ENRIQUE ZAMIRRIPA HAS FILED A LAWSUIT OVER THE MURDER OF HIS SON.
Black Lives Matter has chanted advocacy of police murder, even as Hillary Clinton gave them a cloak of respectability by meeting with them.
Exactly how much money can be extracted from the group and its backers is unclear. Al Sharpton is named as a defendant, but he doesn’t even pay his taxes. George Soros is a shadowy billionaire who can probably buy his way out of a lawsuit if he wishes.
Other families of slain police officers ought to be taking a similar action.
The father of a Dallas cop shot dead by a sniper who opened fire on an anti-police brutality demonstration is suing Black Lives Matter and other groups, claiming it incited a “war on police” that ultimately killed his son.
Enrique Zamarripa — the father of Patrick Zamarripa, who joined the Dallas police force after serving three tours of duty in Iraq with the Navy — filed the suit Monday in the Northern District of Texas federal court. He is seeking $550 million in damages.
“Black Lives Matter is in fact a violent and revolutionary criminal gang,” the suit read, according to a copy obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
It continued: “While Defendant Black Lives Matter claims to combat anti-black racism, the movement has in fact incited and committed further violence, severe bodily injury and death against police officers of all races and ethnicities, Jews, and Caucasians.”
The lawsuit is not directed at organizers of the July 7 protest in downtown Dallas, where gunman Micah Johnson killed five police officers and wounded at least nine others.
Instead, it names a laundry list of non-affiliated activist groups — including Black Lives Matter, the nation of Islam and the new Black Panther Party — as defendants. It also names specific political activists who have supported the movements, such as the Rev. Al Sharpton and George Soros.
In the suit, the grieving father argued Johnson was “acting as an agent of and at and under the direction of” the defendants, claiming they should be held responsible for the cop’s death — even though none of the groups or individuals directly organized the protest.
“I want justice for my son,” Enrique Zamarripa told the newspaper. “He served three tours in Iraq, he protected his country, and he protected everybody. And he gave up his life doing that. When people were running away from the gunshots, he was running toward them.”
The slain officer’s mother, Valerie Zamarripa, issued a statement Tuesday saying that she was not part of her ex-husband’s lawsuit.
Patrick Zamarripa, a five-year force veteran, was on bicycle patrol the night of the demonstration. The downtown protest — organized in response to the fatal police shootings of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana — was peaceful until gunfire erupted toward the end of the march.
Johnson opened fire on the crowd, killing five officers: Four from the Dallas Police Department and one from the city’s transportation police force. Another seven cops and two civilians were wounded in the shooting.
The gunman holed up inside a parking garage after his initial salvo, and police eventually killed him with a robot-detonated bomb following a long standoff.