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Mass Shootings
Aurora Co Theater;1 Sikh Wi Temple; Newtown CT School.2
News etc. digested by Alister William Macintyre about mass attacks, recently in USA.3 Breaking news, and catching up what do we know so far? Some of my info may be incorrect. I update, as time goes on, but interest wanes as other hot stories grab our attention. There is enormous speculation, before reliable confirmed facts come out. Last updated 2013 Jan 09
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Navigating Al Mac Notes ............................................................................................... 6 Introduction Summary ........................................................................................................ 9 US coverage discrepancy.......................................................................................... 13 Left-Right Wing trouble makers ................................................................................... 15 Corrections Colorado .................................................................................................... 22 Bombs Where............................................................................................................ 22 Disaster Worst Ever .................................................................................................. 22 Gag Orders ................................................................................................................ 23 Gas Canisters ............................................................................................................ 23 Guns .......................................................................................................................... 23 Mental Ill................................................................................................................... 23 Misquoted?................................................................................................................ 23 Rapid fire, many round clips..................................................................................... 23 Tea Party ................................................................................................................... 24 Theater Exit Doors.................................................................................................... 24 UC Psychiatrist Package ........................................................................................... 24 Corrections & Contradictions Wisconsin ..................................................................... 25 Big Picture ................................................................................................................ 25 Guns .......................................................................................................................... 26 Hate Groups .............................................................................................................. 26 Suicide....................................................................................................................... 27 Tattoos....................................................................................................................... 27
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Pages 39-44, and around 183, have most recent additions to Aurora Theater mass shooting incident. Pages 75-146 (72 pages) have Dec-26 to Jan-09 updated info about Newton CT Elementary School incident, and info on other notable incidents, since some news media says EVERY incident is the worst ever in history, which seems statistically unlikely. I have been adding what various people think are possible solutions, with my commentary, where I have my own ideas what is best. 3 I will increment version #s when uploading, so interested people can quickly see when there is new info on shared site.

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Victims Funds ............................................................................................................... 27 Aurora Victims.......................................................................................................... 28 Sikh Victims.............................................................................................................. 29 FAQ Background .............................................................................................................. 29 Why combine events..................................................................................................... 29 Al, why are you studying this? ..................................................................................... 31 Time Zones ................................................................................................................... 32 Sikh Celebration............................................................................................................ 33 Anti-Muslim Idiots and Haters ..................................................................................... 36 Copy Cats.......................................................................................................................... 36 Time Line Aurora ............................................................................................................. 39 Time Line a few months in advance (+more Jan-10+) .......................................... 40 About one month in advance (+more Jan 10+)......................................................... 41 Week or two in advance (+more Jan-10+)................................................................ 42 Times July 19-20 Violence (+more Jan-10+) ............................................................ 43 Times 0.44+ Staging Consensus (not) ...................................................................... 45 Times 0.46+ Need medical rescue inside theater...................................................... 46 Times 0.48+ Out of Ambulances .............................................................................. 47 Times 0.54+ 10+ victims need medical help at back exit......................................... 48 Times 0.59+ Fire Dept priority shifts was rushing all available units to the scene, now organizing clusters of aid sites .......................................................................... 50 Times 1.25+ Crisis center now hospitals and bombs................................................ 54 Times 2 am+ Apartment complex evacuation begins............................................... 55 Times 3.15 am+ News media briefed ....................................................................... 56 Times 5.15 am+ Crisis points: movie wounded to hospitals; shooter car & apt with bombs........................................................................................................................ 56 Times 6 am+ more bomb squads to the apt .............................................................. 58 Time Line 7-21 + ...................................................................................................... 61 Time Line 7-22 Aftermath Immediate ....................................................................... 63 Time Line 7-23 + ...................................................................................................... 64 Time Line 7-24 + ...................................................................................................... 66 Time Line 7-27 Week after........................................................................................ 67 Time Line Aug 5+ Sikh Temple WI shooting .............................................................. 69 Time Line attack begins on Sikh .............................................................................. 70 Time Line Sikh victims............................................................................................. 72 Time Line Briefings.................................................................................................. 72 Time Line 2013 Aurora Co........................................................................................... 73 Heroics in the Theater................................................................................................... 74 Good Services ............................................................................................................... 74 Texas A&M ...................................................................................................................... 74 Newtown CT Elementary School ..................................................................................... 74 Authorities confirmed information ........................................................................... 75 Victims Named Dec-15............................................................................................. 76 Official Info Sources................................................................................................. 76 Local News Sources.................................................................................................. 77 Other Major News Sources....................................................................................... 78

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Lessons never learned ............................................................................................... 79 Info communication formatting (more Dec 25+).......................................................... 80 Gun Control Statistics ................................................................................................... 80 Making Safer Schools (More Jan 06+) ......................................................................... 81 Armed personnel on school property +..................................................................... 83 Fortress Schools +..................................................................................................... 87 Armed but Unqualified personnel on school property + .......................................... 89 Change our Ideology+ .............................................................................................. 89 Common Sense Gun Safety+ .................................................................................... 90 Secondary Guns Market............................................................................................ 90 Stupid and Bad Ideas ................................................................................................ 92 Schools across America (Jan 06+)............................................................................ 92 Time Line Sandy Hook Elementary ............................................................................. 93 Legislation can change.............................................................................................. 93 1989 Mass Shooting at an Elementary School (add Jan 09+) .................................. 93 1998 Lanza family arrives in Newtown CT (more Dec 26+) ................................... 94 2007+ (more Jan-08+) .............................................................................................. 94 2010+ (more Jan-08+) .............................................................................................. 96 Dec 14 Fri Massacre ................................................................................................. 97 Dec 14-16 (More Dec 29+)....................................................................................... 98 Dec-16 Sun + .......................................................................................................... 100 Dec-17 Mon + (More Dec 26+) ............................................................................. 101 Dec-18 (More Dec 28+).......................................................................................... 102 Dec-19 Wed + (more Dec-25+) ............................................................................. 103 Dec-21 + (more Dec 28+) ...................................................................................... 105 Dec-21 NRA (more Jan 06+)................................................................................. 107 Dec-23 (More Dec 27+) Journalists join the story ................................................. 109 Dec-26+ (More Dec 28+) ....................................................................................... 111 Different school building end 2013 ........................................................................ 112 Start 2013 (add Jan-06+)......................................................................................... 112 Bogus News ................................................................................................................ 114 Rumors denied ........................................................................................................ 116 Altercations fantasy ................................................................................................ 117 Hoaxes and Conspiracy Theories............................................................................ 118 State of Art.............................................................................................................. 119 Witnesses unreliable ............................................................................................... 121 Newton info third day Dec-16 .................................................................................... 122 Newtown info second day Dec-15 .............................................................................. 123 Knee Jerk Debate Topics ........................................................................................ 123 Guns Parenting (start Jan-05).................................................................................. 124 Newtown School info begins Dec-14 ......................................................................... 124 Initial CT breaking news confusion ........................................................................ 125 Deaths in Newtown CT........................................................................................... 126 Mental Health in General........................................................................................ 129 Mental Health Victim Families............................................................................... 130 Mental Health First Responders.............................................................................. 130

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Mental Health Shooter Family................................................................................ 130 Shooter Lanza Family ............................................................................................. 132 Guns involved = a violence cliff............................................................................. 133 Doomsday Mentality............................................................................................... 135 Lawsuits? ................................................................................................................ 136 NJ CT IL confusion ................................................................................................ 136 News anchor reactions ............................................................................................ 137 School Shootings in Perspective ................................................................................. 139 Shooting Statistics (more Dec 28+) ....................................................................... 139 Worst Fantasy ......................................................................................................... 143 Worst Past History .................................................................................................. 144 NY Fire Ambush 2012 Christmas Eve ........................................................................... 146 Investigating Sikh Temple incidents............................................................................... 147 Reactions..................................................................................................................... 147 Victims........................................................................................................................ 149 What Happened? ......................................................................................................... 149 Shooters Gun ............................................................................................................. 150 Shooter Info so far ................................................................................................... 150 Motive ..................................................................................................................... 151 The guy, the shooter................................................................................................ 152 White Supremacist .................................................................................................. 152 Neo Nazi ................................................................................................................. 153 Army Dishonor ....................................................................................................... 154 Congressional Hearings .............................................................................................. 155 Civil Rights Organizations.......................................................................................... 155 Investigating Aurora Co incidents .................................................................................. 155 Charges ................................................................................................................... 156 Captive Target Audience ............................................................................................ 157 Victim Recovery Infrastructure .................................................................................. 158 Shooter Family............................................................................................................ 159 Shooter School Clues.................................................................................................. 159 Psychiatrist Concerns.............................................................................................. 161 PSU Parallel ............................................................................................................ 163 Statistics & Reactions ..................................................................................................... 164 Lawsuits ...................................................................................................................... 165 Violence Death Rates.................................................................................................. 166 Police vs. Felon Killing........................................................................................... 168 Mass Shootings in America ............................................................................................ 169 Guns in America ............................................................................................................. 171 Guns Discussions ........................................................................................................ 173 HATE Movement in America......................................................................................... 177 Mental Illness.................................................................................................................. 177 Very smart vs. having psychiatric problems........................................................... 177 Violent vs. Mentally Ill ........................................................................................... 178 Will he face the death penalty? ............................................................................... 178 Can he get a fair trial?............................................................................................. 178

