As announced yesterday, the family of 16-year-old Covington Catholic media victim Nicholas Sandmann enlisted power attorney Lin Wood to fight back over the misinformation and doxxing of teens due to the Nathan Phillips/MAGA viral video (see more here, here, here, here, and here).
Lin’s nickname is the “Attorney for the Damned.” Sounds like a good fit.
“He is committed to bringing justice to 16-year-old Nick Sandmann and his family,” McMurtry wrote.
Wood “often (seeks) eye-popping damages for those he believes have been libeled or slandered in the press,” according to a 2011 Washington Post article about his defense of Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. (Cain had been facing accusations of sexual harassment that derailed his campaign.)
Other notable clients include the family of JonBenet Ramsey, who were suspects in the child pageant queen’s murder, and Richard Jewell, a Centennial Olympic Park guard misidentified as having bombed his workplace in 1996.
If you listen closely, you can hear the cock of a gun.
Here’s an example of Lin’s general disposition:
For me, it has nothing to do with politics, gender or race. It is about reputation. People spend their lives building their reputations. To have a reputation destroyed by unsubstantiated accusations is unconscionable. #BrettKavenaugh deserves fairness & rush to judgment not fair. https://t.co/g4uuBbOMfj
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) September 28, 2018
He ain’t skeered:
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) August 29, 2018
Fast-forward to January 19th’s condemnation by the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky, via Bishop Roger Joseph Foys.
As per LifeSiteNews:
“We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general, Jan. 18, after the March for Life, in Washington, D.C.,” the January 19 statement read.
After later reporting refuted the original narrative, Bishop Foys issued a new statement stating that an “independent, third-party investigation is planned to begin this week” and that it was “important for us to gather the facts that will allow us to determine what corrective actions, if any, are appropriate.”
Many have criticized the community’s Catholic authorities for condemning the boys in the first place and for not simply retracting and apologizing for the original statement. On Wednesday a Covington parent speaking to LifeSiteNews on condition of anonymity said Foys visited the school and met with the boys today.
The parent said Foys claimed he was unable to change his story while things are being investigated, and any change to the previous statement would have to wait for the review’s conclusion. The parent added that Foys “has been very staunchly pro-life,” and while he did not apologize privately to the boys, his tone was “fairly good” and “very much in support of them.”
Now check out today, courtesy of the Attorney for the Damned (Well-Represented):
Last night, Todd McMurtry @FitLwyr and I delivered a preservation of evidence demand to Bishop Foys. This afternoon, he belatedly apologized to Nick by letter. Good first step but more is necessary in order to fully remedy the damage caused by his libelous statements.
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) January 25, 2019
Truth has a way of always rising to the surface. Sometimes with a push. pic.twitter.com/gb4cWjqUFB
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) January 25, 2019
There’s a fair ways to go for justice, to whatever degree it may be attained. But one step at a time, for kids caught in the crosshairs of the Left’s hasty wokeness and their bitter war with Donald J. Trump.
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Tucker Carlson highlights what happened to the high school boys from Covington Catholic High School that the media failed to show pic.twitter.com/xg7uqaRi12
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 22, 2019
Kenton County Prosecutor Rob Sanders says the process is "already underway" in filing criminal charges against people who have made threats against the Covington Catholic students on Twitter pic.twitter.com/PhiGLeenk8
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 24, 2019
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