One of the quickest ways to defeat Leftists involves the law. Sue the crap out of them.
And that’s what Judicial Watch does so effectively. Which is why they are going after the mayor of DC.
From Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch announced today that filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Mayor of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, the District of Columbia Department of Transportation and the District of Columbia Department of Public Works for records about the painting of “Black Lives Matter” and “Defund the Police” on a DC street in front of the White House (Judicial Watch. v. Muriel Bowser, et al. (2020 CA 003357 B)).
While this may appear to be trivial, Judicial Watch does a great job playing the long game. These lawsuits are more than a nuisance. They force Leftists to either stop the nonsense or play serious “cover your ass”.
The Press Release explains why the lawsuit was necessary:
The FOIA lawsuit was filed after Mayor Bowser failed to respond to three separate FOIA requests, the DC Department of Public Works failed to respond to two separate FOIA requests, and the DC Department of Transportation stated that they located 616 pages of records, but could not provide 615 of the pages, “due to deliberative process privilege (internal discussions).”
So it seems the DC mayor and team wish to avoid accountability?
The summary of the six FOIA requests are as follows:
- Three FOIA requests to the Mayor seek all records related to the cost of, communications between District officials and outside organizations about, and policy and procedure for painting “Black Lives Matter” and “Defund the Police” on 16th Street. These records also include communications related to Judicial Watch’s request to paint “Because No One Is Above the Law!” on District streets.
- Two FOIA requests to the Department of Public Works seek all records related to the cost of, communications between District officials and outside organizations about, and policy and procedure for painting “Black Lives Matter” and “Defund the Police” on 16th Street.
- One FOIA request to the Department of Transportation seeks records of communication about the closure of 16th Street, N.W. between H and K Streets.
The impetus for this FOIA request and subsequent lawsuit revolves around DC intentionally attempting to embarrass President Trump by painting Black Lives Matter in front of the Trump hotel in DC.
The painting of the racist and terrorist slogan was meant to incite President Trump. But now that groups like Judicial Watch have America’s back, we fight.
The press release continues, as JW President, Tom Fitton commented:
“Mayor Bowser is playing games with the First Amendment and the DC government is now hiding documents on using tax dollars to paint political messages on DC streets. First, Mayor Bowser refused to allow Judicial Watch to paint its own message, and now we are facing a cover up about this abuse.”
Great approach to force Leftists’ hands. What they do for each other they must do for us. The Conservative, ergo SANE message must be present with the lunacy each and every time.