'Coming up next: How Facebook Sandy Hook tribute pages are hurting surviving families'
CT Senate Minority Leader wants Sandy Hook photos off limits --McKinney fears bloggers and 'truthers' who could use the images in their attempt to refute the shootings [That's because, the images refute the shootings.] 26 May 2013 Senate Minority Leader John McKinney has become the focal point of negotiations that will likely lead to a special exemption in the state Freedom of Information Act for families who lost members in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. After days of on-again, off-again talks with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office and Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane, the eight-term Republican from Fairfield, whose district includes Newtown, said he's working for a "very narrow" exemption that will keep graphic photos of the 20 dead children and six adults from ever being released. It's not traditional newspapers and TV stations that concern McKinney, but rather, bloggers and others who could use the photos to push their pro-gun or anti-gun platforms. Other groups, including the so-called truthers who claim the killings were staged to further President Barack Obama's anti-gun agenda, could use the images in their attempt to refute the shootings.
Public Records on the Newtown Shootings (The New York Times) 27 May 2013 The bill, created without serious legislative consideration or public hearings, would severely restrict public access to information on those murders. It was negotiated in private by the offices of Gov. Dannel Malloy; the chief state's attorney, Kevin Kane; and lawmakers... Sensitivity to the families' concerns does not justify a gross overreach that would curb access to the kinds of police records to which the public has a right. According to The Hartford Courant, which discovered the secret proposal last week, the police and any government agency would be empowered to prevent the public release of photos, digital and audio recordings, death certificates -- even 911 emergency calls, which are now routinely available -- without the consent of victims' families... Connecticut lawmakers should not be rushing to enact restrictions on public information that were produced in secrecy.
Chief CT Attorney: 'Truthers changed Freedom of Information landscape, so release of Sandy Hook details must be blocked' --CT bill would suppress Sandy Hook crime scene photos 22 May 2013 A bill was brokered Wednesday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy [regarding the crime scene] photos from the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. But civil libertarians oppose the legislation and Connecticut's newspaper and radio executives warned Wednesday that suppression of information could set a bad precedent and create unintended consequences. The bill, a draft of which was released by the governor's office late Wednesday afternoon, is crafted specifically to cover the crime-scene photos and 911 audio recordings of the December 14 shootings at the Newtown school. But it would also allow Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia to continue to withhold the death certificates for the 20 first graders and six adults murdered there... Chief State's Attorney Kevin T. Kane said Wednesday that while mainstream news media traditionally avoid the use of graphic photos, bloggers and so-called truthers -- who claim the Newtown murders are a hoax by officials with an anti-gun agenda -- have changed the Freedom of Information landscape. Kane was seeking broader powers to prevent photos and recordings of graphic 911 calls from public release, but the draft narrows the scope to those murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Secretly Drafted CT Bill: Sandy Hook Details Would Remain Blocked --The only reason the public was made aware of this bill, drafted in secret, was because The Hartford Courtant obtained an email regarding the drafting of a 'special act.' Secretly Drafted Bill Would Leave Release of Some Newtown Investigative Records Up to Families 22 May 2013 A secretly drafted bill to block release of photos, tapes of 911 calls and death certificates related to the Dec. 14 Newtown elementary school massacre could be acted on in the General Assembly as early as the end of the week, officials said Wednesday. Family members of victims would have discretion over release of some of the records. A draft of the bill was released Wednesday afternoon by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office, which has been working behind the scenes in recent weeks on drafting the language with legislative leaders and the office of the state's top prosecutor, Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane. Word of the planned legislation was kept from the public until Tuesday, when The Courant obtained a copy of an email written by a Kane assistant that said Malloy's legal staff told him a draft of a "special act" would be quickly "forthcoming." A Courant story about the secret plan to withhold information on the Newtown investigation has sparked intense interest and concern in Connecticut and nationwide -- based both on what the bill would do and the way it was put together outside the normal legislative process, without a public hearing. Lawmakers at first were talking about trying to vote on the bill Wednesday, but they abandoned that idea as criticism mounted.
