It is getting harder every day to tell the difference between the Babylon Bee and real news.
Five members of Black Lives Matter filed a suit against Seattle on Monday, saying the Seattle Police Department’s crowd control techniques have required them to purchase expensive protective gear, essentially pricing them out of practicing their First Amendment rights.
Because rioting is protected by the First Amendment.
“Because protesters now must purchase expensive equipment to be assured that they will be able to protest safely, the indiscriminate use of weapons by SPD implicates equal protection,” the suit says.
The suit alleges it is necessary to purchase helmets, gas masks, protective clothing, goggles, gloves, boots, umbrellas, and other similar gear and argues that the necessity of the equipment places an undue burden on those practicing their First Amendment rights.