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Update: Police investigate video posted one day prior to Sandy Hook massacre (Photos)

Update: Police investigate video posted one day prior to Sandy Hook massacre (Photos)

  • BREAKING NEWS ALERT
NEWTOWN, Connecticut– UPDATE-  Tuesday, December 18, 2012 – 3:42p.m. ETPolice in Newtown, Conecticut are investigating a video posted one day before Adam Lanza allegedly massacred 20 kids and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday…

NEWTOWN, Connecticut–

UPDATE- Tuesday, December 18, 2012 – 3:42p.m. ET

Police in Newtown, Conecticut are investigating a video posted one day before Adam Lanza allegedly massacred 20 kids and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday, according to police cheif Michael Kehoe.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Why? This is probably the number one question on people’s minds since the tragic massacre of twenty children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday.

What has going through the mind of Adam Lanza that would cause him to walk into a building full of kids and open fire?

A Youtube channel has been discovered which may provide some answers to these questions. An account created by someone using the handle ‘TrolleyRulle’ two days prior to the shootings may be the missing link to finding answers.

In the channel’s ‘About Me’ section, the user entered the following data: “We are those that are willing to die or kill to end the mind rape of our children. The war for your brain has begun!”

There is only one video on the channel, and the video was uploaded on Thursday, December 13– one day prior to the mass shooting at the school. The video is titled, “I am Adam Lanza. I will be famous.”

The video contains the following eerie message: “All she wanted was this picture perfect life. I guess me being raped was not in her idyllic plans. F__k her. I choose to go level 121 and kill Rulle. I will swing the sword of destruction and live forever! I am Adam Lanza. People hate me. I will be immortal.”

Although the channel has not been officially confirmed to belong to Adam Lanza, all evidence would suggest this given the channel and the video were created and uploaded prior to the day of the shootings.

Click here to read the channel ‘About Me’

Click here to watch the video, “I am Adam Lanza. I will be famous”

 

http://www.examiner.com/article/breaking-now-video-may-answer-questions-about-sandy-hook-shootings

Youtube channel may answer questions about Adam Lanza and Sandy Hook school massacreCredit: Roy Burnett, Lexington Crime Examiner

 


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Thirteen years after Columbine, still wondering why

Editorial: Thirteen years after Columbine, still wondering why

The public still yearns to know what the parents of the Columbine killers might have seen in their sons.
POSTED:   11/24/2012 12:01:00 AM MST

By The Denver Post

The release of a new book that includes observations from the parents of one of the Columbine High School killers has cracked the door just a bit wider on one of the biggest unanswered questions of all: Why?

Although more than 13 years have passed since the massacre, there remains much to be explored about how Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris came to the point of carrying out the attacks that left 13 victims dead.

The aim is prevention — to give parents, teachers and others knowledge that might enable them to detect warning signs and intervene.

As we have seen in the years since the mass shooting, the actions of Klebold and Harris have been repeatedly imitated.

The more society can understand the personalities and conditions that preceded their rampage, the better.

To that end, the comments of Susan Klebold, mother of Dylan, paint a picture of a grieving mother who could not understand why her son would do such a thing.

She told Andrew Solomon, author of “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity,” that she prayed during the unfolding tragedy that her son would kill himself — and then regretted that prayer.

After seeing the so-called “basement tapes,” in which Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold raged on video, she saw a different person than the one she had raised.

“I saw the end product of my life’s work: I had created a monster,” Susan Klebold told Solomon.

Those comments are not out of line with the introspection and shock she expressed in alengthy piece published in 2009 in O, The Oprah Magazine.

Susan Klebold concludes the piece with this: “I only hope my story can help those who can still be helped. I hope that, by reading of my experience, someone will see what I missed.”

And that’s exactly our point.

Perhaps professionals with emotional detachment and expertise could see what the parents could not and maybe still cannot readily perceive.

Did the mix of the problems of Harris and Klebold lead to action greater than either of them would have undertaken alone?

That is why we were so dismayed in 2007 when a federal judge ordered that depositions from the parents of the killers to be sealed for 20 years. Those depositions took place in 2003 in connection with a lawsuit filed by families of some of the victims.

It’s possible the documents could shed substantial light on how Harris and Klebold came to become the Columbine killers.

Beyond Susan Klebold, the parents — those who could assuredly offer the most insight into the killers’ thinking — have spoken little publicly, if at all.

It’s a shame, since there is still much to be learned.