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Not-guilty by reason of insanity?............................................................................ 178 Signs of Mental Illness............................................................................................ 179 Evidence of Sanity .................................................................................................. 179 Neither..................................................................................................................... 180 Columbine similarities ................................................................................................ 181 VA Tech similarities ................................................................................................... 181 UNA Bomber .............................................................................................................. 182 Personal....................................................................................................................... 182 Aurora Trial Info (+more Jan 09+) ................................................................................. 183 Trial Raw Chaotic Wounds (added Jan 09+) .............................................................. 183 Not Know Yet ............................................................................................................. 184 Mitigation Ideas .............................................................................................................. 184 Back Exit................................................................................................................. 185 Dangerous Registration............................................................................................... 186 First Responder Coordination ..................................................................................... 187 Personal preparedness................................................................................................. 190 Comparative Religion ................................................................................................. 191 Links for Aurora Colorado Incidents .............................................................................. 192 Police: ......................................................................................................................... 192 Maps:........................................................................................................................... 192 Unofficial time lines: .................................................................................................. 193 General info about the city:......................................................................................... 193 Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora Colorado.......................................................... 193 General news reports about the movie theatre event. ................................................. 194 Stories at KDVR ..................................................................................................... 195 Miracle Survivals:....................................................................................................... 196 Dealing with the shooters apartment: ........................................................................ 196 Stories about the shooters background: ..................................................................... 196 Reddit.......................................................................................................................... 196 Gun Law debate flares up again: ................................................................................ 197 Advance terrorist alert................................................................................................. 197 Investigating Newtown CT School incident ................................................................... 198 Links for Attack on Wisconsin Sikh Temple.................................................................. 198 Official Sources and Big Picture................................................................................. 198 News Media closest to the Sikh Community.............................................................. 199 News Media in India................................................................................................... 199 Al Mac Notes .................................................................................................................. 199 Newton CT Elementary School addition ................................................................ 200 Version 1.8.................................................................................................................. 201 Version 1.7.................................................................................................................. 201 Version 1.6.................................................................................................................. 202 Version 1.5.................................................................................................................. 202 Version 1.4.................................................................................................................. 202 Version 1.3.................................................................................................................. 202 Version 1.2.................................................................................................................. 203 Version 1.1.................................................................................................................. 203

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Version 1.0.................................................................................................................. 204 Version 0.9.................................................................................................................. 204 V 0.9 Combined new updates ................................................................................. 204 V 0.9 Aurora new updates ...................................................................................... 205 V 0.9 Sikh new updates .......................................................................................... 205 Version 0.8.................................................................................................................. 205 Version 0.7 Sikh Temple Wisconsin dimension......................................................... 206 Aurora headlines still to absorb actual details ........................................................ 208 Version 0.6 Psychiatrist News .................................................................................... 209 Version 0.5.................................................................................................................. 209 Version 0.4 <= 0.3 ...................................................................................................... 210 Als G+ on Sikh Threads ............................................................................................ 211 Aug-8 Wed afternoon / evening.............................................................................. 211 Aug-7 afternoon / evening ...................................................................................... 212 Aug-7 Tues wee hours ............................................................................................ 212 Aug-6 Mon afternoon / evening.............................................................................. 212 Aug-6 Mon wee hours ............................................................................................ 214 Aug-5 Sun afternoon / evening ............................................................................... 214 Humor in Bad Taste ........................................................................................................ 217 Aurora Reactions .................................................................................................... 217

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I started these notes to help wrap my mind around what happened with one crime wave, and while that was still on-going, we had another explosion elsewhere. Then as there is an occasional trickle of more info on the first two, we have explosion # 3. 1. Aurora Colorado Cinema 16, and shooter bomb factory, first hitting the news July-20, 2012. 2. Wisconsin Sikh Temple getting attacked Aug-5, 2012. 3. Newtown CT Elementary School attacked Dec-14, 2012. They may turn out to be totally unrelated, but initial info had some apparent similarities. My notes are organized into several broad categories:

Introductory Remarks Corrections and Conflicting stories we hear one


version of reality, then a different story I show what I think is the truth, and sometimes manage to explain why there was a different version.

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FAQ Background there are sometimes some obvious questions, when some aspect of all this is not something many of us have long been dealing with. Time Line sequence of events with a crisis, with info coming out, what can be reconstructed about what happened before the news broke this is important for understanding how a disaster could have been averted, what we need to do to avert future similar events, or mitigate them. Investigations what info is coming out, to explain what happened, why it happened. Statistics, Hate Groups, Gun Violence, Mental Illness some incidents trigger debate over problems which exist in our society, over the nature of the problems, and what should be done about them. We all knew about these problems before these latest incidents. These debates erupt again and again. Our society is divided on a lot of this, so we are not getting the problems solved with any rapidity. Mitigation Ideas many people have proposed many solutions to the info coming out via Time Line, Investigations, and other info I have shared earlier in my notes. I explain why some of these solutions would not have prevented the incidents, although some may have independent merits. I also launch some of my ideas for solutions. Links within the body of my notes, I try wherever practical, to cite sources. Where sources not cited, it can be due to me jotting down info from TV news,4 or what I knew from before these incidents, where I might not remember from where I learned things. This links section starts with official sources, such as authorities in the communities where the events occurred, then moves to major news media, grouped by major threads. Versions of these Notes what major stuff just got added, in case you had an earlier version. In some of my notes I place date after chapter headings, to show when I last updated it. I have not been doing that here, because I have

I get ABC, C-Span, CBS, CNN, FOX, HLN, MSNBC, NBC, local affiliates, major cities like CHICAGO, and science channels like A&E, HISTORY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.

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high hopes we will have closure much sooner than with some other topics I have been studying. There are various other major events in the news, which lead to me keeping notes like these. Others which have some overlapping relevance may include: Child Abuse Epidemic I stopped maintaining this with my April 2012 PC melt down. It was about people accused of the same stuff as Jerry Sandusky, who use schools as playgrounds for pedophiles. It was about misconduct and abuse by the people in charge of school safety. It was about other threats to the safety of children outside the home. Drone research notes The USA has been accused by the UN and several nations, of doing war crimes with drones around the world, and now there is a rise in Drone use inside the USA, where the feds seem interested only in air safety, not in Constitutional rights of privacy, and protecting from breaches, the massive data collected about what law abiding citizens have been doing. We are now developing killer robots, which will decide what to do, who to kill, without a human in the loop. Indy Boom Indianapolis had an explosion harming 100+ homes Nov-10. As we looked into this, we learn that the US has a public utility infrastructure dying of old age, and a very slow process for people learning how to cope when there are clues of another disaster about to happen. School Bus Abductions later I may rename the document. It is about an apparent epidemic of pedophiles targeting school bus stops, and children walking alone between school and home. There is also a problem with many motorists claiming not to know the functions of school bus safety. A school bus stops, sticks out its stop sign, children start crossing the street, and a motorist runs them down. Children commuting vs. school are abducted and killed, and the police never issue an Amber alert, which could have saved them.

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Introduction Summary
Information in my notes5 are for personal non-commercial use, to share with my friends who have similar interests. As much as possible, I cite original sources for information which I locate, via news media stories, on TV, newspapers, and Internet. This is a national tragedy, an assault on the American family. Initially I named these notes after Aurora Co (Movie Theater), then appended Sihk Wi (Temple), but with Newtown CT (Elementary School), changed it to Mass Shoot. First, I suggest people watch one of the press conferences, with police, local DA, etc. to get the big picture, such as: /u/yelhsa87: Video of police describing shootings.6 The Police Chief said theres a lot of info about this on the Internet, and a lot of it is pranks, with false info.7 Most major TV news are reporting both the official line, and hearing from alleged witnesses, with info which diverges from what the authorities have been saying. Tips for writing about disasters, in general:8 Dont use a location to describe an act. Aurora is a place, not an act. Mass shootings create a lot of work for law enforcement and it will take them a long time to answer all the questions. Worse still, police may not get it right the first time. Leave them alone to do their job. Ditto other kinds of first responders. There is no such thing as body armor with total protection against weapons fire. Dont confuse what the shooter wore.

