TwitterACicon86x90vert
UPS mail box webbanner728x90
facebookACicon86x90vert
TV/Radio XFINITY | WOW! | WBBM | XRT | B96 | US99 | WDRV || FB CRIME | FIRE

   *** SCORES: BEARS | BLACKHAWKS | BULLS | CUBS | FIRE | WHITE SOX ***
YoutubeTwitterFacebookArlingtoncardinalYahoo! Google Bing Aol.ArlingtoncardinalTMZ Rotten Tomatoes ET Online Box Office MojoArlingtoncardinal Channel 9 WGN Channel 7 Chicago ABC Channel 5 Chicago NBC Channel 2 Chicago CBS Daily HeraldChicago Tribune Breaking NewsArlingtoncardinal Chicago Gas PricesFloridaCardinal.comGLOBALCONFLICTMAPS.COMArlingtoncards.com THE GUIDE

Attorneys for Family of Covington Catholic High School Student Nicholas Sandmann Suing The Washington Post for $250 Million

Wed February 20 2019 9:09 am  https://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=574775
Share The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com Articles (E-Mail, Facebook, Twitter & More) 

CHICAGO BEARS RADIO -- WBBM Newsradio 780 "Traffic on the 8's"
| NEWS NOW | LOCAL NEWS | WEATHER NOW | US/World Chicago | Movies Cardinal Theater

Attorneys for Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann are suing the Washington Post, seeking $250 million in damages — the amount that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos paid to purchase the Washington Post in 2013. The attorneys stated that they have plans to bring other “wrongdoers” before the court to seek damages in compensation for harm done to the Sandmann family. The defendants are likely to be other media companies and celebrities or public personalities that express threats publicly on the Internet and social media.

The law firm Hemmer DeFrank Wessels on Tuesday wrote a post on the official blog associated with their website, stating attorneys Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry have filed the lawsuit on behalf of Nicholas Sandmann against the Washington Post for “compensatory and punitive damages.”

“This is only the beginning,” the law firm said on a web page introducing a copy of the the plaintiffs’ complaint in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky Northern Division at Covington.

Sandmann, along with other students of Covington Catholic High School, was in Washington D. C. on January 18, 2019 for the annual March for Life rally. Sandmann was wearing a red Make American Great Again (MAGA) hat. In a video that was edited to make it appear that Sandmann was the offender, Sandmann was portrayed as a smirky punk that was in an encounter with an innocent Omaha tribe elder Nathan Phillips. Several hours later, full unedited videos were released by other sources that showed that Sandmann was standing in position when Omaha tribe elder Nathan Phillips walked up to Sandmann, beating a drum and chanting loudly within inches of Sandmann’s face. Nathan Phillips was a complete stranger to Nick Sandmann, and Nick Sandmann had no way of knowing or predicting whether it was safe to stand there while Nathan Phillips was waving a stick inches from his face.

Nathan Phillips had already been playing a drum and chanting at the Indigenous Peoples March at the Lincoln Memorial on the same day before he walked over to confront the Covington Catholic High School students, selecting Sandmann especially … for some unknown reason.

Reza Aslan Punchable Face of Nicholas Sandmann tweet

Reza Aslan Punchable Face of Nicholas Sandmann tweet. Aslan is a religious studies scholar, TV producer and host.

The first video had already gone viral, effecting widespread accusations of bigotry as photos of the teenager were shared on social media. In the second video, a group of black men who identify as members of the Hebrew Israelites, were seen taunting the much younger Covington Catholic High School students with threatening and disparaging comments and shouting racist slurs at the students and at the participants of the Indigenous Peoples Rally.

The lawsuit, which Sandmann’s attorneys posted on their website, claims that the Washington Post “engaged in a modern-day form of McCarthyism by competing with CNN and NBC, among others, to claim leadership of a mainstream and social media mob of bullies which attacked, vilified, and threatened Nicholas Sandmann (“Nicholas”), an innocent secondary school child.”

Furthermore, Sandmann’s attorneys claim that “The Post wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red “Make America Great Again” souvenir cap on a school field trip to the January 18 March for Life in Washington, D.C. when he was unexpectedly and suddenly confronted by Nathan Phillips (“Phillips”), a known Native American activist, who beat a drum and sang loudly within inches of his face (“the January 18 incident”).”

Attorneys also claim that “in targeting and bullying Nicholas by falsely accusing him of instigating the January 18 incident, the Post conveyed that Nicholas engaged in acts of racism by ‘swarming’ Phillips, ‘blocking’ his exit away from the students, and otherwise engaging in racist misconduct.”

Sandmann’s attorneys say that the Washington Post “ignored basic journalist standards because it wanted to advance its well-known and easily documented, biased agenda against President Donald J. Trump (“the President”) by impugning individuals perceived to be supporters of the President.”

