How can domestic terrorists and conspiracists be made to pay for the harm they cause? Law suits that claim damages.
This blog shares groups fighting violence and conspiracists along with details of recent legal actions.
- Alex Jones at InfoWars who claimed Sandy Hook shootings were a hoax
- The Neo-Nazi organizers of violence in Charlottesville
- The Proud Boys and Oath Keepers over the Jan. 6 attack on Congress
- The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law fights racist attackers.
- Election Official Legal Defense Network (EOLDN) protects elections officials
- How the Ku Klux Klan Act protects civil rights and government officials
- Little Sis helps track the dark money funding extremist and disinfo groups
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Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
Alex Jones liable for defamation in Sandy Hook 'hoax' case. A Connecticut judge has found Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones liable for damages in lawsuits brought by parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. - ABC News.
"Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012, that left 28 people dead and 2 injured. Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and 6 adults. It was one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history." - Brittanica
Charlottesville Neo-Nazi violence
"A lawsuit by survivors of violence committed by hate groups who gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia is already financially crushing the racist groups and individual organizers. The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law uses the court system to punish racist attackers." - MSNBC
"14 individuals and 10 organizations were found liable. The jury was deadlocked on two claims of racially motivated violent conspiracy, based on the 1871 federal Ku Klux Klan Act. The jury agreed that every defendant was liable for conspiracy under Virginia state law and ordered them to pay a total of $26 million in damages to the plaintiffs." - WSWS
Washington D.C. Jan 6th insurrection
"D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine (D) sued the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers over the Jan. 6 attack on Congress, seeking to use a law written to cripple the Ku Klux Klan to seek stiff financial penalties from the far-right groups that Racine alleges were responsible for the violence." - Newsweek
The Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Right Under Law is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities.
The Election Officials Legal Defense Network (EOLDN). ”Election officials face an increasing wave of state laws subjecting them to criminal penalties for performing their professional duties, while at the same time facing threats of violence to themselves and their families. These attacks on election officials must be fought and election officials need to know they are not alone. The Election Officials Legal Defense Network provides these public servants with the advice and protection they need, at no cost.”
Ku Klux Klan Act. The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to all people born or naturalized in the United States, including formerly enslaved people. It also guaranteed citizens equal protection under the law.Title 42 of the U.S. Code, Section 1985 which allows civil action to be brought against anyone who prevents public officials from carrying out their duties through "force, intimidation or threat."
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