According to cbsnews.com, “Police were warned that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter had threatened to kill his mother and students before the 2012 massacre, according to newly revealed FBI documents. The agency on Tuesday released more than 1,500 pages documents on the investigation into the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 26 children and teachers dead.”
Click here to read the FBI docs. We’re poring through them now.
I want to know when the tipster talked to the police, exactly what was said, which police officers knew of the threat, whether or not and how they logged the tip, and what, if anything, they did about it.
Somehow I don’t think that information will emerge. The FBI docs are heavily redacted. The media seems just as disinterested in — and gullible about — the local police’s actions as it was in the killing’s immediate aftermath.
Meanwhile, that same mainstream media reports that Adam Lanza’s obsession with mass murder was no secret, at least to one interviewee . . .
An unidentified woman said she was in contact with Lanza for more than two years on a gaming website dedicated to the 1999 Columbine High School shootings. She told investigators that Lanza kept a “spreadsheet, meticulously documenting the details of hundreds of spree killings and mass murders”.
She described him as “depressed” and “isolated” and someone who viewed death as an “escape from his joyless existence.”
Make that two interviewees. chicagotribune.com quotes a different source who adds this crucial detail to the above account:
She said Lanza believed mass murders were a symptom of a broken society and may have believed he was “saving” children from the “harmful influences” of adults during the school shooting.
I wrote it back in the day, I’ll write again: Adam Lanza was an obviously and profoundly mentally ill teenager who was rejected and neglected by the mental health care system, the Newtown school system, his father, his mother and now we learn the police — all of whom knew of his condition. Many of whom knew Adam Lanza had access to firearms. At least one of whom knew he planned to murder his mother and kill innocent children.
And yet the “debate” following Sandy Hook focused on gun control. Go figure.