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Jury reaches verdict on how much Alex Jones should pay Sandy Hook victims

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Reeko, Oct 12, 2022.

  1. AroundTheWorld

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    Free speech protects from government intervention, but there are defamation and tort laws.
     
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    That would be a recipe for allowing fraud. Scammers who call elderly people and claim they are Nigerian princes and they need just need peoples bank records to get their fortunes out could do that and then claim they are exercising their free speech and it’s their victims sole responsibility whether he they help them or not.
     
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  4. rocketsjudoka

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    How is “excessive” defined? For someone who has made $100’s of millions for what they have been found liable a penalty of $100 of millions would be appropriate.

    Also since you’re now so concerned about this Right do you support the death penalty?
     
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  5. Nook

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    There is a procedure, but yes.

    I am sure that the Jones camp will file an appeal and this could go on for awhile.

    My best guess is that Jones is going to hide money and end up leaving the United States to attempt to avoid paying back whatever his ultimate judgment liability is. He can still record and attempt to broadcast outside the USA.

    I still ultimately believe he will end up some how running afoul of the criminal code through embezzlement or tax evasion.
     
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    so, you are okay with blasting p*rn in front of toddlers?
     
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  7. Nook

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    This is an apple

    This is a Buick Riviera.

    This Apple cost 49 cents in 1994

    NO VALID POINT MADE
     
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    Wouldn’t attempting to evade a civil judgement end up being criminal?
     
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    He changed his tune. Now he is closing 8th amendment.

    He's okay with it, even if it leads to a civil lawsuit, just can't be excessive.
     
  10. Nook

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    Whether he gets an appeal or not will largely depend on the procedural conduct of the plaintiff’s attorneys and the rulings of the Judge. I would expect that they try to attack statements made that emphasized sending a message with this award.

    A lot of the possible appeal worthy stuff is waived if Jones’ attorney didn’t object at the time.
     
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    Under certain circumstances yes, and if he is going to hide assets he is all but guaranteed to end up with criminal charges…. It’s why I think we will see him end up leaving the country. He doesn’t strike me as the suicide type, he is defiant and if this was all “just” a simple con he would have handled this differently. He is the crash and burn martyr complex type of person that will hide in a place without an extradition treaty and scream that he is a political prisoner…. While sitting on a couple hundred million.
     
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    An appeal will be filed and the court system will decide. However keep in mind that the sanctity of the jury is also going to be balanced as well in this equation.
     
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    I like how those on the Right start sounding like BLM and the ACLU regarding rights and LEO behavior when its those on the Right end up on the wrong end of the law.
     
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    8A prohibits the gov from excessive fines without due process of law. Doesn't apply to civil cases between private parties.
     
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    Fingers crossed...
     
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  16. Rashmon

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    You're defending Alex Jones?

    TELLING
     
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    Its the GOP anger-making talking point of the day. Nothing new to see here, move along.
     
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    The government decided to destroy him? Or did his own actions and decisions lead to his ruin?

    Do any conservatives beleive in accountability anymore?
     
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    He “predicted 9-11” in the same manner a charlatan claiming to be clairvoyant makes a “prediction” that turns out to be true. How many statements did he make that turned out not to be true?

    Bin Laden was the most famous Islamic terrorist in the world, and the WTC was known to be a potential terrorist target (because it already had been one).

    https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/world-trade-center-bombing-1993
     
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