Sandy Hook Evidence Lanza Document Bonanza

Published on May 16th, 2015 | by -swansong-

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Sandy Hook: CT Police Forced To Turn Over Lanza Document Bonanza



In this article titled Sandy Hook: CT Police Forced To Turn Over Lanza Document Bonanza we’ll look at the latest ruling from the Ct FOIC regarding the release of long held personal documents of Adam Lanza.

While the eyes of the Sandy Hook research community have been understandably focused on the valiant efforts of Wolfgang Halbig and his Connecticut Two-Step with the FOI Commission there has been another Sandy Hook related FOI request winding it’s way through government bureaucracy.

Sandy Hook:CT Police Forced To Turn Over Lanza Document Bonanza

FOI Commission: State Police Must Turn Over Lanzas’ Papers

The ruling came as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request from The Courant seeking copies of documents mentioned in the state police’s report into the massacre but never made available to the public. The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, which oversees the state’s police force, has blocked The Courant’s efforts to obtain those documents since January 2014.

William Fish, the attorney representing The Courant, argued that the documents, which include a comic book written by Lanza titled “The Big Book of Granny,” were public records in part because of the state’s great expense related to the investigation and the worldwide media coverage that the shooting triggered.

Yes, that’s right, two and a half years after “The Event” and almost one and a half years after the conclusion of the state police investigation into the events at Sandy Hook Elementary, they have finally been forced to turn over personal documents related to the alleged perpetrator, Adam Lanza.

Big Book of Granny

All documents asked for by the Hartford Courant were seized under warrant by the Ct State Police as part of it’s investigation into the events at Sandy Hook. The above image is the cover of a book Adam Lanza allegedly penned titled The Big Book of Granny. It is one of several documents the Hartford Courant asked for and who’s status as “public” has been confirmed by the Ct FOI Commission.

Should you wish to re-familiarize yourself with the warrant process and what exactly was seized from the Lanza home I would recommend a previous work by our own Kennedy Ray.

Sandy Hook Evidence:Lanza Search Warrants

Seized Documents:

Email from gunbroker.com

New York Times clipping dated 2/18/2008 regard school shooting in Northern Illinois University

Birthday card from Nancy Lanza with Bank of America check made out for purchase of C183 firearm

A handwritten “To-do list” for Nancy Lanza dated Dec. 14-Dec.20

Receipts and emails documenting firearm/ ammunition shooting supplies

NRA certificate

Other seized items:

Various journals and drawings by Adam Lanza

Smashed computer

Various hard drives and cell phones

Three photographs with images of what investigators say appear to be dead bodies covered with plastic and blood

Family photos

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There’s no way of knowing exactly what documents or images the Courant will see fit to release to the public. I, for one, would be interested in seeing the giant “spreadsheet” that Adam Lanza supposedly had prepared documenting his murderous desires. This spreadsheet apparently measured in at approximately 4×7 feet. If this spreadsheet were actually printed out (as we have been led to believe) it would have required a special printer. A printer that shouldn’t be terribly difficult for police to track down in an area the size of Newtown.

I touch on the spreadsheet and other supposed objectives and motives of Adam Lanza in the following video

Adam Lanza:Mind Over Motive



 

Now might also be a good time to remind ourselves of the legal contortions Ct went through following the events in Sandy Hook in an effort to keep their little secrets. The following video is a segment from the wildly popular, Independent Media Solidarity produced, documentary We Need to Talk About Sandy Hook. Presented by odinrok it’s titled Access to Records.



 

As you can see, Connecticut has spared little expense or effort in their attempt to not only concoct, but also keep secret, the details of the Sandy Hook Event.

Sandy Hook:CT Police Forced To Turn Over Lanza Document Bonanza

The entirety of the documents requested by the Hartford Courant have not been made public, however, in the hearing officer’s recommendations, some of the items were noted.

Some of the specific items requested include ” a spiral bound notebook written by the shooter entitled “The Big Book of Granny”, “Class photo of the class of 2002-2003 at SHES”, a yellow folder containing hand drawn comic-style pictures and stories about Pokemon-type characters”, “packet containing educational information from SHES for the shooter, including report cards and IEPs”, “list of problems and requests from the shooter to Nancy”, “Lovebound” – screenplay or script describing a relationship between a 10 year old boy and a 30 year old man” and “spreadsheet ranking mass murderers by name, number killed, number injured, types of weapons used and disposition.”

As you read over the list of items requested you may be asking yourself the same question many of us in the Sandy Hook research community asked, “What’s the big deal?” Why is the state wasting precious tax dollars fighting the release of such innocuous documents?

