Friday, June 09, 2017

Sandy Hook denier who sent death threats to parent of shooting victim sent to jail.

Courtesy of CBC News: 

A Florida woman pleaded guilty and was sent to prison Wednesday for threatening a man whose six-year-old son was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a Connecticut school, which she contended was a hoax. 

Senior U.S. District Judge James Cohn sentenced Lucy Richards, 57, to five months in prison, followed by five months of home detention. She pleaded guilty to interstate transmission of a threat to injure in communications with Lenny Pozner, the father of Noah Pozner, who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn. 

Cohn called Richards's actions toward Pozner "disturbing" and said no one should cite a conspiracy theory or belief in a hoax in the deaths of 20 children and six adults that occurred at the school. 

"I'm sure he wishes this was false and he could embrace Noah, hear Noah's heartbeat and hear Noah say 'I love you, Dad'," Cohn told Richards. "Your words were cruel and insensitive. This is reality and there is no fiction. There are no alternative facts."

Investigators say Richards made four voicemail and email threats to Pozner on Jan. 10, 2016, after viewing internet sites claiming the shooting was a hoax aimed at curtailing Americans' Second Amendment gun ownership rights. The messages said things such as "you gonna die, death is coming to you real soon" and "LOOK BEHIND YOU IT IS DEATH."

I pushed this story back a day because of the Comey hearing, but I think it is important to remind all of us that these people are still out there, living in an entirely separate reality than the rest of us. 

We even see them here on IM sometimes, people who simply cannot accept the facts as they are, and who create a cocoon of ignorance and denial that makes them feel safe and comforted.

But as we see in this incident these people can also be dangerous, and with one of their tribe of conspiracy theorists now occupying the White House I would imagine that is now perhaps more true than ever before.

28 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:21 AM

    I don't think her sentence is long enough, but I am loving that the judge used the term "alternative facts". Personally I can't think of anything more cruel than harassing any parent that lost a child, what type of subhuman do you have to be to do this to someone?

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  2. Anonymous6:26 AM

    Somebody definitely has those crazy republican eyes.

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    1. Anonymous6:40 AM

      "crazy republican>'BUG EYES'"

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    2. Anonymous7:17 AM

      Yes I noticed the eyes too. Even the under the eyes growing bags give her away. Another victim of the republican scam of the century. brainwashed and dangerous.

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    3. Anonymous7:39 AM

      Yep. Sarah has definitely let herself go.

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    4. Anonymous8:36 AM

      "Alex Jones Eyes"

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  3. Anonymous6:48 AM

    ot?"Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in prison for leaking classified data, tearfully thanked former President Barack Obama for granting her clemency."
    ". She was convicted by court-martial in 2013 of espionage and other offenses for furnishing more than 700,000 documents, videos and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, an international organization that publishes information from anonymous sources."
    We all should thank HER.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/chelsea-manning-thanks-obama-in-first-tv-interview-after-release/

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    1. Anonymous7:08 PM

      We all should thank HER.
      ===========
      I don't think we should thank anyone that gives documents, no matter what they pertain, to WikiLeaks !!!

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  4. If the 'where' were not in the story, I would have gambled every folded bill in my wallet: 'gotta be Texas or Florida.' My money is safe.

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  5. Anonymous7:17 AM

    The conspiracy comes from the fact that it was intended to be a drill that the shooter took advantage of, for confusion and cover. This is a common modus operandi for these tragedies, which gets people to wonder, how do the perps know about the drills? They can just check on the internet, duh!

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  6. Anonymous7:20 AM

    Only the very stupid republicans will go down with trump and stumps. The rest will slither and side step if trump does not have something on them.

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    1. Anonymous8:37 AM

      http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/06/james_comey_came_prepared.html

      OT?" he spent months preparing for it. From the moment he met Donald Trump on Jan. 6, Comey saw what Trump was, and he armed himself. Comey built an arsenal of evidence, and in the past two days, he has deployed it with lethal intent."
      why he created this paper trail. He said he documented the Jan. 6 conversation based on a “gut feeling” about “the nature of the person” he had just met. “I was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting,” said the former FBI director. So he wrote it all down."
      "Comey didn’t just stow memos at the FBI. He gave at least one copy to Daniel Richman, a friend who teaches at Columbia Law School. On May 12, when Trump tweeted a warning that “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press,” Comey was ready. He asked Richman, by his own admission, “to share the content of the memo with a reporter.” Comey explicitly testified that he did this to trigger an escalation: “I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”All Comey did was collect evidence in case Trump committed a crime or lied about their encounters. When Trump fired Comey out of frustration with the Russia investigation, the president brought down that mountain of evidence on HIM$elf.""“We had that thing, you know,”
      {on Feb. 14th.?}
      "He's become more famous than ME."

