The father of slain Dallas police officer, Patrick Zamarripa, is suing Black Lives Matter and other groups for allegedly “inciting a war on police” that led to the death of his son. According to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Enrique Zamarripa filed a 43-page lawsuit Monday (Nov. 7) in U.S. District Court seeking a whopping $550 million in damages.
“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. Defendant Black Lives Matter is in fact a violent and revolutionary criminal gang.”
Officer Zamarripa served three tours in Iraq before joining the police department in Dallas, Texas. The 32-year-old cop was on bike patrol the evening of July 7 when hundreds protested due to the recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Sniper Micah Johnson opened fire in the crowd and killed five officers, four from the Dallas Police Department where Zamarripa worked, and one from the DART Police department.
His father’s lawsuit doesn’t name the Next Generation Action Action network which organized the march, but includes Minister Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Al Sharpton, Deray McKesson, who is also being sued by a Baton Rouge officer due to an injury received during a protest, Johnetta Elzie, Malik Zulu Shabazz, leader of the New Black Panther Party and George Soros a supporter of Black Lives Matter.
Enrique Zamarripa’s lawsuit claims Johnson, the lone sniper was “acting as an agent under the direction of” the defendants.
“I want justice for my son,” Zamarripa told the news site. “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.”