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Year 12

It’s been almost thirteen years since the massacre and yet at least one of the victims continues to be victimized; most disgustingly by the very government sworn to protect him and his rights.  We’re talking about Mark Taylor, the seventeen year old who took seven bullets and was a couple of millimeters from death.

Last year, the State of Arizona snatched Mark out of a hospital after he was having some breathing problems.  They held him and drugged him for over a year, all illegally!

With the Pro Bono help of an attorney, some political radio and web heat, Governor Jan Brewer and her cronies backed down and Mark was released back to Colorado to stay with his mother Donna.  All this AFTER the State of Arizona filled a suit to become Mark’s PERMANENT LEGAL GUARDIAN.

Donna brought Mark back home to Colorado and Mark was being slowly weened off the toxic psychiatric medication he had been force fed illegally in Arizona.

After a relapse in his health, the Colorado “Mental Health” “Authorities” snatched him away again.  They’ve stolen his social security benefits, but surely that small sum of money is not the true motive for the continued illegal incarcerations and brain-washing of this fine young man.

LET US TAKE NOTE OF SOME FACTS:

1.  Mark recovered from his grievous wounds AND the psychological aftermath.

2.  Mark went on a book tour and appeared on Television, always lucid and well-mannered.

3.  Mark testified at the FDA along with Dr. Ann Blake Tracy to push for the “Black Label” suicide warning label that is now on ALL SSRI drugs, like the ones Harris was on when he went on his murderous rampage.

4.  Mark filed a lawsuit against Solvay Pharmaceuticals alleging that the Luvox that Eric Harris was taking contributed to his homicidal tendencies.  This “side effect” is now considered to be empirically proven in the Kauffman Study published in 2009.  Full Kauffman Study.

5.  Mark, along with other students and witnesses, told investigators that there were shooters on the roof.  Mark made public statements to this effect for several years after the massacre.  However, the “official” Jefferson County Investigation claims that the man on the roof was an air conditioning maintenance man.  Nearly ten years after the massacre a video tape was obtained that was filmed live during the shooting revealing that not only was Jeffco lying about there being no rooftop shooters, there was, in fact a whole SWAT team on the roof shooting blindly into the building.  “Covering fire” it was referred to if you dig into the 40,000 + pages that came out in the years after the official 10,000 pages were released.  See for  yourself: http://columbinefamilyrequest.org/cases-being-investigated/rooftop-shooter/

6.  If the motive for the massacre was about jocks, why did the boys write “Killing Cops” in their journals and “Fuck You Walsh,” referring to Sheriff Walsh who arrested the boys for breaking into the car in January of the preceding year?  Click here for those details.  http://columbinefamilyrequest.org/cases-being-investigated/columbine-january-incident/

7.  Why was the bomb warrant on the Harris home not served when it was ready to be signed by a judge more than a year before the massacre?  And why did Jeffco hide the bomb warrant during the initial investigations?  And why did the bomb warrant
(http://columbinefamilyrequest.org/?s=bomb+warrant ) NOT have an evidence numberstamped onto it?

Lastly, and most importantly, why has there been such a massive coverup of the Columbine Massacre?  The simplest explanation is that Sheriff Walsh sexually assaulted at least one of the boys.  Take a look at the “crime scene drawing” done by Eric Harris the night of “The January Incident.”  Surely, this picture does NOT depict the scene of the crime where the boy broke into the van and it certainly isn’t a man with a star walking a dog, as some would like to suggest.  It looks plain and simply as an anal sexual assault by a man wearing a five-pointed star–a Sheriff’s badge.  And THAT is why the Basement tapes are locked up in the National Archives because it’s logical to conclude that those tapes reveal the true motive: “Killing Cops” and “Our Revenge for the January Incident Will be God Like.”  Just like we’ve seen with the Catholic Church and the recent Penn State Scandal, the world is infested with male sexual predators.  In this case, we claim, they wore a badge and were sworn to protect.  Incidentally,  we’ve made extensive efforts to locate Sheriff Walsh, but he seems to have joined Jimmy Hoffa.  Evil exists in the World and we must not turn away from it, rather we must continue to shed light on this ugly truth.http://columbinefamilyrequest.org/evidence-repository/other-cases/

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Conquering Columbine

     While the debate of what the motives were and what the January incident was, the misinformation will continue to prevail.  If there is nothing to hide, then why hold back with releasing the all the evidence?  

     Too many comments and claims from law enforcement have been debunked and refuted and there is no other place to go.  The families of all the victims deserve to know the truth.  Even though it has been 12 years and they say time heals all wounds, these wounds cannot be healed because the questions are still unanswered. 

