Do you remember the Trump rally in San Jose last year when many Trump supporters were attacked by a mob of leftists, seemingly unhindered by police who were there?
Here’s a short reminder:
The people assaulted certainly remember the event and they’ve brought suit against the city for the failure to protect them. The city tried to get the case dismissed, but the judge has decided to allow the suit to continue, in a win for the Trump supporters.
According to CBS Local:
“We’ve seen video appearing on international local and national media that shows the police standing by as people were getting gruesomely attacked,” said Charles Moran who is with the California Log Cabin Republicans.
Harmeet Dhillon is the attorney representing the assaulted plaintiffs. She was also present at the rally.
“Citizens ranging from their teens to their 70s were assaulted, abused, chased, hunted, and terrorized in a situation for which the city is responsible, and must now answer,” Dhillon told LifeZette. “This lawsuit seeks to vindicate the principle that every American — regardless of his or her political beliefs — is entitled to equal protection of the laws, and to the rights of free speech and free assembly, particularly in the support of their candidate of choice.”
Juan Hernandez was one of the victims.
“It felt like we were the lamb being led to the slaughterhouse,” said Juan Hernandez, a Trump supporter who suffered a broken nose, speaking to The Mercury News. “I went down into a fetal position and the punches were coming in at every angle. The officers weren’t doing anything as the attacks were happening. This should not happen anywhere — no matter who you support, Democrat or Republican — this should not happen.”
The police failed in their duty to protect the people that day.
Here’s their explanation, if one can call it that.
The city tried to get out of this failure by getting the case dismissed.
Fortunately, the judge held their feet to the fire and now they are going to have to explain their inaction… in court.