Bill Drafted in Secret Would Block Release of Some Newtown Massacre Records --Options considered: Blocking release of 911 calls, photos, statements 'made by a minor' 21 May 2013 The staffs of the state's top prosecutor and the governor's office have been working in secret with General Assembly leaders on legislation to withhold records related to the police investigation into the Dec. 14 Newtown elementary school massacre -- including victims' photos, tapes of 911 calls, and possibly more. The behind-the-scenes legislative effort came to light Tuesday when The Courant obtained a copy of an email by a top assistant to Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane, Timothy J. Sugrue. Sugrue, an assistant state's attorney, discussed options considered so far, including blocking release of statements "made by a minor." The bill that's being crafted has not been handled under routine legislative procedures -- it hasn't gone through the committee process, which includes a public hearing, for example.
Family Whose Children Survived Sandy Hook Lose Home to Fire 30 Mar 2013 A fire on Wednesday destroyed the home of a family whose children lived through the shootings on Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The fire at 254 Berkshire Road began in the basement and burned into the first floor, heavily damaging the home of Hans and Audra Barth and their three children, said Bill Halstead, Newtown's fire marshal and the chief of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co. Two of the children, Shanice, 8, and Peter, 6, attended Sandy Hook Elementary, the chief said Friday.
Motive remains unclear in Newtown school shooting 29 Mar 2013 Newly released search warrants in the Newtown school shooting have revealed that gunman Adam Lanza's home was packed with weapons and ammunition, but the documents do not shed any new light on what could have driven him to massacre 20 children and six educators inside an elementary school. Lanza left behind journals [but, QUIZZICALLY, 'left no online footprint'], which state police turned over to the FBI for analysis, but if investigators have any ideas about his motive, they aren't saying.
Adam Lanza, mom had NRA certificates 28 Mar 2013 Adam Lanza, the man [allegedly] behind the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., possessed a National Rifle Association certificate in his name, new reports say. Reuters reported that according to documents released on Thursday, police discovered NRA certificates in the name of Lanza and his mother, Nancy Lanza — whom he killed before starting the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The two reportedly frequented gun ranges together as Adam Lanza was growing up. [The same people who found Mohammed Atta's passport have found Adam Lanza's NRA certificate! --LRP]
Armed Guards OK'd in Enfield Schools --Will be assigned to every building 27 Mar 2013 (CT) As long as the town dedicates money for the safety initiative, security officers armed with handguns will be stationed at each of the town's schools next year. The mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Dec. 14 have prompted towns across Connecticut to evaluate school security. The town council on Monday approved a memorandum of understanding with the school system that would place armed officers in schools beginning next school year. The initiative is estimated to cost $650,000 for the first year. It also approved a job description for the officers that specifies that the people hired must have experience in law enforcement, corrections, the military or a related field. [Possible motives for the Sandy Hook shootings include exploding the security industry and acclimating people to the erosion and eventual elimination of Posse Comitatus. --LRP]
Judge approves redaction of details in Lanza search warrants 27 Mar 2013 A Superior Court judge approved a prosecutor's request Wednesday to redact details from search warrant applications related to the investigation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. In several motions made public Wednesday, Danbury State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky had asked Superior Court Judge John Blawie to consider redacting the name of a "citizen witness" who is referred to in various parts of the search warrant applications for Nancy Lanza's house and a car. It's unclear whether Sedensky is referring to more than one witness. The state's attorney also requested the omission of serial numbers for several items that were seized by investigators from the Lanza home at 36 Yogananda St. in Newtown, as well as phone numbers and credit card numbers that were related to the case.
Sandy Hook details to be released 26 Mar 2013 More details about the Sandy Hook investigation are scheduled to be released by the Chief's State's Attorney Thursday. Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane will release parts of the Sandy Hook investigation on Thursday morning, but his office says neither he, nor the Danbury State's Attorney in charge of the case will do any interviews. Whether or not there will be any information beyond that released to out-of-state law enforcement by Connecticut State Police Col. Danny Stebbins is unknown at this point.
MLB will honor Newtown shooting victims at all openers --Robbie Parker to throw ceremonial first pitch before the Texas Rangers' home opener April 5. [Flashback: Robbie Parker prepares for a Sandy Hook media conference.] Major League Baseball announced Friday that it will honor the victims of the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., at its season-opening games at each ballpark this season. 30 teams that will honor the 20 children and six adults who were killed. Every player, manager, coach, umpire and on-field personnel will wear a symbolic ribbon patch through April 2. The patch features the official seal of Newtown, along with a black memorial ribbon and 26 stars. There will also be a moment of silence at each ballpark.
