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Don’t let Alex Jones hide


Alex Jones should not be allowed to file for bankruptcy.

He’s a bottom-feeding snake who has shamed all that is great about the First Amendment. The courts should reject his Chapter 11 appeal and ban him from ever applying again.

This move on his part blocks the relatives of Sandy Hook shooting victims from trying to collect the nearly $1.5 billion they won in a suit against the conspiracy theorist for his claims the school massacre was a hoax.

It also freezes all post-trial activity in Connecticut Superior Court where the 15 people who sued Jones can’t stop him from hiding assets.

The bankruptcy courts can make a statement — and should quickly — that in America, you can’t run from justice. Hitting Jones where it hurts, in his bank account, is all he understands.

The Sandy Hook massacre will forever be a never-ending nightmare and the Infowars pundit made millions off conspiracy junkies who, like addicts, need a daily fix of the absurd to get through the day.

Enough is enough.

Alex Jones should be forced to drain every account he has to pay off the debt he owes to the families of Sandy Hook victims. Then he should be forced to volunteer for the rest of his life at trauma centers so he can learn just what it’s like to lose a loved one.

It’s ridiculous we’ve even reached this point in the Sandy Hook story.

Innocent children were murdered along with the educators who gave their lives trying to save them. A sick young man with an assault rifle killed them all. There never was and never will be any other truth.

Sick. Brutal. Merciless.

“Like every other cowardly move Alex Jones has made, this bankruptcy will not work,” said Christopher Mattei, one of the lawyers representing the families. “The bankruptcy system does not protect anyone who engages in intentional and egregious attacks on others, as Mr. Jones did. The American judicial system will hold Alex Jones accountable, and we will never stop working to enforce the jury’s verdict.”

In the filing, Jones says he has anywhere from $1 million to $10 million in assets and says the Sandy Hook relatives who won massive defamation verdicts against him in Texas and Connecticut are his largest unsecured creditors.

Fifteen people sued Jones in Connecticut — 14 relatives of nine Sandy Hook shooting victims and an FBI agent who was among the first responders — claiming their lives have been destroyed by a decade of threats, harassment and abuse from complete strangers who subscribe to Jones’ assertions that the elementary school massacre was a hoax concocted by sinister forces trying to outlaw gun ownership.

Jones, who has since stopped broadcasting the hoax claims and apologized to the families, had told his global audience of millions that the parents, the murdered children and the first responders were actors.

Twenty children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012.

This pain needs to stop and bankruptcy shouldn’t waste a minute thinking about it.

 

 

 



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