Veronique and Lenny Pozner are the parents of Noah Pozner, one of the 20 children killed in the December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook massacre. Mr. Lenny Pozner founded the HONR Network, aimed at combating conspiracy theorists on mass shootings.
Stopping the Continual and Intentional Torment of Victims –
After suffering the agonizing emotional pain of the loss of a loved one to violence, grieving family members are forced to endure emotional stress in the form of hostile confrontation, online slander and defamation, and disparagement of the memory of their loved one, as well as the denigration of the tribulation they have experienced as a result of the death of their loved one. No one should have to endure such hateful treatment at the hands of fellow members of society, especially after suffering profound loss to an unspeakable act of violence.
The HONR Network believes that decent society should not tolerate those who exploit tragedies and prey on the victims of violent crimes as in the case of Veronique and Lenny Pozner. Americans who’ve lost their loved ones should be allowed to grieve in peace without being harassed, exploited or subjected to online defamation. Unfortunately, the publicity surrounding most high-profile tragedies makes these vulnerable people ideal targets for this kind of persecution
We Take Action Against the Abusers –
Most members of society are allowed to grieve in peace, surrounded by an atmosphere of compassion. This has not been the case for many family members of victims who lost their lives to tragic, highly publicized mass killings. It isn’t fair or acceptable. Action must be taken to restore peace and tranquility to those personally affected by the despicable cruelty cast upon them by individuals acting under the ‘truth movement.’ As a society, the right to free speech is important to all of us, but there is a fine line between freedom of speech and freedom to abuse and defame others. The Hoaxers and Gun Truthers are regularly crossing that line, and must not be allowed to impart this sort of hatred unimpeded. Until these malicious abusers anonymous identities are revealed and they are burdened by consequences, they will not stop stalking and tormenting innocent people who are trying to go on with their lives and heal from the emotional trauma suffered as a result of their tragic loss.
We’re In This Together –
Most of us remember where we were, and the profound sadness we felt when we heard about each of the horrific tragedies that unfolded in recent years. Our sadness was for the victims who lost their lives, and for the families left to suffer unimaginable emotional pain for the rest of theirs. Grief is a painful process to go through, but it is a natural and necessary one in healing.
Families in grief have the right to do so in peace and dignity. Regrettably, victims’ families are being cheated out of this basic human dignity, and being subjected to unspeakable harassment on an ongoing basis. We need to band together as a community of caring individuals, and act to stop these abusers from inflicting any further harm to people who have committed no crime, and simply want to be left alone to grieve their loved ones and live out the rest of their lives in peace.
Also read: Sandy Hook Dad (Lenny Pozner) Fights back Against ‘Hoaxers’