Infowars rep: 'False statements' on Sandy Hook shooting
“I don’t think that we disagree that there were false statements made,” Brittany Paz testified at a civil trial involving Jones' claims that the nation’s deadliest school shooting was staged as a pretext to tighten gun regulations. Paz, a lawyer hired by Jones' defense to testify on the company’s workings, said she believed Jones didn't personally investigate the massacre.news.yahoo.com
Trial set to begin for Alex Jones in Sandy Hook hoax case
A month after losing one nearly $50 million verdict, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is set to go on trial a second time for calling the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax and causing several of the victims' families emotional and psychological harm. A six-member jury with several alternates in Connecticut will begin hearing evidence Tuesday on how much Jones should pay the families, since he already has been found liable for damages to them. Last month, a Texas jury ordered Jones to pay $49.3 million to the parents of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, one of 26 students and teachers killed in the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.news.yahoo.com
Alex Jones lawyer takes the Fifth during Sandy Hook hearing
A lawyer for c onspiracy theorist Alex Jones invoked his right against self-incrimination Thursday during a civil court hearing in Connecticut over the possible improper disclosure of confidential medical records of relatives of some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims. New Haven-based attorney Norman Pattis refused to answer questions citing his Fifth Amendment rights during a hearing on whether he should be disciplined for giving the confidential records to unauthorized persons — other lawyers for Jones in Texas. The hearing was connected to a Connecticut lawsuit filed by Sandy Hook families against Jones for calling the 2012 shooting that killed 20 children and six educators in Newtown a hoax.news.yahoo.com
Alex Jones' lawyer faces disciplinary hearing in Connecticut
A lawyer for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is facing scrutiny from a Connecticut judge, who began hearing testimony Wednesday on whether the lawyer should be disciplined for giving other attorneys for Jones highly sensitive documents, including medical records of relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Attorney Norman Pattis is representing Jones in a defamation lawsuit filed by Sandy Hook families against Jones for calling the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a hoax. The Connecticut trial is separate from a trial in Texas that ended earlier this month with a jury awarding more than $49 million to the parents of one of the slain children.news.yahoo.com
BISD counselors to use ‘Sandy Hook Promise’ curriculum
By GARY LONGStaff WriterThe Brownsville Independent School District utilizes a curriculum that grew out of the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting to encourage students to speak to a trusted adult when they see something that worries them. The “Sandy Hook Promise,” as the free curriculum is called, came up in a response to a question from BISD Trustee Drue Brown during Safety and Mental Health Committee meeting this past week. “Last year our counselors all attended the Sandy Hook Promise online training,” used it last year and will use it this year, she said. So those trainings and those presentations should happen by the end, no later than the end of September,” she said. Garza replied “Absolutely” when asked if the Sandy Hook program is effective.myrgv.com
A jury says Alex Jones should pay $49 million for defaming Sandy Hook parents. He might be ordered to pay only a fraction of that thanks to Texas law.
The jury ordered Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million as punishment for his Sandy Hook lies, but Texas law caps punitive damages at $750,000.news.yahoo.com
Barr says Justice Department appears to be "taking a hard look" at Trump and his inner circle
In an exclusive interview with CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge, former Attorney General Bill Barr offered his analysis of the Jan. 6 grand jury investigation and what recent subpoenas for top Trump advisers may mean for the former president.news.yahoo.com
Alex Jones ordered to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4M
AUSTIN (AP) — A Texas jury Thursday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than $4 million — significantly less than the $150 million being sought — in compensatory damages to the parents [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Alex Jones ordered to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4M
A Texas jury has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than $4 million in compensatory damages to the parents of a 6-year-old boy who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre over Jones' repeated public claims that the attack was a hoax.
Alex Jones Ordered to Cough Up $4M in Disastrous Sandy Hook Battle
Briana Sanchez/Pool via REUTERSThe Texas jury that conspiracy theorist and InfoWars founder Alex Jones publicly referred to as “extremely blue collar folks” who “don’t know what planet they’re on,” found the online pseudo-celeb liable on Thursday to the tune of $4.11 million for spreading lies about the Sandy Hook school shooting.The verdict means Jones now must pay damages for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress to the mother and father of Jesse Lewis, a 6-year-old boy knews.yahoo.com
Alex Jones concedes Sandy Hook attack was '100% real'
AUSTIN (AP) — For years, bombastic far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ranted to his millions of followers that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, that children weren’t ki[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Alex Jones’ Damning Texts ACCIDENTALLY Sent to Sandy Hook Lawyer
Briana Sanchez/Pool via ReutersA day after far-right conspiracy-monger Alex Jones was scolded by a judge for chewing gum in the courtroom, opposing lawyers dropped a bombshell revelation they said proved the embattled InfoWars host has been lying on the stand.Jones testified on Wednesday for the second time in attempting to fend off one of many defamation lawsuits brought by families affected by the Sandy Hook massacre. They are seeking at least $150 million from Jones and his bankrupt media comnews.yahoo.com
Sandy Hook parents: Alex Jones claims created 'living hell'
AUSTIN (AP) — Fighting back tears and finally given the chance to confront conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the parents of a 6-year-old killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting describe[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Parents of Sandy Hook shooting victim call for accountability in Alex Jones’ defamation trial
The parents of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis are suing Jones for falsely claiming that the 2012 mass school shooting was a hoax meant to take away Americans’ guns. The trial is the first of three to determine monetary penalties against the Texas-based conspiracy theorist for his lies about the tragedy.
Alex Jones’ company files for bankruptcy midway through Sandy Hook damages trial
Free Speech Systems submitted the filing during a two-week trial to determine how much the Texas-based conspiracy theorist will award the parents of a victim in the 2012 school shooting, prompting speculation about the company’s effort to avoid bankruptcy oversight as a small business.
Detective: Alex Jones 'most dangerous' type of attack denier
An attorney for the parents of one of the children who were killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting told jurors that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones repeatedly “lied and attacked the parents of murdered children” when he told his Infowars audience that the 2012 attack was a hoax.
'I've got to dig deep': Texas shooting tests Newtown parents
Some relatives of the victims of the 2012 attack on the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, who channeled grief into advocacy have claimed success, gradually, in areas including gun safety, attitudes around gun violence, and mental health awareness.
Sandy Hook families: Gun maker trying to wipe out lawsuit
The judge, however, allowed one lawsuit plaintiff not the Sandy Hook families to sit on the main committee of unsecured creditors. He said the bankruptcy case is so new that many people who may have claims against the company may not even know about the case. A gunman using a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by Remington killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 14, 2012. The lawsuit has been put on hold because of the bankruptcy case. Jessup on Tuesday approved a schedule for the Sept. 17 auction that allows the Sandy Hook families and others to object to the sale by Sept. 1.