Morbid find suggests murder-obsessed gunman Adam Lanza plotted Newtown, Conn.'s Sandy Hook massacre for years --Law enforcement reportedly discovers a sickeningly thorough 7-foot-long, 4-foot-wide spreadsheet with names, body counts and weapons from previous mass murders and even attempted killings. 'It sounded like a doctoral thesis, that was the quality of the research,' an anonymous law enforcement veteran said. [Oh. I thought Adam Lanza 'erased his online footprint.'] 18 Mar 2013 ..."We were told (Lanza) had around 500 people on this sheet," a law enforcement veteran told me [Mike Lupica] Saturday night. "Names and the number of people killed and the weapons that were used, even the precise make and model of the weapons. It had to have taken years. It sounded like a doctoral thesis, that was the quality of the research." The law enforcement vet attended the International Association of Police Chiefs and Colonels mid-year meeting in New Orleans last week, a conference where state police colonels share information with each other, and learn from each other. The man to whom I spoke, a tough career cop who did not wish to see his name in the newspaper, was in the room when the state cop from Connecticut spoke, said the man was well into his presentation when he began to talk of the spreadsheets that had been found at "the shooter's" home. [See: Riddle me this: Adam Lanza, 'computer genius,' left no online footprint by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 16 Dec 2012 According to numerous media reports and witnesses, alleged Newtown, Connecticut shooter Adam Lanza was a 'genius' with computers. And yet, we are told that Lanza apparently left no online footprint. The question must be asked: Was the electronic history of Adam Lanza scrubbed?]
Conn. massacre records secret, media seeks access 05 Mar 2013 Authorities are withholding search warrants and police records related to the Newtown, Conn., school massacre even though the [alleged] shooter is dead and the prosecutor handling the case has said he does not expect any charges. Prosecutor Stephen Sedensky III successfully argued in December to keep search warrants related to the shooter's house and the car he drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School sealed for 90 days, saying disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing investigation. Media outlets have pressed for the release of more records. They say records may be sealed only when an investigation would be hurt by disclosure and that was unlikely.
CT Attorney General Chides Lawyer's Sandy Hook Document Request 02 Mar 2013 New Haven attorney Irving Pinsky has been pushing sensitive legal buttons related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting since December. But his latest effort has drawn particularly strong condemnation from Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen. "Attorney Pinsky clearly misunderstands the law," Jepsen said Friday in response to the latest request from Pinsky asking the state to unseal confidential documents related to the shooting investigation. Jepsen said his office has no jurisdiction in the matter, no authority to unseal criminal documents and is not involved with the investigation. Pinsky first drew ire in December when he put in a request to file a $100 million lawsuit against the state, claiming it failed to prevent "foreseeable harm" against his client -- a 6-year-old Sandy Hook shooting survivor identified as "Jill Doe."
'Coming up next: How Facebook Sandy Hook tribute pages are hurting surviving families' posted by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 25 Feb 2013 A promo aired on FOX CT news Monday afternoon, which stated the following. "Coming up next: How Facebook Sandy Hook tribute pages are hurting surviving families." The promo introduced this topic. The report stated, "Facebook is taking them down, to comply with officials' requests." Included in the FOX CT news report was this observation. "Officials said they would keep tabs on the social media giant." In an interview, Connecticut Democratic Rep. (5th) Elizabeth Esty stated, "I called the FBI right away...I learned that these pages don't violate existing laws."
Facebook agrees to remove some Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting pages --Sen. Blumenthal: Facebook officials said they would begin removing the pages immediately. 25 Feb 2013 U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Facebook has agreed to remove some so-called tribute pages related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting over concerns they're being used to exploit the tragedy. Blumenthal and fellow Connecticut Democrats U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty had complained to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg in a letter Monday morning. [CLG's Sandy Hook Shooting 'Oddities' page, which will not be taken down.]
Sandy Hook Fallout: Proposal to Restrict Death Certificates --Requests for kids' records dismay lawmakers --GOP Rep refers to reporters who seek info as 'jackals' 21 Feb 2013 [Note: This is a summary of an article, written by Christopher Keating and William Weir, that appeared in Thursday's Hartford Courant (hard copy), but for some reason did not 'make it' to the Courant's website.] A Newtown official's distress over reporters' requests for death certificates after the Dec. 14 schoolhouse shootings has led to a bill that would restrict public access to the records for any children younger than age 18. State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky, a freshman Republican lawmaker from Newtown, testified to a committee Wednesday that legislators "need to do something." "I was shocked, dismayed and deeply disturbed when, on Dec. 17, I got a call from the town clerk about the prospect of having a reporter standing beside her during one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the United States in Newtown looking for death certificates of children," Bolinsky said. Bolinsky said he felt "the outrage, the pain of observing the jackals descend upon my town clerk's office at a time of great, great community loss." Bolinksy introduced the one-paragraph bill, which states that the copy of the public record could be restricted "when the disclosure of the death certificate is likely to cause undue hardship for the family of the child."
