Alex Jones to Go to Another Fake Sentencing Over Sandy Hoax

It’s not just in Texas that Alex Jones was denied a trial on his Sandy Hook “defamation.” They also denied him a trial in Connecticut.


A Connecticut jury is slated to begin hearing evidence Tuesday in a trial to decide how much money conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting for spreading a lie that the massacre was a hoax.

The trial is being held in Waterbury, less than 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Newtown, where 26 children and teachers were shot to death in 2012.

It’s the second such trial for Jones, who was ordered by a Texas jury last month to pay nearly $50 million to the parents of one of the slain children.

A six-member jury and several alternates will decide how much the conspiracy theorist should pay relatives of eight victims and an FBI agent who responded to the school. Judge Barbara Bellis found Jones liable without a trial last year after he failed to turn over documents to the families’ lawyers.

Jones is not expected to attend the trial Tuesday. He said on his show Monday that he would be traveling to Connecticut next week.

The trial is expected to last about a month and feature testimony from both Jones and the families.

The Sandy Hook families and former FBI agent William Aldenberg say they have been confronted and harassed for years by people who believed Jones’ false claim that the shooting was staged by crisis actors as part of a plot to take away people’s guns.

They are doing default judgements in all of these cases, and the reason they are doing that is that they don’t want Jones to present his case as to why he thought Sandy Hook was a hoax.

Maybe it wasn’t a hoax. Maybe it was all real. Honestly, I don’t know.

What I do know is that there are enough questions about the event that it is not unreasonable to ask if it is a hoax.

I also know that you have to be allowed to ask if something is a hoax, and it can’t be “defamation” to simply be critical when weird events happen.

This is an insane repeal of the basic First Amendment.