I am Alister William Macintyre, located in Evansville Indiana. I have a hobby interest in how humanity can do a better job mitigating various disasters and conflicts. My attempt to grapple with incidents often starts with understanding what happened, before it is reasonable to conclude where there is room for improvement. 6 Reddit page Two http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/wvb5e/comprehensive_timeline_part_2_aurora_massacre/ 7 http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21119561/media-relates-horror-aurora-movie-theaterslaughter?source=pkg 8 http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/als-morning-meeting/181818/7-tips-for-covering-the-coloradotheater-shooting/ http://www.poynter.org/uncategorized/99574/tips-for-covering-mass-shootings/

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Killers leave a long trail of clues as they plan their actions. Do not fall into trap of stereotypes. Many perpetrators are in it for the glory. Do not glorify this guy, by using his name all over the place. Many NGOs have an agenda, which distorts the truth. Seek proof of various claims. Some numbers are fluctuating. 70-71 people got hurt, most by bullets, a few in the stampeded exit; 10 people dead in theater 9, when first responders arrived, 2 died after arriving at hospitals; 26 still in hospitals; 7-11 in critical condition; 70 people had loved ones not yet located, in the immediate aftermath. 142 legal charges against the villain, in the upcoming court case. 3 gag orders, and counting. 4 copy cats, and counting. Ages of the 12 dead: 6 18 23 24 24 26 27 27 27 29 32 51. 3 of the dead were in the military. Hospital Victims Critical Released Children's 6 1 3 Swedish 4 0 2 University 23 7 12 Aurora Med 18 2 12 Denver Health 7 0 5 Parker 2 0 2 source 60 10 36 The injured were treated at Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, The Medical Center of Aurora, Parker Adventist Hospital, Rose Medical Center, Swedish Hospital, University Hospital,

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and a makeshift hospital set up at the scene of the attack. This shooting was at a theatre showing the latest Batman movie, Dark Knight Rises.9 The FBI reported at 6 am, that the shooter had an assault rifle, two handguns, and teargas, when apprehended.10 A fourth weapon was found inside theater 9. This clarifies some info, such as teargas, since witness victims had different guesses at what the villain had fired into the theater, in addition to the bullets. Police say he legally purchased the guns, ammo, and costume. However, he did not have a permit for concealed weapons.11 Here is Huffington Post showing how the news about the event spread through the media.12 Some social media discussed the appropriateness of some families bringing extremely young children to this kind of violent movie. But Batman is a comic book superhero. It is like saying children should not go to see Harry Potter because of the dark themes. A performance started midnight July 19-20 in theater 9, with the main theater mass murder confrontation occurring just after midnight. Other incidents, and threads, include: The ambush at the apartment, using loud music to try to invite someone to push in to complain, then trigger explosives and incendiaries of sufficient magnitude that all occupants of a 5 apartment building cluster could have died. How theater back exit was arranged so the villain could get in there, to do his thing, and where was cinema security when this happened? Theres the volume of ammunition far in excess of what was needed at that one theater, prompting suspicion that had the

http://www.thedarkknightrises.com/ http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/The_Dark_Knight_Rises 10 http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/wvb5e/comprehensive_timeline_part_2_aurora_massacre/ 11 http://kdvr.com/2012/07/20/at-least-14-killed-dozens-injured-in-shooting-at-aurora-movie-theater/ 12 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/20/aurora-shooting-twitterbatman_n_1688821.html?1342788992&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000008

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police not apprehended him at his car, he might have had more targets planned. More might have been hurt in that theater had one of his guns not jammed. Theres info coming out about people encountering both his weirdness before his public events, and him behaving in a normal sane manner. The villain was seeing a University of Colorado psychiatrist, to whom he sent a package, containing a notebook, with info about his plans. Fox news claims the University sat on the notebook, unopened for a week, and had they opened it promptly, this tragedy may have been avoided. That notebook is now in the hands of the authorities. The shooters defense team claims this is covered by doctor-patient confidentiality, so a judge will have to rule on that. A gunman entered by the back exit, which may have been propped unlocked in advance for him. He was heavily armed, and with protective gear for a gunfight, but surrendered peacefully to the police afterwards, beside his car,13 which was parked in the back of the theatre. He told them about explosives at his apartment, so immediately there were two crime scenes. 1. The Cinema where he shot 71 people, 12 dead, 59 wounded. Most of the carnage was in one theater 9, where people were watching the Batman movie. At least 1 person injured in adjacent theater 8, due to bullets going thru the wall. He started the engagement with two gas canisters which filled theater 9 with smoke, making it difficult to see, or breathe. People in theater 16 heard the noise of the canisters. 2. His apartment with trip wires and all kinds of booby traps. The immediate area was evacuated, including 5 buildings. The police got the explosives and incendiary devices removed Saturday July 21, and disposed of, so they could search his apartment for any evidence that could explain his extraordinary actions. The police say they were on scene within a minute and a half of reaching 911 calls, but they dont know what hassle anyone had
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His car was a white Hyundai.

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reaching 911 in the first place. We can be thankful we are at a stage in technology where so many people have cell phones, to call 911. In addition to the physically killed and wounded, there is trauma, especially for children survivors who were in the theater. There are tales of heroism, where people placed their bodies on others, to shield them. Since many people were in costumes, celebrating the movie, in a party atmosphere, the villains costume was not immediately seen as a threat. Some thought he was part of the show, until the shooting began. US coverage discrepancy US News and World Report has observed that the shooting at the Sikh Temple is not getting the same level of news media attention as the shooting at the Aurora Cinema.14 I also observe that the bombing attempt at the University of Colorado Apartments is getting even less news media attention. We can speculate how come, but not really know for sure. There are judge gag orders, and HIPAA privacy constraints with the Aurora incidents, which have less applicability with the Sikh incident, but tend to increase journalist interest and speculation. The Aurora shooting killed more, wounded more, is more weird, compared to other events in our news. As time goes on, and we have similar events, with less victims, such events seem less spectacular, and less worthy of media attention, beyond a few articles.15 It is unfortunate, but the attack on the Sikh Temple is not that unusual. Sikh get attacked all the time by idiots in the hate community, and idiots in general. Muslim houses of worship are frequently attacked in the USA.16 Many more aspects of the Sikh story are embarrassing to western society, than aspects of the Aurora incidents. With
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http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2012/08/08/is-the-media-undercovering-the-wisconsin-sikhtemple-shooting 15 http://www.lawfareblog.com/2012/08/naunihal-singh-on-the-oak-creek-massacre/ 16 http://www.alternet.org/8-attacks-houses-worship-11-days-whatsgoing?akid=9223.1085969.bN_D9e&rd=1&src=newsletter693814&t=14

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Aurora it is easy to blame the University, and others, for irresponsibility in not doing a better job of protecting society from this known menace. But with the Sikh shooter, his hate mongering has been with us for decades, and we have been unable to cleanse our society of his kind. To talk about that, is to talk about our own failure. This malaise of the west not being able to do a good job of removing the hate mongering among us, also extends to the level of government often not considering it a high priority, and undermining the efforts of people who think it ought to be a higher priority.17 Similarly, the US has suffered major damage in past attacks, where people saw them coming, but their warnings were suppressed by higher authorities. The Pearl Harbor attack in WW II was an open secret in Japan in advance, with intelligence warnings delivered to US authorities, who dismissed them as science fiction. Lots of dots warned of the 9/11 attacks in advance, but top authorities gave low priority to dealing with that kind of threat. Is an EMP attack in our future? Many warn of the risk, but that too is seen as low priority to defend against. In my notes about the Economic melt down, I make the parallel of a train wreck, where problems with the train infrastructure made it obvious to many that disaster was looming, but many more authorities did not want to talk about it, and fought back against safety concerns, trying to prevent the wreck. The USNWR article speculates that Americans can relate to being in a movie theater, or in an apartment complex, but cannot relate to being in a house of worship. I do not buy that. Religion is a big part of American life that is poorly covered by the news media, partly because there is a wide spectrum of religious beliefs, and many religious believers who are easily offended by the most trivial of mistakes when covering their religion.

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http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/dhs/#more-88622

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Left-Right Wing trouble makers


On social media, there has been some debate whether most trouble makers are on the Left, the Right, or balanced. In many instances, we do not know enough about motivations to categorize them. On Google Plus, I shared QUOTE18
Several people, on social media, claim that hatred from the left is just as severe and pervasive as trouble from the right. I would like to see some cases and studies, since stories in the news, both left wing and right, in recent years seem to contradict that notion. There is obviously right wing and left wing news media, whose stories and focus is selective, so does not seem reasonable that news media bias would explain why there are massive stories about right win threats, and very little about left wing threats. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has done yeoman's work on tracking violent groups, notes that "Currently, there are 1,018 known hate groups operating across the country, including neo-Nazis, Klansmen, white nationalists, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, black separatists, border vigilantes and others. And their numbers are growing.19" From 1990 to 2009, START data base of terrorist attacks in America identified 275 "homicide events'' that killed 520 people and were committed by right-wing ideologues.

UNQUOTE When I visited the START data base,20 I found it to be Global, and very restrictive on permission to copy or quote their data, so it was impractical to get at a good figure on volume of harm in various time periods caused by which end of the political spectrum. It is possible for a person to hold both left and right wing philosophies at the same time. For example, I believe in a strong national defense, which requires a strong economy, and I believe that this is a right wing conservative value. I also believe that all persons should have equal rights and protections, including a social safety net for when they are temporarily in trouble, and I believe that this is a left wing liberal value. There is a great deal of disagreement between people on which groups are terroristic vs. reasonable, and what it is they seek. Theres also a lot of labeling or stereotyping, where views and people
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are called this or that, not by themselves, or their supporters, but by those who hold very different views, and seek to undermine credibility.

Abortion clinics and doctors get attacked by people who believe abortion is murder. I believe these attacks on abortion
are right wing, while the people, who favor a womans right to decide, that is left wing.

Animal rights to be protected, even if it means killing humans to do


so I believe they are hard left. Normal left are only interested in protecting humans, and being civilized in treatment of the environment. Anti-Capitalist, to the point of sabotaging many businesses, engaged in legal operations I believe they are left wing. They do not seem interested in working through the political system, to achieve their goals.

Anti-Government, claiming government lies, corruption, enemy of


people, we must fight back, etc. I believe these are both right and left wing groups, often seriously contaminated by conspiracy theories, disconnected from constitutional realities, with more on right than left. There are some which are neither right nor left, such as anarchists.

Anti-People, they attack people because of who they are, gender,


gender-preference, race, religion, national origin, religious beliefs, etc. I believe this is right wing.

