Federal Appeals Court: Trump Supporters Lawsuit Against San Jose California Will Proceed…

In June of 2016 the Mayor and Police Chief of San Jose California made an intentional decision to allow candidate Trump supporters to be violently attacked by a coordinated mob of radical leftists. {See Here}  In the days and weeks that followed it was discovered that an actual plan was put into place by city officials to assist the mob {See Here}

Undercover police officers admitted they were given stand-down orders and watched as hundreds of Trump supporters were beaten and brutalized {See Here} A lawsuit was filed against the city of San Jose {See Here} and the officials who coordinated the planned response.   City lawyers have been trying to get the lawsuit dismissed:

CALIFORNIA – Supporters of Donald Trump attacked during a presidential campaign rally in 2016 won a ruling allowing them to proceed with a lawsuit against the city of San Jose, California, over claims that police failed to protect them from violence.

Protests in June 2016 in downtown San Jose quickly devolved into a bloody scene when demonstrators outside the rally venue attacked the president’s supporters, pelting them with eggs and water balloons before punching them and snatching their “Make America Great Again” caps and setting them ablaze.

A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday upheld a lower-court ruling rejecting the city’s claim of immunity to allegations that officers blocked Trump supporters from escaping an area where anti-Trump protesters became violent.

The Trump supporters are represented by Harmeet Dhillon, a committeewoman on California’s Republican National Committee who was considered by Trump to lead the U.S Justice Department’s civil rights division.  (link)

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280 Responses to Federal Appeals Court: Trump Supporters Lawsuit Against San Jose California Will Proceed…

  1. Rachelle says:

    San Jose sounds like Berlin in the Thirties when the police stood down and watched while the Brownshirts attacked. Kind of the same people in a way.

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  2. iconoclast says:

    When seconds count, help is just minutes away …

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    • The Devilbat says:

      Crap like this is why we have the second amendment. Had they tried to attack people here in Florida, they would got a real bang out of it.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Mr. T. says:

        Same here in Arizona. Our state’s stand your ground laws apply to what occurs on private and PUBLIC property. Phoenix PD also did a great of dealing with the malcontent misfits outside a Trump rally, many of whom came from elsewhere, especially from outside the state, just to start trouble. Many arrested, including an idiot shot by Phoenix PD with bean bag rounds and was hit by a teargas canister while on live TV. We haven’t had a repeat of the violence and Trump has been here a few times since then. I support anyone who wants to protest peacefully for their cause, but once they step over that line and become violent, they put their own lives at risk when they pick up rocks and bottles to cause injury or worse to innocent people.

        This country has a serious problem. We have criminals like George Soros, who are using our clueless young people to do their dirty work for them. I thought the hippies from my generation were fools, but the millennials have them beat big time. The millennials may think they are entitled to everything without having to work for it, but in reality, the only think they are entitled to is the right to remain silent, and to have an attorney appointed for them if they can’t afford one. Bring back the draft and we might just see some of these little cupcakes grow up to become responsible adults, who actually contribute to society instead of leaching off of it.

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      • Rex says:

        In the above illustration, those other brownshirts (in blue) would have quickly dispatched anyone offering a Second Amendment defense.

        This isn’t over.
        In the meantime, it is very important any leftist indoctrinated “policemen” understand the inevitable consequences of their actions and in-actions.

        Should things head south, that old Gipper speech about a “Time For Choosing” is gonna get real.

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  3. OnlyInAmerica says:

    I hope San Jose is bankrupted by the Trump patriots. #MAGA

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    • My family is filled with first responders..fire and police. How cringe worthy to see official SJPD reports that state the officers could not respond when people were being beaten. Because they were in fear for their lives. For Heaven’s sake, you cowards. You were armed and the republicans were not. I hope these folks all prevail and San Jose and her PD are bankrupted. Then sue them personally for their bad behavior.

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      • Mr. T. says:

        I don’t blame the officers The blame belongs with the chief. Someone at the top gave the order to stand down, and if it didn’t come directly from the chief, you can bet that gave his approval to that order. The officers have a duty to protect, but they are also bound to obey orders from their superiors. I can tell you, it sucks when that happens, and sometimes heads roll in the upper ranks, but none the less, the officers on the ground get very frustrated when they have their hands tied behind their backs.

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        • I almost agree with you but the officers have a duty to obey LAWFUL orders from their superiors. I would argue that standing there and allowing innocent people trying to enjoy the right to freedom of assembly to be assaulted and harassed is not a LAWFUL order. The guys from the Nuremberg trials learned that lesson. Just because your boss tells you to kill Jews and you follow his orders does not absolve you from you crime or dereliction of duty.

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          • jb says:

            I am always amused when I see “Protect and Serve” on police vehicles.

            “Protect and Serve” who? Operative question.

