Judge rules Black Lives Matter movement can't be sued, dismisses case

Black Lives Matter is not an entity, but a social movement, Louisiana Middle District Judge Brian A. Jackson wrote. “Therefore, all claims against ‘Black Lives Matter’ must be dismissed because social movements lack the capacity to be sued.”

The suing Baton Rouge police officer, who remained unnamed in the lawsuit, said he was hit by concrete or rock-like objects while responding to a demonstration led by DeRay Mckesson for Black Lives Matter and had “several serious injuries,” according to court documents.