Hate Takes a Hit Today
From the Southern Poverty Law Center:
We won a great victory today in our lawsuit against the Imperial Klans of America (IKA) and its leader, Ron Edwards.
The jury awarded a $2.5 million verdict to our client, Jordan Gruver, who was brutally beaten by IKA members while attending a county fair in Brandenburg, Ky.
The people of Meade County, Kentucky, have spoken loudly and clearly. And what they've said is that ethnic violence has no place in our society, that those who promote hate and violence will be held accountable and made to pay a steep price.
Jordan is understandably gratified by the verdict. And he's relieved that the ordeal of the trial is over, though he will never fully recover from his nightmare.
We know the IKA does not have the assets to pay the full verdict. But we look forward to collecting every dime that we can for Jordan and to putting this violent organization out of business.
Details about the case and verdict are available on our website.
We've received numerous messages of support over the past few days. We greatly appreciate your commitment to tolerance and justice.
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