Aurora movie and bombs I have not yet seen enough info to
classify the shooter as left wing or right wing. He may be mentally insane. Some people in social media are classifying him as left wing.

Black Separatists it is not clear to me whether they are right or


left.

Border Vigilantists I believe they are right wing.

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Central defining: people beliefs are neither right nor left wing.
Many, but not all, of the following philosophies, may be found in the center: intellectuals; libertarians; progressives.

Conspiracy Theorists can be found on both left and right wings.


We live in a complex world, where there are often no simple explanations, but some people expect and demand simplicity, and when they cannot get it, they speculate and invent bogus explanations, then try to find evidence to support them, rejecting contrary evidence. Many of these theories blame some group of people allegedly with evil intentions, for placing all of us at risk. Some conspiracy stories have roots in state sponsored propaganda.

Eco or Environmental Terrorists I believe they are left wing.


They are dedicated to protecting the Environment against Humans, by any means possible, not willing to stop when they lose battles in the court system, and with legislatures.

Gifford shooting I have not followed this close enough to know


the guys motives. Some people in social media are classifying him as left wing.

Klansmen I believe they are right wing. Labor Unions I believe they are left wing.

Left Wing defining:21 They seek social change to bring our


civilization closer to the ideals of all humans being treated equally, having equal rights and opportunities. They often identify segments of society allegedly harmed by inequality, and seek justice for them. Many, but not all, of the following philosophies, are found on the left wing: communists; intellectuals; liberals; socialists. These philosophies are not necessarily threats to our society, so long as the proponents do not interfere with other people in society having the freedom to hold different beliefs.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left-wing_politics

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Left Wing terrorist defining: those with these beliefs, who


feel they have a personal duty to kill off alleged oppressors of the people, or destroy their institutions, or ability to continue the oppression. They are not interested in working within constitutional government to achieve their goals.

Militia groups I believe they are right wing. Muslim fundamentalist terrorists I thought this is religiously
motivated desire to kill off everyone who does not share their beliefs, which is extreme right wing, although some people in social media disagree with me, whether left or right applies. Also I have wavered on some definitions, when religious motivations apply to political spectrum.

Neo-Confederationists I believe they are right wing. They want


to bring back ideals of the South which lost the war with the North.

Neo-Nazis I believe they are right wing. Occupy Wall Street I believe they are left wing. They wish to
return America to a reality of maybe the end of the 20 th century, after Civil Rights Legislation, but before Citizens United and our move in the apparent direction of a Fascist state. This movement is world wide, with the motives and desires of groups in different nations merely inspired by each other, and similar movements. Many participants are not interested in working through our constitutional system to achieve their goals.

Oklahoma City bombing22 I thought this was religiously


motivated right wing. It was held, April 19, 1995 on anniversary of the end of Waco Texas Siege, and partly because of Ruby Ridge?

Pedophiles I think they are hard left, believing that their behavior
should be legalized.

Racist skinheads I believe they are right wing.


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http://americanhistory.about.com/library/fastfacts/blffterrorism7.htm

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Right Wing defining:23 people who do not believe that all men
and women were created equal, they disagree that our society should grant them equal rights and responsibilities, equal opportunities. Rather, they believe that some people are the chosen by God to be the rulers over the inferior people, and that they are part of those who were chosen. Some, on the right wing, believe that the inferior ones can raise themselves up into the chosen ones, through specific life style choices. Some, on the right wing, believe that the inferior people are condemned to be forever part of the inferior ones. Many, but not all, of the following philosophies, are found on the right wing: aristocrats; conservatives; fascists; nazis; religious fundamentalists. These philosophies are not necessarily threats to our society, so long as the proponents do not interfere with other people in society having the freedom to hold different beliefs.

Right Wing terrorist defining: those with these beliefs, who


feel they have a personal duty to kill off some of the inferior people, and perhaps some of their protectors, or just maybe suppress those inferior peoples abilities to participate in the society of equality that the right wing is opposed to.

Roswell New Mexico was the site in 1947 of something crashing. I


believe it was part of a spy system used against the Soviet Union, which had to be kept classified during the Cold War, so there were layers of cover stories including the UFO aliens. Many people today believe those cover stories, and believe the government has files on those aliens, which the people have a right to see. Some of those people are going to extreme measures to try to locate those files.

Ruby Ridge24 The Weaver family won a land dispute with a


neighbor, who made all kinds of false allegations against the Weavers, leading to investigations by many government agencies. Theres lots of conflicting stories regarding an alleged conspiracy against the Weavers by what may have just been incompetence in the judicial system. They also got into a dispute with local
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-wing_politics https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Ridge

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government authority, were alleged to have made what sounded like threats against the government, which on later investigation were determined to have not come from them, so federal SWAT went in, in August 1992, without adequately identifying themselves, leading to a gun battle, where the authorities used excessive force. After surviving members of the family were taken into custody, there was a court case, where the jury found that the family was innocent of the original charges, with respect to all agencies and officers of government involved, all of which had exceeded their authority. Surviving Weavers brought a wrongful death suit against the federal police. The federal government settled the case. The public furor, over all this, undermined respect for law enforcement. While the situation has been resolved legally, and in reforms of government police standards, this event continues to be a cause clbre among many right-wing anti-government movements.

Sharia Law There are religious immigrants to secular nations, who


have trouble assimilating. Some of this trouble is thanks to right wing intolerance where they have arrived, and some is thanks to the immigrants wanting to keep their right wing culture, not understanding or interested in the concept of choosing a different nations values. Some of this failed assimilation, from Muslim background, want Sharia Law imposed in their new nations, instead of letting those nations continue with their secular constitutions. Some of the intolerance movements are using this negative reality, as an excuse to seek to ban any freedom for the immigrant religious worship.

Sikh temple shooting It is pretty clear to me that this is right


wing.

Tea Party I believe they are right wing. They wish to return
America to a reality of maybe around the end of the 19th century, when only white straight men had rights.

Unibomber I thought he was mentally ill, thanks to CIA


machinations, but some people in social media are classifying him as hard left. He was opposed to certain industries, because he thought

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they were bad for America, which is a left wing trait. His behavior was like that of those who kill abortion doctors, an activity I think of as right wing.

Waco Texas Siege25 was a confrontation between federal police


and a religious group, Feb 28 to April 19 in 1993, which ended in tragedy. The event is often cited by anti-government groups as a cause clbre reason to fight the government. The general public generally believes there was government misconduct in the case, although disagreement over all that was done wrong. There are many allegations and stories, complicated by the death of most everyone inside the religious compound, so their side is unheard, because escapees were being arrested, charged with heinous crimes. Some were convicted, some found innocent by jury. Most appealed. Sentences were reduced, because the prosecution had failed to prove that these survivors had used the most serious weapons. The religious group had been accused of various cult-like behaviors, including child abuse. Shortly before the federal police surrounded the place, the state of Texas child welfare agency had done a thorough investigation, including personnel on site visitation, and concluded that the accusations were unfounded. However, the federal government had no respect for the state of Texas, and decided the religious group was evil criminal, just because the accusers said so. Thanks to separation of church and state, no one in the federal police was able to communicate in a meaningful way with the religious group, and they were not interested in getting help from any other religious group, for the negotiations. In addition to the notion that this was a religious cult, allegedly sexually abusing children, the group had stockpiled a mixture of weapons, where the federals believed some of them were illegal. So the reasons for the attack on the compound were multi-faceted.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waco_siege

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White Nationalists I believe they are right wing. Corrections Colorado


This chapter is for sharing info, with respect to the Aurora incidents, where we find out that something reported earlier may not have been correct, and needs clarification, or where different sources have conflicting spins on events. Some of these conflicts may have started elsewhere in my notes, but are now being consolidated in one place. There are also disputes over a bigger picture in America, regarding statistics, gun violence, mental illness. I have later chapters addressing that. Bombs Where Witnesses in theater 9 and 16 heard the gas canisters, had lots of speculation what was going on. Shooter told police he was the joker had left bombs at his Apt. Police did not know if he was being truthful. Suspects often lie. Due Diligence required they check for bombs many places. Disaster Worst Ever We have seen with humanitarian disasters in recent years, where the UN and NGOs often declare that this latest disaster is the worst ever. To have dozens of disasters in the same year, each of which is the worst ever, is statistically unlikely, unless humans are progressively being more and more stupid., or worst fears are valid about: rapid global warming; fracking conspiracy theories (cause earthquakes); etc. It sounds like a PR scam to try to raise more donations, using boiler plate standard phraseology, which can backfire and undermine donations. In my studies, I have determined that human policy makers and our society is in fact collectively getting progressively more and more stupid, and some of the disasters, but not all of them, are in fact the worst ever in history, for reasons I have explained in past essays. Yes, weather phenomena that is pretty much the same as 100 years ago, is in fact doing astronomically more financial damage, because mankind is building more and more expensive structures, which are vulnerable to predictable natural disasters.