      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/pres-trump-nuzzles-fbi-director-james-comeys-cheek-after-blowing-him-a-kiss-at-white-house-event/

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  7. Anonymous7:28 AM

    "The USS Gabrielle Giffords is not your typical Navy ship."
    It’s fast and agile, and can be refitted for any number of missions from surface ship warfare to mine detection and elimination."
    “Think of it as a hybrid,”The Giffords is a littoral combat ship, a new generation of Navy vessel that is designed to operate in shallow waters. It’s designed to carry any manner of vehicle, and has a large landing deck that can accommodate two helicopters. It’s also equipped with a 57 mm electric-firing cannon, four .50-caliber machine guns and guided missile launcher."
    "Former Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who chose the name, said he chose names of people who have shown heroism. In his time as secretary, Mabus also named ships after Harvey Milk, Cesar Chavez and Sojourner Truth and after nine different Medal of Honor recipients.

    When announcing the ship’s name, Mabus said Giffords was someone who had become “synonymous with courage, who has inspired the nation with remarkable resiliency and showed the possibilities of the human spirit.”
    “We want to make sure we honor her.”
    "She will be joined by other friends and family, among them some VIPs. Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced on Thursday she would attend the ceremony. Former Second Lady of the United States Jill Biden, who acted as the ship’s sponsor, will also attend."

    http://www.galvnews.com/news/free/article_25587a10-216c-551d-b5f5-d331ff8d6a60.html

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    1. Anonymous7:36 AM

      Saw this on my local news this morning. Only Martha Washington has received such an honor.

      Put that in your pipe and smoke it, $arah.

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    2. Anonymous8:57 AM

      We'd all be cool with a line of garbage, toxic and medical paraphernalia waste dump trucks named afterSarah Palin. That is an honor befitting her and her family.

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    3. Leland9:32 AM

      Sorry, 8:57, but there ARE no honors befitting that ...thing. The sooner she is totally forgotten - except in the history texts - the better off we all will be.

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    4. Anonymous5:22 PM

      9:32 you think Palin's name on a shit garbage truck is an honor?
      Okaaaaay then.

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  8. Anonymous7:35 AM

    OT?"“doing God’s work by selling fake drugs.”"A search turned up 37 pill intended to look like the psychedelic drug molly, 22 bags of fake psychedelic mushrooms, 1,000 hits of bunk LSD, 20 bags of fake cocaine and an incense stick made to look like black tar heroin."

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/man-busted-with-phony-drugs-tells-cops-hes-doing-gods-work-by-tricking-bonnaroo-festival-goers/

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  9. Anonymous7:39 AM

    For a second there I thought it was Alicia.

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  10. Marthe7:44 AM

    This is what 20 plus years of conservative media gets you. She was brainwashed and she's not the only one since around 40% of the population still supports the Liar-in-Chief in the WH.

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  11. Anonymous7:44 AM

    THIS!"The dramatic escalation of Cantú’s charges mirrors those of approximately 200 other people arrested during the protests. These defendants, many of whom are named in a mass indictment, are accused of conspiracy to riot."Menefee-Libey suggested that the sudden escalation of charges might be a ploy to make some defendants accept plea deals. “A pretty common tactic by prosecutors if they’re not seeing plea deals is something called ‘stacking the box,’ where they include every charge they can,” in order to increase pressure on the accused"
    "Boswell told the Post he had simply “patted her on the lower back… It was JUST a friendly gesture.”" The millionaire’s sentence was amended to let him visit the beach, while Cantú faces 75 years in prison for doing his job."

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/reporter-covering-inauguration-protests-now-faces-75-years-in-prison

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  12. Anonymous8:25 AM

    http://www.npr.org/2017/06/09/531945236/what-one-family-lost-in-pulse-nightclub-a-year-ago?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170609

    "The night she was killed, Drayton sent texts to Addison.

    "She said that she was scared, people were shot," Addison recounted. "But when our son is asleep, we turn our ringers off. And I feel like I wasn't there for her when she needed me the most."
    "I prayed so hard my knuckles were white," Addison says. "But she was one of the ones that was murdered in the bathroom."
    " "My son, he's three now, and every night ... when we're going to bed, we walk up the stairs, he'll turn to her picture and say, 'Night, night, mommy.'"

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  13. Anonymous8:55 AM

    KKk. Cuntway:
    http://www.politico.com/video/2017/06/09/conway-i-thank-god-every-day-that-hillary-isnt-president-063342

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  14. Anonymous8:59 AM

    For Father Deare$t:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/twitter-had-a-field-day-with-the-ivanka-trump-brand-fathers-day-gift-guide_us_59395388e4b0b13f2c67cff0

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  15. Anonymous10:34 AM

    "I think it is important to remind all of us that these people are still out there, living in an entirely separate reality than the rest of us."

    That includes the current occupant of the Oval Office.

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    1. Anonymous3:18 PM

      ...and the Dead Lake compound.

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  16. Anonymous7:05 PM

    Whoppee FIVE MONTHS in prison. They should have sent her to the mental hospital.

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