This absurd incident happened last year between Sheriff Clarke and Daniel Black…Our freedom of speech is slipping away every day. Whether it’s on Facebook or in any other setting you might encounter with a liberal. Conservatives are being silenced. The case below is ridiculous and should have been completely tossed by the judge:
THE JUDGE TOSSES EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE FACEBOOK CLAIM:
USA Today reported:
A federal judge Friday dismissed most of a civil-rights lawsuit against former Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. over an incident at Milwaukee’s airport last year.
But a claim that Clarke retaliated on Facebook for Daniel Black’s exercise of his First Amendment right to shake his head at Clarke survives, and is now set for trial Jan. 22.
BLACK SUED CLARKE…WE’RE NOT KIDDING!
Black later posted on social media about the incident and filed a complaint with the county. Clarke responded on social media by calling Black a “Snowflake.”
The next month, Black sued Clarke and the six deputies, claiming violations of his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable seizure, retaliation for exercising his First Amendment rights by having him stopped at the airport and the subsequent mockery on Facebook, and his due process rights under the 14th Amendment. The suit also sought to have the county held liable for Clarke’s actions.
In Friday’s 27-page order, U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller granted summary judgment to Clarke on the Fourth and one of the First amendment claims, dismissed the 14th Amendment claim as “completely without merit” and dismissed the claim against the county and the six deputies, all originally identified as John Doe.
But the judge said a jury should decide whether Clarke’s reaction on Facebook was the kind of threat or intimidation that amounted to retaliation against Black. One post read, “Cheer up, snowflake … if Sheriff Clarke were to really harass you, you wouldn’t be around to whine about it.”
WHAT DO YOU THINK? IS THIS A THREAT OR INTIMIDATION?