“The mother of one of the first graders killed in the tragedy at Sandy Hook pleaded today that the 911 recordings and the crime scene photographs never be released,” wtnh.com reports. “A special task force on crime victims’ privacy must make recommendations to the General Assembly in just sixty days.” Special task force on the victims’ privacy? Isn’t that a matter of settled law? And isn’t a complete police report on the events surrounding the Sandy Hook spree killing the dictionary definition of “in the public interest”? Since when do the victims of a crime get to decide what, when and how the public gets to know about the crime? No question: this is a coverup. Whether or not the coverup is driven by the facts of the matter or political correctness is irrelevant. Check this out . . .
Bill Sherlack says he thinks the correct compromise is to only release written transcripts of the 9-1-1 calls.
‘If we need to get someplace in the middle, and that’s what a negotiation is all about, that’s what balance is all about…could we accept that? I would be able to accept that,’ said Sherlack.
And Nicole said today that she wants anything that would identify individual victims in the final police report to be removed before it’s released.
“Anything that can identify anyone in terms of exactly where they died, how they died, their wounds, anything like that…that is just as bad as a photo,” said [Nicole Hockley, gun control advocate and mother of Dylan Hockley, murdered by Adam Lanza].
And Nicole said today that she hopes that the final police report will not be released anytime near the December 14th, first anniversary of the tragedy. [Click here to see her testimony in front of the privacy panel.]
We still don’t know when it will be released.
TTAG reader Pascal (who sent us the link) responds:
Isn’t it nice? The parents of the Sandy Hook spree killing victims were able to ‘negotiate’ about our gun rights, got free trips on Air Force One and are now ‘negotiating’ what information about the crime we are allowed to see. Let us not pretend that they will only do this with 911 calls. The parents are now also not wanting the police report to (be) released ‘so close to the anniversary.’ It is likely now we will not see anything until 2014 — maybe, because I am sure there will be yet another excuse then as well.
Meanwhile, we’ve learned nothing about protecting our children from spree killers and lost gun rights. Clearly those two are linked.