In a December 29, 2014 interview former Florida State Trooper and school safety expert Wolfgang Halbig condemned the lawsuits filed by William Shanley against major media outlets and press lords concerning the Sandy Hook massacre event. “I just don’t understand what’s driving them and what’s motivating them,” Halbig remarks. “This is not the way to seek the truth.”
Yet shortly after receiving notification of the lawsuit on December 25 Shanley claims Halbig sent him a glowing email, praising him for taking such action. “I am truly proud of you and your efforts,” he told Shanley. “You are a very talented man something I could could [sic] have never done myself. Stay the course because I am coming in a lawsuit from another direction.”
On December 30 Halbig instructed his webmaster to send Shanley formal notification instructing the filmmaker and author not to use “Sandy Hook Justice”, a moniker used by Halbig, in any further activities.
“I have refused to return phone calls to Shanley,” Halbig tells YouTube researcher “Professor Doom1.” “I have refused to Skype him back. I have not communicated with [James] Fetzer. I have refused to return phone calls, so he’s starting to call me names … I have not and I will not have anything to do with what they’re doing. It is not good for seeking the truth at this time.”
Halbig further expresses his dismay that his name is even mentioned in the lawsuit. “They’re using my name in the filings as an expert witness. I have not granted that. I have not given them permission to use my name. I don’t want to be part of it. Let me ask you this,” he continues, “when somebody doesn’t return your phone calls or Skype what does that mean to you after about a month? I even sent an email response, ‘Do Not File the lawsuits.’ The attorneys have written him and said, ‘Do not file the lawsuits.'”
Professor Doom also approached Jim Fetzer to inquire on Shanley’s actions. At the time of the impromptu interviewed Fetzer was not privy to Halbig’s remarks. In the exchange Fetzer defends Shanley. “I think you are just drawing inferences that aren’t in evidence,” Fetzer remarks to Doom.
[Shanley] has told me he’s very keen at getting to the discovery stage where you’re able to depose witnesses. He’s asked the judge to make a judicial determination on the authenticity or lack of authenticity of the Shannon Hicks photograph. A whole lot follows from that. It’s a principle under the law that fraud vitiates everythingthing. If you find a case or a position that is tainted by fraud in any material respect, you’re entitled to discount the entire case. This Sandy Hook thing is littered with fraud. The Shannon Hicks photograph is a perfect illustration. I just think you are misreading what William is doing. That’s my opinion.