Co-Founder Of Black Lives Matter L.A. Sues LAPD

(Los Angeles, CA) — The co-founder of Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles is suing the LAPD over their response to a possible swatting incident at her home. According to the lawsuit, Melina Abdullah claims she and her children were forced out of her home at gunpoint on August 12th of last year, with at least 20 LAPD officers, many in SWAT tactical gear, surrounded the home. Abdullah said, “They were not coming to quote-unquote keep me safe. They were coming to evoke terror. They were coming to terrorize.” Abdullah said she believes the way she was treated was retribution for leading massive “BLM” protests throughout L.A. that summer. The union that represents LAPD officers says the response was swift and professional.