A Kentucky teenager mistakenly believed to be an illegal alien and beaten by the Ku Klx Klan has won $2.5 million in a tort action against the Imperial Klans of America and its founder. Jordan Gruver’s lawsuit is the latest win by the Southern Poverty Law Center that seeks to bankrupt racist organizations through litigation.
Gruver, then 16, is an American citizen of Panamanian and Native-American descent. He will receive $1.5 million in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages against “Imperial Wizard” Ron Edwards. Also named in litigation was “Grant Titan” Jarred R. Hensley.
An all-white jury of seven men and seven women deliberated for just five hours after three days of testimony to render the verdict. Three members of the Klan group confronted Gruver in July 2006 at the Meade County Fair in Brandenberg, Kentucky. The attackers were allegedly part of a recruiting effort. They taunted him with ethnic slurs, spat on him and doused him with alcohol. Two of the men, including Hensley, knocked Gruver to the ground, repeatedly struck and kicked him. Gruver suffered a broken jaw, broken left forearm, two cracked ribs and cuts and bruises. He also claims nerve damage and psychological trauma.
It is a bad week for the KKK and its recruiting efforts to locate other racist throwbacks with an arrest of another KKK leader in a murder case out of Louisiana.
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4 thoughts on “Jury Awards Klan Beating Victim $2.5 Million”
The big question is will Mr. Gruver be willing to take his payment in the form of used double-wide trailers and bass boats with no motors?
I am amazed that these Dragons and Titans did not receive an even higher judgment against them. Sally is correct in asking what kind of men would attack a child. The answer is that they are not men. They are just ignorant punks. Mespo, I am guessing that they lost many more tests before the Klan IQ test. They got the titles because they couldn’t spell their names correctly.
Mespo…You think Grand Titan is funny…in my hometown down in Georgia, there was a Grand Dragon.
The KKK is a joke. It’s a bunch of people who are insecure with themselves and feel the need to belittle others.
What kind of men beat up a 16 yr old boy? Well, they’re not really men if they feel the need to beat up a child. I don’t even know what to call them. Well I do have a few choice words, but I’m going to keep it clean on here
Very happy to see that this boy won his lawsuit!
Morris Dees does a national service everytime he wins one of these suits. But I am puzzled, how does one become “Grant Titan?” Lose the chapter IQ test I suppose.
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