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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

There is an interesting lawsuit out of Indiana where Indianapolis Metro Police Department Officer De'Joure Mercer is suing the National Football League (NFL) for defamation after the NFL claimed that his shooting of an African American man was due to "systemic racism." (Officer Mercer is also African American).The suspect, Dreasjon Reed, reportedly fired repeatedly at Mercer before he killed him " a shooting found to be justified by a review board. A special prosecutor also announced that a grand jury rejected any charges against Mercer.

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The complaint below details how Reed stole a handgun from a pawn shop in Texas and livestreamed himself committing a "drive-by" shooting in which he fired the stolen handgun blindly into buildings as he drove past.

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Qualified immunity should preclude him from suing, just as it precludes him from being sued.

And how is this defamatory towards the shooter? It literally blames something other than the shooter.

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-16 09:40 PM | Reply

#1 They put him on a target list. When I got doxed, the woke hanged a kitten in my back yard so that the first thing I saw when I opened my back door was it's little pinprick asphyxiated eyes, hanging from a cloth ligature tied to one my pines. I cut it down, and to my astonishment it recovered. It ran like hell, it was traumatized for life (I think it came from a pet shop, it was about 2 months old) and I know for a fact it will never trust humans again after that. Feral cats only live 1-2 years, so that was incredibly cruel.

What happened is some Mexican on my sci-fi channel was wondering why there where no Hispanics in Star Trek. All I did was say that "Obviously, there are no Hispanics in the future".

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-06-17 04:01 AM | Reply

I hope the NFL has to pay him millions.

#3 | Posted by ABH at 2021-06-17 07:47 AM | Reply

"When I got doxed"

Ahh....sure pal.

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-06-17 12:48 PM | Reply

Law professor: IMPD officer's lawsuit against NFL a challenging case for the officer'
fox59.com

"He'll have to prove the NFL knew what it was saying about him was false and what was being said was about him," said Fargo.

Fargo says the courts have also made it difficult to prevail in libel cases to avoid a "chilling effect" on free speech.

"In American society, we should have un-inhibited robust debate about public issues," said Fargo. "If the courts err, they err on the side of protecting speech."

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-17 10:54 PM | Reply

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