     For the case to be completely closed, I call John Stone or T.S. Walsh to come forward and tell the truth.  Or how about the Air conditioning man that was stuck on the roof during the event.  I would be interested to hear his story because to be caught in that situation has to be a story worth sharing.

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“Walsh Butt Rape” The Pat Sullivan Connection

The Sheriff Sullivan Connection:

“Walsh Butt Rape” refers to a file named in the El Paso County Sheriff’s office.

Clearly, you can see that the drawing is in file 005 page 09 because that is indeed the number stamped at the top of the page after I faxed this to Sheriff Sullivan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Original Document From the Jeffco Production which you can confirm by
searching the web for the Jeffco ID # stamped on the bottom of the page.

 

 

Many motives have been suggested by various authors, but “killing cops” is rarely mentioned as a motive even though Harris wrote about “killing cops” in his yearbook just weeks before he and Dylan launched their attack.  Eric writes in his Yearbook, “ My revenge for the January Incident will be God Like”.  Further, on the day of the shooting Eric wore a shirt emblazoned with the word “Wrath.”  Clearly, he’s upset about the January Incident.

The singular “january incident’ that stands out in this case is the January 30th arrest of the boys, 14 months prior to the shooting.  In late 2001, this document was faxed by this Investigor who knew sheriff Sullivan personally for over 20 years, ever sense Sullivan was a beat officer.  We knew each other through the civic activities in town.  I called Sherriff Sullivan and spoke to him about his concern that there had been a sexual assault by a Sheriff Walsh on Eric Harris the night they were arrested in January of 1998, 14 months BEFORE the Columbine shooting.  The boys had broken into a van and stolen some electronics equipment.

We talked for a few minutes and he agreed to receive  my fax.  After that, he didn’t return multiple calls.  It wasn’t until years later that I discovered the fax published on another website.

After Eric and Dylan’s arrest, they were put into a program for Juvenile offenders.

For some reason, Eric told a counselor that this was a very traumatic incident for him and  it’s during this juvenile program that Eric is put on anti-depressants.  In Eric’s Yearbook, he writes “My revenge for the January Incident will be God-Like and makes several references to “killing cops.”

It was during juvenile  probation that Harris was put on SSRI medications.  He was so upset that by the January Incident that Mrs. Harris took Erick to a psychiatrist.  As we all know now, these SSRI drugs can trigger violence, especially in boys.  In Taylor vs. Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Mark Taylor was pushing exactly this issue.  If not for the SSRI drugs, no massacre.  The trial was halted mid-way through and the deposition of the parents is under seal, two attorneys are still under gag order from that ten year old case!  We have it sourced directly from an eye witness in the Courtroom that this very crime scene drawing was being brought into evidence when the trial was halted.  Our source on this is impeccable.

Interestingly, there’s not one thing in the yearbook about being teased by jocks.  Furthermore, Eric and Dylan had dozens of bombs, none of which was put in the locker room where jocks would be hit for sure.  They chose the cafeteria at lunch time, simply because that’s where they were guaranteed to get maximum casualties from their bombs.
Every crime has a motive.  Eric and Dylan set out their plot in great detail.  They spent months building and testing bombs.  They acquired weapons and ammunition and took target practice out in the forest.  In other words, this was not a spontaneous act of insanity.  Both Eric and Dylan were intelligent boys.  They were both really upset about something long before the day of the massacre and clearly whatever the “January Incident” was, it was a significant event.

When the Jefferson County Sheriff’s release their 11,000 page report, they didn’t include an absolutely vital piece of paper, A search warrant for a bomb and bomb making equipment in the Harris home.  The bomb warrant was drafted based on the discovery of pipe-bomb fragments recovered and neighbor’s complaints about the boys.
So, just after the January Arrest, the boys start acting out, making threats.

Meanwhile
August 7, 1997 – This Investigator called the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to complain about Eric Harris’s violent laced web site. The tip was investigated by Deputy Michael Burgess who forwarded the report and print outs of the web site to the investigator in charge of computer-related crime, John Hicks. This was the end of the investigation

January 30, 1998 – Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold are arrested by Jefferson County Deputy Tim Walsh for breaking and entering an electrician’s van and stealing equipment from it

February 15, 1998 – Using a search warrant, Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies found and defused a pipe bomb in a field at Garrison and Field Streets1 of 39 4/1/09 9:34 AMHistory of Columbine High http://www.columbine-angels.com/History.htm

March 1998 – Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold are placed in Jefferson County’s Juvenile Diversion Program and given anger management classes

