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Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers!

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims’ relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy theorists.


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Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers!

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims’ relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy theorists.


https://www.apnews.com/c595b9e6ccb84b969d59c5b270f58cce
I hope they end up with Alex Jones' last nickel.
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Carl Hiassen Miami Herald

Once again, a cross-country slime trail leads to Florida:

Last year, one day after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a training coordinator for the National Rifle Association reached out to a loony-bird conspiracy theorist in Seminole County to help discredit the police version of the crime.

The NRA drooler is named Mark Richardson.

The Florida drooler is a character named Wolfgang Halbig, who briefly worked as a state trooper and has spent years pushing the nauseating theory that the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was a hoax.

Emails between Richardson and Halbig, published last week by HuffPost, surfaced in one of numerous lawsuits against Alex Jones. He’s the twitchy-eyed “Infowars” gasbag who has been tormenting the Sandy Hook families ever since 26 children and staff members were murdered by a young gunman at the school.

Halbig has appeared as an “expert” on Jones’ radio program, now banished from major social media platforms.

On Feb. 15, 2018, the day after the Parkland killings, Halbig was excited to get an email from the NRA’s Richardson saying: “You have included me with a lot of Information since the Sandy Hook Incident and I do appreciate it very much. Concerning what happened in Florida yesterday, I have been asking the question and no one else seems to be asking it.”

Armed with zero facts, Richardson asserted that the shooter, a former student using a legally purchased assault rifle, could not have acted alone, as the police said.

Halbig’s response was an email with a subject line that included, in all capital letters, the name of Avielle Richman.

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I hope they get every penny they go after.
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