Coincidentally it’s the same question we ask when we talk about Wolfgang Halbig’s FOIA requests, “What’s the big deal?” Whether you agree or disagree with any of Mr Halbig’s concerns you have to ask yourself, “What’s the big deal?” Just give him the documents. Give us a pic of Adam Lanza’s body at the crime scene. Surely no one’s concerned about besmirching his name or memory. A young man that has been demonized around the world with no evidence presented even placing him at the crime scene.

Curiously, it is essentially this very crutch upon which the state leans in it’s objection to the release of these documents.

In January of 2014 The Hartford Courant contacted the Connecticut State Police requesting copies of the above mentioned documents. Three days later the Courant was contacted by State Police Legal Affairs representatives informing them that the request had been received.

Four months later on May 29th the Courant again contacted state police having not heard word one from them in those 4 months.

June 11th, 2014, the Courant filed with the FOI Commission claiming a violation of the FOIA, having not received the documents which they had requested. Finally, on December 8th 2014, almost a full year after the initial request, the state responded claiming they were in possession of no documents responsive to the request because…

“You have requested access to or copies of…items of evidence that were seized or other wise collected as part of the criminal investigation of the incident. Evidence collected as part of a criminal investigation does not constitute a “public record” under the Connecticut [FOI] act.

You may again be thinking the same thing many of us were thinking. “That’s insane.”

Judging by the remarks of the hearing officer in her report of recommendations, it’s not hard to infer she may have felt similarly. I’ll provide some of the portions that stood out to me but should you wish to read the entire report you may do so here.

While this is not the final report from the Ct FOI Commission it is expected that the final document will be identical since the hearing officer’s recommendations were approved by the Commission with no changes. If you aren’t aware, the process for these hearings is for the hearing officer to provide recommendations, then a panel of commission members votes on those recommendations. They could vote to modify them, throw them all out, or accept them as is, which is what they chose to do in this case.

As part of the Hearing Officer’s report she described the characteristics required to define something as a “public document”.

16. First the requested documents must be “recorded data or information” that is “handwritten, typed, tape recorded, printed, photostated, photographed, or recorded by any other method.” The respondents did not dispute that each of the requested documents meets this prong of the definition, and it is so found.

17. Next, the requested documents must “relate to the the conduct of the public’s business.” The respondents claimed, in their post-hearing brief, without argument or citing to any legal authority, that the requested documents do not pertain to the conduct of the public’s business,” under 1-200(5), G.S.

The emphasis in the above paragraph is mine. The reason should be clear. The state presented an argument they couldn’t support…so they didn’t even bother trying.

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I apologize if this begins to get a bit dry, but I think it’s important to show just how entirely corrupt, or inept, the people arguing against the open dissemination of information related to Sandy Hook really are.

The state continued it’s “throw it at the wall, hope it sticks” form of defense.

The respondents argued that the requested documents are not “public records” because they do not “relate to the conduct of the public’s business” and “because they are evidence under the control of the judicial branch pursuant to a statutory scheme pertaining to search warrants and seized property.”

The second assertion is essentially that the requested documents are not actually under the control of the state police, but are rather under the jurisdiction of the judiciary and that only a judge could release them.

36. With regard to the respondents’ additional claim that the requested documents may not be copied or inspected by the public because the judicial department “controls the seized property”, it is found that, although the statutes make clear that property may be seized and disposed of only pursuant to a court order, there is no language in any of the statutes relied on by the respondents to support the claim that the judicial branch controls the seized property or, more specifically, controls how such property is handled during the time that the respondents retain it.

37. To the contrary, based upon search warrant applications, it is found that the court’s order granting the search warrants in this case specifically require the state police to “find said property to seize the same, take and keep it in custody until further order of the court…” Moreover, it is found that an internal state police policy regarding the chain of custody for seized property (“policy”), offered as evidence by the respondents in this matter, makes it clear that the state police alone have control over the seized property during the time that the property is retained by them.

Yes…you read that right. Not only could they provide no basis for their claims but they actually provided the hearing with a state police policy which refuted that very claim. You folks in Ct paying attention to how your tax dollars are being spent?

They even claimed, based on a “public records retention schedule” technicality, that I’m not completely clear on, the records were not public. So, the hearing officer went to the state’s own website and showed them how the contention was nonsense.

This report is rife with examples like the ones I have already provided and I could go on at some length with this review. But to save some time and to allow you to come to some of your own conclusions regarding this report I will just touch on a couple more.