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Many news media accounts, of the Colorado incident, have claimed that this is the worst mass shooting in American history. I have found many which I consider to be worse, such as Wounded Knee, where 150-300 men women and children were killed by the US 7th cavalry, whose indiscriminate fire also killed 39 of their own troopers. Many of the wounded died later, adding to the death toll. Gag Orders When the Judge ordered University of Colorado not to release to the news media, any info about the mass murderer, some news media labeled this as gag order # 3, # 2, # 1. In my time line, I label what I consider to be the sequential # of gag orders, which have come out. Gas Canisters I have heard multiple TV stories, and read newspaper stories, including heard survivor testimony quoted. There are different versions of how many canisters there were, at the movie theater, and what they contained. Guns See Corrections Wisconsin after Corrections Colorado. Mental Ill Various attributes of the culprit are described by different observers as evidence of sanity, and of being mentally ill. The same attributes, but opposite conclusions. In that section, I share what I think is evidence of mental problems, evidence of sanity, or neither. Misquoted? News media had reached shooters family by phone, then posted stories contrary to what shooters family claim in press release. Rapid fire, many round clips I have seen in TV news discussions, in news stories, and other sources, two different spins on weapons legality: It was illegal for the Colorado shooter to have a semi-automatic weapon with that many rounds of ammunition before having to reload. There is nothing illegal about a private individual having such a weapon system.

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Tea Party ABC News has apologized for saying the Colorado shooter was a member of the Tea Party, before there is any evidence to indicate whether or not that is true.26 There is another unrelated person by the same name, who is a member of the Tea Party. Theater Exit Doors We now believe that the culprit purchased a ticket to the Batman movie, then before it started showing, propped open the rear exit door, went to his car, dressed up, armed up, and returned thru that door. Initial TV interviews of survivors were asking for descriptions of the person seen fixing the door, on the theory that the act of fixing the door was by a person other than the gunman. A metal detector at entrance to theater would not have prevented this massacre, and would increase cost to theater to have people who know how to operate it properly.27 What might have mitigated it would have been security cameras pointed at emergency exit doors, with an internal alarm if propped open an unusual time period, and see a gunman going back in there. UC Psychiatrist Package Fox News will not retract its story that the package sent by the gunman to University of Colorado professor, who is the psychiatrist he had been seeing there28, went unopened for days, after being received July-12. Due to the Judges gag orders, and other reasons, we wont know for a while: Prior relationship between the recipient of the package, and the student who sent it. Precisely what triggered the psychiatrist concerns that led her to notify the Universitys BETA team, that there was a mental problem with this student.29 The precise contents of the package. Whether the info in the package was enough to stop the shooting, had it been acted on promptly.
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http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21168369/abc-news-owns-its-reporting-mistakes-wakeaurora?source=pkg 27 http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_21157897/editorial-tickets-popcorn-metal-detector 28 Also see Psychiatric Concerns chapter. 29 See Psychiatric Concerns chapter.

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Exactly when the package was delivered to the University. When the package was opened. What was done about the info found inside. The Judges gag order has led to changes in the public records about the shooter seeing a psychiatrist.30

Corrections & Contradictions Wisconsin


This chapter is for sharing info, with respect to the attack(s) on the Sikh Temple, where we find out that something reported earlier may not have been correct, and needs clarification, or where different sources have conflicting spins on events. Some of these conflicts may be multiple places in my notes, being fixed, as I locate them. Information is coming out about the shooters involvement in Hate in America, which deserves its own chapter section. I plan to start one near the sections on Statistics, Gun Violence, and Mentally Ill. Initially that kind of info is scattered in multiple areas of these notes. Big Picture The local police chief said, when interviewed by Anderson Cooper on CNN,31 that the police are unaware of any prior trouble vs. the Sikh community. But I saw interviews on CNN, MSNBC, and other news sources, with relatives of the slain, Sikh elected to government, and the larger Sikh community,32 who collectively spoke of many soft attacks and other expressions of racial & ethnic hatred, on apparent immigrants, which have significantly increased since 9/11, including: Broken Windows; Discrimination; Random Violence; Robberies and stick-ups; Temple apparently under surveillance by strange person(s); Temple receiving strange phone calls; Ugly language and giving the finger.

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http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/280656/222/Public-court-record-on-theater-shooting-altered http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/06/tonight-on-ac360-tragedy-in-the-sikh-community/ 32 http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-sikh-temple-reaction-20120807,0,4328877.story

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Sikh rights groups have reported a rise in bias attacks since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Washington-based Sikh Coalition33 has reported more than 700 incidents in the U.S. since 9/11, which advocates blame on anti-Islamic sentiment. Sikhs don't practice the same religion as Muslims, but their long beards and turbans often cause them to be mistaken for Muslims, advocates say.34 The same kind of thing has been happening in Britain since the 2007 terrorist attacks.35 What we are learning about the shooter, he was not targeting Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, or any other group in particular, just any non-whites and anyone who did not share his extremist views. He was a minicelebrity in the hate world, using music propaganda to recruit children, a behavior as repulsive as Islamism fundamentalists who turn children into suicide bombers, convincing them they will magically survive the blast. These people are as unwanted in our society as pedophiles. Maybe the FBI needs to get copies of those media interviews, get a survey or poll of the community how many have personally experienced or witnessed any of this stuff? Guns Right after the shooting at the Sikh Temple, with 7 dead, including the gunman, and 3 critically wounded, including a police officer, 2 guns were found, and presumed to be the gunmans. By end of day, 1 of the guns identified as belonging to the police officer who was critically wounded. Only one belonged to the shooter. Hate Groups The hate movement exists in the USA in many forms. It is like a cancer eating at the heart of America. Activist groups, and law enforcement, have been doing a good job of breaking their
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http://www.sikhcoalition.org/ http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/a-tragic-history-of-hate-crimes-against-sikhs-in-t http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/05/13130110-gunman-opens-fire-at-sikh-temple-inwisconsin-7-dead?lite 35 http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/08/06/britain-sikhs-idINL6E8J6D3E20120806

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organizations, but the rank and file are still eager to do mischief, and increase their numbers of warriors. We need improved methods of fighting the negative messages of hate. What is coming out about the shooter at the Sikh Temple is a reminder that while we have won many wars to push back the cancer, the war is far from over. Suicide Initial stories were that the gunman refused to surrender to police, shot at police officers, who shot back, and he died due to the police shooting back at him. Two guns were found at the scene. Within a day, they had been identified as the gun purchased legally a week earlier by the villain, and gun used by the wounded police officer and dropped by him, when he dropped, due to his wounds. Within a few days, the gunmans dead body had been autopsied, and the bullet that killed him, traced to his own gun. He had shot himself dead, to avoid being taken by the police.36 Tattoos I have seen conflicting stories, about when he got the tattoos. According to a former friend of the shooter, who knew him in the army, interviewed on CNNs Piers Morgan, he got the tattoos after he left the army. Another person who knew him in the army, talks about tattoos he had before he left the army.

Victims Funds
The FBI warns that with any major event in the news, there are always a flood of fraudulent outfits claiming to be victims funds, so any donors should do the usual due diligence.37
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http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-sikh-temple-gunman20120808,0,6572009.story 37 Use caution when selecting where to make donations. http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149047/experts-use-caution-when-making-donationsshooting-victims?source=pkg http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21195545/question-arise-over-some-aurora-theatershooting-victim?source=pkg

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Aurora Victims The Aurora Victim Relief Fund thru Giving First Org, with Community First Foundation.38 These links have been mentioned by multiple news media in the Denver area.39 List of Nonprofits40 assisting victims of the Aurora movie theater tragedy.41 Go to any Wells Fargo Bank and request the "Donation Account for Ashley and Veronica Moser". This is for the family of the 6 year old victim who died, and also pregnant woman who had a miscarriage due to the trauma.42 KDVR says QUOTE:43 Anyone wanting to donate to victims of the Aurora theater shooting are being urged to call 303-739-6346. UNQUOTE According to the Denver Post, QUOTE: Citing a judge's order restricting pre-trial publicity in the Aurora shooting case, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Attorney General's office declined to provide tips on avoiding scams connected to the shootings. Rather, she referenced warnings issued by the AG's office during the wildfires. UNQUOTE44

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https://www.givingfirst.org/ To make a donation, we can send a check to:

Community First Foundation 6870 W. 52nd Avenue, Suite 103 Arvada, Colorado 80002
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http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21177593/ways-donate-aurora-theater-shooting-victims http://denver.cbslocal.com/auroravictimrelieffund/ 40 https://givingfirst.org/index.php?section=content&action=dynamic&cmsID=36 41 http://communityfirstfoundation.org/news_press_releases.cfm?pressid=76 42 http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21182960/wounded-mother-6-year-old-theater-victimsuffers?source=pkg 43 http://kdvr.com/2012/07/20/at-least-14-killed-dozens-injured-in-shooting-at-aurora-movie-theater/ 44 http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149047/experts-use-caution-when-making-donationsshooting-victims?source=pkg

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Aug 3, 2012 I read in USA Today, page 3A, that the survivors will face a lifetime of medical costs.45 It can cost $56,000.00 in hospital costs to care for a gunshot victim for 4 to 7 days. Inpatient rehabilitation can cost $240,000.00 a year. Seeing a psychiatrist can cost $400.00 an hour. Medications can average $100.00 a month. Depending on severity of wounds, victims may not be able to hold down a good paying job. Any person having trouble paying the medical expenses, can expect to have their credit ruined, which can get in the way of buying a car, or renting an apartment. Once the hype dies down, people will forget these victims need help. Sikh Victims The news media46 has been telling us there is a fund to help the victims with a name like We are (all) Sikh https://www.wepay.com/donations/wearesikhs www.wearesikhs.com See links from the Sikh Coalition.47 But also see links to Al Mac G+ postings, near very end of these notes, where a very different message was communicated from the temple which was attacked, through the city government.

