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Default in lawsuit over sniper attack on Dallas cops

Dallas police respond to snipers

A clerk’s entry of default has been filed against a defendant in a major lawsuit alleging George Soros, Barack Obama, Louis Farrakhan and others incited their supporters to “engage in threats of and attacks to cause serious bodily injury or death upon police officers, Jews and Caucasians.”

The case was filed by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas after the July 2016 sniper attack in Dallas in which five police officers were killed and seven more injured.

The complaint explains it is a civil action over 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 entry of default was made Monday against DeRay McKesson, an anti-police activist, for not meeting a deadline for filing a document.

The Atlantic reported McKesson “quit his $110,000-a-year job as a human-resources official at Minneapolis Public Schools and moved to St. Louis, Missouri, to join the second year of protests in Ferguson over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a white police officer. Soon afterward, McKesson, along with other activists, launched Campaign Zero, a ten-point plan to reform police departments.”

Klayman earlier told WND he is asking for a court order “to cease and desist from making these kinds of statements, inciting people to be killed.”

Along with Klayman, the plaintiffs include Dallas police sergeant Demetrick Pennie, president of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation and a 17-year law enforcement veteran.

“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.

Klayman said that 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, as WND reported in 2016.

“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 time of the filing.

The complaint now alleges not only that Obama, Farrakhan and others have incited misbehavior, but that Hillary 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.”

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 the Black Lives Matter agenda.

“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, in response to black men being 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.”

The complaint notes Farrakhan has called for “10,000 fearless men” to “commit imminent violence.” The Nation of Islam leader said “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.”

The complaint states: “Defendant Obama started anti-police rhetoric when Michael Brown was shot while attacking a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. 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.”

The lawsuit alleges deprivation of civil rights, Fifth Amendment violations, promoting terrorism and assault. It 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.