Monday, November 25, 2013

A Report on Newtown to be Released

According to Fox News, the Connecticut State's Attorney will release a report on the school shooting in Newtown, CT last December.

The summary will deal mainly with the murderer's background and the police response.  Most information about the events of that day is still sealed and unavailable:

The report expected Monday afternoon will not include the full evidence file of Connecticut State Police, which is believed to total thousands of pages. The decision to continue withholding the bulk of the evidence is stirring new criticism of the secrecy surrounding the investigation.
Dan Klau, a Hartford attorney who specializes in First Amendment law, said the decision to release a summary report before the full evidence file is a reversal of standard practice and one of the most unusual elements of the investigation.
Klau suggests that, rather than representing the state of Connecticut, the state's attorney is acting as a private attorney for the families of the victims.

I suppose some of the evidence might be too painful and gruesome for the parents and those close to the victims to read.  Still, I have a hard time believe that is the bulk of the information.  All suppression of information accomplishes is to feed into various conspiracy theories and make the thoughtful wonder exactly what is being kept from the public.  

Fox follows the Bushmaster narrative:

[The murderer] killed his mother inside their Newtown home before driving to his former elementary school, where he fired off 154 shots with a Bushmaster .223-caliber rifle within five minutes. He killed himself with a handgun as police arrived.  (Name redacted by me.)

That's not true.  As my post about Obama's blood ballet from March of this year speculates, based on the available information at the time, not more than 105 of the spent shell casings could have come from the rifle.  The remainder -- at least -- 49 rounds would have been fired from a handgun. 

We would like to know the truth. 

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