Wolfgang Halbig Notches Win in Sandy Hook FOIA Fight

Dash-Cam DVDs Deemed Public Records, Officials Pull Out Stops to Keep Docs Private

Tony Mead
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On February 18, 2016, Wolfgang Halbig appeared in the CT FOIA Commission Hearing to continue his attempt to obtain public records from the Newtown PD and Department of Sandy Hook PanoramaEmergency Services and Public Protection, who are entrusted with the CT State Police report and are the holders of those records.

The Hearing begins and it becomes immediately apparent that Vincent Perpetua is much more rigid than Matthew Streeter (the previous hearing officer). This is a no nonsense, by the book, informed and educated attorney who seems to view Wolfgang and his attorney along with Christine Plourde (Legislative Manager and basically “gatekeeper” of DESPPP records) and her attorney with equally condescending disdain.

Kay Wilson explains to Perpetua that Wolfgang has been getting the “runaround” on his FOIA request for written police reports from both the Newtown PD and the DESPP as each refers him to the other agency. Newtown claims that they are NOT in possession of the records as the State Police were the “investigating agency”. Christine Plourde claims that the records are exempt from public disclosure as they are “signed witness statements”.

They were also seeking unaltered Dash Cam DVDs as they contend that the dash cam videos provided previously had been altered and did not contain embedded date and timestamped information.

I found it surprising that Perpetua did not wish to hear about Wolfgang Halbig’s background information. Wolfgang’s experience as a National Safety consultant grants him a standing in the pursuit of these records as it could aid him professionally in understanding the incident and in making recommendations for future safety considerations. One of the key contentions of the State in denying Ablechild access to Adam Lanza’s mental health records in their FOIA Hearing was that they were not a “stakeholder” and as such, had no legal right to these records. I spoke to Sheila Matthews of Ablechild and she feels that it’s “apples to oranges” as they are a 501C non-profit organization whereas Wolfgang, regardless of his professional background, is simply a member of the Public seeking Public Records.

Steven Barry, attorney for Christine Plourde, opens by stating that Miss Plourde will testify that the “witness statements” given by the Newtown PD, which are a part of the online CT State Police Report, are exempt from FOIA requests and that the “Newtown Police Report”, if there is one, will be in possession of the Town of Newtown”. Wait, What?!?!

That’s right folks, according to the DESPP, the Official CT State Police Report contains NO Newtown PD Officers reports, they are simply “witness statements”. Since when is a trusted servant, performing his duties as an employee of the public, who is a first responder at a mass casualty incident, considered to be a “Witness” ?!? That has to be one of the most ridiculous arguments that I have ever heard!

Mr. Barry then proceeds to explain that the Dash Cam DVDs are considered to be evidence and as such are exempt from FOIA requests. He fails to realize that once a case is closed, such as the Adam Lanza murder case, the “evidence” becomes “property” and is no longer exempt. This argument is also ridiculous as many Dash Cam videos have already been released to the Hartford Courant, Vincent Riccio, and even Sandy Hook Facts. Several of the CT State Police Dash Cam DVDs were released in the CT State Police Report itself. How can those be considered a matter of public record while Halbig has to undergo a tedious legal process to obtain Newtown’s?

Next, Barry goes on to say, “If there is a Newtown Police Report, the State is NOT in possession of it”. This leads us to believe that the “statements” contained in the CT State Police Report do NOT constitute Newtown Police Reports and that perhaps there is no Newtown Police Report even in existence. One of the most deadly mass casualty incidents in history, and the first responding agency has made NO REPORTS ?!?

Even Victor Perpetua is left shaking his head trying to understand this!

Kay Wilson next brings up the fact that the attached police reports given by the Newtown officers are actually redacted in the CT State Police Report. The redaction codes used to justify the redactions are 03 and 10. Redaction Code 03 is defined as “personell/medical/similar files/invasion of personal privacy” while redaction code 10 is defined as “signed statements of witnesses”. So, the contention is affirmed that the submitted reports by the Newtown Officers are considered to be witness statements. We will come back to this later.

Redaction Codes:


As Kay Wilson attempts to outline the case she is continually interrupted by both the hearing officer, who really just wants to get to the point, and the opposing counsel who wants to object to anything and everything for some odd reason. He even objects to allowing the email exchange between Wolfgang and Plourde to be entered in as evidence citing it as “hearsay”. The email exchange shows how Plourde repeatedly kicked his requests to Newtown who then kicked it back to DEPPS. I’m not sure of a better way to substantiate Wolf’s claim, and I think that Perpetua agreed as he allowed it to be entered while noting it as hearsay.