March 18, 1998 – Randy and Judy Brown meet with investigators to discuss the violent writings and threats against their son, Brooks, posted on Eric Harris’s website

November 1998 – Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold bring Robyn Anderson to the Tanner Gun Show where she purchases two shot guns and a HiPoint 9mm carbine rifle from Ronald Hartmann and James Royce Washington

February 3, 1999 – Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold are released from Jefferson County’s Juvenile Diversion Program

March 6, 1999 – Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold, Philip Duran, Mark Manes and his girl friend, Jessica Miklich, drive out to a makeshift shooting range in Douglas County to film themselves shooting their guns (shotguns and a 9mm semiautomatic pistol). Once the police obtain the video, they dub it the Rampart Range video

April 20, 1999 – Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold storm Columbine High School at lunchtime, killing Rachel Joy Scott, Daniel Rohrbough, Kyle Velasquez, Steven Curnow, Cassie Bernall, Isaiah Shoels, Matt Kechter, Lauren Townsend, John Tomlin, Kelly Fleming, Daniel Mauser, Corey DePooter and William “Dave” Sanders. The pair injured Brian Anderson, Richard Castaldo, Jennifer Doyle, Stephen Austin Eubanks, Nick Foss, Sean Graves, Makai Hall, Anne Marie Hochhalter, Patrick Ireland, Joyce Jankowski, Michael Johnson, Mark Kintgen, Lance Kirklin, Lisa Kreutz, Adam Kyler, Stephanie Munson, Patti Nielson, Nicole Nowlin, Jenna Park, Kasey Ruegsegger, Valeen Schnurr, Dan Steepleton, Mark Taylor and Evan Todd. This becomes the worst high school shooting in American history

ERIC HARRIS DRAWS WELL.  and he does it a lot in his journals.

Now look at this crime scene drawing.
What is Eric Drawing?

A man wearing a star, walking a dog?  Then why did El Pas0 County Sheriffs have a file folder named, “Walsh Butt Rape?”

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Mark Taylor Columbine Coverup Extends to Arizona

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Why is meek and mild Mark Taylor locked up and the Arizona shooter, Jared Loughner, allowed to run free based on HIS “Constitutional Rights” and commit mass murder???

This is our most comprehensive expose yet.  It ties the current illegal confinement of Mark Taylor in an Arizona mental hospital with an extensive re-edit of videos regarding the Bomb Warrant, The January Incident and the ensuing coverup.  On one of the videos, the news helicopter pilot is relating how the FAA was closing his air space even though he was three miles away!  Next up the “Roof Top Shooters” and why Mark is being persecuted and tortured.

Mark Taylor is a victim several times over:

  1. The shooting and lying there for two hours with bullets whizzing around him while he was bleeding from nearly a dozen bullet wounds.  Some bullets remain embedded in his spine and near his Aorta.  Because of the way the bullets ravaged Mark’s body, it was impossible for the surgeons to count the wounds.  The estimated bullet count ranges from 8 to 13.  Miraculously, he had a full recovery, went on a book tour, testified before the FDA and was interviewed on numerous television broadcasts.  Now he’s been declared an “incapacitated person.”  WHY ?
  2. Mark has been illegally detained and drugged TWICE now, this time for over a year.
  3. Michael Moore has forgotten to send his check to Mark for his part in the movie.
  4. The “government” of Arizona is committing multiple crimes including violations of Mark and Donna’s Freedom of Association, Guarantee of Counsel along with their fundamental Human Rights.  etc….

Now, under the best of circumstances, Mark faces one to two years of recovery and may never fully recover from the continued misuse and abuse of psychiatric medications.

Mark has been imprisoned illegally and the “Government of Arizona,” violating so many of Mark and Donna’s Constitutional Rights that I am too tired to list them all, but, I assure you, I’ll have them up on this site shortly, well, actually, they are lengthy, appallingly so! Of course, I may just be uneducated; maybe there is a logical explanation for this foul-up.

 

 

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Wesley Hoyt Interview: Mark Taylor Imprisoned Illegally in Arizona

[H9Jo3zKJrB0]Mark Taylor is a victim several times over:

1. The shooting and lying there for two hours with bullets whizzing around him while he was bleeding from nearly a dozen bullet wounds. Some bullets remained imbedded in his spine and near his Aorta.

2. Mark has been illegally detained and drugged TWICE now, this time for over a year.

3. Michael Moore has forgotten to send his check to Mark for his part in the movie.

4. The “government” of Arizona is committing multiple crimes including violations of Mark and Donna’s Freedom of Association, Guarantee of Counsel along with their fundamental Human Rights. etc….

