DALLAS – Lawyers for a Dallas police sergeant filed a federal civil suit late Tuesday against Twitter, Facebook and Google for allegedly providing “material support” to the Palestinian militant group Hamas and purportedly helping radicalize Micah Johnson, the Army veteran who killed five police officers and wounded nine others in an ambush last July, reported Fox News.
In a complaint filed in the Northern District of California, Dallas Police Sgt. Demetrick Pennie argued that the three social media platforms “knowingly and recklessly provided the terrorist group HAMAS with accounts to use its social networks as a tool for spreading extremist propaganda.”
“We want to hold these companies accountable for allowing terrorists to use their sites as an instrument to conduct terrorist operations,” Pennie’s lawyer, Keith Altman, told FoxNews.com. “Google, Facebook and Twitter profit from terrorist postings and create new content when they combine postings with advertisements targeted at specific viewers.”
Last September LET reported the Dallas sergeant filed a lawsuit against leaders of Black Lives Matter in his attempt to hold them accountable these deaths.
Shortly after Pennie filed filed suit, Enrique Zamaripa (father of slain Dallas Police Officer Patrick Zamarripa) and a police officer in Baton Rouge did much the same.