Enrique Zamarripa, the father of Officer Patrick Zamarripa, feels Black Lives Matter caused his son’s death.
Officer Zamarripa was one of the five police officers shot and killed in Dallas by Micah Xavier Johnson during an organized protest against the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille.
Enrique Zamarripa filed a 43-page lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Monday, seeking damages of up to $550 million. In the suit he placed blame on Black Lives Matter. “While Defendant Black Lives Matter claims to combat anti-black racism,” the lawsuit said, “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. Defendant Black Lives Matter is in fact a violent and revolutionary criminal gang.”
“I want justice for my son,” said Zamarripa. “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.”
Our condolences to the Zamarripa family but you can’t really sue a movement for someone who isn’t affiliated with them simply based on the color of his skin. If that’s the case, Johnson was a veteran, you should sue the military for not making sure his mental health was stable post active-duty.