Now, under the best of circumstances, Mark faces one to two years of recovery and may never fully recover from the continued misuse and abuse of psychiatric medications.

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Columbine: Anatomy of a Coverup

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April 30, 1999:

  • JCSO lieutenant John Kiekbusch (center)
  • Jeffco DA Dave Thomas (right)
  • Sheriff Stone did not appear

tell the official story of Columbine at a press conference.

Anatomy of a Coverup

Days after the Columbine shootings, Jeffco officials were already lying about what they knew. What about now?

By Alan Prendergast

Originally published: September 30, 2004

It took five years, a state grand jury and key evidence from a reluctant witness, but families who lost children in the attack on Columbine High School finally had their worst suspicions confirmed: Top Jefferson County leaders knew something awful about prior police investigations of killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, and they’d known it since shortly after the 1999 shootings.

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Excerpt from Bomb Search Warrant:

columbine-bomb-search-warrant-300x2251The officials knew plenty, denied most of it, and hid as much as they could for as long as they could. Called by Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar, the grand jury released a summary of its findings two weeks ago. Although the probe of missing police documents resulted in no indictments, it did raise questions about “suspicious” actions by theJ efferson County Sheriff’s Office brass, including the shredding of a large pile of Columbine files.

Most stunning of all, the report charged that a few days after the massacre, several high-ranking county officials met secretly and resolved to suppress key documents stemming from the JCSO’s earlier investigation of Harris, to treat them as if they didn’t exist — in short, to lie about them.

“It’s amazing,” says Brian Rohrbough, whose son, Dan, died on the steps of Columbine. “While we were planning a funeral, these guys were already planning a cover-up.”

Several former and current county officials have disputed the grand jury report, including District Attorney Dave Thomas, who attended the private meeting but has disavowed any role in the subsequent cover-up. (Thomas is now running for Congress, and the Colorado Democratic Party has bemoaned the fact that he’s the target of a smear campaign by unholy,unnamed forces.)

Yet the trail of duplicity surrounding the Columbine files is far more extensive, and disturbing, than the report indicates. In their quest to protect their own hides and careers, a pack of Jeffco bureaucrats misled victims’ families and the public, trashed the state’s public-records law, and thumbed their noses at civil subpoenas and court orders. The conspiracy of silence held fast for 64 months, until the threat of criminal prosecution finally cracked it. Why would so-called public servants do such a thing? The delicately worded grand jury report doesn’t delve into such matters, but it’s clear that the county had a major public-relations and legal nightmare on its hands on April 20, 1999, and that some officials were grappling with it even before the smoke and screams had dissipated at Columbine. Thirteen people were dead,another two dozen wounded, all at the hands of Klebold and Harris — who’d been the subject of several complaints to local police over the previous two years.

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Some aspects of the pair’s contacts with law enforcement, such as their 1998 arrest for burglary and participation in a juvenile diversion program run by the district attorney, were bound to come out soon. But the most embarrassing case was one that never led to a prosecution: The reports filed by Randy and Judy Brown against Harris, who’d boasted on his website about blowing up pipe bombs and had threatened to kill the Browns’ oldest son, Brooks.

Almost a year before the shootings, JCSO bomb investigator Mike Guerra looked into the matter, even drafting an affidavit for a warrant to search Harris’s home. But the warrant was never submitted to a judge, and the investigation was abandoned after Guerra was reportedly told by a supervisor, Lieutenant John Kiekbusch, that he didn’t have enough evidence to proceed.

Given the arsenal in his room, as well as writings dealing with the planned attack on Columbine that Harris was assembling a year before the shootings, it’s possible that pursuing the search warrant could have averted the whole tragedy (“I’m Full of Hate and I Love It,”December 6, 2001).

Several JCSO officials were evidently briefed on Guerra’s affidavit hours after the shootings. Former undersheriff John Dunaway told Salazar’s investigators that he discussed the affidavit with District Attorney Thomas as early as the day of the attack. He thought he had “several discussions” with Thomas about the matter over the next few days, in which Thomas assured him that Guerra never had probable cause for a warrant. At the same time, investigator Kate Battan used material from Guerra’s investigation to help prepare the search warrants that were served on the Harris and Klebold homes after the attack; sealed by court order, those warrants weren’t made public for several more years.

A few days after the shootings, according to the grand jury report, the upper echelon of the sheriff’s office — including Sheriff John Stone, Dunaway, Kiekbusch, public information officer Steve Davis and the hapless Guerra — met quietly with Thomas, Assistant DA Kathy Sasak,County Attorney Frank Hutfless and two of his assistants, William Tuthill and Lily Oeffler, and others.

