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    The lawsuit against the estate of Nancy Lanza has been settled. Lawyers expect things to be finalized by the end of the month.

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    Today is 3 years. Doesn't seem that long ago. And absolutely nothing has changed or gotten better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McCourt View Post
    That's what you say now but how would you feel if that house started driving drunk or stealing lawn ornaments or some other horrible crime that houses tend to commit. lol
    Well , is pretty certain that the home isn't going to be featured on the front-cover issue of Better Homes and Gardens.

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    Florida Atlantic University is trying to fire conspiracy nut Professor James Tracy - this is the guy who has been harassing the parents and demanding proof of the dead kids existence.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...-him-gone.html

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    I skimmed & didn't see a mention, but a film going to Sundance next month is in the US dramatic competition. Title? Newtown. Centers around the shooting. I'm a cynic, but I'm interested to see credits, donors etc. depending on what is shown on screen. I'll report back.

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    Any good documentary about Newtown will be heartbreakingly difficult to watch but I don't think I couldn't skip it. Thinking back to the time of the tragedy, I must have been going through something in my own life and intentionally avoided listening to anything about it on the news, etc., so I'm absolutely open to listening to all sides. I may be wrong, but it seems to me that this case has the most conspiracy theorists out there since 9/11. Does that seem the same to any of you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cash View Post
    Florida Atlantic University is trying to fire conspiracy nut Professor James Tracy - this is the guy who has been harassing the parents and demanding proof of the dead kids existence.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...-him-gone.html
    Well, I've said it before and what the hell, I'll say it again. What did they expect when they requested all the evidence not be released, and all the crime scenes torn down and obliterated-- they didn't even want the 9-1-1 recordings released, had some of the victims cremated, and DID accept large shares of humongous donations and sued for more, while many (understandably!) promoted gun control agendas? That's going to throw a LOT of conspiracy-mongers off their feed, you know?
    The slight irony here is that, of all the families, the Pozners DID privately show their son in his casket to Governor Malloy (showings not being customary at the Jewish funerals I've been to.)
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    Newtown teacher arrested after bringing firearm to school

    http://pix11.com/2016/04/06/newtown-...school-campus/
    Last edited by cash; 04-14-2016 at 04:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash View Post
    Newtown teacher arrested after bringing firearm to school

    ix11.com/2016/04/06/newtown-teacher-charged-with-bringing-gun-to-middle-school-campus/
    my reaction to this is: are you serious?! I mean ffs, how on earth would one assume this would go over well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash View Post
    Newtown teacher arrested after bringing firearm to school

    http://pix11.com/2016/04/06/newtown-...school-campus/
    Quote Originally Posted by sfcitygirl View Post
    my reaction to this is: are you serious?! I mean ffs, how on earth would one assume this would go over well.
    My reaction is that if teachers had weapons at school the tragedy could have been avoided or lessened, but the law is the law and no guns are allowed in that State. I must say that even though my kids are all out of school, except for my youngest who still has a couple more years in college, I'm happy that most districts encourage teachers to be armed - AFTER they are trained, of course.
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    I don't have strong feelings regarding gun control, or a lack thereof... That said, so few can even drive in a straight line. Given some of my former teachers, & definitely my former psychopathic ex-boss, I can't say I'd feel any safer at all. True story: this same boss wanted to put guns in the ceiling of our office in case our city was under attack. Trust me, given where I lived at the time, it's probably one state where very few would even bother. Fewer still would miss it if it actually happened.

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    Does anyone know why Lanza chose the elementary school? A book available at the Kindle store ( Amazon) hints that something happened during Lanza' s first year at the school that contributed to his murderous rampage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alanwench View Post
    Does anyone know why Lanza chose the elementary school? A book available at the Kindle store ( Amazon) hints that something happened during Lanza' s first year at the school that contributed to his murderous rampage.
    He did attend Sandy Hook from grades 1-5 but his reasoning is unknown - may have been the closest to where he lived:

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/25/justic...ooting-report/

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    I have a friend who believes Sandy Hooks was a government hoax to promote gun control. (She thinks the same thing about Orlando.) This not a dumb person. I think she has just been listening to some nutter.
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    I wondered why they chose to tear down that house he lived in? There are many homes that murders have been commited in and are stigmatized that are not torn down.. Anyone know the real story on why it was razed?
    I don't believe it was just to stop lookie loo's...It was a nice piece of property.
    A friend who lived in that area said that it was because the mothers murder scene was never cleaned up and "weird" things happened there after the murders..
    I am not so sure about that but I guess it seems plausable?

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    Thanks, Cash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hisandhearse View Post
    I wondered why they chose to tear down that house he lived in? There are many homes that murders have been commited in and are stigmatized that are not torn down.. Anyone know the real story on why it was razed?
    I don't believe it was just to stop lookie loo's...It was a nice piece of property.
    A friend who lived in that area said that it was because the mothers murder scene was never cleaned up and "weird" things happened there after the murders..
    I am not so sure about that but I guess it seems plausable?
    A family of one of the victims lived on the street, but I think they've moved since then.
    I still maintain that if they changed the bizarre street name to "Daisy Drive" or some other innocuous word, people across the ocean wouldn't be googling "the street with the weird name where the weird kid who killed his weird mother and all those children used to live."
    Tearing down the house was just an another part of the wholesale erasure of all sites connected to the crime. For haunting, there still are some of the empty buildings of the former state mental hospital nearby, and they want to turn THAT property into some kind of shopping/ community center (there's a state correctional facility already there, BTW.)

    Since the Lanzas are not even interred in Newtown, and to my knowledge of the town history, that particular area was not previously known for odd occurrences (the other notorious murders from the 1980s were scattered in different sections), possibly trespassers LOOKING for "ghosts" were getting in the house somehow, I suppose. Doesn't quite justify the demolition, though.

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    The Lanzas are pure human shit. The mother was a fucking idiot.

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    lawsuit against the gun maker has been dismissed - nice try

    https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2...gun-maker.html

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    Sandy Hook truther charged with threatening victim's family - a real idiot:

    http://nypost.com/2016/12/07/sandy-h...ictims-parent/

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    There was a sad and touching docu on PBS Independent Lens last night about Newtown. They talked to parents of kids that didn't make it, parents of survivors, first responders, townfolk in general. If you can catching I would recommend watching.

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    The police knew about Lanza's plot years before and could do nothing

    http://nypost.com/2017/10/26/sandy-h...-and-cops-knew

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