Sandy Hook:CT Police Forced To Turn Over Lanza Document Bonanza

41. …the respondents further argued, in their post-hearing brief, that disclosure of the requested documents under the FOI Act would constitute an invasion of the shooter’s and/or his mother’s privacy under the Fourth Amendment. The respondents cited no statute or case law to support the necessary preliminary finding that they have standing to raise the privacy rights of the property owners.Indeed, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that “Fourth Amendment rights are personal rights which…may not be vicariously asserted.”

And my favorite…

44. Although the respondents were provided the opportunity to offer evidence that the requested documents are exempt from disclosure, the respondents declined to do so. Instead, the respondents offered an affidavit of Christine Plourde, supervisor of the respondent department’s Legal Affair’s unit, in which Attorney Plourde averred that, although she had not looked at the requested documents, she believed that some of the documents might be exempt from disclosure.

Not only did the state not bother to provide any corroborating evidence for their claims but the person on whom they relied as their expert never even bothered to read the documents that had been requested. Regardless, she “believed” that at least some didn’t qualify. She didn’t even read them!

You can watch the entire, embarrassing performance in the following video.

Freedom of Information Commission Hearing: Dave Altimari and the Hartford Courant v. the Dept. of Emergency Services & Public Protection

In the end, apart from the embarrassing performance by the state, what I will most takeaway from this FOI Commission hearing is the reinforcement of the hearing officer as to exactly what is…and what is not…deemed “public”.

Except as otherwise provided by any federal law or state statute, all records maintained or kept on file by any public agency, whether or not such records are required by any law or by any rule or regulation, shall be public records and every person shall have the right to (1) inspect such records promptly during regular office or business hours, (2) copy such records in accordance with subsection (g) of section 1-212, or (3) receive a copy of such records in accordance with section 1-212. Any agency rule or regulation, or part thereof, that conflicts with the provisions of this subsection or diminishes or curtails in any way the rights granted by this subsection shall be void.

I think this ruling will provide tremendous support for Wolfgang Halbig’s continuing efforts. His next FOI Commission hearing date is June 3rd, 2015 – 9:30am. We will be watching closely.

Beyond that, it is this writer’s opinion that this ruling spells out, in the plainest English “legalese” can manage, that basically everything collected as evidence from both the Lanza home and SHE (with the exception of photos of victims) that meets the following criteria…“…the requested documents must be “recorded data or information” that is “handwritten, typed, tape recorded, printed, photostated, photographed, or recorded by any other method.”…has now been placed squarely in the field of play.

Despite the clarity with which the hearing officer in the Hartford Courant case defined the terms by which something is regarded as “public”, the state of Ct has shown itself to be exceedingly obstructionist in their dealings with the public in regards to the release of documents related to the events at Sandy Hook. I have no reason to believe this ruling will dissuade them from more of the same.

The world is watching you obstruct and stonewall, Ct. People that had no suspicions before are becoming suspicious now. Suspicion breeds questions. Questions you don’t want to answer. Well, get ready, because this ruling has reminded us that we have every right to ask, and ask, we shall.

~SwanSong~

Thanks for reading Sandy Hook: CT Police Forced To Turn Over Lanza Document Bonanza. If you have any thoughts on this article we’d enjoy hearing from you. Is there anything you’re hoping to see from the Courant request? Anything you think we’ll never see?

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19 Responses to Sandy Hook: CT Police Forced To Turn Over Lanza Document Bonanza

  1. somegirl says:

    AbleChild has been trying to do this since 2012.They have requested the supposed Adams Lanza’s medical records.
    The response to AbleChild speaks volumes.
    AbleChild’s issue is that if anything at all is responsible (they don’t want to risk funding cuts so they are sticking to the official story. Through many in the organization do not buy it) it is the over medicating (big pharma) of children and not guns.
    In 2013, Ablechild sued the state to obtain Adam Lanza’s medical/mental health and toxicology records. The state denied Ablechild’s request based on an arbitrary ruling that the non-profit was not a stakeholder.

    Here is the video of that hearing

    http://ct-n.com/ctnplayer.asp?odID=9336

    A damn joke.

  2. I’m uneasy posting certain information here or anywhere when the “system” is bound to scoop it up. But do they really have the ability to crunch all the data where a card pops out reading, “Threat detected on insanemedia.net…?” My guess is, no.

    Where I get excited because I can visualize the events and very easily foresee the outcome, is regarding Nancy Lanza’s NRA certificate. As I recall, someone verified through the NRA that she was not currently and has never been a member. If through some horrible blunder they do the honest and just thing and simply pass along the NRA certificate in response to the FOIA request, that would be a windfall.