The meeting was held in an out-of-the-way Jefferson County Open Space office, and the principal item on the agenda was Guerra’s affidavit. Reporters were already sniffing around the Brown complaint; the JCSO had first denied that any report was taken, then decided to release it, minus the subsequent investigative paperwork.

By the end of the meeting,authorities had decided that they would not disclose the existence of the Guerra affidavit,either. Thomas maintains that he was at the meeting simply to render an opinion on the probable cause issue; he insists he didn’t know of the decision to suppress the document. But in the days that followed, the sheriff’s office didn’t just omit mention of the affidavit. Their people lied about what the Browns told them and the extent of their investigation of Harris,misleading the world press about it all. And Dave Thomas went along for the ride.

At a press conference on April 30, Steve Davis read a press release that purported to explain what deputies did in response to the Browns’ complaints about Harris. The statement, drafted by Lieutenant Jeff Shrader, was the start of a long-running disinformation campaign targeting the Browns. It contained several statements that simply weren’t true, some of them flatly contradicted by the information in Guerra’s affidavit. But then, nobody was going to mention that damning piece of paper. (Stung by the grand jury’s criticism of his role, Shrader issued a response of the I-was-only-following-orders variety: Since County Attorney Hutfless and Thomas both thought Guerra’s affidavit wouldn’t stand up in court, “Mr. Shrader gave due deference to the conclusions of these officials.”)

Fielding questions from reporters, Kiekbusch reiterated some of the same falsehoods. No, the investigator hadn’t been able to find any pipe bombs in the county that matched Harris’s description of the ones he was building. (Guerra had found one.) No, there was no record that the Browns had met with investigator John Hicks. (The affidavit noted the meeting.) No, the investigators hadn’t been able to locate information about Harris on the Internet. (Guerra would later tell Salazar’s people that a JCSO computer expert had been unable to access the website but did find Harris’s AOL profile.)

The man who by some accounts had pulled the plug on Guerra’s investigation was now assuring everyone there was no investigation worth mentioning. District Attorney Thomas stood at the podium with Kiekbusch and Davis and took it all in,then answered some questions himself. At no point did he contradict the torrent of mendacity flowing from the sheriff’s office — which he knew to be mendacity, evidently, having been consulted on the Guerra affidavit extensively at this point.

Instead, Thomas added to the misinformation, stating that prior to the shootings, no one had connected the pipe-bomb case to the two youths who were in his diversion program. This is one of the biggest remaining myths about Columbine. Actually, Hicks had mentioned the prior burglary case to the Browns; Guerra recalls finding the case in his own check of Harris’s record (despite the JCSO claim that Harris cleared the computer check); and an investigator from Thomas’s own office had found the burglary case in 1998 after being contacted by Judy Brown about the pipe bombs.

Yet even though the kid making bombs and death threats was already on probation, nobody did anything about it. “I think it’s very difficult and painful to look back and ask a lot of questions about what could have prevented this,” Thomas told the assembled press. But Thomas was hardly alone in his complicity.

Over the next two years, the Browns and news organizations filed numerous open-records requests with the county attorney, trying to track down the missing pieces of the reports generated by the Browns’ complaints about Harris. Tuthill and Oeffler invariably responded that the documents did not exist, that everything connected with the Browns’ complaints had already been released.

Lawyers preparing civil suits on behalf of victims’ families got the same response. Actually, copies of many of the records in question had been provided to the county attorney shortly after the shootings, in anticipation of future litigation — and then locked away. County Attorney Tuthill, who replaced Hutfless in 2001, had no trouble locating his office’s copies of the “missing” records when the attorney general’s investigators came calling a few months ago. The Browns also requested an internal investigation from the sheriff’s office, in an effort to clear up discrepancies in their record hunt and the rumors they were hearing of a botched search warrant. As the Browns recall it, the officer handling the probe seemed more interested in pumping them to find out where they’d heard that such a document existed.

In a letter dated August 14, 2000, Undersheriff Dunaway airily dismissed their complaint: “There is no indication that anyone tampered with or withheld entry of information related to Eric Harris. “Months earlier, Kiekbusch told Westword that the records the Browns were after had either been routinely purged from the system or had never existed.

But that was long before the files would have been purged, under the JCSO’s record-retention policy, and no one has ever been able to explain why the department would purge records that had some bearing on the largest criminal investigation in Colorado history.

