The rally took place on March 1, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.
According to a Louisville federal judge, President Donald Trump INCITED VIOLENCE when he yelled ‘get ’em out of here’ at a group of protesters during the event. Yes, this is an official ruling.
Due to this ruling the said protesters will be allowed to go forward with their lawsuit against the president, his campaign and 3 rally attendees.
Trump’s lawyers tried to get the case dismissed. The lawsuit was filed by three protesters who say they were ‘roughed up’ by the president’s supporters.
The argument against the protestors’ suit was that Trump didn’t intend for his supporters to use force and used free speech as a defense.
In fact Trump did state after saying ‘get them out of here’ the third time, ‘don’t hurt them’.
Two women (Kashiya Nwanguma, Molly Shah) and a man (Henry Brousseau) say they were shoved and punched by rally attendees at Trump’s command.
Much of the incident was captured on video and widely broadcasted during the campaign.
The footage shows Trump pointing at the protesters and repeating ‘get them out.’
This lawsuit sounds like a bunch of snowflakes looking to taint Donald Trump’s image.
By the way, filing a lawsuit like this costs a lot of money. It is doubtful that the protestors in question happen to have millions of dollars to spend on such a case. It makes one wonder who is funding the lawyers behind them?
Judge David J. Hale in Louisville ruled Friday that the suit can proceed. Hale found ample facts supporting allegations that the protesters’ injuries were a ‘direct and proximate result’ of Trump’s actions, and noted that the Supreme Court has ruled out constitutional protections for speech that incites violence.
‘It is plausible that Trump’s direction to “get ’em out of here” advocated the use of force,’ the judge wrote. “It was an order, an instruction, a command.”
Plaintiffs Kashiya Nwanguma, Molly Shah and Henry Brousseau allege that they were physically attacked by several members of the audience, including Matthew Heimbach, Alvin Bamberger and an unnamed defendant they have yet to be able to identify.