A Hashtag Can Not Be Sued: Decide Dismisses Officer’S Case Against Black Lives Matter : The Two-Manner : Npr

They have national chapters,” the police officer’s attorney Donna Grodner said of Black Lives Matter in June, reports The Associated Press.
A Hashtag Can’t Be Sued: Judge Dismisses Officer’s Case Against Black Lives MatterEnlarge this image toggle caption Max Becherer/AP Max Becherer/APA hashtag can be a powerful force in corralling social movements of the digital age, #blacklivesmatter being a case in point.
As for Mckesson, Jackson writes that he was exercising his constitutional right to association and protected speech in the protest and there is no evidence that he incited violence.
The plaintiff argued Black Lives Matter could be sued, U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson writes, because it is a “national unincorporated association” with Mckesson “its leader and founder,” who was “in charge of the protests.
“While a movement or a thought cannot be sued, Jackson notes that an entity associated with a movement can be sued, such as the NAACP, the Human Rights Campaign or Tea Party Patriots.

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