Detroit Sues BLM
The city of Detroit has filed a civil lawsuit against Black Lives Matter seeking damages for the destruction of property and injuries to police sparked by protests that turned into riots over the summer. Dom Calicchio of Fox News reports that during the rioting several Detroit police officers suffered severe injuries. The suit was filed in response to a lawsuit filed by BLM activists claiming that police used excessive force against demonstrators. The city’s counteraction has infuriated Detroit Congresswoman Tashida Talib, a member of the “Squad”, who characterized the suit as “an unthinkable assault on our constitutional rights.” I was not aware that the First Amendment included the right to loot and burn businesses and throw bricks at police officers. Good for Detroit.