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Similarities to the Charlottesville case and RICO

Reader comment on item: The Boim Case, a Key to Fighting Terrorism

Submitted by Dave (United States), May 21, 2022 at 18:20

In 2021, a jury awarded the defendants $26 million in compensatory damages from the 2017 Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville. The liability is to be shared by those organizations that funded, organized and inspired the violence, based on Virginia law, as well as on a federal law, the "Ku Klux Klan Act". Neo-Nazi organizations were held responsible, even if only indirectly through their incitement. This legal approach is also reminiscent of the RICO act used against the Mafia, which punishes members of any group involved in felonies, even if those individuals aren't directly involved in the crimes. The 1990 law on compensation for damages for terrorism is in line with these other laws, but has an international scope, affecting our foreign policy.
The irony is that the Biden Admin has funded the PA despite its financing and encouraging terrorism. That makes them an accessory after the fact, but the evidence has probably been lost somewhere along with Hunter Biden's laptop, and the media won't complain. Political expedience often overrides criminality. We'll see if the defendants ever actually pay in the Boim case. I'm skeptical.

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