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Judge tosses deputy's lawsuit against Black Lives Matter

10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Friday, October 27 2017 Oct 27, 2017 October 27, 2017 2:59 PM October 27, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
BATON ROUGE- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accuses Black Lives Matter and several movement leaders of inciting violence that led to a gunman's deadly ambush of law enforcement officers in Louisiana last year.
  
U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson's ruling Friday says a lawyer for a Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy wounded in the attack "utterly failed to state a plausible claim" and instead launched a "confused attack" against Black Lives Matter, activist DeRay Mckesson and others.
  
Jackson previously ruled Black Lives Matter is a social movement and therefore can't be sued. Last month, he threw out a separate lawsuit in which a Baton Rouge police officer blamed Black Lives Matter and Mckesson for injuries he sustained during a protest over a black man's shooting death during a struggle with police.

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