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# sandy hook

Last month
December 2022
# US
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones files for personal bankruptcy following $1 billion court ruling
He has been ordered to pay nearly $1.5 billion in damages over his false claim that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax.
Last year
2022
# sandy hook
Alex Jones ordered to pay an extra $473 million to Sandy Hook families
Jones repeatedly said massacre that killed 20 children and six teachers was staged by ‘crisis actors’.
# Alex Jones
Alex Jones seeks new trial after one billion dollars Sandy Hook verdict
Jones and his company, Free Speech Systems, was ordered to pay $965 million in compensatory damages to the families of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims last month.
# Conspiracy
Alex Jones ordered to pay almost $1 billion to families of Sandy Hook victims
Jones pushed the lie that the 2012 massacre never happened, and that the grieving families were actors
# Connecticut
Closing arguments held in Alex Jones’ Sandy Hook defamation trial
The trial will determine how much Jones and his company, Free Speech Systems, should pay for claiming the school shooting was a hoax.
# sandy hook
Alex Jones gives evidence at trial over his Sandy Hook hoax lies
The plaintiffs include an FBI agent who responded to the shooting and relatives of eight of the victims.
# sandy hook
Stopping ‘bully’ Alex Jones will be the most important work you do, jury told
The trial will decide how much the controversial conspiracy theorist should pay relatives of victims of a mass school shooting.
# sandy hook shooting
Alex Jones ordered to pay $49.3 million in damages over Sandy Hook hoax claims
The conspiracy theorist must pay the money to the parents of a pupil killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
# sandy hook shooting
Alex Jones ordered to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4 million over hoax claims
The parents had sought at least $150 million in compensation for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
# sandy hook
Conspiracy website Infowars files for bankruptcy as Alex Jones faces libel lawsuits
Jones previously claimed that the Sandy Hook school shootings did not happen.
# US
Families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims agree €64 million settlement with gun maker
The families and a survivor of the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut sued Remington in 2015.
All time
# infowars
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to pay $100k after he claimed Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax
A 20-year-old gunman killed 20 first-graders, six educators and himself at the school in 2012.
# Defamation
Father of Sandy Hook victim wins case against author who claimed the shooting never happened
The latest victory for victims’ relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy theorists.
# Conspiracy Theory
Alex Jones and Infowars banned from Facebook
Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam was also banned.
# Mass Shooting
Sandy Hook families renew push to have gun makers held responsible for their children's deaths
Families were back in court today – last year a lawsuit was thrown out of court.
# Regeneration
Inside the demolished and rebuilt Sandy Hook Elementary School
The scene of the 2012 Newtown massacre is now a high-tech building that will open in the autumn.
# Bomb Scare
Sandy Hook Elementary school evacuated after fake bomb threat
That’s where 26 children and teachers were shot dead in 2012.
# Massacre
Police release Sandy Hook shooting documents and evidence photos
The evidence report shows that ammunition, gun magazines and shooting paper targets were found at the home of Adam Lanza.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s talking about Gerry Adams at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Commander Chris Hadfield in Dublin, and the weather…
# newtown
One year on, Sandy Hook marks the anniversary of school massacre
The shooting at Newtown in Connecticut was the second-deadliest mass shooting by a single person in US history. Twenty-six people – including 20 children – were killed.
# Shooting
One year after Sandy Hook, US to give $100m to mental health services
Vice President Joe Biden made the announcement as he met with families of children killed in the Newtown school shooting.
# sandy hook
Harrowing Sandy Hook 911 calls made public
Victims’ families had fought to suppress the tapes, fearing that they would cause distress.
# sandy hook
Sandy Hook shooter 'was obsessed by Columbine', but motive for massacre still unknown
New details about the devastating massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut nearly a year ago have emerged in a report published today.
# sandy hook
Classroom door locks and communication devices vital for school security
Panel looking at how schools can increase their security following Newtown massacre says simple steps are the most effective.
# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# newtown
Today marks six months since the Sandy Hook school shooting rampage
The shootings took place on 14 December last, when deranged Adam Lanza shot his mother and then 26 others, including 20 children.
# gun laws
'A pretty shameful day for Washington' - Obama angry at Senate gun vote
The father of a Sandy Hook victim also spoke about the rejected Senate measure on gun checks at the White House today.
# gun control
Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts'
The US president gave his second big speech on gun control in a week in a Connecticut town close to where the Sandy Hook massacre took place.
# gun control
Connecticut passes 'toughest gun law in the US' after Sandy Hook massacre
Connecticut is set to become the third state to vote in new gun control rules following the Newtown shooting.
# Assault weapons
US ban on assault rifles removed from gun control package
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid admitted that the proposed ban on assault rifles and large capacity magazines did not have the votes to pass.
# gun control
Biden urges action on gun control in conference attended by Sandy Hook parents
Biden advocated a series of proposals, including universal background checks for gun owners, a ban on many military-style weapons and a limit on the size of magazines.
# sandy hook
Sandy Hook children to pay tribute to classmates by singing at the Super Bowl
The choir will perform ‘America the Beautiful’.
# Gun violence
Video: 'You must act. Be bold' - Gabrielle Giffords testifies before US senators
The former US congresswoman, who nearly died after being shot in the head two years ago, gave an emotional testimony to senators in Washington yesterday.
# gun control
Obama unveils sweeping proposals to help curb gun violence
President Obama demanded an assault weapons ban and universal background checks for gun buyers.
# Shooting
Pic: The moment Obama learned of Sandy Hook shooting
The US president later described this as the worst day in his presidency.
# sandy hook
Sandy Hook massacre survivors back to class today
The children will not return to Sandy Hook, but will instead attend a disused school in a nearby town.
# United States
New Jersey town posts armed police at every school
The town of Marlboro has posted armed police at every school on the restart of the academic year today.
# Journalism
US newspaper publishes map showing gun owners' names and addresses
The New York newspaper published the names and addresses of people who are licensed to own guns across two counties in the state – but were they right to do it?
# sandy hook
University basketball team show support for Newtown with special Sandy Hook jerseys
Xavier will auction off the uniforms for charity, they say.
# Gun violence
NRA: 'The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun'
The US’ powerful gun lobby group, the National Rifle Association, has called for armed police or guards to be deployed in every school in the country.