FAQ Background
There are some obvious questions. Some answers deserve their own chapters.

Why combine events


These notes have info on: Aurora Colorado recent student of mental health who acted like a mental health patient doing the Batman Jokers jokes with a

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http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-08-02/colorado-shooting-victims-medicalbills/56723528/1?csp=34news 46 http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/165156636.html#!page=1&pageSize=10&sort=newestfirst 47 http://www.sikhcoalition.org/

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theater mass shooting and attempt to kill the occupants of 5 apartment buildings with fire and explosions. Wisconsin Sikh temple victimized by a mass shooter. Other mass shootings. Why combine events in one set of notes? What do they have in common? Answer: I was studying one, when another happened. They may turn out to have nothing in common, but initially it was convenient to consolidate my notes. There are many people speculating that there are common causes to mass shootings. I know of several possible causes. I do not yet know which of them are responsible in each of these incidents. We may never know. Some of the possible reasons, from the historical record, that I am aware of, for mass killings, and attempted mass killings in the USA: Hate criminals, people who hate others because of their race, religion, life style, gender, gender preference. Examples: Klu Klux Klan; Whites who organized massacres of American Indians. Crimes of passion, where someone kills their whole family, people they supposedly were having a romantic relationship with. Going Postal, where someone visits a work site, where they have a serious anger management crisis. Serial criminals, who kill anyone who can identify them. Ideology, people we label as terrorists, revolutionaries, anarchists, etc. who want a very different civilization than what they now experience, or think we have, and they are willing to kill to try to work towards their goals. Examples: Unibomber; recent Norway; OK City. It was war time, either in reality, or in the mind of the attacker. Crime in progress, interrupted by the police, the criminals do not want to give up, a shoot-out ensues. Police raid on suspected criminal hide out, but they got the wrong address, fail to make it obvious to the home dwellers that they are in fact the police conducting lawful actions, shoot-out

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ensues with home dwellers who mis-identify the police as home invaders. The shooter really is mentally ill at the time of the shooting.

Al, why are you studying this?


Short Answer: Partly sheer curiosity. Medium: I now have a hobby of studying disasters, to try to figure out how we humans can do a better job of mitigating risk of disaster, and a better job of responding when one occurs. Late in 2009 I became semi-retired. Before my semi-retirement I was a work-aholic, without the leisure time nor stamina to educate myself about events behind the headlines, with which I was often intensely curious. Now I do have that time and stamina, but not enough to return to the kind of hours I was working before. Since the Haiti Jan-2012 quake, I became consumed helping the helpers, via Linked In HEDR group (Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief), and other volunteer think tanks. Y"all can locate most of my Haiti (and other) Disaster Research Notes: Linked In (see box net files), Facebook, and Google Plus links in my posts, Google Drive Document Collections, Haiti Rewired, Rebuild Haiti Better, Haiti+ Disaster Recovery Research Prizm and Scribd Here is reason for the above research sharing: The big international NGOs have astronomical gaps between what they trying to do, and what they actually are able to accomplish. There are efforts to fill those gaps by thousands of mom+pop NGOs, some of them grass roots in Haiti, some of them small groups from nations all over our world. These are people who are good with their hands, or with medicine, or a host of other things, but they are not good at figuring out all they need to know to make a go of it. They have tons of questions. Well I am an answer man, I find out for them, as a pro bono researcher. Many of these groups are asking variations on the same questions. So I package the answers in my research notes, share with all the mom+pop groups, and potential new volunteers.

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But the events in these notes, are not for the above reasons. Other events appear in the news, in which I have a similar hunger to figure out what happened, and whether we as a civilization can learn from some disasters, to do a better job of mitigating the next time something similar happens. There are apparently scores of other people accused of the same kind of stuff as Sandusky, at hundreds of institutions like PSU and Second Mile, which seem to be engaged in some kind of cover-up where they get the perpetrator to say he wont do it any more at THEIR institution, but then they do nothing to warn the larger community. Is this an aberration or an epidemic? Can we fix these accessories without a burden of regulation imposed on people and institutions which have done nothing wrong? As I dig into what happened in various disasters, before addressing what needs to be done to mitigate, I find similar patterns of human negligence contributing to the severity of the disasters, and a mountain of other people making suggestions what needs to be done, where their suggestions, if they had been implemented in advance, would have done nothing to avert the disaster, and may have made it worse. I wonder how often that was in fact the case with past disasters I did not have the leisure time to educate myself agout.

Time Zones
Most of the USA is on Daylight savings time (from Spring to Autumn), one hour later than Standard Time. The time notation is *ST for standard time and *DT for daylight savings time. Haiti is Atlantic Time = same as EST - Eastern Standard Time. Sikh Temple in Wisconsin is CST = Central Standard Time, or CDT (add an hour) in the summer If you are outside the USA, use the notation UTC/GMT 6 hours (to get CST) then + 1 hour (for CDT). Aurora Colorado is MST = Mountain Standard Time, or MDT in the summer. India does not use daylight savings. India standard time is UTC/GMT = 5 1/2 hours

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The shooting started 10 am CDT on Sunday. A press conference is scheduled by the local authorities at 10 am CDT Monday Aug-6, at the Oak Creek police HQ, which I expect will be carried live by most US news media. For viewers in Punjab India, if my date math is correct, this would be 6.30 pm. Or, if you do not use am pm system, 18.30 hours, India Time. I will post link(s) to this conference on my G+ stream, once I have it.48 9 am MDT = 10 am CDT = 11 am EDT = 18.30 hours in India

Sikh Celebration
I have heard people on TV pronouncing Sikh like: SEEK; SICK. I do not know which is correct. The Sikh were gathering at their temple for a celebration Aug-5, when a non-Sikh arrived, started shooting, leaving 7 dead and 3 critically wounded. Is this religious event something which is understandable to non-Sikh? Also see links to the community near the end of this document. See footnotes for introductions to the Sikh religion for those of us who may be a bit ignorant about it.49 Here is the website for the Sikh temple of Wisconsin.50 Some of their links appear to be broken, which may be related to the recent attack. They started with 20-25 families, grew to a congregation of 300-450 people, bought the acreage where their beautiful temple now stands, and was completed in 2007.

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https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts Sikh Religion, an introduction. http://www.sikhs.org/summary.htm http://www.sikhs.org/ya2.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikh https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikhism http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/08/08/the_sikh_shooting_in_wisconsin_reminds_me_of_the_fa ith_s_great_lessons_.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/05/5-things-you-should-know-aboutsikhism_n_1744657.html?utm_hp_ref=religion 50 http://www.sikhtempleofwisconsin.com/location.html

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BBC collection of images associated with this attack, and other recent news events.51 The police will not identify the victims, to the public, until their families have been notified. If you think your friend or relative may be among the dead or injured 888-298-1964 is phone # to be used ONLY by people who think they may have a friend or relative among the wounded or dead, to get clarification on that. Some people, on Wikipedia, are making an effort to improve the quality of the info there, regarding the Sikh religion. 52 There are many such groups, with similar worthwhile goals. Sikhism is a monotheistic religion born over 500 years ago in India. It split off from the Hindu religion, rejecting the caste system. Officially,53 this is what they stand for: They believe in equality for all humans. They reject discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, race, religion, or gender. They practice social reform through the pursuit of justice for all human beings. They believe in hard work. Wearing long hair is a way to respect God. No Nos for Sikhs include: Thou shalt not cut thy hair. Thou shalt not get intoxicated. No adultery. Spouses must be physically and mentally faithful to one another. Honor the family. Do not be a loner. No sacrifice of animals or humans.

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Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world with a population of upwards of 30 million worldwide.54 Unlike many other religions, Sikhs do not seek out converts, so they have made less enemies than religions which attempt missionary work, where they are often unwelcome. Statements by politicians and diplomats have expressed sorrow for the victims, mentioned that Sikhs are a peaceful religion who have enriched American culture, and other places to which they have settled. There are an estimated to million members of the Sikh religion in the USA. Maybe 4/5 of Sikhs live in Punjab, which is a northern state of India. Here are statistics on Sikhs by country,55 and here is Wikipedia on the Sikh Diaspora.56 Places with significant Sikh populations, include: (percentage reflects overall proportion of all Sikh in the world) India 90% Western Europe 3% Canada 2% USA 1% Malaysia 0.4% Traditionally there is no clergy, but priests have developed over time. Men and women usually separate themselves during religious services. The women wear colorful clothing. For you religious ignoramuses out there, if you see a woman covered in clothing, if it is all black she may be a Muslim, or a woman in mourning, regardless of religion. If her clothing is brightly colored, she may be a Sikh, or just a woman who likes the fashion. In our secular society, a womans choice of clothing is usually her choice,
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her religious beliefs, not dictated by any oppressor. The oppressors in USA are people with stereotypes, who hate based on religion. Both men and women wear their hair long. The men both on top of their heads, with turbans, and they are bearded. The women are not bearded, and do not always cover their long hair.

Anti-Muslim Idiots and Haters


People who hate, because of religion and color of skin, they often are incapable of distinguishing between different races, religions, and often they do not care to distinguish, they just hate a spectrum. 9/11, and other terrorist attacks, led to an increase in ignorant racism which was already a big problem in the west.57 In a sense, this is part of the terrorists winning the battle of destroying us. When people immigrate to the USA, and other nations, there can be a problem of assimilation, merging with the new culture. It goes both ways. There are problems for some immigrants, and there can also be anti-immigrant sentiment by people whose ancestors immigrated a long time ago.

