In July, Dallas police officer Patrick Zamarippa was killed by a sniper while protecting Black Lives Matter protesters. His father, Enrique Zamarippa, has filed a $550 million dollar lawsuit against movement supporters, according to a story by the Fort Worth Star- Telegram.
“While Defendant Black Lives Matter claims to combat anti-black racism,” the lawsuit alleged, “the movement has in fact incited and committed further violence, severe bodily injury and death against police officers of all races and ethnicities … Black Lives Matter is in fact a violent and revolutionary criminal gang.”
Patrick Zamarripa, 32 and a veteran of three tours of duty in Iraq, returned from serving his county to serve his community.
Sniper Micah Johnson ambushed and killed five officers, including Zamarippa.
The protest was organized by the Next Generation Action Network. NGAN’s founder and leader, Dominque Alexander, claims no knowledge of the incitement and denied knowing Johnson.
Alexander is currently in jail, serving a two-year sentence for felony injury to a child.
Now Enrique Zamarippa wants justice for his fallen son. The lawsuit targeted a list of movement activists who allegedly sanctioned the protest. It also claimed that Johnson acted under the direction of the defendants in order to incite further violence for political leverage.