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            • Mr. T. says:

              I can honestly tell you, most police officers wholeheartedly believe in “Protect & Serve”. However, politics often come into the mix and that just doesn’t sit well with many of the officers working the streets. The more liberal a city government is, the more innocent citizens will suffer as a result of that city’s liberal agenda.

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  4. How proud the “To Protect and Serve” must be.

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  5. Molly Pitcher says:

    It’s not the kind of fact that would ever make it into a court case but the fact was the DNC/Clinton and all the usual mouthpieces had constructed the narrative that all Trump supporters were white supremacists and that is was they who were hurting the poor innocent protesters.
    This rally blew that narrative out of the water.

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    • JX says:

      From the riots to Mueller, it is all instigated by the commie hag Clinton.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Molly Pitcher says:

        Welp JX, dammit it was her turn. She graciously let the manchurian candidate bypass her so the entire shadow govt with all the powers at their disposal would make sure she got her reward. hahahahaha. Baboom! Trumped!

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        • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

          Queen Hillary, poor ole bat crashed and burned on the back nine.
          Now she will never be madame presidente’.

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  6. tonyE says:

    This was all started by the Mayor and the people in City Hall. I sure hope they all get cleaned out.

    However, where are the criminal charges from the DOJ?

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  7. Lactantius says:

    Ludwig von Mises wrote in Planned Chaos (1947) that the Communists referred to liberals as “useful innocents” who are “confused and misguided sympathizers” who collaborate in the chaos without any real concept of what they are helping to create. Somewhere along the line, “useful innocents” morphed into “useful idiots” and was attributed to Lenin. There is no indication that Lenin ever used the term.

    In 1966, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven proposed that the U.S. welfare system be jammed up with people and broken in order to force the U.S. to create a guaranteed annual income that would end poverty.

    Now the Clapper, Brennan, Morell, Hayden, Comey and Democrat Party are calling Donald Trump a useful idiot who is being exploited and manipulated by Putin.

    In fact, the “useful idiot” has long been exploited by the DemonzingRats in order to create the chaos necessary to upset the existing order. Trump is quite successfully attacking the “useful idiots” in order to reinvigorate the existing order and Make America Great Again.

    At the core of this San Jose fluster-cluck is the cynicism of the leftist leaders who stand back and let the rioting create a magnetic force for more useful idiots to come and join the fray. The useful idiots have no idea of what lies between the existing order and their vision of Utopia.

    For the DemonizingRat politburo, what has to lie between the manipulated chaos and a restoration of order is a dictatorship of the proletariat in which all manner of political correctness is pounded into recalcitrant skulls through force and oppression.

    In “The ABC of Materialist Dialectics” (1939) Trotsky wrote: “The dialectic is not a magic master key for all questions. It does not replace concrete scientific analysis. But it directs this analysis along the correct road, securing it against sterile wanderings in the desert of subjectivism and scholasticism.”

    “Dialectics” is the obscure philosophy that Trotsky adopted to hide the brutal control of the ruling body over the minds and souls of the people.

    So, San Jose is just more of the same old jack-hammering away at the existing order through the manipulation of useful idiots. Ditto Black Lives Matter, Antifa, Open Borders, Occupy Wall Street, Racism, White Supremacy, Southern Poverty Law Center, Free Tuition, Universal Free Health Care, and all that pie-in-the-sky stuff and bigotry in the name of diversity and blah, blah, blah.

    Never let a good crisis go to waste. Those are the words the would-be masters of society live by.

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    • Molly Pitcher says:

      IMO, they’ve stepped beyond never let a good crisis go to waste to creating the crisis. They carefully created the Trump “crisis” that he was a bigot, racist, misogynist, Russian colluder. Their partners, the corrupt press, are their real strength. Without the press these lies would never be enough.

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      • Lactantius says:

        Indeed. The DemonizingRats are not attempting to uphold the Constitution, they are actively trying to marginalize it and control the culture through the force of statism. They create as many or more crisis situations as they just happen upon. However, when they have any bit of a scent that the “alt-right” is in motion, they stir it up for all its worth in order to elevate the disunity to the level of crisis and thence to chaos.

        The truth is, the Democrats elect a lot of fools along with a lot of demagogues who feed the fools. Fool or demagogue, they are a nasty lot.

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    • JX says:

      Great post, Lactantius.

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  8. blind no longer says:

    Can the DOJ bring charges against these city and state officials? What about charges and an investigation of these police departments who stood by and watched?
    How about the Organizing for America type groups?
    The DOJ should step in here and bring somebody up the food chain to justice!!!

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    • Johnnyreb says:

      These will be federal charges, a denial of constitutional rights……freedom of assembly, equal protection, etc.

