The ACLU is suing a California sheriff for blocking activists on Facebook

The US Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation in Northern California accused the Sacramento Sheriff of illegally blocking the Black Lives Matter leader on his official Facebook page.

According to the ACLU, the two Black Lives Matter Sacramento Jones were blocked by Scott Jones, after leaders refused to investigate the death of Mikel McIntyre, who was killed by the Sacramento crew in 2017. Last fall, Jones asked for support on his official Facebook page, but was criticized. BLM leaders Tanya Faison and Sonia Lewis.

If someone blocks a page on the social media platform, they will no longer be able to see or interact with posts on that page. This block raises a unique constitutional issue because the page in question was run by a government-controlled sheriff.

"The sheriff says his views violate the rights of free speech, undermine the public trust of the government and undermine democratic values." . "The free media should be protected from government censorship of social media, as well as forums that discuss public meetings, politics, religion and other social issues." The way may change, but the protection of the Constitution is not. "

ACLU Argues that the court is claiming that Jones's conduct is unconstitutional and damages and that Faison and Lewis should be unblocked. [19659007] First Amendment On behalf of users who blamed public officials for blocking those who impeded freedom of speech Several lawsuits have been filed in Maine and Maryland. There is precedent. In May, a federal judge in New York ruled that Trump's tweet was part of the forum and that it violated the constitution's free-speech rights by blocking people.

"This case ensures that all voices are heard," said John Heller, Rogers Joseph O'Donnell law firm. "The first amendment of the Constitution is no longer necessary."

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