Ninth Circuit Court: Police Who Stood Down CAN Be Sued By Victims
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is the most liberal appeals court in America and even they could not condone the actions of the San Jose police force as the allowed leftist agitators to attack Trump supporters who were only trying to get home after a Trump rally. To make it worse, the police knew about the violence taking place and they directed the Trump supporters right into the middle of the rioters.
‘The city and the police department asked that the suit be tossed out, but the three-judge panel ruled that if the information from the victims is true, the police definitely violated their constitutional rights and therefore are not eligible for the qualified immunity. Considering the vast amount of videos showing police allowing the violence to continue, winning the case should not be that difficult.
The lawsuit stems from a riot that took place outside the San Jose Convention Center on June 2, 2016 during and after a speech by then-candidate Trump, just days before the California primary. As Breitbart News reported from San Jose at the time, anti-Trump protesters outside the venue chanted profane slogans and tore up an American flag. Later, as Trump supporters left the rally, the mob chased them, beat them, and attacked them in their cars. One woman was pelted with eggs in full view of the national media.
That woman, Rachel Casey, is one of the plaintiffs, who are represented by attorney (and Republican national committeewoman for California) Harmeet Dhillon. Dhillon is also representing engineer James Damore’s in his discrimination suit against Google, and she is suing UC Berkeley for free speech issues, on behalf of Berkeley College Republicans and Young America’s Foundation.
The district court agreed that if the allegations were true, the officers had violated the Trump supporters’ constitutional rights. In addition, it appeared they had done so in furtherance of an official municipal policy. The appeals court upheld that decision. Citing precedent, the three judges unanimously held that this was “one of those rare cases” where the violation of rights was “obvious.”
The mayor whom some blame for the police stand down is Sam Liccardo — a Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter. He then blamed Trump for the left wing wackos attacks. This could be a huge settlement and Liccardo’s political career will be over if he is found to be responsible for the riots and attacks.
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