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Charlottesville lawsuit

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by ValdostaGatorFan, Jul 11, 2018 at 7:04 PM.

  1. ValdostaGatorFan

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    Prominent lawyer Robbie Kaplan is suing the organizers of the Alr-Right rally in Charlotesville that left a woman dead and several more seriously injured. Per the video, the number of hate groups in America has almost doubled in the past two decades. The number of Neo-Nazi groups increased by 22% last year, a year that saw a 57% spike in Anti-Semitic incidents.

    Defendants include Mr. Alt-Right himself Richard Spencer and the guy that drove his Charger into a crowd. The plaintiffs include victims from the car incident and students that were assaulted during the tiki-torch episode.




    How do you see this lawsuit playing out?
     
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  2. MichiGator2002

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    With summary judgment for the defendants, unless they have something other than "existing while alt-right" as their argument of causation.
     
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  3. gator_fever

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    Legally that has no chance and if a nutty activist Judge let a jury rule on it the appeals court would just toss the case later.
     
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  4. Bushmaster

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    DOA
     
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  5. Gatorrick22

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    Although, this could be good for other riots... err... 'demonstrations' sponsored by the Leftists. So for that reason I have mixed feeling about this case.
     
  6. ValdostaGatorFan

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    If an organizer tells people to show up, what to wear, what weapons to bring, who to attack and when to attack them, that isn't grounds for a lawsuit from someone injured in the ordeal? The courts won't even take the case or is it that they don't stand a chance of winning?

    I'm genuinely curious. I don't know much about lawsuits.
     
  7. gatorpika

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    Did they do all that? If they direct the crowd to attack someone and that direction was tied to an injury then yeah they could be liable. I don't think they were that stupid though.
     
  8. ValdostaGatorFan

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    According to the video, all that was done in private, online chat rooms.
     
  9. gatorpika

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    I guess they could possibly prove a conspiracy to incite violence. I just find it unlikely since guys like that usually know where the legal line is and don't want to but their own asses on the line.
     
  10. OaktownGator

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    Agree. But if they did that thinking their chat wouldn't be found or made public, and the plaintiffs can get online directives into evidence, there could be something to this suit.
     
  11. GatorNorth

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    I'm usually dubious about these types of suits but she seems to be pretty organized from that snippet.
     
  12. Jbarrett1359

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    People like this usually know what they can say to remain legal and still get the point across. To me this seems similar to what Maxine Waters did. They talk about needing to take action to prevent something, and they dance around what they want done without actually telling anyone to commit violence.

    And before anyone gets their panties in a wad, I'm not linking Waters to Nazi's. Im just saying that people use the same tactics of saying just enough to infer a call to action without crossing the line.
     
  13. gatorpika

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    Yeah, I just don't think there is anything that explicit in their chat. These guys know the FBI is watching if not others. They can get access to those records. They would have to link these people to a plan to actually commit the violence and find someone ordering them to do this stuff. I wouldn't be upset if they all ended up being some inmate's "wife", but I doubt it will come to pass.