As one observes the blatant attempts by the State to confuse, obfuscate and delay the release of these documents, it becomes apparent to even the least informed that they obviously have something to hide. There is no justification for the continued efforts to delay the inevitable. If the Sandy Hook incident is a genuine mass murder, why not simply provide Wolfgang with the proof and have him move on? It should really be just that simple!

The next significant occurrence in the hearing is the appearance of Newtown Police Officer Lt. Christopher Vanghele. Vanghele is asked what time he arrived at the Sandy Hook School and his response is “I don’t have my report right in front of me, so I don’t know the exact time”. The most important incident that he has ever participated in, and he doesn’t even know what time he arrived? Certainly when an officer is subpoenaed to appear in court, he would be prepared to answer questions. If it were me I would have brought the report with me so that I could refresh my memory if need be.

“So you did write a report?”, asks Kay.

Vanghele quickly corrects his mistake by saying “Uh, no, I gave a statement”

“Did you sign that statement?”, Kay asks.

“I don’t remember signing that statement” is his reply.

Now, without going into a line by line analysis of his testimony, let me summarize that he attests to the fact that he wrote a statement at his office, on his own personal computer at work, which he the loaded onto a “thumb drive” and delivered to DESPP who then may, or may not have edited his statement to be used in the CT State Police Report. What ?!?

Yes, that is correct! Vanghele has now either perjured himself or the CT State Police Report is a blatant lie!!

If you refer to pdf #00002060 in the CT State Police Report, you will find that the statement given by Lt. Vanghele is classified as an “interview” with a location of that interview given as “Newtown Police Dept, LT’s Office, 3 Main St., Newtown CT.”
The date and time of the “interview” is given as 12/18/12 from 8:30 AM- 11:43 AM. That seems pretty specific and since the investigating Officer is listed as Jeremy Combes, one would be led to believe that an actual interview was conducted by the investigating officer of Lt. Vanghele.

The pdf also states that the “Action taken” was that Vanghele “provided a typed statement”. Why it would take over 3 hours for Vanghele to provide a typed statement, which apparently only consisted of him handing them a thumb drive, is beyond my comprehension.

Lt Vanghele’s statement is slightly redacted, but I highly recommend that everyone read it. He is the officer who handed his badge to Kaitlyn Roig to identify himself as an officer. He also refers to the bookcase that she used to hide the door as a “cabinet” and refers to the bathroom as a closet. You would think that 4 days after the event he would have heard the story and known that it was a bathroom. He also refers to the shooter as having “long blonde, wispy hair”. That is unlike any of the pictures of Adam Lanza that I have seen.

Most importantly, the last line of the statement (or summary of the statement) says:
“The typed statement was signed by Lt. Vanghele, witnessed by Detective Lukienchuk #573 and I notarized the statement.”

So here we have it. Either Lt Vanghlele has seen fit to lie under oath, or the CT State Police Report has been fabricated to fit a narrative. I am inclined to believe the latter.


Next Kay Wilson asks Vanghele whether Chief Kehoe has ever asked him to provide him with a copy of the statement. Monte Frank immediately objects as to relevance (which is ridiculous as Kehoe is the custodian of records for Newtown PD and as such should have responded to Wolf’s FOIA by asking for the statements), and is put in his place by Perpetua who recognizes that Monte has no standing in this hearing and is not even on the record. His objection is overruled, but Vanghele never answers the question.

The question is asked “Mr. Vanghele, how long have you been a police officer”, to which there is another objection. The whole process becomes noticeably frustrating for Kay Wilson as she is continually interrupted and forced to explain herself.

The objection is overruled and Vanghele is asked whether, in his 22 years of experience, he has ever NOT given a police report after responding to an incident. Another objection is raised asking whether this is relevant as the FOIA request at hand involves the State and the records that they have, and not the records that Newtown keeps. It’s another attempt to confuse the issue and it proves to be effective. Kay becomes flustered and is forced to move on. It reminds me of the magician who hides the ball under one of three cups and each time we guess which cup contains the ball, we are re-directed.

The testimony of Vanghele concludes with Steven Barry trying to create the possibility that somehow Vanghele did “sign” his statement, but Vanghele fails to take the bait and contends that he “doesn’t remember” signing. Even given the opportunity to say that he “signed electronically”, Vanghele states that he did not. He also states that after submitting his statement, the State may have altered it and that after that he did not receive it back again for him to sign. It becomes apparent that no “signed and notarized statement” from Vanghele actually exists.

