Enrique Zamarripa, the grieving father of Dallas police Officer Patrick Zamarripa who was killed in the attack on Dallas police this past summer, has filed a 43-page lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Texas.
Zamarripa blames Black Lives Matter for the deadly ambush on his son, and is suing to prove his case. In addition to the now notorious protest group, Zamarripa has named several other individuals and organizations.
[Scroll Down for Video]
The case is going to be easy. While Black Limes Matter may be a relatively young organization, the Nation of Islam, Reverend Al Sharpton, the New Black Panthers Party and activist DeRay McKesson all have experience with litigation.
Zamarripa is undeterred. He’s seeking $550 million in damages.
The basis for the suit is Zamarripa’s assertion that Micah Johnson staged his attack on the Dallas officers after being inundated with the defendants’ anti-police rhetoric. The suit claims the individuals and organizations have convinced their members “that there is a civil war between blacks and law enforcement, thereby calling for immediate violence and severe bodily injury or death.”
The event in Dallas on July 7 was organized by the Next Generation Action Network. Dominique Alexander leads the Next Generation Action Network. He’s opposed to the lawsuit. “The main thing is communication,” he said. “The frustration that leads to the anger in these communities. … All of us, whether we say that we line ourselves up with Back the Blue, Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, whatever it is, we should be standing together to address this issue.”
Patrick Zamarripa, a 32-year-old Navy veteran served three tours of duty in Iraq. He is survived by both of his parents, and two children.
This suit is the second filed in Texas against Black Lives Matter. Back in September, Dallas police Sargent Demetrick Pennie filed a federal lawsuit against Black Lives Matter, blaming it for race riots and violence against officers. Pennie is the president of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, and his suit names many of the same defendants named in the Zamarripa suit, including Louis Farrahkan and George Soros.