Gene Rosen getting fed his lines by handler or coach - Sandy Hook by Scotty Walker 08 Feb 2013 (Video) Creepy Gene Rosen was prompted to say "TERRIFIED" at corner of firehouse by a woman. Was she at his house with the children? Note the two guys in red & black, they are seen when Rosen is circling around practicing his lines as seen from chopper footage. Notice the black tape over the police car at two seconds in. Since when do police have time to tape over identifying owrds on their car doors after being dispatched to a shooting? When did they tape over their doors?
Teacher Shot at Sandy Hook Elementary to Attend State of the Union 08 Feb 2013 Natalie Hammond, the lead teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who survived being shot on Dec. 14, will listen to the President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday from the gallery of the House of the Representatives. U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, invited Hammond to be her guest. Hammond was [allegedly] shot by Adam Lanza, who killed 20 students and six adults at the school.
Green Day: Cash Mob Floods Sandy Hook Center With Business --'It was very successful...I think a lot of people came in from out of town.' 31 Jan 2013 From 9 am to 5 pm that day, hundreds of shoppers came to the area to patronize retail businesses, whose commerce had been stunted by the traffic congestion and the lack of parking that clogged the area in the days after 12/14. One business that reflected the success of the cash mob event was The Toy Tree, a toy store at 115-A Church Hill Road... US Senator Christopher Murphy and US Representative Elizabeth Esty attended the cash mob event and visited the toy store. Betsy Paynter, the town's economic development coordinator, helped organize the cash mob event. "It was very successful...I think a lot of people came in from out of town," Ms Paynter said. Judging by the throng of shoppers that flooded Sandy Hook Center on Saturday, January 26, the plan to bring a "cash mob" to the compact business district was quite a success.
Sandy Hook: Officers encountered 'several individuals' as they approached scene --Investigative report into shooting will not be finished until 'at least June' [Right, say... 5:00 p.m. on a Friday afternoon, heading into the July 4th holiday weekend?] 26 Jan 2013 There are references to other people outside the school when the shooting started. One officer says at 9:41:22 that "I've got him proned out," indicating he is arresting someone. Other media reports have indicated this was a man who had a child at the school, wand he was headed to that class when the shooting started. [?] But the shooting was not over for long. About 50 seconds later, another caller indicates they can still hear shooting and that they saw "two shadows running outside past the gym," which is in the rear of the school. Newtown Police Lt. George Stinko said some people were detained initially as police got to the scene that was rapidly unfolding... At 9:51, the records indicate police found [Adam] Lanza's body. Police found his car at 10:05 a.m. when an officer asked a dispatcher to run the license plate 872YEO. The car, a black Honda Civic, belongs to Nancy Lanza, according to Department of Motor Vehicle records. Police later found a shotgun in the trunk. [So, the dead guy returned his (apparently unused) weapon to the trunk of the car. Ok, got it. Note: This summary is from an article published in The Hartford Courant, 'Records: Massacre Lasted 6 Minutes,' by Dave Altimari, 26 January 2013. An online version of the full article, for some reason, is unavailable. Hence, there is no 'link' to the original. --Lori Price, www.legitgov.org]
CNN video of police charge at Sandy Hook is not Sandy Hook 21 Jan 2013 At the words "they arrived to carnage," the CNN Anderson Cooper report cuts to helicopter footage of seven police officers charging across a parking lot and toward a school. It is breaking news coverage of the Sandy Hook shooting just hours earlier. The three-minute report posted on the day of the shootings at the official CNN website is entitled "Tragedy Strikes at Elementary School." But the school the police are seen 'arriving' to is almost certainly not Sandy Hook. It is St. Rose of Lima School, a private school a few miles away, also in Newtown.
