Black Lives Matter is a movement, not an organization – there for it cannot be sued.
These are the words of the attorney of DeRay Mckesson, a BLM activist who is being sued (alongside BLM) by a police officer in Baton Rouge.
According to an article posted on policeone.com, the officer was hit in the head with a rock during a protest following the death of Alton Sterling. He suffered a broken jaw and brain injuries, and claims that McKesson incited the riot and is a BLM leader.
But, according to McKesson’s attorney, BLM can’t be sued because it does not have a governing body, central location or single common purpose.
A visit to www.blacklivesmatter.com quickly shows otherwise. Click on the “About us” tab, and the first paragraph states “Black Lives Matter is a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of Black Life. We are working to rebuild the Black Liberation movement.”
So, um, yeah…. you might want to check up on the web site, Mr. attorney, before you make a fool of yourself. Hopefully the judge does too, and the police officer gets the justice he deserves.