Next we have Christine Plourde testify that the Dash Cam DVDs and the Witness Statements requested by Halbig are being held by the State as “evidence” and are not subject to FOIA requests. Perpetua refers to a pending case (Hartfor Courant vs State of CT) in which it has yet to be decided whether seized evidence is subject to FOIA request once the case is closed. It has actually been ruled that indeed, once a case is closed, the items become “property” and not evidence, but that ruling has been appealed by the State and remains pending. I personally contacted David Altamari of the Hartford Courant 2 weeks ago, who told me that there is still no court date scheduled to hear the appeal.

Perpetua goes on to say that he will rule, as the Commission has previously ruled, that despite being used as evidence, the Dash Cam DVDs will be considered as public records which are subject to FOIA requests.

That is a big win for Wolfgang Halbig, who has informed me today that he will immediately FOIA request all of the Dash Cam video from every single CT State Police Officer that responded to the scene. I have, in fact, already received a copy of that FOIA Request.

Christine Plourde goes on to contend that the State is not in possession of any Official Newtown Police Department report. Indeed, it has become apparent by this point, that there is no Newtown Police Report, which sort of blows my mind.

She claims that the Officer Statements are “signed witness statements”, which are defined in their own redaction codes as exempt from FOIA. The problem here, as we saw from the testimony of Lt Vanghele, is that the Officer statements do not fall into that category. First of all, they are NOT signed. It is my belief that case law history will also reveal that Police Officers, while acting in their course of duty, cannot be considered as “witnesses”.

Like Lt Vanghele, Christine Plourde has also perjured herself by stating that “signed witness statements” were included in the Ct State Police Report. If they were submitted electronically, via thumb drives, it would be impossible for them to be signed, witnessed and notarized.

In summary, this was a big win for Wolfgang and Co. on many levels!! Perpetua intends to rule that the Dash Cam DVDs are indeed public record. They will be ordered to release those records. Police statements being viewed as witness statements requires further review. He gave the parties two weeks to research case law to determine the legality of those assertions, and already Wolfgang has found supporting documents that affirm the belief that police statements are a matter of public record and are indeed in a separate classification than witness statements.

It also becomes apparent by the testimony of the witnesses, the obfuscation by the State, and even the demeanor of the participants, that the State of CT does NOT want the details of the Sandy Hook incident revealed to the public. We can assume that if indeed Perpetua rules that the Officers Statements be released to Halbig, that the State will once again appeal that decision as they did with the Hartford Courant case.

It is important to note that the FOIA Laws and the FOIA Commission are an integral part of an open democracy. The people have a right to know about the behaviors and possible misconduct of public employees. These are the people work for US!!

I commend Wolfgang for continuing his quest and hope that he is encouraged by the most recent findings. We will await the Commission Hearing Officer’s ruling with optimism despite the most likely reaction of an appeal by the State. They continue to try to keep the lid on any factual evidence. It is our responsibility to continue to ask WHY?

88 thoughts on “Wolfgang Halbig Notches Win in Sandy Hook FOIA Fight”

  1. Kudus to Tony for this article. It is an excellent, concise summary of a very important case. Again it’s interesting to find Monte Frank, the head of the Connecticut State Bar Association, in his lawyer role at a lowly FOIA hearing. It is rather amazing that he finds it necessary to try to obstruct the release of what should be public records. It smacks of corruption and makes people think they have something BIG to hide. And the fact that the Newtown Police Dept. did not even file a report should make every citizen of the town question what those officers actually did that day.

    Their township was recently rocked to find that police Dispatcher Jason Chickos and Sgt. Steven Santucci were involved in a wide-spread Connecticut drug trafficking ring that pulled off some of its purchases and exchanges right at the police department. The Newtown Patch even named Santucci as the head of this drug ring. Of course the police chief and other Newtown officers condemn Santucci actions and deny knowing anything, but then if that’s true, then one would have to question the competency of Kehoe and the entire department. As an onlooker, I must say that if anything similar happened in my city, people would demanding answers and likely resignations.

    An interesting side note is that there was no response listed for the Sandy Hook fire station that day, either, even though one of their fire trucks responded to the school parking lot where they set up a triage area. and volunteers were videotaped on scene at the triage area and firehouse for the entire day. http://imgur.com/F00oZxR

    Between the police and fire recording, and reluctance to release any information, even that which should not have any effect on the families psyche, one might get the idea that that nothing that really happened that day.

    1. NO Connecticut attorneys willing to take Wolf under their pro bono wing? Attorneys, just like journalism professors, are apparently NOT entitled to freedom of speech.

