The family of a California man killed in the Barcelona terror attack filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Google, Facebook and Twitter, alleging the tech giants played a role in “aiding, abetting and knowingly providing support and resources” to the Islamic State group. The three daughters of Jared Tucker, who was among the 13 people killed in the August 17 attack, are plaintiffs in the lawsuit. They are represented by their mother and legal guardian Danelle Sinclair. Tucker, 42, of Walnut Creek, was in Europe with his wife, Heidi Nunes-Tucker, celebrating their first wedding anniversary. Read the full story here.
DETROIT – Social media and terrorism were the subject of a hearing Wednesday morning in Detroit federal court. A lawsuit claims Google, Facebook and Twitter need to be held accountable for allowing ISIS and other groups to use their platforms to generate terror attacks. ISIS recruits and sends messages daily to its jihadi soldiers using social media. A lawsuit is claiming the social media companies allow it to happen and look the other way, even though aiding and abetting terrorism is against the law. Read the full story here.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (KGO) — She’s the only American victim of the terror attacks in Paris two years ago. Now, the I-Team is digging into a lawsuit her family has filed against one of the biggest names in tech. “What point even did the terrorists make,” asks the plaintiff’s attorney Robert Tolchin. “What was the point that was worth killing this young girl?” Outrage over the terrorist killing of Cal State Long Beach student Nohemi Gonzalez in Paris has led to a lawsuit against Google and its media platform, YouTube. The accusation — the company provided “material support” to ISIS. The two sides battled it out in Oakland Federal Court Thursday afternoon. Read the full story here.
Attorney Solomon Radner is working with a Detroit family, whose home was unjustly raided by police. During this raid their pets were needlessly shot, killing the mother dog and her puppy. In this family’s case against the Detroit Police, accounts from the officers vary widely, which fit neither the initial reports filed nor crime scene photos.