- The Washington Times - Monday, September 19, 2016

A Dallas police sergeant has filed a federal lawsuit against Black Lives Matter leaders, President Obama, George Soros and others for allegedly inciting racial violence against law enforcement.

Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, president of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation and a 17-year law enforcement veteran, filed the amended complaint in federal court Friday seeking between $500 million and $1.5 billion, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The defendants named in the class-action suit also included Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, Al Sharpton and the National Action Network, Malik Zulu Shabazz and the New Black Panther Party.

The lawsuit said the defendants “stoked a race war” and “repeatedly incited their supporters and others to engage in threats and attacks” against police officers. The complaint singled out George Soros as “the financier of the BLM Defendants and similar organizations with the goal of inciting a race war and inciting and advocating deadly violence against law enforcement officers, Caucasians, and Jews,” Breitbart News reported.

Sgt. Pennie, who is black, is being represented by attorney Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch.

“Sergeant Pennie and I feel duty-bound to put ourselves forward to seek an end to the incitement of violence against law enforcement which has already resulted in the death of five police officers in Dallas and the wounding of seven more, just in Texas alone,” Mr. Klayman said in a statement. “The defendants, if not legally reined in, are allegedly responsible, along with others, for igniting a race war that will ultimately totally destroy the freedoms that our Founding Fathers bequeathed to us.”

The lawsuit was filed hours before two Texas police officers were shot while responding to a suicide call in Fort Worth, Fox News reported. Officers Xavier Serrano and Ray Azucena are both expected to survive.

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