    2. Were Chickos and Santucci momentarily pulled aside and named as drug distributors as a means to get them out of the cauldron momentarily? Are they hot for other reasons? Have they been formally charged, or are they being used as distractions for this SH event?

      1. Good insight, Gil Favor. Your idea seems quite plausible to me. That is exactly how people are used in these hoaxes. It is just a big game of distraction and diversion. Same goes for these lawsuits against the firearms manufacturers. There is quite a bit of buzz in the news at first but then it fades into oblivion and we never find out how the matter played out.

        I would say that in this particular case, we are supposed to get the message that the Ct. state and local law enforcement apparatus is objectively carrying out law and order procedures most objectively and are not at all influenced by the Sandy Hook event and its aftermath. Business as usual – all fair and honest and open and balanced as ever.

  2. The Ct. Dept. of Public Safety was described on a recent Real Deal show as sort of the main “big brother” agency of all Ct. state agencies.

    All of this reminds me of the reports that filed instead of legal autopsy reports in connection with the Sandy Hook victims.

    The Ct. state obfuscators do a similar shell game regarding forms, names and dates of different forms and who signed the official reports regarding autopsies.

    See my comment…


    dachsielady says:
    February 6, 2016 at 1:44 PM


    By the way, I understand the penalty for “tampering with a government document” is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
    Just for the record, Wayne the Liar’s main lie was…

    Carver: I only did 7 of the autopsies. ”
    http://www.whatthefolly.com/2012/12/23/transcript-press-briefing-remarks-by-connecticuts-chief-medical-examiner-on-the-newtown-shooting-victims/ )
    There were no “autopsies.”
    According to Louis G. Rinaldi, a Connecticut Medical Agency government official quoted (39:47 on video) in a report by Allen Powell in
    The Real Deal Episode 149
    The Connecticut Department of Public Safety report ( 43:10 on video )
    that falsely stated
    “received 26 autopsies”
    The Real Deal Ep # 149 Wayne Carver / Attacks on Sandy Hook Research
    MBC Official Backup Channel ,
    there were only
    “External Post-Mortem Medical Examination” reports

  3. “Wolfgang’s experience as a National Safety consultant grants him a standing in the pursuit of these records as it could aid him professionally in understanding the incident and in making recommendations for future safety considerations.”

    Of course, the whole point o the obfuscation is that TPTB do not want a “lone wolf” poking holes in the patently absurd tale that is the Sandy Hook Massacre.

  4. This report from the courtroom is actually quite interesting – and damning too.

    Thanks, dave


  5. “Evidence” , like Bldg 7, must be removed before execution. I think this says that the case is not closed. As Jade Helm Masters of the Human Domain show us day after day, the information is bogus and evidence witness sequestration. I would not be surprised that they are still tweaking the ‘official documents’ and that this is a breathing operation as of this date.

    It may be the efforts of Wolf and Kay that are assisting them in actually creating and tweaking the official documents. Kay should not be surprised to see lawyer games and we all really know that the whole feudal legal system is a sham. The 911, 28 pages is another fabricated piece of disclosure that I believe to be a red herring. Now Apple/FBI and Scalia are being run through the gauntlet.

    Do you think the FBI wanting to get the evidence off the iPhone is for discovery? I suggest it is for National Security of the Criminal Mafia we call Government.

    1. Ted, Connecticut is nothing but up to their necks in this mega-morass called Sandy Hook. This state knows through and through that they are going to be tested severely by some very persistent people. Sandy Hook is one of the very strong linch pins that this crooked government slime factory does not want unraveled, they will do anything to keep that disclosure from happening.
      Indeed, the opponents of disclosure are watching Kay and Wolf and adjusting their strategy thereof, this is no surprise. Of course, a decision in favor of disclosure will be met with still another higher court appeal that could take considerable time to bring to docket. Higher stakes, bigger lawyers, promise of financial payoffs will bring out some heavy hitters against our Kay Wilson. They can outspend Wolf pretty easily and promise fat bonuses for “meritorious service” to their legal eagles. If so, this has to be brought to the court of the people, public media, inclusively. If Wolf can convince some media of the merits of his case, who knows?, some Conn. media might hop aboard the Wolf Express. The Journal Advertiser and their chief editor, Chris Powell, could jump aboard and help greatly on this issue. Chris knows the ropes and he knows his neck could be stretched by said ropes, so he’s tried to keep a profile as low as possible without totally giving up the chase on many issues of the day.
      Complicit Connecticut has very, very dirty paws on this matter. We need to support Dr. Tracy and Wolf and try to keep this nation from going bottoms-up. It’s literally our second Revolutionary War and we cannot, we must not, allow this nation to be swallowed up by tyranny.