Sandy Hook False Flag Fallout Reaching Critical Mass by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 17 Jan 2013 Today, we read that a Newtown fourth-grade girl asked to 'ban semiautomatic weapons and large-capacity magazines.' Wow. This is one erudite eight- or nine-year-old! See: Newtown Schools Chief Tells Washington Hearing About Fateful Day 16 Jan 2013 Newtown schools Superintendent Janet Robinson on Wednesday told U.S. House Democratic leaders about the horrors of the Dec. 14 shooting and ended by sharing a fourth-grader's letter to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi asking for a change in gun laws. "What everyone in Newtown wants is for you to ban semiautomatic weapons and large-capacity magazines and to make everyone use guns safely," Robinson said, reading from the letter. "This is important so that a person cannot shoot many people at once, and/or injure people badly. Semiautomatic weapons and large-capacity magazines put lives at risk." The Newtown fourth-grade girl asked that people opposed to gun control visit the town's municipal offices, which are lined with boxes full of cards and letters, and to read one card from every box to realize just how many people want a change in gun laws. [Yes, she asked for people to visit the 'town's municipal offices.' Now, how many *fourth-graders* do you know who pontificate about 'large-capacity magazines' and 'municipal offices?' This is obvious FAKERY.]
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Obama wants to add 1,000 armed guards, counselors at schools, post-Sandy Hook 16 Jan 2013 President Barack Obama wants to put 1,000 more school resource officers and counselors in schools nationwide, according to a plan the White House has just released as the president signed 23 executive orders today, mostly having to do with gun control. President Obama's Comprehensive School Safety [sic] Program would give $150 million to school districts and law enforcement agencies to hire school resource officers, school psychologists, social workers, and counselors. The U.S. Department of Justice would come up with a model on how to best use school resource officers, depending on the grade levels at a school.
Sandy Hook endpoint - explode the US police state and force taxpayers to pay for it: Obama administration plan to fund police, surveillance equipment in schools 10 Jan 2013 The Obama administration is considering funding many more police officers in public schools to secure campuses, a leading Democratic senator said, part of a broad gun violence agenda that is likely to include a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips and universal background checks. The school safety [sic] initiative, one of several under consideration, would make federal dollars available to schools that want to hire police officers and install surveillance equipment, although it is not nearly as far-ranging as the National Rifle Association's proposal for armed guards in every U.S. school.
Sandy Hook: 'I'm Sorry Governor, What Did You Say?' --Video by revmichellehopkins 10 Jan 2013 Conn. Governor Dannel P. Malloy: "Earlier today, a tragedy of unspeakable terms played itself out in this community. The lieutenant governor and I have been spoken to in, in an attempt that we might be prepared for something like this playing itself out in our state."
So much for 'academic freedom' in the US: James Tracy, Sandy Hook controversy: Newtown official says FAU professor should be fired 10 Jan 2013 The top elected official in Newtown, Conn., has called on Florida Atlantic University to fire communication professor James Tracy over his assertions that last month's school massacre of 20 children and six adults may not have happened. In an emailed comment, Newtown First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra called Tracy an "embarrassment" to FAU and all educators for espousing what she called "his outlandish conspiracy theories." "Shame on you, too, FAU, to even have someone like this on your payroll," wrote Llodra, a former teacher. "I can assure you, sadly, that the events here in Newtown unfolded exactly as are being reported, with the horrible outcome of the violent death of 26 innocent people, including 20 children."
DHS Trolling Web for Sandy Hook Rifle 'Oddities' - CLG Website Logs by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 07 Jan 2013 CLG website logs frequently reveal fascinating .gov and .mil visitors, such as the CIA, Pentagon, FBI, DIA, and NASA. On Monday, the DHS accessed CLG's news summary, 'Bushmaster rifle used in CT shootings was same weapon used in Washington, D.C. sniper killings in 2002,' posted 16 December 2012. Apparently, the agency is trolling the web with the following keywords/parameters...
The Sandy Hook Massacre: Unanswered Questions and Missing Information by James F. Tracy 24 Dec 2012 Inconsistencies and anomalies abound when one turns an analytical eye to news of the Newtown school massacre. The public's general acceptance of the event's validity and faith in its resolution suggests a deepened credulousness borne from a world where almost all news and information is electronically mediated and controlled. The condition is reinforced through the corporate media's unwillingness to push hard questions vis-à-vis Connecticut and federal authorities who together bottlenecked information while invoking prior restraint through threats of prosecutorial action against journalists and the broader citizenry seeking to interpret the event on social media. Along these lines on December 19 the Connecticut State Police assigned individual personnel to each of the 26 families who lost a loved one at Sandy Hook Elementary. "The families have requested no press interviews," State Police assert on their behalf, "and we are asking that this request be honored." The de facto gag order will be in effect until the investigation concludes--now forecast to be "several months away" even though lone gunman Adam Lanza has been confirmed as the sole culprit.
