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Grieving Father Sues BLM over Fallen Son:  The grieving father of a Dallas police officer killed in the ambush shooting in July that claimed the lives of five officers is bringing charges against the Black Lives Matter movement and associated groups.  Claire Z. Cardona of the Dallas Morning News reports that Enrique Zamarripa has filed a 43-page lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Texas naming the Black Lives Matter movement as well as 13 additional defendants, including the Nation of Islam, Reverend Al Sharpton, the New Black Panthers Party and Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson, as those responsible for the anti-police rhetoric that incited Micah Johnson to shoot at police officers during a demonstration, which claimed the life of his son, Patrick Zamarripa.  Zamarripa is seeking damages of up to $550 million.  

AL Murderer Challenges Death Sentence: 
An Alabama man convicted of murder eight years ago is challenging his conviction and hoping to overturn his death sentence.  Lance Griffin of the Dothan Eagle reports that a hearing was held Tuesday in the case of David Phillip Wilson, a man who was convicted in 2008 for the murder of Dewey Walker, a 64-year-old cancer patient.  Wilson argues that there were arguments that may have been made by his previous defense counsel that could have spared him the death penalty, and intends to make those arguments now in hopes of having his death sentence overturned.

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