The top executive of a Dallas, Texas, fraternal police group is suing a collection prominent individuals and an organization that advocates violence against cops for their alleged incitement to commit racial violence against police officers throughout the United States, according to a former prosecutor for the Department of Justice.
The Dallas Police Department’s Sergeant Demetrick Pennie, who serves as president of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation (DFOF), on Friday filed an amended federal complaint against more than a dozen defendants — both institutions and individuals. Sgt. Pennie hopes to build a class action case representing police officers and other law enforcement officials of all races and ethnicities such as Jews, Christians and Caucasians” for inciting race riots and related violence aimed at police officers.
The goal of Pennie’s legal action is to obtain compensation for damages and the enforcement of a court-ordered injunction against alleged threats of racially-motivated violence going forward. “In other words, making violent threats against cops by the defendants in the lawsuit won’t be tolerated,” said former police detective Manny Rodriquez-Estavez.
“The federal government would never allow groups to make death threats or threats of violence against other groups of people. Try making death threats against the NAACP or Planned Parenthood and see what happens,” the police veteran said.
The defendants in the lawsuit — being handled by well-known attorney Larry Klayman and his associates at Freedom Watch — include political leaders, politicians, and “celebrity” figures in what’s been called the Democratic Party’s racial and ethnic plantation.
Some of the defendants are founding members and spokespersons for Black Lives Matter (BLM), Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam; Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network; Malik Zulu Shabazz and the New Black Panther Party; multi-billionaire left-wing activist George Soros.
Federal government defendants listed in the complaint include President Barack Obama; former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder; and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who had compared American police officers with members of the ultra-violent Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The more than 65 pages of the federal complaint accuses each defendant individual and organization of having “repeatedly [inciting] their supporters and others to engage in threats and attacks” against police officers around the nation, culminating in the July killings of five Dallas area officers with nine others wounded at a Black Lives Matter gathering.
While police officers have been targeted for execution in other cities and states, this particular civil action only addresses the Dallas cops killed and wounded in racially-motivated attacks.
George Soros is listed for being “the financier of the BLM defendants and similar organizations with the goal of inciting a race war” and advocating violence against whites and Jews.
Other defendants named — especially President Obama and Hillary Clinton — are blamed for repeatedly endorsing behaviors carried out and surrounding Black Lives Matter.
“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,” said Klayman, who previously founded the conservative legal watchdog Judicial Watch.
“This action was brought to stop the violence and killings of law enforcement officers in Dallas and to be an example for other police groups throughout the nation,” explained Sgt. Pennie
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit hope to see an award in excess of $500 million, according to the complaint.