Black Lives Matter lawyer submits some unusual language in court filing
A contentious case over NYPD surveillance of Black Lives Matter protesters has sunk to a new low: The latest filing in the case reads, “EAT ME C–SUCKRE.”
The mistake by David Thompson, a lawyer for protester James Logue, was contained in the file name for legal papers he submitted ahead of arguments in Manhattan Supreme Court next week.
The all-capped, angry invective appears when the document is opened on the court’s public e-filing system.
“Oh sh–! That’s what happens when I get really mad late at night. Nothing I can do about it now,” Thompson told the Daily News.
“I had no idea you could see (that) — next time I’ll write ‘gosh darn it all to heck.'”
Thompson has been outspoken about his frustration with the NYPD’s refusal to turn over records on the surveillance of protesters in 2014 and 2015, going so far as to call the department “a professional lying organization.”
Justice Manuel Mendez held the NYPD in contempt in November for ignoring his orders to turn over certain records of cops’ monitoring of “die-ins” at Grand Central in the wake of the killing of Eric Garner. Despite the ruling, the NYPD is still dodging disclosure, Thompson wrote in his fiery new filing.
The department’s tactics were “symptomatic in microcosm of an NYPD that is diseased and hollow, but which unaccountably manages to project a shiny image of professionalism and competence to the world,” he wrote.
The NYPD had shown contempt for the state legislature, Mendez, and the people it serves, Thompson wrote, calling the department a “sociopathic agency.”
The Law Department and NYPD did not comment.
Thompson said his beef was with the NYPD — not with his adversary in the Law Department litigating the case on the city’s behalf.
“A lot of my legal writing comes from a place of frustration,” he added.
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