Man who wrote book claiming that nobody was killed at Sandy Hook must pay $450,000 to one victim’s father.

By |2019-10-17T05:15:31-08:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

What is wrong with people like this?

Courtesy of ABC News:

A jury in Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to the father of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting after he filed a defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorist writers who claimed the massacre never happened. A Dane County jury on Tuesday decided the amount James Fetzer must pay Leonard Pozner, whose 6-year-old son Noah was among the 26 victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 14, 2012.

Fetzer, a retired University of Minnesota Duluth professor now living in Wisconsin, and Mike Palacek co-wrote a book, “Nobody Died at Sandy Hook” in which they claimed the Sandy Hook shooting never took place but was instead an event staged by the federal government as part of an Obama administration effort to enact tighter gun restrictions. A judge earlier ruled Pozner was defamed by statements in the book that claimed he fabricated copies of his son’s death certificate.

“It causes people to believe that I lied about my son’s death, that my son didn’t die and that I’m somehow doing that for some other reasons,” Pozner said, CBS affiliate WISC-TV reported.

“Mr. Fetzer has the right to believe that Sandy Hook never happened,” he said. “He has the right to express his ignorance. This award, however, further illustrates the difference between the right of people like Mr. Fetzer to be wrong and the right of victims like myself and my child to be free from defamation, free from harassment and free from the intentional infliction of terror.”

Fetzer has called this amount “absurd” and says he will appeal this decision, but I have to think he will find it hard to locate a sympathetic jury pool. 

After all what this asshole did was completely despicable. 

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3 Comments

  1. Anonymous October 18, 2019 at 2:06 am

    I doubt Fetzer has $450,000. I doubt he has $45,000. He’s a retired university professor. That book didn’t bring in that much money and whatever it did he had to split with the other imbecile. I hope his attorney is demanding money up front or he’s not going to see a penny either.

  2. Anonymous October 18, 2019 at 8:15 am

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/buttigieg-fundraiser-chicago-police-shooting_n_5da9cdeae4b04c4d24eb7e47

    “The law department he oversaw was found to have withheld evidence during discovery in a more than a half-dozen of police misconduct cases.”

  3. OT-FYI October 18, 2019 at 8:43 am

    https://www.pbs.org/video/gulalai-ismail-people-would-give-me-death-threats-jhx1xn/

    Gulalai Ismail has been an advocate for human rights in Pakistan since she was 16 years old. For years, she has spoken out about abuses against women and girls, and last year, she began to advocate for victims of alleged sexual assault by Pakistan’s army – and for that, she has paid a very big price. She sits down with Michel Martin to discuss her experiences.

    “Silence by any cost”

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