Obama, Black Lives Matter Sued for 'Igniting a Race War'
Dallas police sergeant wants more than $500M in damages
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2016 3:59 PM CDT
Attorney Larry Klayman, seen here in 2015, has filed a lawsuit accusing Black Lives Matter, President Obama, and others of "igniting a race war." The lawsuit was filed Friday on behalf of a Dallas police...   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik,File)

(Newser) – A Texas police sergeant has filed a federal lawsuit against the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement and President Obama, among others, for "igniting a race war." The Dallas Morning News reports Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, a 17-year veteran of law enforcement and president of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, filed the lawsuit Friday seeking more than $500 million in damages. In addition to Black Lives Matter and the president, the lawsuit names Hillary Clinton, George Soros, Rev. Al Sharpton, the New Black Panthers Party, and more. The lawsuit claims they "have repeatedly incited their supporters and others to engage in threats of and attacks to cause serious bodily injury or death upon police officers."

In a press release that makes mention of Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the "Pledge of Allegiance," Pennie's lawyer, Larry Klayman, accuses the named parties of "igniting a race war that will ultimately totally destroy the freedoms that our Founding Fathers bequeathed to us." He hopes the lawsuit will teach the country a lesson that law enforcement must be respected. "Sgt. Pennie and I feel duty-bound to put ourselves forward to seek an end to the incitement of violence against law enforcement," Klayman says in the press release.