      Time to buck up, one and all…..

  6. Reblogged this on COALITION OF THE OBVIOUS and commented:

    “Evidence” , like Bldg 7, must be removed before execution. I think this says that the case is not closed. As Jade Helm Masters of the Human Domain show us day after day, the information is bogus and evidence witness sequestration. I would not be surprised that they are still tweaking the ‘official documents’ and that this is a breathing operation as of this date.

    It may be the efforts of Wolf and Kay that are assisting them in actually creating and tweaking the official documents. Kay should not be surprised to see lawyer games and we all really know that the whole feudal legal system is a sham. The 911, 28 pages is another fabricated piece of disclosure that I believe to be a red herring. Now Apple/FBI and Scalia are being run through the gauntlet.

    Do you think the FBI wanting to get the evidence off the iPhone is for discovery? I suggest it is for National Security of the Criminal Mafia we call Government.

  7. Thank you Wolfgang for your work, courage, and tenacity.

    Thank you for being PRO-ACTIVE!

    Thank you for exposing the criminals in charge.

    Thank you for not giving up, giving in, or selling out.

  8. How much power does Vincent Perpetua have? I see he is an attorney but referred to as “your honor”. If the state was really trying to cover something up, why would they not put the same person in the hearing? (like Streeter?) Does this type of hearing have to follow same protocol as a real courtroom?

    1. FOIA or “open records reqiests” hearings are part of “administrative law” and there are “administrative law judges” (ALJ) who work within each of the major state agencies that conduct these hearings. The Connecticut Administrative Code is probably where you will find the rules and regulations of Ct. Administrative “laws”.

      When a citizen has some kind of issue with a state agency, they have to first go through one of these administrative “courts” or hearings and then, if they are not satisfied, they can file a lawsuit against the agency in I think state District Court.

      My experience is that these hearings are pretty much a joke. Often agencies will have a room that looks a lot like a real court room and the ALJ will reside in a seat and podium that is above the rest of the people in the room. The ALJs are totally under the rule of the head of the agency, the “front office” and if the agency head happens to be a statewide elected position and is heavily dependent on keeping moneyed corporate interests and campaign donors happy, the ALJ will be told how to rule in the case. For most of the cases, it is some poor ignorant person who could not afford an attorney to carry their complaint through the whole process and the person just shows up and is summarily ruled against. He probably spent close to his last dime just catching public transportation to travel to the hearing. The ALJ does not have to get orders on how to rule on these majority kinds of cases. In other kinds of instances if a big money case is under consideration, the ALJ can rule for the complainant, or whatever you call them, as a payback for a big “favor” the complainant has given to the agency head or who promises to give in the near future to the agency head, or conversely, the ALJ can rule against the complainant as payback, to get back at, the complainant for displeasing the powerful politico agency head. (The books are kept and the chits are counted.)

      Because the subject of Halbig’s case is so extremely important to the top levels of Ct. and federal government, they will send in their top honcho legal clowns to deal with this ostensibly low-level administrative law case.

      Whatever we see and witness in coverage of these Halbig / Sandy Hook hearings, be assured that we are witnessing a major travesty of injustice to the citizens.

    2. “if the state was really trying to cover something up”?. Shirley you jest. The state of Connecticut has tried to cover Sandy Hook up since before the event! They have no desire to litigate in good faith, it’s painfully clear. They are dirty from top to bottom.
      I’m sure the state would be more than ecstatic to provide you with the answer why Matthew Streeter is not administering his frontier justice during this last hearing.

  9. Reblogged this on happytailswag and commented:

    PLEASE SHARE – same people that pulled off this scripted /produced TV MOVIE are the same ones SPRAYING US – the counsel of foreign relations/ united nations/ the tri lateral commission cabal

  10. Thank you Tony for this excellent summary, to Wolfgang Halbig for his stamina and to Kay Wilson for her diligence.

    pixxistix46 comments:
    “Between the police and fire recording, and reluctance to release any information, even that which should not have any effect on the families psyche, one might get the idea that that nothing that really happened that day.”

    That’s right, no murders happened on that day in Newtown where Sandy Hook is located. Not on that day and not during all of 2012.


    The link shows murders in Newtown from 2000 through 2012. Only one murder is listed in that time span – in 2010. However, the murder did not take place in 2010. It just so happens that in 2010 the remains of a murder victim 26 years prior were discovered. So they do keep records.


