The Daily Populous

Sunday October 23rd, 2022 night edition

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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has asked a Connecticut judge to throw out a nearly $1 billion verdict against him and order a new trial in a lawsuit by Sandy Hook families, who say they were subjected to harassment and threats from Jones' lies about the 2012 Newtown school shooting.

Jones filed the requests Friday, saying Judge Barbara Bellis' pretrial rulings resulted in an unfair trial and "a substantial miscarriage of justice.".

"Additionally, the amount of the compensatory damages award exceeds any rational relationship to the evidence offered at trial," Jones' lawyers, Norm Pattis and Kevin Smith, wrote in the motion.

Christopher Mattei, a lawyer for the 15 plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Jones, declined to comment on the filing Saturday, but said he and other attorneys for the Sandy Hook families will be filing a brief opposing Jones' request.

Twenty first graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School died in the attack on Dec. 14, 2012.

A third trial over the hoax claims, involving two more Sandy Hook parents, is expected to be held near the end of the year in Texas.

Pattis, Jones' lawyer, wrote in the motions filed Friday that there was a lack of evidence directly connecting Jones with the people who harassed and threatened the Sandy Hook families. »

Clark County moves to ban sales of dogs, cats at pet stores

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Clark County wants to ban the sale of dogs, cats, rabbits and potbellied pigs at pet stores.

A business impact statement is designed to “minimize the impact this ordinance will have on businesses,” the county said.

The Puppy Corner made similar arguments, adding that an overwhelming number of dog sales are already conducted outside pet stores. »

36 missiles fired at Ukraine since night of 21-22 October: world must stop this terror – Zelenskyy

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says that since the night of 21-22 October, Russians have fired 36 missiles at Ukraine; most of these were shot down.

Quote: "At night, the enemy [Russians] launched a massive attack: 36 rockets, most of which were shot down.".

Details: Zelenskyy published a photo of the consequences of the Russian attack for one of the energy facilities. »

The Beginning of the End of the Islamic Republic

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They embody the anger that Iranian women and young Iranians feel toward a regime that seeks to stifle their dearest desires.

But in their bravery, the Iranian people have voiced one central request to Western governments: Don’t save the Islamic Republic.

Now, more than ever, it is time for advocates of freedom to think seriously about a world after the Islamic Republic. »