Justice does not always come swiftly or when we want it to occur. But, hopefully, with time and changing beliefs, it does happen.
Last week, Alex Jones finally got what was coming to him. After years of claiming that Sandy Hook was a hoax and that everyone involved was crisis actors, he was told by a jury that he has to pay nearly $5 Million dollars to the families of the victims.
Free speech is one thing. But to purposefully defame another (specifically a parent who has lost their child in the most horrific manner possible), is heartless and inhuman. What is worse is that many of his fans and followers believed him.
Jones can complain and cry all he wants. He knew what was doing was wrong. Did he think he would get away with the lies he was spewing?
Though this will not bring Taylor back, it is a huge step in the right direction. While I respect the difficult job that the police have, they cannot barge into someone’s private property without having good cause to do so. If nothing else, it sends the message that law enforcement officers better do their homework going forward.
Justice has been done, for now at least. While it is better than nothing, we have a long way to go.