VIA| The Black Lives Matter thugs are threatening to protest en masse at the Mall of America on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. So, Mall of America has now filed for a restraining order to keep them from doing that. BLM wanted to set up a protest on December 23rd at 1 p.m., virtually ruining everyone’s last minute shopping. With the restraining order in place, they plan to show up anyway. I hope the police arrest every one of them – they better have a lot of space to stack up these morons. Over a 1,000 showed up at the Mall of America last year scaring shoppers and disrupting commerce. This goes beyond free speech into intimidation and should not be allowed.
Since the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, the Black Lives Matter movement has done a lot of controversial things to draw attention to itself.
And now the U.S.’s largest mall, the Mall of America, has decided to take legal action to prevent the group from protesting during one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
The Mall of America has filed for a restraining order against leaders of Black Lives Matter (BLM) in an attempt to head off a protest scheduled for one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
The legal documents, filed in Hennepin County Court, name BLM leaders Michael McDowell, Miski Noor, Lena Gardner, Kandace Montgomery and four others named only as John Does 1 through 4 as defendants. The request for the temporary restraining order says BLM has been using its Facebook and Twitter pages to promote a demonstration at the Mall of America’s East Rotunda at 1 p.m. on December 23, 2015.
In asking for a restraining order, attorneys for MOA point to a similar protest held on December 20, 2014 involving approximately 1,000 protesters inside the mall. Mall attorneys maintain that many retailers reported double digit decreases in sales on December 20, 2014, the date of that demonstration.
The optics of a bunch of radicals destroying Christmas is tempting, but I just can’t justify it with ruining the holiday for little ones and their families. I notice that many of the BLM crowd from last year were white. What a bunch of over politicized, over educated young morons. Much of this movement is funded by communists and the likes of George Soros. The legal documents, filed in Hennepin County Court, name BLM leaders Michael McDowell, Miski Noor, Lena Gardner, Kandace Montgomery and four others named only as John Does 1 through 4 as defendants. The request for the temporary restraining order says BLM has been using its Facebook and Twitter pages to promote a demonstration at the Mall of America’s East Rotunda at 1 p.m. on December 23, 2015. MOA asserts that it is a private commercial retail center that prohibits “all forms of protest, demonstration and public debate.” The mall is asking a Hennepin County Judge to prohibit the planned December 23 protest, to block organizers from encouraging others to protest, and to order BLM leaders to remove any social media posts that reference or attempt to recruit people to take part in the planned protest.
The filing also asks that BLM leaders immediately post any legal documents on social media if the court grants a temporary restraining order or permanent injunctive relief. During a court hearing Monday afternoon, Judge Karen Janisch heard arguments by attorneys for the mall and protest organizers. Mall attorney Susan Gaertner says it is private property and that the owners prohibit demonstrations. “This is not about free speech. this is not about whether or not these folks have a good cause. of course they have a good cause. this about where you demonstrate. and you demonstrate in places like this. in a court house. Mall of America on Wednesday is a place to take your kids and shop,” Gaertner said. Black Lives Matter leaders say regardless of any legal issues, that the protest will happen as planned. They are intent on wrecking Christmas for everyone and promoting radicalism and racism. ‘Tis the season, but I guess these young Marxists didn’t get the memo.