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    • Reloader says:

      Which DOJ are you referring to? Perhaps the one populated from bottom to top with gov’t employees who agree completely with the stand down orders of the San Jose Mayor? The DOJ that wants nothing more than to help bring down VSGPDJT and eliminate everyone who supports him? That DOJ?

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  9. Chas Busch says:

    San Josa will soon be called Broke Josa

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  10. Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

    All of the comments I have read on this thread are totally spot-on.
    Many of the law enforcement agencies, especially in large cities, have been totally corrupt in the last 30-40 years. The Federal government was using block grants ($$$$) to subvert local control. Simple and effective. Took some time, but it eventually paid off for the Left.
    The Obama regime was also trying to politicize the Armed Forces. Reduction of standards for new recruits, command positions appointed by affirmative action policies and even free babysitting for single parents that I remember was being offered by Michelle Obama during one of her speeches. I’m not sure what is being done with the policies put in place during Obama But you can bet that if President Trump had not been elected in 2016 then the Democrat party would have eventually turned our Armed Forces into their own personal cadre.
    I only hope that President Trump is not forced by circumstance to use our military to put down an uprising by these idiots on the far left. I believe he would do it tho. If necessary.
    On the other hand, if American citizens are forced to defend ourselves without interference…
    Well, that would be OK too.

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  11. Never forget my fellow patriots…never!! All illegals deported NOW! Every single one of them.
    Sí se puede.

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    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Thanks Rogimoto. This is part of history that few ever saw. Watching hours and hours of live vids during BLM protests and then the anti-Trump protests was galvanizing….we’re in a war.

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    • Michaela says:

      Rogimoto, I never saw that video before. I watched it just now. I feel so sick to my stomach. I am glad I watched it, but it was very frightening. I am very upset. This was horrible and there is absolutely no reason for this. I want to put it on my FB page to get the message out. My anxiety is through the roof. I pray these people win this law suit and justice is served. You are right, build that WALL NOW.

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      • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

        If you put that video exposing the Violent Left on your FB page you would likely get a big slap from Mark Sugarberg’s censorship police. Good luck.

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  12. chuckyschmucky says:

    I’ve been reading all about this in the NY Times.

    Just kidding.

    But just pretend for one second that it was Trump supporters attacking Hispanics (I know, but use your imagination); that would the ONLY thing the corrupt leftwing media would cover. For three straight months.

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  13. The police who followed their superior’s orders to stand down, should lose the immunity from liability. It can be removed if they were acting illegally (violating the civil rights of citizens).
    Just a reminder of what the California Highway Patrol was doing during Katrina. If these guys weren’t prosecuted, no one will.

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    • That was disgusting to watch these officers tackle this old woman and forcibly remove her from her home (and confiscate her gun). What is even worse is the talking head reporter who saw nothing wrong with what the officers did to that woman because they did it “for her own good.” When she finally got back to her home and it was looted of all of her possessions did the officers replace everything that was stolen?

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  14. Curt says:

    I am a retired sheriff deputy and worked in the city of San Jose for many years. There was a time when SJPD was a really good department…. but those days are long gone. The mayor, Sam Licardo, started out as a prosecutor at the District Attorney’s office. These people, in local government, have all sold their very souls to the leftist establishment that now runs everything in that area. If you’re not a knee jerk liberal, then keep quiet, as alternate points of view are not well tolerated. The Santa Clara Valley was once, some years ago, a wonderful and beautiful place. That’s completely changed. San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, now covered in asphalt with millions of people, where big money Socialists from the tech industry, really control everything. A simple small very used tract home costs about one million dollars! For that you get a lower quality of life in a super crowded area with traffic issues and large city crime akin to Los Angeles. (If not worse) The politics are pretty much 100% leftist and intolerance is the norm. This trend started around 25 years ago and has completely taken over. San Jose in 2013 had the largest homeless encampment (The Jungle) in the United States with a documented three generations living in squalor in the Coyote Creek area. The problem still exists today. County and city governments are 100% leftist. Its akin to the old politburo of the Soviet Union. If this is the new quality of life the socialists have in store for the rest of us, believe me, they can keep it….. Make no mistake, the San Jose Police Department, being ordered to stand down during these felony assaults occurring right in their presence at the Trump rally, is a symptom of the sick tactics these socialists will use to control the political agenda. You’ve been warned……………..

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    • Rex says:

      Sorry you had to tell that story, but your first hand account is genuinely appreciated.

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      • Lactantius says:

        Think of the game of “tick-tack-toe.” You can’t win it if your opponent understands the game. So there is no random way to win.

        Now move on to Jeremy Bentham’s utopian “formula” of “the greatest good for the greatest number.” That is a null formula because it not mathematically possible to maximize for two or more variables simultaneously.

