On Tuesday, August 4th, The New York Post reported, “BML protesters say costly gear to protect them from cops prices them out of civil rights.”
A group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle are claiming that they’re being priced out of their civil rights by the prohibitive costs of defending themselves against police violence.
The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court alleges that the repeated use of force by the Seattle Police Department has made it impossible for them to exercise their right to protest without pricey personal protective gear.
The National Director of the Knights Party, based in Harrison Arkansas, Thomas Robb said, “Where’s the logic to this claim? Maybe stop rioting, looting stores, burning buildings, harassing innocent White citizens, and destroying city property, and you wouldn’t need protective gear to protect you from law enforcement. In my opinion, that wouldn’t cost a dime.”