Judge Jeanine Pirro went on Fox & Friends Friday to defame anti-racist activist DeRay McKesson for “directing violence” at protests in the wake of the police-involved death of Alton Sterling last year, even though McKesson was found not guilty.
Pirro, a judge, decided to reject the facts that were considered by Judge Jackson, and made her accusations based on her emotions and her unfortunate attitude towards civil rights groups such as BLM.
Pirro’s was furious that a federal judge dismissed a Baton Rouge police officer’s lawsuit against McKesson and Black Lives Matter, as well as the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, stating that McKesson was exercising protected free speech and BLM, as a social movement, cannot be sued. The judge also noted that hashtags cannot be sued.
“DeRay McKesson, the organizer, was directing people, directing the violence,” Pirro falsely claimed on Fox & Friends.
She continued her rant, suggesting the civil suit against McKesson was thrown out because the judge presiding over the case, U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson, was appointed by former President Barack Obama.
McKesson took to Twitter to respond to her allegations.
“I was found not guilty & I didn’t direct any violence,” he wrote. “In fact, I was protesting the violence of the police. Stop lying.”
Watch the video in McKesson’s Tweet below.
— deray mckesson (@deray) September 29, 2017
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)