        San Jose has sacrificed any notion of “the greatest good” in order to cater to the greatest number, even if that means jungle camps, high crime and impossible housing prices. The first clash of scarce space and a safe habitat is always cultural. The usual “solution” is for the “public” to allocate space to those who can not subsist without it. As in The Field of Dreams: “allocate it and they will come.” If you accommodate what is of no use to your city plan, you will get more of it.

        It is the ideology of the cock roach. Ghettos attract people as surely as they repel others. Gated communities bear the costs of policing because of noxious, dangerous, infecting human pollution. Wall us in and keep them out. Another Field of Dreams.

        How many people are crammed into the “San Jose” environs? Minimum wages and government assistance programs allow a sizable city of the underclasses to navigate under minimal societal management. They survive unorganized, unplanned for and by participating in an “economy”of their own making. They would be worthy of wonder and respect if they were not so caught up in a meaninglessness existence with little future. One can look at the “slum” class as beaten down and out. Or, one can see them as equals who only need our politics, economics, morality, safety, medical help, charity and understanding in order to rise up and reform. “Reform” meaning that they will become more like us.

        Patrick O’Brien and Steve Johns were policemen in Reno, Nevada who repeatedly and literally picked Murray Barr up from where he fell nearly every day of the week. Murray was a gentle bear of a man and people loved him. But he was a homeless addict. O’Brien and Johns began tracking hospital bills, doctor’s fees and other expenses and concluded that Murray Barr cost the city a bundle. He was renamed Million Dollar Murray and he became the focus of a study.

        What was not calculated was how much Murray and his fellows cost in what economists call “opportunity costs.” That is to say, all the money spent on maintenance of inebriates and addicts is money that is not available for other societal benefits.

        No matter how you name the program, collecting people from off the streets and “tending to their needs” uses the internment process as a model. Once in internment, the internees are triaged into the chronic people, the possibly chronic people and the maybe can be restored people.

        But forget about the internment model. The equality and diversity people will tear into the internment population and find sexism, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, misogyny and everything else they find politically useful to blow out of proportion.

        The other solution is to let them stone themselves and die. No liberal will own up to that, but that is how the Progressive Californicators look upon the trashy masses. They can poop on the sidewalk and get clean needles from the government and slop down soup and cheese so long as they don’t bite someone. Its their right, The social justice warriors see it as a form of dignity. But, of course, Utopia is right around the corner.

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        • Molly Pitcher says:

          Interesting.
          I used to live not far from San Jose in the farming areas of the Central Coast.
          What I observed is that the migrants (that used to actually leave) that began to stay and then the families came and the families multiplied..is that when you come from a place that living in sparse conditions is normal , once here , a family including grandparents, uncles and friends all sharing a home is fine with them.
          Even though rents were skyrocketing for traditional families those people were able to spread the cost among them which continued to push the overall rents even higher

          Almost everyone I knew or kept in contact with moved away. If they owned a home it was a profit and if they didn’t it was still a relief to get out from the $$ burden.
          I went back recently and the once well kept historic downtown was a wasteland of dollar stores and fast food places. Utopia I guess .

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        • wondering999 says:

          I had never heard of “Million Dollar Murray”. Now looking for items about this situation. Thank you, very interesting
          Here’s the Gladwell article
          https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2006/02/13/million-dollar-murray

          A blogger describes the situation
          https://blog.stevekrause.org/2010/08/lessons-from-murray.html

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    • Doug says:

      The Left destroys everything it touches. It MUST because socialism is a doctrine of force. Mob rule.
      The Elites are comfortable in their gated communities, oblivious to the decadence and decay surrounding them. They assuage themselves with “caring for” the poor.
      Thank you for your service. I’ll bet you and your family are happy to be out of the filth.

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  15. Dimbulbz says:

    That Video made my blood boil. Good thing its not happening anywhere near me. I would have a hard time standing down.

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  16. stringplayer55 says:

    Public Service Announcement:

    Folks, a number of web links in previous reporting no longer work. In particular, many of the links to stories in the San Jose Mercury News have been taken down. Also, Youtube has taken down many of the videos that were previously linked to.

    If you want to find old stories that are now missing (taken down because they have the capacity to blow up leftist interests?), you can often (not always) find those stories using the Wayback Machine at http:archive.org/web/. Using the Wayback Machine, I have been able to locate the Mercury News stories that are otherwise no longer available. On the other hand, some of the Youtube content is apparently irretrievably lost.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “..some of the Youtube content is apparently irretrievably lost.”

      I have have warned a number of ministries that I know of across the country that post their sermons and conferences on YouTube to make sure they have a backup somewhere and not rely on YouTube forever. it is only a matter of time before the conservative Christians are censored and banned..

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  17. Linus in W.PA. says:

    Such irony that the Po-Po would effectively support Smelly Hilly over the Trumpet.

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