February 24, 2020
I remember when I saw people promoting this lawsuit and I just laughed cynically and did not comment.
The case being thrown out is just a minor news item in the back pages of apnews.com.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the leader of a white nationalist rally that ended in violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Jason Kessler argued in the lawsuit that law enforcement and city officials violated his free speech rights by effectuating a “heckler’s veto” on the 2017 Unite the Right rally.
Kessler argued that the defendants knew of plans by leftist “Antifa” activists to disrupt the rally, then used the expected chaos and violence caused by confrontations between alt-right protesters and “Antifa” counter-protesters as an excuse to shut down the rally.
That’s actually exactly what happened, and it was admitted that this is what happened in a report commissioned by the Commonwealth of Virginia to investigate what happened. The 220 page Heaphy Report (.pdf) put the overwhelming majority of the blame for the chaos at the rally on the shoulders of the cops.
U.S. District Court Judge Norman Moon ruled Friday that the defendants did not breach any affirmative constitutional duty to Kessler.
Moon said that while the defendants had a constitutional obligation to not restrict Kessler’s speech because of the threat or possibility of public hostility to the alt-right message, they had no constitutional obligation to prevent that public hostility.
“In sum, plaintiffs’ allegations that defendants failed to prevent private parties from mutually engaging in violence that led to the declaration of an unlawful assembly did not state a claim for the violation of a constitutional right,” Moon wrote.
I don’t even know what that means, but I do know that it doesn’t matter what that means because what it means is “go away, whitey – you have no rights here.”
And that is the fact.
Following Charlottesville, and the media circus surrounding it, it is officially impossible to win any court case. No matter what. If you engage in any kind of civil legal proceedings while being labeled a “White Supremacist Neo-Nazi” by the media, you are going to lose, every single time. And to be honest, we’ve gotten to the point where this is true most of the time in criminal cases as well.
We are under an occupation government. And they can do whatever they want to us. We have no recourse.
That is the situation.