Copy Cats
Details given below key list, by date of threat discovery. Arizona 7-20 9-27 California 7-21 Florida 7-31 9-5 Kent State 7-29 Kentucky 7-27 Los Angeles 7-21 Maine 7-22 Maryland joker death threats and heavily armed 7-27 New York City 7-30 Twitter 7-29 7-30 USA movie theater chains 8-17 8-19 West Virginia 7-27
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Fri 7-20 A drunks actions looked like a copy cat, in Arizona.58 This is one of the stupid ones. Sat 7-21 A suspected copy cat is arrested in Los Angeles.59 This is one of the stupid ones. Sun 7-22 A copy cat is arrested in Maine, in time to avert another crisis.60 This is one of the dangerous ones. Fri 7-27 A suspected copy cat is taken into custody in Maryland.61 He had a huge arsenal of semi automatic weapons, he says he was a joker, he was wearing a T-shirt saying Guns dont kill people, I do, and he made specific threats. A onetime supervisor of Prescott told police that Prescott had referred to himself as "a joker" in telephone calls in which he threatened to shoot up a former workplace in Maryland. This is one of the dangerous ones. However, due to lack of relevant laws in that state, he faces only a charge of phone misdemeanor.62 Fri 7-27 In Martinsburg, West Virginia, a man was arrested, after he threatened to blow up the local city offices of the state agency, Department of Health and Human Resources, saying he would do it like the attack in Aurora Colorado.63 Fri 7-27 A student at U of Kentucky, Lexington, in a dispute with the University, sent an e-mail which included a picture of the Joker from the movie. This was perceived to be a terroristic threat, so he was

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arrested. The student claims he had been using that picture as his profile picture since long before the shooting at Aurora.64 Sun 7-29 This may not be a copy cat, just an inspired to act, by recent news. Police arrested a 19 year old Kent State student for sending a Tweet, threatening to shoot up the campus.65 Mon 7-30 A twitter user threatened a copy cat action at Mike Tysons show in New York City, according to Fox and other News. The cops asked Twitter for the identity of this user, and Twitter refused .66 This could be related to police demands which often seem less reasonable. Daily News says police have now identified the person involved.67 This person claims to have a celebrity hit list, which includes Chris Brown, Justin Bieber and Wendy Williams. Tues 7-31 Copycat arrested in Florida.68 This is one of the stupid ones. Fri 8-17 Bomb threat, to movie chain Columbus, Ga.-based Carmike Cinema movie chain, which has 236 theaters in 35 states, showing Expendables 2, leads to police bomb squads checking them out, all across the USA.69 Most theaters are in business districts of some kind, leading to evacuation of the surrounding area, as a precaution.
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The anonymous threat came from a person claiming to be an employee of a vendor which services the theaters. If and when this person is caught, the financial penalties will be enormous all those different cities emergency services will want to be compensated for their expenses. The original Aurora attack consumed 26% of the annual budget of the local police and fire depts. Ok, multiply that by hundreds of different cities. Sun 8-19 Bomb threat, to Carmichael Theatre movie chain HQ, claiming bombs had been planted at nine of the movie theaters in the chain, across the USA. This leads to police bomb squads checking them out, and of course also evacuating surrounding businesses, as a precaution.70 Sep-5 A guy was dressed in the same getup as the Aurora shooter, at a Florida movie theater, when other people called the police. He claimed to be ignorant of the Aurora shooting.71 Thu Sep-27 A Phoenix filmmaker has been arrested for allegedly videotaping his nephew dressed in a sheet while pointing a fake grenade launcher at passing cars, in an apparent terrorist hoax to test police-response time.72 Some details in the stories about the Carmike vs. Carmichael Theater chains sound almost identical. I suspect they may be one and the same chain, where each story has incomplete collection of facts.

Time Line Aurora


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better able to more efficiently handle situations like this. I share thoughts in a later chapter, what might do that job. Timing = The USA is in the midst of a hostile election campaign, diametrically opposed to the kind of healing needed in Colorado. January 2000, a Sikh Temple in San Francisco was the site of a shooting.73 In 2005, the villains psychiatrist, before he became her patient, was reprimanded for writing inappropriate prescriptions. 74 Time Line a few months in advance (+more Jan-10+) In four months before the shooting the culprit bought, over the Internet:75 o 3,000+ rounds of ammunitions for the pistols, o 3,000+ rounds for the AR-15, o and 350 shells for the shotgun. o Police report that he got over 50 packages with his purchases, delivered to his apartment, and also some to his school address. May 10, was his first gun purchase, according to ATF testimony.76 May 22, he legally purchased his first gun, known to the news media soon after the event, a Glock pistol, from a Gander Mountain shop in Aurora.77 May 28, he legally purchased his second gun, known to the news media soon after the event, a shotgun at a Bass Pro Shops in Denver.78 In late May or early June, his psychiatrist was so worried, that she took her concerns to University of Colorados (UC) Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment (BETA) team. 79
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June 7, he both took his Oral Exam,80 and legally purchased the AR-15.81 Some sources now say that he did not do well on his exam. June 10, he dropped out of the University of Colorado. 82 Because of this, the University of Colorado (UC) Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment (BETA) team, decided he was no longer under UC jurisdiction, so there was nothing they could do about the psychiatrist concerns.83 June-11, Holmes told his psychiatrist that he fantasized about killing "a lot of people," six weeks before he carried out his fantasy, a source told The Denver Post.84 o This led her to notify the campus-wide threat-assessment team, which in turn led to suggest Holmes be placed on psychiatric hold, which she decided not to do. o The psychiatrist, Lynne Fenton, has not revealed to the public, or in trial testimony, what happened. Thus we do not know if any of this is true, and if there are truths, what the precise time line was. June-11, Holmes also allegedly made some threats to some CU professor, according to highly redacted e-mails CU has released to the news media.85 June 12, the University cancelled permission for him to be on the property. About one month in advance (+more Jan 10+) June 25, he tried to join a gun club, but the owner found his answer machine to be disturbing, instructed staff not to accept him as a member.

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June 29, Holmes cell phone was used to take photos which included the interior of the theater, door hinges and back doors, to later be used as evidence at a preliminary hearing.86 In early July, he ordered a Blackhawk Urban Assault Vest, a knife and two magazine holders from a Web site called Tactical Gear,87 which is now getting abusive calls and e-mail.88 The shooter chose expedited two day delivery. July 5, Holmes cell phone was used to take photos which included: his armament; and also the interior of the theater, door hinges and back doors, to later be used as evidence at a preliminary hearing.89 July 6, he legally purchased the second Glock pistol.90 Week or two in advance (+more Jan-10+) July 11, Holmes cell phone was used to take photos which included the interior of the theater, door hinges and back doors, to later be used as evidence at a preliminary hearing.91 July 12, see July 23 regarding Fox allegations about timing of Colorado University getting notebook detailing the planned assault. He had beer with people a few nites before his public violence. He had not yet changed his hair from brown-black to redorange. He seemed calm, engaged in normal conversation about sports teams. o Here is a video interview with a man who shared beers with James Holmes at the Zephyr Lounge in Aurora. Jackie Mitchell called Holmes a well-educated owner of an intelligent smirk92
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July 18, two days before the Aurora shooting, there was an incident with a tourist bus in Bulgaria.93 I have read conflicting reports on the perpetrator. o One version of reality was that the one body, they could not identify, must have been the perpetrator. o Theres an alert out that the suicide bomber was to be reincarnated and do it again at London Olympics. o Theres speculation that the bomber got the bomb onto the luggage, but personally escaped being in the carnage. o Theres speculation that there are several perpetrators. o I do not know what to believe, all these different realities. o What Bulgaria tourists, and Aurora theater have in common, is that they are soft targets, without good security. The cost of adding security has often been expensive, and not wisely applied. It may well be impossible to properly protect every potential target. However, the current state of art is we believe that attacks do not come out of nowhere. The attackers exhibit behaviors, before the attacks, which if properly identified, can be used to prevent the attacks. This is a theory.