Democrats push for ban of assault weapons over Sandy Hook, but stay silent on nuclear power after Fukushima by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 20 Dec 2012 Democrats want to implement a ban on military-style assault weapons in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings. Several lawmakers and liberal pundits assert that certain guns--by their very existence--are a threat to human life. Well. Why no similar outcry demanding an end to nuclear power--after four nuclear plant meltdowns at Fukushima? Nuclear power plants, history has shown--by their very existence--are a threat to human life. In fact, President Barack Obama sent officials to Japan to ensure that the Japanese government would continue to build new plants. There was no 'wall-to-wall' media coverage as the disasters unfolded at Fukushima, unlike the commercial-free coverage of the events that transpired at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Surely, thyroid cancer will kill far more than the twenty children who were among the twenty-six who perished in Newtown, Connecticut. Yes, Sandy Hook was a 'mindless, senseless' tragedy. Ditto the Obama Administration's unabated--albeit hushed, so as not to offend the 'Left'--love affair with nuclear power and its Wall Street profiteers.
After Sandy Hook: Seeking the Definitive Cause and Solution for Rage Massacres by Michael Rectenwald 18 Dec 2012
'So, just read the card?' 'Yeah, just read the card.' --Sandy Hook mind-blower: Newtown shooting victim's father, Robbie Parker, is seen laughing just before his on-camera interview, as he inquires about whether or not he should just 'read the card.' (As in... cue card?) 'Yeah, just read the card,' a man replies, off-camera. --Lori Price 17 Dec 2012 (Video uploaded by wethecom1)
More than a dozen state troopers armed with assault rifles enter Newtown church after threat --Newtown Church Evacuated After Threat 16 Dec 2012 Police gave the "all clear" at St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown after it was evacuated during a noon mass on Sunday due to a threat. Someone made a very menacing phone call to the church, according to Brian Wallace, a spokesperson for the diocese. Rev. Luke Suarez was giving the homily around 12:30 p.m. when the church pastor, Monsignor Robert Weiss, interrupted him and told parishioners they had to evacuate. More than a dozen state troopers armed with assault rifles entered the church and then the church's education center on Church Hill Road, according to NBC Connecticut.
Riddle me this: Adam Lanza, 'computer genius,' left no online footprint by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 16 Dec 2012 According to numerous media reports and witnesses, alleged Newtown, Connecticut shooter Adam Lanza was a 'genius' with computers. And yet, we are told that Lanza apparently left no online footprint. The question must be asked: Was the electronic history of Adam Lanza scrubbed?
Adam Lanza Shot Victims at Close Range with Semi-Automatic Rifle 15 Dec 2012 Adam Lanza used a Bushmaster .223 semi-automatic rifle at close range to kill children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday. "I believe everybody was hit more than once," said Dr. H. Wayne Carver, the state of Connecticut's Chief Medical Examiner. He said the bullets were uniquely damaging and that Lanza's victims died almost immediately."The bullets are designed in such a fashion the energy is deposited in the tissue so the bullet stays in," Carver said. He described the wounds as a "very devastating set of injuries." Two handguns were also found at the scene, but Carver described the Bushmaster as the killer's primary weapon. A fourth weapon was found nearby.
Bushmaster rifle, allegedly 'left in car,' was weapon mainly used in CT school killings --The Bushmaster [high-powered military] rifle was the weapon 'mainly' used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. [Oh. I thought that was the weapon *left in the car.*] Police: No connection between the gunman's mother and the school --No proof of 'confrontation' between Adam Lanza and Sandy Hook Elementary School --Connecticut State Police have yet to officially identify the shooter. All twenty children had been shot, multiple times. Posted by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 15 Dec 2012.
Ah, then came the dawn. Cui bono? The US police state. For school security, 'This is a game-changer' 15 Dec 2012 The tragedy in Connecticut will convince communities across the country to cut other spending in favor of funding greater security measures, including adding armed guards at schools, said Peter Pochowski, the former executive director of the National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers. Many states, including Illinois and Wisconsin, already have laws requiring schools to hold drills to prepare for attacks and to have crisis plans in place. But Pochowski says that won’t be considered enough... John LaSorsa, a former Secret Service agent and security consultant based in North Carolina, blamed the plague of shooting sprees on the decades-long national trend away from institutionalizing most mentally ill people. "They must be in a controlled environment with no access to the outside world," LaSorsa said.
Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza: Quiet, Bright, Troubled 15 Dec 2012 Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who killed 20 kids and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school Friday, was very bright, say neighbors and former classmates, but he was also socially awkward and deeply troubled. On Friday morning, Lanza shot his mother Nancy in the face at the home they shared in Newtown, and then drove her car to Sandy Hook Elementary School. Dressed in black combat gear, he broke a window at the school, which had recently had a new security system installed, and within minutes had shot and killed six adults and 20 schoolchildren between the ages of five and 10. The shooting stopped when Lanza [allegedly] put a bullet in his own head. Multiple weapons were found at the scene, including two semiautomatic handguns registered to his mother. A Bushmaster rifle registered to Nancy was discovered outside in the car.
Principal and school psychologist were killed 'execution style' - CT shooting 14 Dec 2012 According to Rabbi Shaul Praver, Newtown, the school principal and psychologist were killed 'execution style,' before the gunman shot others at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (MSNBC)
At least 27 killed in Newtown, CT school shooting; second person in custody --Students were told by authorities to 'line up and cover their eyes' --Several students and staff are dead --Shooter found dead on scene --Second person is in custody --Gunman, age 20, was wearing all black --In CT, main school doors are locked when school is in session, so the question remains how the shooter [dressed all in black, mind you] was allowed to enter the building. CT State Police: 'Great deal of search warrant activity' underway --School and Danbury, CT, hospital with three injured, was placed on lockdown as a 'precaution' --FBI on scene --Shooting heard over school intercom --House being searched of second suspect --Officials 'not commenting' on second shooter --2nd deadliest school shooting in US history, VA Tech was first --'Police were in every corner, with guns' 14 Dec 2012 A gunman opened fire at a Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Friday, shooting dozens of people, NBC has learned. WNBC has confirmed that the shooter is dead. Where this occurred was not immediately clear. According to NBC News, the shooter was an adult, and two handguns were recovered. No information has been released on the shooter, but NBC said it appears that the shooter was living in Connecticut and was might have originally been from New Jersey. (NBC, wires)
Second man wearing camouflage led out of woods in handcuffs, said 'I did not do it' --27 Dead, Including 20 Children, In Elementary School Shooting 14 Dec 2012 The Associated Press quoted an official as saying the suspected gunman drove to the school in his mother's car. Another law enforcement source earlier told CBS News that a Sig Sauer, a Glock 9 and a Bushmaster [high-powered military] rifle were found at the scene. Preliminary information showed that [Adam] Lanza purchased the weapons legally. CBS News reports that a potential second suspect was in custody and that SWAT was investigating the home of the suspect. It was not known if that alleged second suspect fired any of the shots in the massacre. A witness tells WFSB-TV that a second man was taken out of the woods in handcuffs wearing a black jacket and camouflage pants and telling parents on the scene, "I did not do it."
Curiouser and curiouser: Shooter carrying other person's ID, left 2 more guns in car --'We're drilling all the time, practicing all the time for these events' -Mayor of Danbury, CT --'New school safety measures' had been implemented--and yet, a man dressed in military garb will a bullet-proof vest gained entrance? --CT State Police: Bomb squad brought in --Shooting took place at three diffrerent locations inside the school 14 Dec 2012
Twenty schoolchildren, eight others dead in Connecticut massacre 14 Dec 2012 Twenty schoolchildren were slaughtered by a heavily armed gunman who opened fire at a suburban elementary school in Connecticut on Friday, ultimately killing at least 27 people including himself in the one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. The 20-year-old gunman, identified by law enforcement sources as Adam Lanza, fired what witnesses described as dozens of shots at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, which serves children from ages 5 to 10. Authorities found 18 children and seven adults, including the gunman, dead at the school, and two children were pronounced dead later after being taken to a hospital. Another adult was found dead at a related crime scene in Newtown, bringing the toll to 28, state police Lieutenant Paul Vance said.
No one connected to the Sandy Hook shootings testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence today. I'm thinking, that's because, when you testify before Congress, you have to take an oath. Just by giving their names, the Sandy Hook actors would have committed perjury. --LRP
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