Court Dismisses BLM Lawsuit Against Federal Agencies Over Lafayette Park Protests – JONATHAN TURLEY

https://jonathanturley.org/2021/06/23/court-dismisses-blm-lawsuit-against-federal-agencies-over-lafayette-park-protests/

We recently discussed the Inspector General report on the Lafayette Park protests and the debunking of claims that the federal government and specifically Attorney General Bill Barr cleared the area for the controversial photo op of President Donald Trump in front of St. John’s Church. For a year, legal and media experts have stated as fact that area was cleared for that purpose and that Barr was lying about the federal agencies using tear gas as opposed to pepper balls (even though the legal and practical difference is largely immaterial). Some tried to keep the myth alive by criticism the IG report and its scope. Now, federal judge Dabney L. Friedrich has dismissed the lawsuit by the ACLU and Black Lives Matter as based on unsupported and unsubstantiated claims against the federal agencies. Ironically, the court allowed the lawsuit against the MPD under Mayor Muriel Bowser to continue. The Bowser Administration admitted recently that it used tear gas near the park on that night and that such use was perfectly reasonable. Both the Bowser and Biden Administrations sought to dismiss the BLM lawsuit as unfounded and unsupportable — a striking departure from what Bowser has stated publicly.

I testified in Congress not long after the clearing of the area…

3 thoughts on “Court Dismisses BLM Lawsuit Against Federal Agencies Over Lafayette Park Protests – JONATHAN TURLEY

    • Yes, we all are between the hard rocks of the Big Techs and the Privacy Laws.
      All the best with your new set up, Michael. I may need to learn from your set up.

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