    “Twenty-six years later, on April 14, 2010, a doctor and his son were renovating an apartment in a barn that Heath used to own on Poverty Hollow Road in Newtown. The doctor’s son pulled some bedding and a bone out of a cistern in the floor. His father noticed that the bone looked like a small, human femur, the warrant states. They called police.”

    Fortunately for former Newtown police chief Michael Kehoe who retired last month, he can start his consulting business a safe distance away from courtrooms and consult his clients in the art of obfuscation.

  11. A glimpse into one of Victor R. Perpetua’s past FOIA hearings. Hopefully this won’t matter, but Perpetua is a democrat.


    “The grievance is public, the evidence is public, but bizarrely the end result is not,” Victor R. Perpetua, the commission’s lawyer, told the justices during oral arguments. His remarks echoed a complaint the faculty union made to UConn’s senior administration.

  12. Thanks for a detailed account of a hearing that was difficult to follow due to all of the obfuscation and contradiction by the Connecticut team. Wolf & Wilson deserve applause and thanks – and donations, too.

    1. I couldn’t hear them well.. But always arguing precedent is the course to take; IOWs, on camera the so-called judge would find it difficult to disavow state precedent, [if he knew what it was.] And if he had tried. She should’ve/ could have requested the case number and date when it formally changed. It is always rather obvious that lawyers really do not know how to substantiate sound cases for ‘justice’. (Apparently Mr. Barry found it all amusing. Which is quite telling.)

      1. Our state or just ruled, dash-cams are NOT in the public domain. I find much of this due to not comprehending what this technology has done to us, just arguing over dash-cams is absurd! [to where we are!] Also this level of collusion would be impossible if computers had not normalized an transformed — legal procedures and signed statements by cops. But they really aren’t public servants anymore, are they?(Bogus copy-wright “infringements” is another tactic this technology is perfect for, and the most egregious.)

        1. Damn like button. What is copy-wright anyways Mrs. Graduate? Are you trying to evoke Orville somehow? Or does sociology not require English 1a at Kaplan anymore?

  13. Very nicely done. It may be true that there are no Newtown reports. Drills don’t require them.

    If it gets that far, what might prove interesting is what the State’s attorney will have to say about that “report”. It has already been established that the dash cam videos from the cruisers don’t follow the written narrative.

    I’m thinking of the long-awaited report and the mishmash of redacted junk, complete with timelines of what officers were where. Now we are basically being told that Newtown didn’t file any reports, even as the alleged “first responders”, and that their contribution amounted to “witness statements”.

    My prediction is that it will end in an appeal that will be dragged out until my clothes go out of style. Unless I miss my bet, it will never end up in a court that has justice in mind.

    I am happy that these things prove embarrassing for them. As you say, if these events happened as described, why not simply supply the proof?

    As you well know, one has to be careful when requesting documents. Obviously, if they do not exist, they don’t have to supply them. Even if, logically, they should. So, as an example, when they asked for the signed (accepted) maintenance records and they said that they didn’t have any, they may not have been lying.

    I’m frankly surprised by his ruling on the videos. That was a better objection (that there was a case pending…), than the issue of “witness statements”. That one sounds like the State’s attorney got out his “Weasel Dictionary” and decided to get creative.

    I enjoyed the summary. It’s fun to imagine Monte in his Teletubby outfit jumping up and down.

      1. The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 legalizing propaganda, I think, protects the media from lawsuits, criminal prosecutions, etc. but I wonder if it applies to these CT politicos? The Gov., this atty, State Police, etc.?

        1. Marv, I’m afraid we’ll never find out. In theory, yes, lying to us is not illegal. Now, collecting funds under false pretenses, falsifying public records, (need I go on?), may be another matter.

          Once you think you have “the matter”, finding someone to prosecute or an honest venue for a hearing may be difficult. Look at who’s involved here.

          As to the “evidence”, the one thing it won’t stand is scrutiny. Therefore, the less of it there is to scrutinize, the less explaining someone has to do.

          They may be “CT politicos”, but they danced to a federal jig. They will never admit any of this, nor will any MSM publication publicize it. None of the players have anything to gain by the exposure.

    1. Lophatt, I would like to see Monte in that ridiculous get-up too! I can’t explain it exactly, but the first time I laid eyes on a photo of him – and it was in that outfit – I got the distinct impression I was looking at a closet girly-man and maybe even worse…like a closet pedo. In fact, I’ve gotten that impression about a lot of the people involved in this sordid affair. My senses have long told me there is a secret group/society or cult of some kind at work here.

