Cop Rips Into Twitter, Others In Suit Over Dallas Shooting

Law360, Houston (July 10, 2017, 5:24 PM EDT) -- A Dallas police sergeant asked a California federal judge on Friday not to toss his lawsuit against Twitter, Facebook and Google alleging the companies gave a platform to the terrorist organizations that radicalized the gunman who ambushed and killed five officers in July 2016, arguing the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act nullifies dismissal.

Dallas Police Department Sgt. Demetrick Pennie told the court that when congress enacted JASTA in September 2016, it clearly did so to expand the rights of private individuals to enforce federal  anti-terrorism statutes against those who enable terrorism. Contrary to the dismissal bid filed in June by...

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