    Although not a slam-dunk crime ripe for getting the public enraged, adding a forged NRA certificate to the pile of shit produced from this might be the straw that breaks its back. You never know. However, the NRA might just play along upon request and pretend it’s valid. To my thinking, the enemy might always have been “authority.” The problem with that is, authority isn’t some agency lording over us from somewhere. It’s produced directly in the minds of Americans and acts as a form of self-enslavement.

    • -swansong- says:

      🙂 Thank you for your comments. We do get many interesting visitors here from various gov agencies…but I’ve never felt as tho I was being watched. So I think you’re safe.

      Yes the NRA cared would be interesting to see…but as you allude to…they’ve had more than enough time to concoct anything…or strike deals with groups like the NRA to gain their acquiescence.

      At the very least things like this keep this aspect of the events in the public eye…and shows them the obstructionist attitude of the state of ct.

  3. blessedbysuffering says:

    So, even if the currant was to release nothing they get from this document release, wouldn’t this ruling allow any other citizen to request and obtain the same information? I am sure we are all a little distrustful of the currant at this stage, and only time will tell if that’s justified, but if they withhold anything they are given, my hope is that someone would follow up and repeat their request for these particular documents, and release them in full online so that the independent research community will have the opportunity to view these. I know personally, the huge spread sheet and the class photos will be the things I look forward to seeing…..hopefully.

    • -swansong- says:

      That is correct, bbs.This ruling should provide all the necessary grist to file FOI requests for the same material…or any other material that is essentially the same.

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  6. Dudeashaneo says:

    Don’t you get the feeling we are embarking on a giant investigation for an event that will show it was a drill but will expose racketeering and money laundering that will involve so many people…and has ensnared so many along the way.. that it will be hard to pinpoint just who exactly orchestrated it? It will suddenly be the defense of ” you mean ALL these people were in on it?”

    I still don’t know what to think of the FOIA requests. While I believe they will prove out the shenanigans the stalling tactics afforded to the officials just gives them time to create excuses or fabricate things.

    Keep going. The money laundering angle will be huge.

  7. Sandy says:

    Certainly Attny Plourde had a right and a responsibility to review the documents to ascertain their level of protection from disclosure. This is a fascinating case with huge implications, and many unanswered questions as to motive, so it is unfathomable that anyone would not avail themselves of the opportunity to scrutinize them from every angle. There is only one reason no to review them – they don’t exist.

    I have a C183. It is a very nice little Kodak camera.

    An FOI Act request for the sign-in log at the firehouse should probably be directed to a federal contractor company by the name of “Special Response.” I discovered them after noticing that the call for service report (doc 6 of the police report) lists “CNTX Special Response” as their ‘Class of Service Designation.’

    • Sandy says:

      This is the website of Special Response.

      http://www.specialresponse.com/homeland-security.php

      Some of what they do:

      “Special Response Corporation’s company resources also allow us to provide support for clients in the form of catering services, mobile housing, shower, and laundry units, and through our TeamWorks USA division, temporary labor. As with our security professionals, all of our equipment and support personnel are held to the highest standards.

      Special Response Corporation is dedicated to protecting critical infrastructure throughout the United States. Our Response after September 11th as well as responses to natural disasters around the United States have put our company to the test and shown that we are able to take action in the most crucial times. Special Response Corporation’s commitment to Homeland Security is important to our preparedness and ability to respond.

      After September 11th, Special Response Corporation provided security for the business industry and government throughout the United States. Most often, requests regarding homeland security involve increasing perimeter security and access control.

      Should there be a government issued alert for a specific industry in the United States, Special Response Corporation has the experience and knowledge to respond with trained and well prepared personnel to protect our clients.”

  8. Ray says:

    I’m curious to see/read Adam’s work in regards to his stories, poetry, etc. is that possible?

  9. Marko says:

    I am glad to see that you are still reading and responding to comments Swan. I have scrapbooked various pages from IM in case it ever went dark (Vigilant Citizen just memory holed an article on Pizzagate and 86’d the entire Forum they had constructed – something heavy went down). My question is, it’s now the 4th anniversary. Have any “child survivors” of Soto’s class been brought forward yet? I generally don’t bother with MSM.

    • -swansong- says:

      It’s been a shit time health wise for me and my folks the last few months. Something had to give and it wound up being writing for the blog.

      I’m still around and hope to resume writing at some point but it just isn’t in the cards right now.

      As far as students from Soto’s class…I am unaware of any having come forward.

      Thanks for checking in 🙂

  10. Marko says:

    You are a credit to humanity my friend and you owe it to yourself to take care of your health and those around you. I know many join with me in calling for a better new year ahead for the Swan clan.

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