      1. I agree totally. He reminded me of a deranged “Jiminy Cricket”, with an attitude developed by years of finding himself duct-taped to trees by those who became annoyed with him.

        I too think there are cults at work here. They probably dress him up in a devil costume for their shindigs and he runs around with playing “odds and ends” with a little pitchfork.

    2. I’ve had this recurring nightmare that Obama will pardon those Sandy Hook participants who aided these deceptions if the pressure and truth gets too dangerous for him to handle and the American public are demanding the truth. The Liar in Chief will rightly earn his legacy then, that of being the worst liar in our history.
      I want to see those traitors squirm when the headlock of truth is applied to their scrawny necks. I’m tired of those liars who make a mockery of the nation. This business of missing reports is a constant thread shared by what appears to be all those complicit in this major crime of deception. Remember the building superintendent who never made reports to get jobs done or reports summarizing what was done to the shabby building called Sandy Hook school? There are no reports because this scam is clearly a diaphanous attack on democracy and truth. The first book written on this subject of SH justice should be called Perjury Aplenty: Lies from the Nutmeg State. Those who live in Connecticut rightfully deserve justice and there’s a lot of mighty dirty folks who took part in this scam of scams. Indeed, “this house will fall”.

    1. Hey, how’s this working for you, dachsielady?

      If it’s not working, it might not be wordpress, but it might be your email settings. Do you think the emails are still going to junk?

      What email application do you use? I would check junk mail rules and “block sender” rules, both usually under the Tools menu. Make sure you have no rules set up.

      1. Everything is working correctly now and I am receiving email notifications. The problem was because of hacking and my overtrusting nature at times. It had to be ultimately fixed, not by my following the WordPress forum’s many suggestions which I did, but by someone just doing what I asked them to do — to just go into my account and fix it.

        Thanks for asking, Toni.

  14. What a coincidence – the same day our city was supposed to have a “tornado drill” (I can’t recall if we ever had one before), we have a tornado watch in progress! How bloody convenient! I bet those selfies that they requested everyone take of themselves “sheltering” will be really dramatic now! Not that I’m paranoid or anything… 🙂

  15. Attorney L. Kay Wilson, and Professional School Safety Consultant Wolfgang Halbig are certainly facing a goliath. Fortunately, they have a huge advantage on their side, and that is truth. The tapestry of lies created prior to, during, and after the events of 12/14/12 have been completely unraveled by the tenacious efforts of so many who refuse to let this stand.

    I am sending these amazing FOIA courtroom tapes to be viewed by my daughter, because Attorney Wilson is the role model I want her to follow. Wolf was wonderfully self-restrained yet a vital presence in the courtroom. He has the facts and evidence down cold. What a team! These two give me faith and hope in a dreary world of deception and apathy.

    In the end, I think the true events will come to light, as so many participants will relish the opportunity to come forward once it is mandated to do so by further actions and depositions. Wolf is building a powerful case in a public setting, and as he has stated, “This house will fall.”

    1. Kay and Wolf may well have the truth, but truth can only bring us so far. Look at the “truth” relating to the Hillary Clinton campaign. She’s up against the wall dead to rights yet we all fear the AG will not press charges due to Obama’s meddling. Imagine, here we have massive reams of truth yet it certainly appears that all this grandstanding will net us no fish….so much for the truth when the cabal is involved.

      1. Gil, if we focus on the forest, rather than the trees, we see that Ms. Clinton is being bested in her quest for the presidency by an elderly eccentric Jew. Although she went into this campaign with big money and big Washington propelling her towards the Whitehouse, it is doubtful that anything can save her now.

        Charges or no, the diligent efforts by the Congressional Benghazi Investigation, headed by Trey Gowdy, have brought out several shocking collateral truths. Even before the release of what will surely be a very damning report, her constituency is disgusted that she took over $600,000 for three speeches to the big banks, and claimed to be beyond their influence. She’s done – thank God.

        1. Don’t get yer hopes up too high. Yeah, I’m hopeful that the Witch gets her just desserts hard and fast, too, but I retain memories of a story about having to drive a wooden stake through a certain leathery heart. Why does slime run for president, anyway?

  16. Reblogged this on Fellowship of the Minds and commented:

    Outstanding description by Tony Mead of what transpired at Wolfgang Halbig’s Connecticut FOI Commission hearing on Feb. 18. Here’s the takeaway summary: “As one observes the blatant attempts by the State to confuse, obfuscate and delay the release of these documents, it becomes apparent to even the least informed that they obviously have something to hide. There is no justification for the continued efforts to delay the inevitable. If the Sandy Hook incident is a genuine mass murder, why not simply provide Wolfgang with the proof and have him move on? It should really be just that simple!”

