Supreme Court Allows Lawsuit Against BLM Activist To Move Forward

By Andrew Sanders | April 17, 2024

Lawsuit against BLM activist

The U.S. Supreme Court made a decision to permit the progression of a lawsuit brought against a Black Lives Matter activist by a Louisiana police officer who was injured in a 2016 altercation. 
 

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This ruling has sparked discussions about the potential impact on holding violent protesters accountable for causing harm to law enforcement officials.
 

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“In declining to hear DeRay Mckesson’s appeal, the justices left in place a lower court’s decision reviving a lawsuit by the Baton Rouge police officer, John Ford, who accused him of negligence after being struck by a rock during a protest sparked by the fatal police shooting of a black man, Alton Sterling,” Reuters reported.