On March 26 Memory Hole Blog was notified via its internet service provider that a copyright infringement claim was filed against MHB by Lenny Pozner and “HONR Network” on March 22. The aggrieved party claims that this violation arose from use of an image of his son, Noah Pozner in a January 2, 2015 post. This post addressed use of the same image in international news coverage of the December 16, 2014 Peshawar army school massacre.
On this week’s edition of Real Politik James speaks with Wolfgang Halbig, a former Florida State Trooper and school safety consultant. The two discuss Halbig’s continuing investigation of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre event.
Mr. Halbig has probed the Newtown shooting for over two years. During this time he has been repeatedly stonewalled by Newtown and Connecticut state authorities in FOI requests for documentation proving the event in fact took place as it has been reported in mainstream press accounts.
A recent BBC documentary airing in March 2015, Surviving Sandy Hook, calls to mind the series of made-for-TV films produced by British news media memorializing Dunblane. Indeed, the March 13, 1996 massacre of 16 five-to-six-year-old school children and their teacher in Dunblane Scotland by a single recluse bears a number of similar characteristics to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, yet Sandy Hook is seldom considered in the context of this important precursor.
The foremost of such similarities is the fact that Dunblane was the key pretext for the introduction of draconian gun laws and school safety measures throughout the United Kingdom–a move ostensibly pursued to placate grieving parents, some of whom advocated for such. By late 1997, all cartridge-loading handguns had been banned throughout the UK following separate legislation passed under the Conservative and Labour governments of John Major and Tony Blair.
Mr. J. Carroll
(April 7, 2015)
As a concerned citizen with friends and family near Newtown, CT, I telephoned Governor Malloy’s office today expressing my concerns that Mr. Halbig has apparently been mistreated and “stonewalled,” and that it would really be in the state’s best interest (and that of interested persons everywhere) to see that Mr. Halbig’s “questions” are addressed directly, swiftly, and thoroughly “if” indeed there is nothing to hide; since further delays or apparent obfuscation will play into the hands of those spinning half-truths and/or un-truths about the “facts” surrounding the alleged SHES tragedy of 14 December, 2012.
By James F. Tracy
On Wednesday, April 1 Wolfgang Halbig retained a Connecticut-based attorney, Kay Wilson, to represent him in his FOI case for records pertaining to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting of December 14, 2012. On April 3 Wilson informed Halbig that she could no longer represent him, citing a fear for her safety and that of her family, according to Halbig.[See update below.]
By James. F. Tracy / Mert Melfa
Days before Wolfgang Halbig was to appear before Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission the former teacher, law enforcement officer, and current national school safety assessment and emergency management consultant was abruptly informed by his Connecticut-based attorney that the hearing would not take place as planned. Halbig nevertheless traveled to Hartford on Tuesday, March 31 to find out why the scheduled meeting that he structured his travel itinerary around was cancelled.
By James F. Tracy
On February 25 a press conference was held by parental rights groups calling attention to many of the conclusions of the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Report released on November 21, 2014. They argue the report’s recommendations, if adopted as state law, will likely pose a significant threat the right for families to homeschool their children. The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission was assembled by Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy in 2013.
Fellowship of the Minds
The State of Connecticut’s Public Safety and Security Committee (PSSC) is a joint standing committee of the Connecticut General Assembly and contains members of the Senate and the House. In the Connecticut Legislature, there are no separate chamber committees.
PSSC is charged with matters relating to homeland security, the Department of Public Safety, including state police, state organized task force on crime, municipal police training, fire marshals, the fire safety code and the state building code, civil preparedness and legalized gambling, and military and veterans’ affairs, except veterans’ pensions.
By James F. Tracy
On March 4, 2015 former Florida State Trooper and school safety expert Wolfgang Halbig appeared on The Alex Jones Show to announce a lawsuit he has filed in Florida seeking information from officials across the United States involved in the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre event.
The Plaintiff has been the focus of dirty tricks, surveillance, and misdirection of the criminal justice system, and of the Superior Court in New London.-William Shanley
In December 2014 MHB carried news of two lawsuits filed by documentary filmmaker and author William Shanley against major Western news media figures and organizations for their alleged involvement in the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. One of the suits demanded $1 trillion in damages from news media and associated parties for their involvement in the Sandy Hook event. Shortly thereafter, on December 30, Plaintiff Shanley appeared to go missing.