The news is out: [Attorney General Bill Barr is being sued for his role in the controversial Lafayette Square tear-gassing of Black Lives Matter protesters earlier this summer. But Barr says he cannot be sued over that incident because he’s entitled to qualified immunity.
“Following days of unrest in the nation’s capital, on June 1, 2020, law enforcement officers dispersed a large crowd that had gathered in Lafayette Square across from the White House,” Barr’s memo filed Wednesday begins. “In their complaint, plaintiffs allege that the Attorney General gave the order to clear the park, which plaintiffs claim violated their constitutional and statutory rights.”
The lawsuit filed by Black Lives Matter and a coalition of various civil rights and civil liberties organizations is premised on a Bivens action as well as two rarely used federal statutes–42 U.S.C. §1985(3) and 42 U.S.C. §1986–conspiracy to interfere with civil rights and neglecting to prevent the deprivation of rights, respectively.]
That’s what I have been writing for a long time; sue the stupidity out of Barr. Barr always has that dumb look on his face, like he is constipated.