And In Private Litigation…

H/T Scissorhead Skinny-D

The NAACP is suing Lord Damp Nut for inciting a riot:

Details: The lawsuit — filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., by the NAACP and civil rights law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll — accuses Trump, his attorney Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys, and the Oath Keepers of conspiring to incite a riot at the Capitol with the goal of preventing Congress from certifying the 2020 presidential election.

  • The lawsuit alleges that Trump, Giuliani and the far-right groups directly violated the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act by trying to prevent Congress from carrying out its official duties.
  • The insurrection forced members of Congress to hide under desks and in secure rooms as rioters damaged the building and shouted violent threats.
  • The NAACP said U.S. Reps. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) intend to join the lawsuit as plaintiffs in the coming weeks.

So what’s the NAACP got to do with it?

What they’re saying: “The insurrection and coup attempt was really motivated by white supremacist behavior and domestic terrorists. The NAACP thinks it’s important for us to pursue a course of action on behalf of members of Congress,” NAACP President Derrick Johnson told Axios.

  • “The attempt was to prevent the certification of the election and invalidate African American votes.”
  • “We must hold (Trump) accountable for the insurrection that he so blatantly planned. Failure to do so will only invite this type of authoritarianism for the anti-democratic forces on the far right that are so intent on destroying our country,” Thompson said in a statement.

Now how can they prove that?

Oh.

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8 Responses to And In Private Litigation…

  1. spotthedog says:

    YES – More of that! Could turn into a class action lawsuit maybe?

    Liked by 3 people

  2. I’ll stake 500 quatloos that Mango Mussolini claims immunity because he was preznit at the time.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Bruce388 says:

    Legislation to battle the Coup Klux Klan is still relevant. Imagine that.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. spotthedog says:

    I do like the idea of him having to spend real money to hire real lawyers to defend his sorry ass in real court cases in which he may suffer real consequences from attempts to intimidate witnesses.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. revzafod says:

    They’re suing under this act from 1870.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enforcement_Act_of_1870
    The Enforcement Act of 1870, also known as the Civil Rights Act of 1870 or First Ku Klux Klan Act…
    Section 6 states that if any two or more people work together to deliberately violate the act, or to intimidate any citizen with intents to prevent and restrict one’s freedom, they will be charged with a maximum fine of $5,000, and a maximum prison sentence of ten years, at the discretion of the court. Also, they will be ineligible and prohibited from holding any office, place of honor, profit or trust which were created by the United States Constitution or the laws of the United States.

    Lets hope this serves to ban LDN and others from holding office ever again

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  6. roket says:

    To defeat the enemy, cut off their supply. I’m hoping the SPLC and the ADL also get involved in this.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. purplehead says:

    Here’s the NAACP’s statement and their press conference

    Liked by 1 person

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