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Alex Jones damages trial begins over his false claims Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax
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Alex Jones damages trial begins over his false claims Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones repeatedly "lied and attacked the parents of murdered children" when he told his Infowars audience that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, an attorney for one of the victims' parents told a Texas jury on Tuesday at the outset of a trial to determine how much Jones must pay for defaming them. Jones created a "massive campaign of lies" and recruited "wild extremists from the fringes of the internet ... who were as cruel as Mr. Jones wanted them to be" to the families of the 20 first-graders and six educators who were killed in the 2012 attack on the school in Newtown, Connecticut, attorney Mark Bankston said during his opening statement as Jones looked on and occasionally shook his head. Jones tapped into the explosive popularity of S...
Senator Chris Murphy, lawmaker from Sandy Hook district, pleads for action after Texas elementary school mass shooting: “What are we doing?”
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Senator Chris Murphy, lawmaker from Sandy Hook district, pleads for action after Texas elementary school mass shooting: “What are we doing?”

Connecticut's Senator Chris Murphy spoke from the Senate floor on Tuesday several hours after a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school killed 14 students and one teacher. The Democrat, who was formerly a representative from a district that included Sandy Hook Elementary School, opened his speech by recalling the trauma students there experienced in the wake of the 2012 mass shooting that left more than two dozen dead. "Sandy Hook will never, ever be the same," Murphy said, his voice cracking. "This community in Texas will never, ever be the same. Why? Why are we here? If not to try to make sure that fewer schools and fewer communities go through what Sandy Hook has gone through. What Uvalde is going through." Sen. Chris Murphy on the Senate floor on May 24, 2022...