In any case, the “purged files” explanation was just another piece of misdirection; the grand jury learned that the sheriff’s office had kept copies of the documents, too, and had withheld them — even, apparently, from Stone’s successors as sheriff, Russ Cook and Ted Mink — until Salazar’s men examined them last January.

The hide-and-seek game over Guerra’s affidavit continued until the spring of 2001, when producers from 60 Minutes II, armed with concrete proof that the affidavit existed, went to court to demand its release. (Point of disclosure: I served as a paid consultant to CBS News on the project and was involved in that court battle.)

The proof came, oddly enough, in a letter Dave Thomas had recently sent to the Browns; after taking a leisurely five months to respond to their demands for a grand jury probe of the missing files, Thomas spilled the beans by acknowledging that “a search warrant draft was started” by Guerra.

Braced by 60 Minutes II about the letter, a befuddled Thomas said he was under the impression that the Guerra affidavit was old news. To the chagrin of the county’s attorneys,Judge Brooks Jackson ordered the document to be released.

The JCSO tried to save face with an Orwellian press release that declared, “A few days after the Columbine shootings, the Sheriff’s Office disclosed the existence of the so-called ‘secret’ search warrant affidavit” –when, in fact, what had happened was a conspiracy not to disclose it (“Chronology of a Big FatLie,” April 19, 2001). But other documents remained hidden. It was part of a larger campaign of obfuscation and outright deceit that encompassed not only the prior investigation of Harris, but the police response to the attack; timelines were distorted or destroyed, dispatch logs and other vital evidence deep-sixed (“In Search of Lost Time,” May 2, 2002).

As long as the lawsuits against the county filed by victims’ families were stopped dead in their tracks, what difference did it make how this was done?In an effort to dispel the suspicion that the county was, um, hiding something, two years ago Thomas and Salazar agreed to co-chair the Columbine Records Review Task Force, an effort to see what remaining confidential documents from the investigation might be released.

Unfortunately, several members of the task force — notably, Thomas, Sasak, Oeffler and Battan– were perceived as having a stake in not disclosing Columbine’s remaining secrets. Oeffler andBattan soon resigned from the task force, while Thomas and Sasak soldiered on.

But it wasn’t the task force that uncovered the secret meeting and the lies that followed. Last fall, a 1997 police report on Harris suddenly surfaced, prompting a mortified Sheriff Mink to ask Salazar to investigate. Over the course of two interviews, Guerra offered investigators somewhat contradictory accounts of what he’d done and who he’d shown his affidavit to.

In a third interview, he finally acknowledged the Open Space meeting and its purpose. It was “kind of one of those cover-your-ass meetings, I guess,” he said. Guerra said he was told not to discuss his affidavit with anyone outside the county attorney’s office.

His file disappeared from his desk for a few days, then reappeared. His affidavit was mysteriously deleted from his computer files, but he suspected that other people at the meeting kept their own copies. Stone, Dunaway and Kiekbusch are no longer at the sheriff’s office. All have emphatically denied any wrongdoing; contrary to the recollections of Guerra and another officer, Kiekbusch told investigators he never saw Guerra’s affidavit until after the shootings.

Thomas and Oeffler didn’t respond to requests for comment. The Browns say they’re grateful that the grand jury released its report, but they’re also frustrated with the narrow scope of the investigation. “It’s unbelievable that you can have this much evidence of a cover-up and yet no criminal charges,” says Randy Brown. “People who were in that meeting lied about my family and what they knew for five years.”

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Unanswered Questions

THE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS OF THE COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE (4-20-99)

The seventh anniversary of the Columbine High School(Littleton, Colo) massacre is upon us. Though police blamed it on only two shooters–Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold–involvement by unindicted co-conspirators is highly likely. These questions remain:

