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Alex Jones blames conspiracy claims on ‘psychosis’: Deposition

Alex Jones blames conspiracy claims on ‘psychosis’: Deposition

- Fox 61
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones blamed the various claims he’s made over the years, including that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax, on “psychosis.”
The Austin American-Statesman reports Jones described his conspiracy thinking as a kind of mental disorder during a deposition taken earlier this month for a  lawsuit filed against him by the parents of a 6-year-old who was among the 20 children and six adults killed in the Newtown...

Attorney: Middletown hospital abuse victim ‘often acted out’

Attorney: Middletown hospital abuse victim ‘often acted out’

- The Middletown Press
As the trial of a treatment specialist at the Whiting Forensic Hospital moved into its third day Wednesday, the tone of the proceedings changed dramatically.
Tuesday had been given over to the jury watching soundless surveillance video of what the prosecution contends is the systematic physical abuse of seriously mentally ill patient in March 2017.
Wednesday, the jury was treated to verbal fireworks from defense counsel Norman A. Pattis.
Pattis is representing Mark Cusson, a...

COMMENTARY: The Black Women Jailed for ‘Stealing’ an Education

COMMENTARY: The Black Women Jailed for ‘Stealing’ an Education

The Inequity of the Elite College Admissions Scam

- Black Press
Actress Lori Loughlin was taken into custody by the FBI Wednesday in Los Angeles after she, fellow movie star Felicity Huffman and 48 others were charged in a $25 million college admissions scam that ABC News said has prompted repercussions from Hollywood to the boardrooms of major corporations.
A former cast member on the ABC sitcom “Full House,” Loughlin and Oscar-nominated actress Huffman, are among 33 parents charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud...

Alex Jones Replaces Lawyers As Depositions Loom In Sandy Hook Cases

Alex Jones Replaces Lawyers As Depositions Loom In Sandy Hook Cases

The Infowars conspiracy theorist has replaced his lawyers with two controversial figures: Robert Barnes and Norman Pattis.

- Huffington Post
Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist who falsely claimed the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, has replaced two of his lawyers in multiple lawsuits brought against him by parents of children killed in the 2012 school shooting.
The host of the right-wing conspiracy outlet Infowars is being sued by nearly a dozen Sandy Hook parents in four separate defamation cases for his repeated claims that the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 20 children and six adults dead was staged. He has...

Defense attorney in Whiting patient-abuse case accuses state of witness tampering

Defense attorney in Whiting patient-abuse case accuses state of witness tampering

- Hartford Courant
The lawyer for the only defendant in the patient-abuse case at Whiting Forensic Hospital to hold out for trial has accused the state of witness tampering, citing the suspension of two Whiting workers who had spoken in support of another defendant at his sentencing hearing earlier this year.
In a motion filed Wednesday in Superior Court in Middletown, attorney Norman Pattis said the suspensions of forensic nurse Sarah Lukman and treatment worker Lori Hubbard amount to intimidation. He said...

Alex Jones hires controversial lawyer

Alex Jones hires controversial lawyer

- CT Post
Infowars host Alex Jones, who is being sued for calling the Sandy Hook shooting a hoax, has hired a controversial Connecticut lawyer to defend him.
“I was aware he wanted to hire another lawyer and now I’m in the case,” confirmed New Haven lawyer Norman Pattis. “I’m looking forward to the fight, there is a lot to talk about in the case.”
Pattis replaces Jones’ original lawyer, Jay Wolman.
Jones is being sued in Superior Court in...

Defense in upcoming Whiting abuse trial presses case to bring alleged victim to court; state says psychiatric patient not competent

Defense in upcoming Whiting abuse trial presses case to bring alleged victim to court; state says psychiatric patient not competent

- Hartford Courant
A prosecutor says William Shehadi, with a long-term psychiatric illness and having spent 24 years at Whiting Forensic Hospital, is not competent to swear an oath and be cross-examined by the lawyer representing the former nurse charged with abusing him — conduct that was captured on video.
Defense lawyer Norman Pattis takes a different view. He noted at a hearing in Superior Court in Middletown Tuesday that the video from Shehadi’s room is soundless. He said he wants Shehadi...

Lawyer for Whiting abuse defendant wants mentally and physically ill patient brought into courtroom for questioning

Lawyer for Whiting abuse defendant wants mentally and physically ill patient brought into courtroom for questioning

- Hartford Courant
The lawyer for a key defendant in the patient-abuse scandal at Whiting Forensic Hospital is expected to argue Tuesday that the profoundly mentally and physically ill victim should be brought into the courtroom for questioning — a move prosecutors and lawyers for the patient are expected to vigorously oppose.
Attorney Norman Pattis, who represents Mark Cusson, a former forensic nursing supervisor at the maximum-security psychiatric hospital, has issued a subpoena for patient William...

Danbury bondswoman acquitted on larceny charges

Danbury bondswoman acquitted on larceny charges

- Danbury News Times
A local bail bondswoman was acquitted recently on charges she misappropriated money from a client, but her husband will face a jury next week for the same case.
Dameisha Moore, 42, was cleared last week of accusations she failed to return $65,000 held as collateral on an appeal bond.
“The truth came out,” said Moore, who founded Moore Bail Bonds in the 1990s.
“Justice was served,” she said. “There is a God.”
The money was deposited...

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