Fourteen victims of anti-Trump rioters at a Trump campaign rally in San Jose, California in June 2016 filed a class action federal civil rights lawsuit in July against San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Police Chief Edgardo Garcia, the City of San Jose and several named and unknown attackers.
Dozens of Trump supporters were assaulted, spit on, beaten, cold-cocked, egged, chased, tackled and bloodied as they left the San Jose Trump rally by mobs of far left, Mexican nationalist, Socialist, SEIU and anarchist thugs.
One female Trump supporter was egged and spit on by hundreds of Mexican nationalists chanting “F*ck you!”
Another Trump supporter was cold-cocked with a bag of rocks while walking to his car and left bleeding.
One young Trump supporter was followed and cold-cocked and left bleeding as he walked to his vehicle.
Another woman was cornered by a mob of Mexican nationalist chanting “F*ck you!” They beaned her in the face with raw eggs and spit on her.
It was not until she lost her vision that the Marriott staff let her in.
(Note: The liberal Washington Post said she “taunted” them — by wearing a Trump shirt, smiling, and flashing the peace sign!)
They chased Trump supporters down the street.
They beat their heads.
Dozens of Trump supporters were beaten and bloodied.
One black Muslim chased down and tackled a young Trump supporter with his thug buddies. He later bragged about it on Twitter.
Several Trump supporters were cold-cocked and left staggering.
The San Jose police were noticibly absent.
Two of the victims filing suit were featured in national reporting over the attacks on them: A teenage boy who was rabbit-punched and then chased and tackled by the mob, and a woman who was chased, cornered and pelted with eggs and bottles by the mob.
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) June 3, 2016
The lawsuit describes police ordering Trump supporters to walk directly into the maws of the anti-Trump mob and then failing to intercede when the Trump supporters were set upon and attacked by the mob. The suit alleges this was done at the direction of the mayor and police chief.
The suit was filed by Harmeet K. Dhillon, an attorney who is also vice chair of the California Republican Party.
This week the 9th Circuit Court ruled the lawsuit against San Jose officials and the city for violating the civil rights of Trump supporters can proceed.
9th Circuit ruled that our lawsuit against San Jose officials and city for violating the civil rights of Trump supporters can proceed, and denies qualified immunity. Can you help our clients fund this lawsuit's expenses? Justice 4 SJ Trump Rally Legal Fund https://t.co/EA5ZWzCJBS
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) July 27, 2018