It all started when #blacklivesmatter organizers held a peaceful demonstration at the Mall of America on Saturday, December 20, 2014. Now Mall of America wants charges filed against the #blacklivesmatter for trespassing, unlawful assembly, and even obstructing the legal process, which protest leaders find disturbing. Still, the mall is a privately-owned entity, which is why legal experts say the court will now face some tough questions.
“We haven’t even recovered from Pointergate in having the nation’s attention turned toward us. We’re being seen as a laughing stock,” Nekima Levy-Pounds, St. Thomas law professor and advisor to Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, said.
Levy-Pounds was among the approximately 3,000 peaceful protestors to draw attention to the failure to indict those behind the deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice.
In response to the threats, Nekima Levy-Pounds wrote on Storify: