Lenny Pozner Legal Fund

Society should not tolerate those who exploit tragedies and prey on the victims of violent crimes. Americans who’ve lost their loved ones should be allowed to grieve in peace without being harassed, exploited or subjected to online defamation. Unfortunately, the publicity surrounding most high-profile tragedies makes these vulnerable people ideal targets for this kind of persecution.

In the wake of recent mass murders such as the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting,  Parkland MSD,  and the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting.  Hoaxers have descended upon the bereaved like vultures, accusing them of being actors in elaborately staged government plots to deceive the public.  

Then there are the emotionally disturbed and mentally ill individuals who are easily provoked by the false information spread by conspiracy theorists. They target the surviving family members and stalk them relentlessly, issuing actual threats and often telling the victims that their loved ones didn’t die—or worse yet—never existed.

Fortunately, U.S. laws exist that hold accountable those who libel, slander or otherwise defame. Other laws levy severe penalties against those who stalk, harass and intimidate, both online and in person. Of course, filing this kind of legal action requires competent representation, and this comes at a cost. Please help us in our mission to stop this concerted effort to besmirch the memory of the slain and prolong the anguish and suffering of those they left behind. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.    

This American Life -Stories from the upside-down world where conspiracy theorists dwell. ( 670 - 3/15/2019) 

An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg: our child died at Sandy Hook – why let Facebook lies hurt us even more? 

A Father Combats Conspiracy Theorists’ ‘Mob Hate,’ And Honors The Truth About Sandy Hook 

Family that lost a son at Sandy Hook fights against vicious conspiracy theorists 

Going viral: the victims of online conspiracy theories 

Trapped in a hoax: survivors of conspiracy theories speak out 

VICE – The Rise of the Crisis Actor Conspiracy Movement 

Sandy Hook Father Fights Conspiracy Theories That Emerge After Mass Shootings 

Truthers: When Conspiracy Meets Reality

US gun violence spawns a new epidemic: conspiracy theorists harassing victims

How Jewish Family Of Sandy Hook Victim Was Driven Out Of Boca Raton

Sandy Hook dad battles truthers nearly five years after Newtown massacre

M. G. Mancini Speaks with WATR Radio 10-13-2017

The hoaxers harassing Las Vegas victims

BBC Newshour full interview with HONR Network’s Marcus Manicini

How to Stop the Spread of Fake News After National Tragedies

HONR Volunteer, M. G. Mancini, speaks with WATR.COM Radio 7-19-2017

Sandy Hook father Leonard Pozner on death threats: ‘I never imagined I’d have to fight for my child’s legacy’

http://www.honr.com/sandy-hook-conspiracy-theorist-gets-prison-time-threatening-victims-family/

Judge sentences Florida woman to prison for death threats against Sandy Hook father

BBC Trending: The Sandy Hook Hoaxers

Father of Sandy Hook victim speaks out against 'hoaxers'

7 News Miami 6/7/2017

The TheGuardian 5/2/17

BBC Trending 4/2/17

LA TIMES - 2/3/2016

VICE - 2/1/2017

CBC - 2-3-2017

CJBK1290 - 2/2/2017

BBC Outlook - 12-14-2016

CNN - 12/9/2016

USA Today 12/15/2016

NPR - 12-12-2016

NYMAG - 12/14/2016 

NYMAG - 9/5/2016

CRACKED - 4/24/2016

COSMOPOLITAN - 6/7/2016

PalmBeachPost - 12/23/2016

Miami Herald - 1/02/2016

THE TRACE 12/11/2015

Forward 12/14/2015

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