CT Boom’s stance on truthers hasn’t changed at all since 2014. Actually, it’s nice seeing truthers facing the music for their insipidly cruel actions. Because a woman who had the gall to send death threats to a grieving parent will spend several months behind bars.
NBC reports that Lucy Richards, 57, fully believed the Sandy Hook Massacre was a hoax. Naturally, she wanted to confirm her bias and sought out conspiracy websites that agreed with her.
The popular theory: Democrats used actors to stage a mass shooting to grab America’s guns. Richards ate up the “evidence” hook, line, and sinker.
So, after successfully empowering herself with the truth, she decided to take matters into her own hands. And, by that, I mean, she sent death threats to Lenny Pozner, who lost his 6-year-old-son, Noah, in the tragedy. Because that totally makes you a hero, right?
And, to her, she had a wonderfully solid reason to go after Pozner. It’s because he founded the HONR Network, which aims to combat conspiracy theories on mass shootings. In short, Richards believed he was the enemy and deserved her undivided wrath.
So, she did what any sadistic moron would, she sent him death threats. In all, she left him four voicemail and email messages about how death was coming for him. But, you know, in a perfectly unbalanced way.
One message, which she sent back in January of last year, claimed “you gonna die, death is coming to you real soon.” She then sent a followup email which promised, “LOOK BEHIND YOU IT IS DEATH.”
So, for someone to go that far out of their way to harass a grieving father deserves to have the book thrown at them. And, thankfully, Senior U.S. District Judge James Cohn agreed.
He sentenced Richards to 5 months in prison and then an additional 5-months house arrest. On top of that, she’ll be forced to wear an electronic monitoring device. Once that 10 months comes to a close, she’ll serve 3-years supervised release. She’s also been banned from visiting conspiracy websites, along with owning any weapons or firearms.
True, Lucy Richards admittedly deals with mental health issues and deserves to get help. She does suffer from anxiety, agoraphobia (which is a fear of crowds and open spaces,) along with obsessive compulsive disorder. But struggling with mental illness doesn’t give anyone a free pass to harass and degrade others.
Judge Cohn told her before the court:
“Your words were cruel and insensitive. Your words … do have consequences. Words do matter. This is reality. There is no fiction [here] and there are no alternative facts.”
And that’s why he ordered her to receive further mental health treatment so the incident will never repeat itself.
The Pozners will never get their son, Noah, back. But now, they can move past this unnecessary evil in their life. Here’s hoping more Sandy Hook “truthers” face the same music Richards did.
Because that’ll make the world a better place when more people, like Richards, learn that their actions have consequences.