Activist lawyer Larry Klayman has filed a complaint in federal court accusing President Obama, Louis Farrakhan, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter leaders of inciting their supporters “to engage in threats of and attacks to cause serious bodily injury or death upon police officers, Jews, and Caucasians.”
The action filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas follows the sniper attack on police officers in Dallas in which five died and seven more were injured.
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, filed as lead plaintiff.
“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,” Klayman said at the filing.
“I am hopeful that I will be joined by other law enforcement to join in the suit. For too long, law enforcement and others, including white and non-white Jews and Christians, have remained silent, scared to speak and act, for fear of being branded racists over the fear of being threatened and harmed by the defendants and their accomplices. This must stop and justice must be done to preserve the integrity of our great nation and to avoid an all out race war that will destroy the freedom that our Founding Fathers dedicated their sacred honor, their fortunes and risked their lives for,” he said.
The defendants include Obama, Nation of Islam leader Farrakhan, former Attorney General Holder and National Action Network chief Sharpton.
“Defendants, each and every one of them, jointly and severally, conspiring and or acting in concert either expressly or otherwise, are inciting and causing serious bodily injury or death to police officers and other law enforcement persons of all races and ethnicities, Jews, and Caucasians,” the complaint states.
“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.
Two incidents happened last week, in Minnesota and Louisiana. The investigations are ongoing.
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.