…from the New York Times, b
[ Editor’s Note: It looks like Alex Jones may have tried to go a bridge too far in stiffing requests from the two courts for financial records, as they tried to verify claims that he had profited extensively from his long running Sandy Hook claims which he had milked relentlessly for years.
It seems amazing that this has been going on so long, which screams of a legal system so understaffed that it creates a bonanza of extra legal billing hours for cases that drag on for years in overcrowded courts.
Who does this benefit? Just look whose pocket the money flows into, and how the long delays often force litigants into settlements, as they see legal bills growing higher and higher.
Note that he was not deemed guilty, but ‘liable by default’, something that I got educated about today. I have to wonder why Jones chose this path to deny the records requests, as I assume his lawyers would have explained to him what the consequences would be.
Was he just trying to delay the inevitable? If you have any ideas, let me know in the comments… Jim W. Dean ]
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A superior court in Connecticut granted a sweeping victory to the families of eight people killed in a 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., suing the far-right broadcaster and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars media outlet for defamation.
The judge in Connecticut ruled on Monday that because Mr. Jones refused to turn over documents ordered by the courts, including financial records, he was liable by default. The ruling combines with three previous rulings in Texas to grant the families of 10 Sandy Hook shooting victims four victories in four defamation lawsuits against Mr. Jones.
Mr. Jones for years spread bogus theories that the shooting that killed 20 first graders and six educators was a government-led plot to confiscate Americans’ firearms and that the victims’ families were “actors” in the scheme.
The Sandy Hook families maintain that Mr. Jones profited from spreading lies about their relatives’ murders. Mr. Jones has disputed that, while for years failing to produce sufficient records to bolster his claims.
Juries in both states will next decide how much Mr. Jones should pay the families in damages, atop court costs. Those trials are scheduled for next year in both states.
You can read the full artile at the New York Times here.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
An earlier version if this article referred imprecisely to a judge’s ruling in a defamation case. The judge found Alex Jones liable by default in a case in Connecticut, he was not found guilty in the case.
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List of anomalous simultaneous events. Dec 14, 2012, Sandy Hook and Chen Peng primary school attacks. Both events that day involved mentally disturbed males, attacking their primary female authority caretakers before then proceeding to a primary school just as it was beginning its day and attacked nearly the exact number of students.
August 13 1967, Night of the Grizzlies, after 57 years of no fatal attack by Bears in Glacier National Park, two women both 19 years old, were attacked and killed on the same night in separate incidents 9 miles apart, leading to nationwide speculation and mystery solving.
Nov 5 2018, Two twin sisters, gave birth to baby daughters of nearly exact size, within one hour of each other one time zone apart. Initially they had hidden their pregnancies from each other and did not know of each others condition until midway through the pregnancy. they went into labor simultaneously.
In the study of time, events are one area, where simultaneous occurrences cause a tremendous amount of questioning and wonderment. It happens in the micro and macro, and (almost) nobody keeps track or even studies it. I have even logged multiple separate cases of simultaneous pet deaths (natural causes) within family units or acquaintances, in different locations. It goes on and on. Maybe the twin mothers ordered the toilets.
Why are people so hyper concerned about the precise times of birth of their offspring ?
Alex Jones has an ability to “get people to believe”, that is all too familiar with timekeepers.
The calendar that tracks consciousness has been around for thousands of years and in every part of the world. In that calendar, Jones keeps company with the following; Jody Arias, Casey Anthony, Elizabeth Holmes, Charles Manson, 9/11, Peter Popoff, Marrianne Faithful, Aurora Colorado shooting (Dark Night Rises), Parkland shooting, and the list goes on and on….
There are cycles and they have products and traits that are highly trackable. At this time in history, it is paramount that people learn what day it is and why it matters. Mattis would have loved this intell before he gave Holmes his money. That was an easy one.
Who ordered the portable toilets?
left out the sno and trial B jury.. we never get to see the evidence
A charming bit of theater starring Alex Jones as the bad guy brought to justice.
For Jones any publicity is good. And who controlls the Judges.
My take as well. Gatekeeper earning his shekels.
Well, it could be his finance peaked during the time he went off about it, or he could be very keen on hiding where it came from. He is a living experiment in sociology and the internet. I’m pretty sure many have studied him and his base. I for one would make no assumptions about where he got his money.
I visited his comment section twice, both times planting a particular phrase, and sure enough, it was repeated and snowballed until I began hearing it from him. It wasn’t even a very good phrase. It was a massive echo chamber. Some might call it a germination nursery.
“Who does this benefit? Just look whose pocket the money flows into, and how the long delays often force litigants into settlements, as they see legal bills growing higher and higher.”
Exactly, Jim. It’s almost like Trump suing his pedophile victims for defamation and keeping the lawsuits going until either they run out of money for lawyers or accept hush money to drop the suits.
The Federal Tax Code, if honestly applied; may be one of the few ways to convict any public figure of anything. Or even get them to trial. Trump could write a book about that. Or has he already? I like to see Bannon’s returns. Occupation? Professional shit stain.
Maybe his lawyers have explained to him what the consequences would be and that is why Jones ask for advice to Trump and chose the path of deny the records requests because delay everything is the better strategy…. 🙂
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