  1. Why did numerous ear-witnesses say at least one attacker was firing a fully-automatic weapon?
  2. Why did police concentrate on setting up a perimeter at the same time dispatch(via phone) is hearing the sound of gunshots within the school?
  3. Why did it take police so long to enter the school, and why did it take almost three hours for them to reach the library, the area where the shooters were last seen? Who gave the orders not to go in?
  4. Why did over 100 eye- and ear- witnesses dispute the official theory of only two shooters? Why did over 40 of those witnesses identify other participants BY NAME?
  5. If the two shooters committed suicide shortly after noon, as police claim, how come at least 35 witnesses saw or heard suspects/gunshots/explosions after that time?
  6. Why are there conflicting eyewitness accounts on the place and manner in which at least four of the dead victims were killed? Were victims being moved around? Was the crime scene being rearranged?
  7. If left-handed Klebold shot himself in the left temple, why was his suicide weapon found clutched in his right hand?
  8. How did students manage to keep seriously wounded teacher Dave Sanders alive for more than three hours while awaiting rescue, yet he was dead within 20 minutes of the police taking control of him? His corpse was later found with his shirt off. Is that first-aid? Or a sure-fire way of sending someone into shock?
  9. What was the motive? Why would two teens who were not bullied, did not hate everyone, and were not psychopathic suddenly decide to destroy the lives of a dozen fellow students and themselves just six weeks before graduation?
  10. Why would Harris and Klebold plan for a suicide mission and at the same time make normal plans for a post 4-20 future? Like seeking help on an English class essay from a teacher a few days before the attack, like making a date to see a movie the day after, like putting in a work schedule for the next week, like going to an out-of-town college with your dad to pick out a dorm room, like making plans to visit your old friends in New York.
  11. Where is the gun shot residue(GSR) test evidence for Harris and Klebold and the other suspects?
  12. Why was fingerprint evidence for Harris and Klebold not found on all but two of the hundreds of obects gathered at the scene? Whose fingerprints, if any, were found on the weapons seized?
  13. Why does the official story claim, without a shred of evidence, that it was Harris and Klebold that set the South Wadsworth diversionary bomb (an incendiary device that exploded a couple of miles away from the school minutes before the shooting started)?
  14. Why did authorities claim the two shotguns seized had no serial numbers when later documents clearly show they did have serial numbers? Why did they not try to find out who sold Harris and Klebold the Hi-Point 9mm rifle and the pump-action shotgun that were used in the shooting?
  15. Were the school administrators warned, as rumored? Who was Principle Frank DeAngelis looking for, as reported by one student who saw him running up and down the interior cafeteria stairs right before the shooting broke out?
  16. Why did a science teacher tell his students that they had been expecting a fire drill? Was a bomb found in a trash can on 4-19, as one source indicated? Were bomb threats phoned into the school on the morning of 4-20, as two others claimed?
  17. Why didn’t the Final Report conclude that shooters entered Science rooms 1 and 8, when numerous shell casings were taken from these areas?
  18. Why didn’t the Final Report mention the brief exit of a shooter on the east side, according to many eyewitnesses?
  19. If the person seen on the roof of the school was a repairman, as police claim, why do witnesses say he was holding a weapon? Were shell casings found there, as some said?
  20. Who scheduled ‘crisis training’ drills at Columbine High Schol(CHS) in the weeks before and what was the exact nature of this training?
  21. What was a Denver police officer and a Jefferson County sheriff doing at Columbine High Shcool that morning before the shooting started?
  22. What does reputed video evidence from the library and admin office areas show? Why does local media refuse to release on-scene video footage from the first half-hour of the incident?
  23. What happened to all the evidence taken from the computers of the trenchcoat mafia gang?
  24. Where are dozens of missing interviews of students, especially those in the science hall? Why are there still thousands of pages of investgatory materials that have never been made public, including hundreds of reports of non-Columbine witnesses and tipsters?
  25. Why has the school district’s own report on the shooting, which included the extensive disciplinary records of the trenchcoat mafia associates, not been made public?
  26. Did investigators even try to interview Harris’ psychologist, the man perhaps best positioned to know his mental state at the time?
  27. Why did investigators show a remarkable lack of curiousity about connections with numerous similar school violence-related incidents occuring around the same time in the metro-Denver area and around the country?
  28. Why did LAPD and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office personnel travel to the scene afterwards? What was the subject of a 10-minute phone call made by the NYPD to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on 4-20?
  29. Who invited the FBI and the ATF to the scene?
  30. Why was the US Attorney’s Office (federal) consulted on ‘prosecutive decisions’ for this local crime?
  31. Why was all but one of the seven ‘investigatory’ teams headed or co-headed by an FBI man? (the one exception was a team headed by a CBI(Colorado Bureau of Investigation) man, who was himself ‘ex’-FBI) Was the entire crime scene ‘federalized’ soon after the shooting started, under powers granted by the ‘Anti-terrorism Act’ (“for the protection of the people and the state”) signed by President Clinton exactly three years before- on April 20, 1996?
  32. Why did FBI special agent Dwayne Fusilier not recuse himself from the investigation, as his son helped make a Columbine school video two years before that eerily mimicked the shooting?
  33. What were two high-ranking military figures (a colonel and a general) in cami uniforms doing at the scene? Why was a memorial service at a public park afterwards ringed by military trucks? Who authorized a flyover by military jets and why?

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