How would you feel if your child died at the hands of a mass murderer, only to have a radio talk show host deny that the attack ever happened?
Well, that’s what happened to the parents of Noah Pozner, a 6-year-old boy who was among the 26 people killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
Conspiracy theorist and talk show host Alex Jones has been outspoken about the attack being a hoax — which is, of course, not only absurd but grossly insensitive. This is why, unsurprisingly, his parents filed a suit against Jones and his Infowars website this past Monday in Texas, where Jones is based.
Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa are seeking about $1 million in damages; their son, Noah, was the youngest victim of the December 2012 massacre by 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who opened fire at the school building in Newton, Connecticut, after killing his mother in their home. After the shooting, Lanza killed himself at the school.
Jones has called the Sandy Hook parents “crisis actors,” and that the entire attack was “fake.” His inflammatory words have prompted death threats against the grieving parents.
We hope the family receives the justice and closure they deserve regarding Jones’ remarks — remarks that no parent of a murdered child should ever have to hear.