters and others to engage in threats and attacks” against police officers around the nation.
That included the July killings of five Dallas area officers.
Soros, the complaint alleges, is “the financier of the BLM defendants and similar organizations with the goal of inciting a race ware.”
Obama and Clinton are accused of endorsing Black Lives Matter agenda points.
“In a classic form of illegal incitement to imminent violence of an angry mob, the defendants acting in concert and each of them are inciting the imminent serious bodily injury and killing of police officers and other law enforcement persons of all races and ethnicities,” Klayman writes.
The Black Lives Matter movement repeatedly has staged protests, sometimes violent, when black men are injured or killed in confrontations with police.
Obama repeatedly has advocated for black criminals against police. He bluntly accused police of stopping blacks and Latinos in America “disproportionately.”
“Defendants incite people to violence and cause violence by telling those people that they are under attack. Defendants are encouraging disaffected blacks and black Muslims to ignore, disrespect, and assault law enforcement officials, and commit violence and lethal force,” wrote Klayman.
Klayman alleges in the complaint the results are evident.
“As a direct and proximate result of defendants’ race war against police officers and law enforcement persons of all races and ethnicity, Jews, and Caucasians, intimidating and threatening law enforcement from doing their duties, more than 30 major U.S. cities have reported increases in violence in the last years.”
The violence peaked with the July 7 attack in Dallas on police officers by a sniper who said “he was upset about the recent police shootings” and “wanted to kill white people, especially white officers,” the complaint says.
“Posting on Facebook from Warsaw, Obama incited imminent violence again[st] police and the entire legal system, including judges, prosecutors, and lawyers, by spreading the lie that the law enforcement – presumably including this court – is racist and is engaging in a conspiracy to ‘hunt’ down black men purely for sport – that is, not because suspects engaged in probable cause to commit crime for which they could be charged and should be arrested pursuant to law for the alleged crimes for which there is probable cause.”
The complaint notes Farrakhan has called for “10,000 fearless men” to “commit imminent violence,” by saying, “rise up and kill those who kill us; stalk them and kill them and let them fell the pain of death that we are feeling.”
“Defendant Obama started anti-police rhetoric when Michael Brown was shot while attacking a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri,” the document complains. “Defendant Obama saw this as another opportunity to stir up major racial tensions and hatred for police officers of all races and ethnicity, Jews, and Caucasians.”
It continues, “Defendant Obama turned a defensive shooting into a national crisis. Defendant Obama was quickly aided by then Attorney General Eric Holder and Al Sharpton in raising racial tensions and hatred for police in Ferguson, St. Louis, and eventually nationwide.”
Further, “On April 20, 2015, Al Sharpton pushed the idea of using ‘civil rights’ laws to outlaw local police departments and create a ‘nationalized’ police force.”
The action alleges deprivation of civil rights, Fifth Amendment violations, promoting terrorism, and assault, and seeks a judgment against defendants for “compensatory and actual damages because of their demonstrable physical and emotional injury.”
It also seeks punitive damages of hundreds of millions of dollars.
The case cites the evidence that the violence is increasing. In Milwaukee, there have been 104 homicides this year, up 76 percent from a year ago, St. Louis has seen a rise in such cases from 85 to 136, New Orleans from 98 to 120, Washington up 73 yercent and in New York up from 190 to 208.