  17. I wonder if the Sandy Hook fraud has anyone culpable? The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 makes propaganda perfectly legal. After all, no one was hurt or killed, and if the atty’s are careful no one commits perjury. The whole episode was to lobby for gun control – an innocent political stunt!! With the noble motivation to save lives on the streets of America’s cities. Collecting all the money is fraud? or is it? Perhaps the dollars were political contributions to the life saving cause? And, we tolerate lying as a matter of course, now. It’s done before Congress and no one blinks. Oath? What was that? Quaint concept from another age!

    1. The Smith-Mundt modernization Act was passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act [NDAA 2013] HR 4310, and signed by Obama on 12/29/2012, just two weeks after Sandy Hook. The Act makes clear that it would not go into effect until 180 days after it was enacted, and it also states that it does not protect material produced prior to its enactment.

      Therefore, the Sandy Hook event was staged prior to the legalization of domestic propaganda.


      1. Your point is well taken, Sandy, but I do not think it is the Smith-Mundt act that applies to Sandy Hook event even it had gone into immediate effect.

        I have wanted to research exactly what law it is that prohibits the US GOVERNMENT from using propaganda on the U S public. I have not done the research yet but as far as what applies at Sandy Hook, there are STATE whistle blower laws that could allow the MEDIA to use propaganda on the public, but this has nothing to do with the GOVERNMENT using the propaganda.

        See the article posted by

        “stlonginus says:
        February 17, 2016 at 10:07 AM
        These young people are on the edge but haven’t yet fully comprehended that the media’s true purpose is to propagandize the public. Not too many years ago, even the 9 in the Saturnalia robes (aka the Supremes) rendered a decision (aka ‘the reveal’) stating the media doesn’t have to tell the truth. Need we know anything more?

        I still suspect there are other federal laws that allow government lies to the public but I have a feeling it would be a tedious search involving several different laws.

        We have several government officials, including Dr. Wayne Carver, clearly lying on the record. He said in a press conference briefing on December 15, 2012…

        Carver: I only did 7 of the autopsies.

        We need to see the regular, usual and customary, official written reports of those autopsies. We do not have them and searches for verification that autopsies were actually performed by Dr. Carver as he claimed, on the record, are nowhere to be found. As far as I know there have been no official records requests on this matter such as those done by Wolfgang Halbig.

        We have to prove that Dr. Carver was lying and I think it would be fun to have a FOIA inquiry on this and see the retired medical examiner tap dance along with the other dissemblers at the Connecticut Department of Public Safety. They would have to say why the forms, the actual medical descriptions and signatures of the M.D. of the autiopsy, legally cannot be provided or that will have to falsify an autopsy report. It would be helpful to know what the usual, before Sandy Hook, official autopsy report looked like in Connecticut.

        Also we have to realize that legally, propaganda and “lying” may have different defintiions.

        In any event the media is a dead dog — period. And good luck with suing the U.S. Government for lying.

    2. I think Marvin has hit the nail on the head here. IF government is cornered and the evidence is overwhelming, there is still vulnerability that can be tagged onto the government and fraud in infinite variety is clearly a viable attack point. Where are laws that allow for infinite redaction, for refusal to follow government’s own laws like FOIA courts? Obviously, the sheer volume of lies and distortions would take vast amounts of time to clarify and by then, the US will be gun-less. I always felt the the citizenry was the key linchpin in this case and still, few people have any desire to study, learn, and make analytical judgment related to this mobbed-up case.
      The court of the common man is plenty powerful if utilized well and correctly. Just takes money and the bully pulpit, it’s always that way.
      We’ve already seen massive attacks on Trump, obviously by propaganda divisions of both parties and other agencies throughout the world. Trump is dangerous but in massive amounts of danger. He faces the syndicates and that is anything but easy. So, what do we expect, then, from presentation of the truth? Truth can only bring us so far, the rest is some nasty bull work. If we fail, America fails.

    3. I doubt that propaganda and lies are exact synonyms. If propaganda is legal, are propagandistic lies also legal? I have to doubt that. Are lies ever sanctioned and protected?

    4. It almost appears that the people on the culpability side of the equation feel they are somehow protected from prosecutorial reach. Malloy and Carver show this by their relatively cavalier attitudes toward potential prosecution, they seem to feel they have been granted protected status.

  18. Wouldn’t it be interesting, if someone could get themselves hired by the AG’s office, OR Ct SP and do a little snooping- -undercover, of course! I wonder “what” they might find??

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