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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Rand Paul Awarded More Than $580K After Neighbor's Attack

By: Bruce Schreiner
The Associated Press


U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was awarded more than $580,000 in damages and medical expenses on Wednesday in his lawsuit against the neighbor who tackled him and broke several of his ribs in a dispute over lawn maintenance.

A jury in Bowling Green, Kentucky, deliberated less than two hours before delivering the award to the Republican lawmaker who had been attacked while doing yard work at his Kentucky home.

Paul had testified during the three-day trial that he feared for his life as he struggled to breathe after Rene Boucher, an anesthesiologist by trade, slammed into him in their upscale Bowling Green neighborhood in late 2017.

The jury awarded $375,000 in punitive damages and $200,000 for pain and suffering, plus $7,834 for medical expenses.

Afterward, Paul said in a statement that he hoped the verdict would send a "clear message that violence is not the answer — anytime, anywhere."

Read more at ABC News.


In other news, since Patreon growth has been slow, my new strategy to fund writing THL forever is starting some disputes with my neighbors over lawn clippings.

Of course I'm just kidding.

Rand may still feel pain every time he breathes in.

An injury this severe could affect someone for a lifetime. I'll keep my health and my poverty and count myself blessed.

The new Non-Aggression Principle is don't aggress against Rand Paul.