In a prior post on the attorneys’ blog in January 2019, the attorneys explained that a “mob comprised of activists, church and school officials, members of the mainstream print and broadcast media, and individuals on social media, including elected public officials and celebrities, rushed to condemn and vilify this young man by burying him in an avalanche of false accusations, false portrayals, and cyberbullying that have threatened his reputation and his physical safety.“

The Washington Post released a statement, saying that the company is “reviewing a copy of the lawsuit and we plan to mount a vigorous defense.”

Major news outlets, such as the Associated Press and CNN also covered the incident, but have not been named in a lawsuit.

In interviews that occurred after the longer videos revealed more facts about the encounter, Sandmann said, “I was not intentionally making faces at the protestor. I did smile at one point because I wanted him [Phillips] to know that I was not going to become angry, intimidated or be provoked into a larger confrontation.” However, social media posts expressed repulsion regarding the smile, and Iranian-American author and religious studies scholar Reza Aslan posted on Twitter a photo of Sandmann and Phillips with the statement, “Honest question. Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s?”

SOURCES:
Hemmer DeFrank Wessels Attorneys at Law | For truth, for justice, for Nicholas! (Includes PLAINTIFF’S COMPLAINT WITH JURY DEMAND)

Hemmer DeFrank Wessels Attorneys at Law | STATEMENT OF ATTORNEYS L. LIN WOOD and TODD MCMURTRY ON BEHALF OF NICK SANDMANN AND HIS FAMILY






^^ MOBILE? USE VOICE MIC ^^

 facebook … 

GET ALERTS on Facebook.com/ArlingtonCardinal

GET ALERTS on Facebook.com/CardinalEmergencies

GET ALERTS on Facebook.com/ArlingtonHeightsCrime

Get updates from The Cardinal ALL NEWS FEEDS on Facebook. Just ‘LIKE’ the ‘Arlington Cardinal Page (become a fan of our page). The updates cover all posts and sub-category posts from The Cardinal — Arlingtoncardinal.com. You can also limit feeds to specific categories. See all of The Cardinal Facebook fan pages at Arlingtoncardinal.com/about/facebook …


Help fund The Cardinal Arlingtoncardinal.com/sponsor

CARDINAL NEWS POPULAR TRENDING ...

~ ALSO ~
Cardinal News Last Year Today's Date
CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,    

IMPORTANT NOTE: All persons referred to as subjects, defendants, offenders or suspects, etc. are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Try a more powerful search in the box below ... SEARCH BOX PRODUCES RESULTS FOR The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com ...
(POWERFUL SEARCH for The Cardinal, which can be expanded on the results page.)

Where background Wikipedia info/photos are used, original work is modified and released under CC-BY-SA.

! MORE NEWS FAST!!! MOST RECENT: CRIMEBLOG | MOST RECENT: FIREBLOG | SUBMIT NEWS TIPS
::: Health, wellness and fitness gifts! CoolFitnessGifts.com ::: Cubs, Sox caps at ChicagoFanfare.com :::

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS BREAKING NEWS --The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com is a breaking news blog with Arlington Heights & Chicagoland emphasis. Early breaking reports may prove to be inaccurate after follow-up investigation, which may or may not be updated in The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com. For in-depth coverage, please also check the following links for network television, cable news networks and Chicago local media coverage ...

Daily Herald | Daily Herald -- Arlington Heights | YouTube.com/DailyHeraldClips
Today's headline videos: FOXNews Video | YouTube.com/FoxNews | Associated Press | The Cardinal
 
Video LOGO youtube Twitter Arlingtoncards facebook battery status Cardinal Calendar Search Batteries Plus RSS Help ...
All Headlines
crimeblog | fireblog
« EARLIER | SEARCH ARTICLES BY DATE -- Arlingtoncardinal.com/searchdate | LATER »

Comments for Arlingtoncardinal.com
COMMENTS are now available via one or more of our official Facebook pages. Comments no longer appear on the Arlingtoncardinal.com article per se. Please comment on Facebook.com/ArlingtonCardinal or check the other popular Arlington Cardinal Facebook pages at Arlingtoncardinal.com/about/facebook ...

SUBMIT CRIME TIPS ...
Anyone having information about serious crime in Arlington Heights should register on CitizenObserver.com and look for the anonymous TIP411 feature, or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at 847-590-STOP (847-590-7867). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Not a resident of Arlington Heights? Check CitizenObserver.com for availability for your community.

   Arlingtoncardinal.com/traffic | Traffic on Twitter

CHICAGOLAND RADAR


Weather radar map is provided by DarkSky.net
WEATHER | NEXRAD | INTERACTIVE RADAR | NWS+

RSS Cardinal Weather Center

CHICAGOFIREMAP.NET TWITTER

UPS mail box webbanner728x90