San Jose seemed to go out of their way to make sure the puppets of the left, Antifa, would get to gang up on Trump supporters and young girls as it is widely believed that the mayor of San Jose, Sam Liccardo, a far left demagogue, ordered police to stand down.
The violence was all one sided but the mayor blamed the violence on Trump and his supporters.
Maybe Jeffrey Dahmer should have tried this defense.
The 9th Circuit Court is the most liberal circuit court in the country but this particular panel is considered to be conservative leaning.
One of the big reasons that Trump supporters were ganged up on is that the San Jose police who stood down directed those leaving the venue on a direct path that put them right in the path of the violent protesters.
A panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals appears likely to permit a lawsuit filed by Trump supporters against the city of San Jose for injuries sustained in a June 2016 riot, when anti-Trump activists attacked them.
The city had appealed the earlier decision of a federal district to deny the police supervisors qualified immunity from the suit. The case then went to the Ninth Circuit.
According to the Courthouse News Service:
A Ninth Circuit panel appeared poised to allow President Donald Trump supporters pursue their negligence claims against San Jose, California, regarding a dust-up between them and protesters at a campaign rally in 2016.
San Jose’s attorney Matthew Pritchard argued the police officers accused of negligence are entitled to immunity because they couldn’t have known their crowd-control decisions were potentially violating constitutional rights of rally attendees.
Furthermore, Pritchard argued the rally attendees were aware of the potential peril in going to a rally for Trump, who was controversial in San Jose and whose campaign events had been prone to outbreaks of physical conflict.
Harmeet Dhillon, who argued the case on behalf of rally attendees, said the police actively created unnecessary danger by blocking off alternative exits and funneling the crowd into the teeth of a seething mob of anti-Trump protesters.