Yonkers Tribune Legal Defense Fund

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Raised by 13 people in 10 days
Yonkers Tribune has been hit by one lawsuit and only days ago another lawsuit. One has been launched by Yonkers Police Deputy Chief Mueller and another by Yonkers Police Benevolent Association President Det. Keith Olson. The Mueller case has been received and responder to but the initial court hearing is not expected until the first weeek of March 2019. The second case is understood to be based on the same allegation, that is, that Hezi Aris, the Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large engaged in malicious conduct which never existed and did not encroach into the demeanor of the reporting. The issues brought forward were corroborated through multiple sources and written under a series of articles that took place over 5 years in duration. The series of articles are part of the Blue Truth series. The two individuals suing are upset at the comments posted. People are entitled and guaranteed to express their opinion by the U.S. Constitution and by New York State Law. No one threatened either of the two people mentioned who are public figures.

The need to raise funding is to fight off what many legal minds have expressed as frivilous in their nature. The second lawsuit should it likely prove to be similar in gist as the first, and because the same law firm is representing both parties suggests that the lawsuits are intended to shut down the Yonkers Tribune operation. We were named the acid-tongued bloggers of the Yonkers Tribune by The New York Times for good reason. Our reporting has been clear and forthright and devoid of malice.

The funds are requested in order to maintain our ability to maintain our solvency despite the challenges posed  by the two lawsuits.

Our lawyer is working with us thankfully. We will need to compensate him for his work that my layman’s perspective seems brilliant in vindicating our reporting and demeanor as stipulated by legal precedence. We await the Jude’s ruling in March. And expect the second lawsuit to reveal the issues presented in the second lawsuit.

Personally, I have been reluctant to ask for assistance, but I cannot function without legal counsel direction. The first case seeks $7 million in damages. We will soon learn what the second case will seek.
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