Sandy Hook Shooting Secrecy May Soon Be Unveiled


Sandy Hook Shooting Secrecy May Soon Be UnveiledThe Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is still shrouded in secrecy. However, maybe the veil will soon come off. The state of Connecticut has decided that a prosecutor should go ahead and release a crime report this upcoming week on the investigation into the Sandy Hook massacre. But even so, the general public will still have to wait for Connecticut State Police to give a full account of the crime.

The choice behind the reasoning to remain silent about the majority of evidence is causing newer criticism around the secrecy which has surrounded the case since Adam Lanza, age 20, allegedly murdered 20 students and six educators inside the elementary school on Dec. 14, 2012.

Lanza  also turned the gun on himself, so investigators are not planning on any prosecutions. However, the lead investigator in the case has gone to court to contest any release of the 911 tapes, met with the victims’ families in private and keeps resisting calls from the governor of  Connecticut to reveal any more information faster. People are tired of the secrecy that has surrounded the Sandy Hook shooting and want it to be unveiled

The authorities blame the size of the investigation. It could be the most widespread in all of Connecticut’s history, and also they say they are trying to take the victims’ families in consideration. Some of them have petitioned for tighter boundaries on what information is available to the public.

Adam Lanza supposedly murdered his mother inside their home in Newtown, Connecticut before he drove to Sandy Hook and killed 26 people with a semi-automatic weapon. He took his own life with a handgun when the police began showing up at the scene.

At the present time, investigators have only released such items such as search warrants. These listed a range of weapons which were discovered in the Lanza household. Data that has never been shared with the general public includes how long it took for police to respond to the school, if there were any mental health problems recorded on Lanza and if police ever found a motive for Lanza to commit this heinous crime.

Keeping the 911 recordings private, where they are usually released in most cases, has been the cause of a legal battle. A hearing has been set in New Britain, Connecticut Superior Court to decide whether a judge will be able to listen to the recordings as an appeal is considered.

One argument that has been raised in this case is if it identifies 911 callers, these people might start to be harassed by conspiracy theorists who think that they are “crisis actors.”

An attorney, who represents over 20 of the Sandy Hook victims’ families, explained that some families are still getting harassing telephone calls from conspiracy theorists. These people range from thinking Adam Lanza was not the killer all the way to saying the entire Sandy Hook crime scene was a set-up and no one was ever killed.

Connecticut passed a law in 2013 that was because of the killings. It stated that there should be exceptions to the freedom-of-information law in the case of releasing video, film, photographs and any other type image which shows a murder victim if the records establish unnecessary privacy invasion on the victim’s family.

The provision also produced a suspension in the law which lasts one year on any release of particular portions of audiotape or other type recordings where the condition of a murder victim is describes. However, that law does not include 911 tapes.

But until most things are revealed to the public, the Sandy Hook shroud will remain. Hopefully the Sandy Hook shooting secrecy can soon be unveiled.

By Kimberly Ruble

USA Today

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12 Responses to "Sandy Hook Shooting Secrecy May Soon Be Unveiled"

  1. Shell   November 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    The didn’t worry about all this when Columbine happened the 911 calls photos etc were all released. Come on if someone truly believes this happened you are not looking at the whole picture.

  2. ERICREPORTS   November 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Did you know the school is going to be demolished? Gov’t says it is to remove the bad memories. (Or is it to destroy any remaining evidence?) There will be more gov’t attacks on itself, until they get what they want: an all out gun ban.

  3. John Smith   November 25, 2013 at 7:35 am

    I’d like to know why the dad was laughing right before his interview

  4. Chris   November 24, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Is there anyone out there in this country that doesn’t believe they are engaging in a huge cover up right now?

  5. lawmanjed   November 24, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Jane – YOU don’t have to know any more, or anything at all, for that matter, about this incident. You are free to chose to ignore any or all of it. However, there are so many unanswered questions, and the public, ie. I and OTHERS, have a right to know the full, unvarnished truth, since we are residents, citizens, taxpayers and adults who OWN this State and our communities. We are entitled to know “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” about significant events such as this one. Instead, we are treated like children and are prevented from knowing the truth by our “superiors”, ie. our public servants, the police, the intelligence community, our courts, ALL of whom work for US and are really our SERVANTS, but treat us like they are our MASTERS, and so many of us, apparently including you, accept this situation. I don’t and never will!

  6. PieMan (@Pieman211)   November 24, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    They’ve had plenty of time to distort what has happened.

  7. La   November 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Did it ever occur to anyone that perhaps what they are hiding is the play by play account of the terror and of the gruesome damage to the children by the gunshots and that the parents may want to be spared these details!!! What about the right of the parents not to know.

  8. TJ   November 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    because there are way to many unsolved things that happened throughout this case although most people say that conspiracy theorist are nuts they do present some substantial evidence that the police and government simply have no account for or Deny all together

  9. Tronald Dump   November 24, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Jane, ever heard that knowledge is power? How about making secrets doesn’t make friends? I’m not of the belief that information is being withheld because of a Jesse Ventura-esqe conspiracy, but there are questions that still are going unanswered. We need to know more so conspiracy theorists will have less to theorize about. Regardless of what anyone’s OPINION is, including my own, the fact is that information has knowingly been withheld from the public. That is why we need to know. The compartmentalization of this story should lead more Americans not to try and think up a conspiracy but to demand the questions be answered. Of course with sensitivity to the victims family’s and with respect for the victims, the public has the right to know.

  10. Dave   November 24, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Because as Americans, it is our right to know!

  11. gun   November 24, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    because it was avoidable like CO, AZ and DC

  12. jane   November 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Why? Why do we need to know any more than we do?


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