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Alex Jones to pay 49.3 million in Sandy Hook civil case.

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by fantome profane, Aug 5, 2022.

  1. F1fan

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    Apparently there are more lawsuits against Jones to come. He's caused a lot of people harm.
     
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    We have to read the OP article for you?
     
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    This is just the beginning. I'm sure by the time his chickens have come home to roost, I wouldn't be surprised if he gets wiped out. He deserves what's coming. And that's not even to mention charges for his perjury which got exposed at the end of this trial, and who knows what else once the Jan 6 committee investigates him and the DOJ looks at his role in the coop attempt. I wouldn't be surprised he finds himself in prison as well.
     
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    So
    So the standard going rate is 49.3 million for defamation and slander these days?
     
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    I could care less about Jones, but extravagant awards in addition to another already settled award just sets a precedent as a legal lever for censorship on whomever people deemed as beimg not likable or hated.

    I'll wait for that legal gun to be one day turned back on those that support doing things like that in the future, and then watch them cry foul when it's used on them.
     
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    Let us hope Jones is the first vile domino to fall.
     
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    Let's hope punitive damages are the first vile legal mechanism to be fixed.
     
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    If, in the future, someone is spreading deliberate lies to make millions of dollars in profits while causing real harm to the individuals they're lying about, then yes, they should expect the same.

    Jones is a vile piece of filth that has profited off of the pain and suffering of families who lost their children in a most excruciating way and they've had to live with the torment his lies have fueled.

    And thanks to his lawyer inadvertently revealing the texts Jones swore he never made, the court now knows this dirtbag perjured himself. There isn't a small enough violin to play for him. About time he reaped a bit of what he's sown.
     
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    Roughly. And of course depending on his ability to pay out, yes.


    Edit: our justice system has always been pay to play. Have a lot to gamble, have a lot to lose.
     
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    They could just hire Will Smith to slap him.

    Justice served.
     
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    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    It probably needs another thread, but there is a problem with punitive awards these days. Particularly involving the 8th amendment.

    Some Thoughts on Punitive Damages | Manhattan Institute

    The 4 million I'm OK with. That was the verdict made.
     
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    Don't fix wot ain't broken.
     
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    Do the crime do the time (or pay out). He had the clout, and platform to spew nonsense to the point of at least one family recieving regular death threats (that does a lot to a person's sense of safety and well-being).

    The issues with the justice system in this instance are the least of my concerns and call this "just dessert".
     
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    It's out of control. The amounts have been increasing ever higher and higher and is breaching on 8th amendment protections.
     
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    Just a reminder, you do not have a clue, and admitted it yourself.
     
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    Sounds good to me for something so heinous and irresponsible coming from someone with such a sizeable audience and influence.
    Real people had to live with the real consequences of his bull****. Actually, considering how bad it got, I would have placed it much higher.
     
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    Just a reminder.

    Its clear you have absolutely have nothing to say as you now resorted to ad honimins.
     
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    Not in this case. It pales in comparison to the amount of cruelty he's inflicted on these families. IMO, he should have faced a significantly steeper fine.
     
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    What makes you think that punitive judgements are vile? I could explain to you why they are not. You might not let yourself understand it though.
     
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    Nope. Let's add ad hominems to the concepts that you do not understand. You already made it clear that you have no clue quite a while ago. A factual claim cannot be an ad hom.

    All you had to do was to admit your ignorance and I would have politely told you why you were wrong. Until you do there really is not point in trying to explain why you are wrong.
     
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