#1 Jury Forces Oberlin to Pay $11 Million to Bakery It Falsely Accused of Racism by algernonpj 10.06.2019 15:31

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Jury Forces Oberlin to Pay $11 Million to Bakery It Falsely Accused of Racism
TOM CICCOTTA
10 Jun 201924

A jury in Ohio has awarded a local bakery $11 million after the progressive Oberlin College falsely portrayed the bakery as racist.

According to a local news report, Oberlin College will be forced to pay $11 million to a local family bakery after the college participated in a community effort to falsely smear the bakery as racist. Breitbart News reported in December 2017 that the bakery had filed suit against the college for its role in perpetuating the notion that the bakery had improperly handled a shoplifting incident that took place in 2016.

In November 2016, three black Oberlin students were arrested for “punching and kicking the white shopkeeper” of Gibson’s Bakery during an alleged shoplifting attempt. In the aftermath of the incident, faculty and administrators at Oberlin College participated in a smear campaign against the bakery. Demonstrations were held on campus and the college provided resources including food and drink. These protests took place despite the fact that the students charged in the shoplifting and assault incident pled guilty, even admitting in their plea agreement that race played no role in the altercation that took place in the store.

“All the Gibsons ever wanted was for the truth to come out,” Gibson Bakery’s attorney, Lee Plakas, said. “All they ever asked from the beginning, from Oberlin College, was to use its power and influence and might to tell the truth, and that letter never came. But the jury sent the letter that was louder and more visible and more public. I think the Gibson family is grateful for that and grateful for the jury to have the courage to be able to send a letter that no one else would send for the last almost three years.”

Oberlin College’s attorney, Donica Thomas Varner, still maintains that the college never defamed the bakery. “We are disappointed with the verdict and regret that the jury did not agree with the clear evidence our team presented,” Varner said in a comment. “Neither Oberlin College nor Dean Meredith Raimondo defamed a local business or its owners, and they never endorsed statements made by others. Rather, the College and Dr. Raimondo worked to ensure that students’ freedom of speech was protected and that the student demonstrations were safe and lawful, and they attempted to help the plaintiffs repair any harm caused by the student protests.”

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/06/1...used-of-racism/

#2 RE: Jury Forces Oberlin to Pay $11 Million to Bakery It Falsely Accused of Racism by ThirstyMan 10.06.2019 16:09

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It seemed that there must be more to the story. Three blacks steal a bottle of wine from the local Gibson bakery. They get caught. Charges of racism fly out of control. The three perps even stated that race was not involved.

Are business owners supposed to knuckle under when theft is from blacks? Should they choose to ignore it for fear of being accused of racism?
Are blacks really that culturally bereft? they have no personal responsibility?
or is it being suggested they're deserving of protection from the consequences of their actions?

The world has gone absolutely screwy!

#3 RE: Jury Forces Oberlin to Pay $11 Million to Bakery It Falsely Accused of Racism by algernonpj 10.06.2019 16:23

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"The world has gone absolutely screwy!"

Ain't that the truth

#4 RE: Jury Forces Oberlin to Pay $11 Million to Bakery It Falsely Accused of Racism by Cincinnatus 10.06.2019 16:26

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This story becomes even more delicious.

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The insurer that covers Oberlin College for liability, Lexington Insurance Company, filed documents with court last month indicating that its umbrella liability policy would not cover costs of any judgment for the plaintiffs. That means that if, after the appeals process has run its course, the plaintiffs move to collect the $11 million a jury just awarded them (plus whatever punitive damages – up to $22 more – are awarded next week), Lexington likely won’t pay and Oberlin would have to sue for reimbursement.



https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/201...inst_them_.html

Oberlin itself may be on the hook for at least some part of the settlement. How nice.

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