Times July 19-20 Violence (+more Jan-10+)


July 19 at approx 6.20 pm, Holmes used his cell phone to take photos of himself, armed for the assault, later used as evidence at a preliminary hearing.94 July-19 evening, about 2 hours before the shooting (approx 10 pm?), according to a statement he made later to the police, the villain took 100mg of the prescription drug Vicodin.95 Thurs July-19 nite, a woman from the apt below, went up to complain about the loud techno music, found the 3rd floor apartment unlocked, did not go in. Had she gone in, the booby traps would have killed her. o It was reported that the music started at midnight.96 If true, it may have been started by a timer, because other
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reports put the culprit in the cinema at the time that the movie started. o FBI testimony later confirmed it was started by a timer. Thurs 7-19 to Fri 7-20 The screening started at midnight or 00.05 in Theater 9 of Century 16 cinema. Some surviving witnesses saw a person, later identified as the shooter, blocking the exit door open, a few minutes into the movie.97 00.30 The movie mass shooting started.98 Some bullets also went into theater 8 hitting some people there. Fire Alarm was used to help evacuate the other theaters where there had not been any violence. 00.38 The first of 42 emergency 911 calls was from Kevin Quionez, who had ducked behind seats, on all fours with his girl friend.99 In the 27 second call, 30 gunshots could be heard.100 00.40 Police first arrived at the shooting location. o When the villain exited the theater he was immediately confronted by at least two officers, who mistook his outfit for one of their own.101 o Different sources of time lines are so far off from each others development, that not all of them can be correct, unless the Chaos is worse than I can imagine,102 or maybe some are on a different time zone. o There were problems with ambulances.103 Police cars, and private vehicles, were used to transport many victims to hospitals due to lack of ambulances. Police were begging for more, but some refused to come, or were redirected by the Fire Dept to a staging area.104 As we

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look at the dispatch calls, it sounds like different officers were asking for different things. o Regional rules are that cities will help neighbor cities, if there is an official request. This red tape took at least 20 minutes, and of course from neighbor cities there was the extra commute time to arrive. o The first medical teams on site, appeared to help the wounded who had got outside the theater, ignorant of the fact that more severely wounded were inside. o The Judges gag order has now made it impossible for the news media to get to the bottom of this. See Mitigation: First Responder Coordination, for my opinions on designing a better response capability for the future. 00.41? = 3.07 minutes after shooting reported, Dispatch Calls:105 o PO: I have a party shot here. I need rescue hot. o FDD: Medic ... They need you in front of the theater. o FDD: Engine 8, we may have a second victim. 00.42? = 3.50 minutes after shooting reported, Dispatch Calls:106 o FDD: Starting third ambulance. o Command: We're going to have staging away from the scene. o PD: People, who are shot, running out of the theaters. o FDD: Multiple victims probably three plus. Times 0.44+ Staging Consensus (not) 00.44? = 5.43 minutes after shooting reported, Dispatch Calls:107 o PO: I need rescue ... at least three to four ambulances, everyone can stage in the west parking lot.
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o Command: Let's set up ambulance staging at Expo and Sable. Is that where they want us to stage in the first place? o FDD: Now they're saying west parking lot. Let me clarify with PD somewhere where we won't necessarily be coming into their scene. o Command: They need to set us up a staging area. o FDD: They want the staging area in the west part of the theater. 00.45 approx is when the shooter was arrested at his car, behind the theater.108 00.45? = 6.56 minutes after shooting reported, Dispatch Calls:109 MEDIC: We are on scene with APD. 00.45? = 7.14 minutes after shooting reported, Dispatch Calls:110 o Engine 8: We're on the scene. We're getting reports of multiple victims and an active shooter. o PO: I have two victims. ... I need an ambulance here quick. o PO: We need to start putting them into cars and start shuttling them out to the west end. o PO: (inaudible) shot twice in the back. o PO: I need one ambulance. Times 0.46+ Need medical rescue inside theater 00.46? = 8.13 minutes after shooting reported, Dispatch Calls:111 o PO: We need rescue inside the auditorium. Multiple victims. o FDD: They're saying they have a party on the east side of the theater they can't get to. They need an ambulance.
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http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/31292850/detail.html PO (police officer); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg 110 PO (police officer); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg 111 PO (police officer); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg

46 Joker in Theater shooting and Apartment bombing; shooting at Sikh temple; apparent copy cats.
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He's shot in the back. And multiple parties inside the theater. PO: I need as many ambulances as we can to the Dillard's lot. FDD: Looks like you have four ambulances started. PD requesting as many ambulances as possible to Dillard's. How many ambulances do you want? PO: I'm taking one male to the hospital in my car. PO: Seven down in theater 9.

Times 0.48+ Out of Ambulances 00.48? = 9.52 minutes after shooting reported, Dispatch Calls:112 o PO: I got a child victim. I need rescue at the back door of theater 9 now. o MEDIC: I'm down here north of the Century theater. I have a GSW ... to the leg. o PO: Dispatch, give me some ambulances on Sable. I want ambulances on Dillard's lot. o FDD to Command: Sir, (inaudible) metro sent all available ambulances. 00.50? = 11.44 minutes after shooting first reported, Dispatch Calls:113 o PO: We're bringing out bodies now. o PO: I've got one ambulance here. Where my ambulances at? o Tower 8 to Command: We need an ambulance for GSW to abdomen, arms and legs if you have anyone to spare. o PO: I need a medical crew. ... I've got one victim eviscerated. o FDD: PD wants as many medical personnel as possible. Two additional engines in route.
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PO (police officer); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command);. GSW(gun shot wound). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg 113 PO (police officer); PD (police dept); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command); GSW(gun shot wound). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg

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Then Elementary school in CT.

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o Engine 8: I need ... two ambulances over here right away. 00.51? = 13.21 minutes after shooting first reported, Dispatch Calls:114 o PO: Get me some ambulances in the back of the theater or Sports Authority parking lot. o FDD: PD is requesting as many medical personnel as possible to the Dillards. ... We also have a child down. 00.52? = 14.00 minutes after shooting first reported, Dispatch Calls:115 o PO: Do I have permission to take some of these victims via car? I have a whole bunch of people shot out here and no rescue. o PD command: Yes. Load them up and get them in cars and get them out of here. 00.53? = 14.51 minutes after shooting first reported, Dispatch Calls:116 o PO: We have one we cannot move in theater 9. Get us an ambulance here as soon as they're available. o FDD: Engine 2, truck 2, engine 4, engine 5 in route.

Times 0.54+ 10+ victims need medical help at back exit 00.54? = 16.19 minutes after shooting first reported, Dispatch Calls:117
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PO (police officer); PD (police dept); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command); GSW(gun shot wound). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg 115 PO (police officer); PD (police dept); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command); PD Command (police department command); GSW(gun shot wound). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg 116 PO (police officer); PD (police dept); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command); PD Command (police department command); GSW(gun shot wound). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg 117 PO (police officer); PD (police dept); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command); PD Command (police department command); GSW(gun shot wound). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg

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Then Elementary school in CT.

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o FDD: PD is requesting medical personnel in theater 9. Have a child down and cannot evacuate. o Command: We're going to set up Fire Department that aren't on scene to stage at Exhibition and Sable. o PO: We need rescue or we need more patrol cars. ... We're just gonna take these people. o FDD: DP advising there are 10 people down behind theater 9. o PO: Cruiser 6 is taking two more victims. o PO: (Inaudible) ... shot in the neck. o Command: I need all ambulances that they're sending to stage at Exposition. 00.56? = 18.36 minutes after shooting first reported, Dispatch Calls:118 o FDD: PD is again requesting emergent medical to the back of the theater. o Command: I copy that. I'm just trying to get things under control here. o FDD: I copy, and again they are still asking for additional medical in theater 9. o PO: Moving (inaudible) by police cars. I still need some ambulances over here. o Truck 2: We can take the theater. o PO: Let Aurora South know cruiser 6 is in route. One critical, one semi-critical. o Command: I need you ...to come up here. 00.57? = 19.10 minutes after shooting first reported, Dispatch Calls:119 Dispatch Police: Truck 2 in route to theater 9. 00.57? = 19.27 minutes after shooting first reported, Dispatch Calls:120
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PO (police officer); PD (police dept); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command); PD Command (police department command); GSW(gun shot wound). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg 119 PO (police officer); PD (police dept); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command); PD Command (police department command); GSW(gun shot wound). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg 120 PO (police officer); PD (police dept); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command); PD Command (police department command); GSW(gun shot wound). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg

49 Joker in Theater shooting and Apartment bombing; shooting at Sikh temple; apparent copy cats.
Then Elementary school in CT.

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o PO: We need rescue to move up to the rear of the theater. We have officers there requesting they come immediately for multiple victims. o PO: Advise rescue that officers will be there for security. That's the best thing we can do at this point. o FDD: Sir, I apologize again, but PD is asking for emergent medical to the back of the theater. They are on scene to provide security. o Command: Copy. I have truck 2 ... to help engine 8. o FDD: I believe they have another party inside theater 9 that they can't evacuate, which is the child, but they have 10 parties down behind the theater. Times 0.59+ Fire Dept priority shifts was rushing all available units to the scene, now organizing clusters of aid sites 00.59? = 20.45 minutes after shooting first reported, Dispatch Calls:121 o PO: We're evacuating victims. o Command: Go ahead and activate the EM system. We're going to need to know exactly how many beds these ... hospitals can take. o FDD: Do we have an approximate patient count? o PO: Come back for more. I have two here that need treatment right away. o PO: All right. I'm getting there. 00.59? = 21.06 minutes after shooting first reported, Dispatch Calls:122 o Command: I'm just trying to sort it out right. I hear 10 here, four here. I'm going to go with 20 right now. Let's just go with 20 people until we get this verified.

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PO (police officer); PD (police dept); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command); PD Command (police department command); EM (emergency medical system); GSW (gun shot wound); K-9 (police dogs). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg 122 PO (police officer); PD (police dept); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command); PD Command (police department command); EM (emergency medical system); GSW (gun shot wound); K-9 (police dogs). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg

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o FIRE Dillard Division: I have Medic 102 over here. Can I have them to transport my two red patients? 00.59? = 21.06 minutes after shooting first reported, Dispatch Calls:123 Command: Copy. All divisions set up a extrication, triage, treatment, transport within your division. 1:00 = 21.49 minutes after shooting first reported, Dispatch Calls:124 Engine 5: Command, we're right by the theater. We just had a police officer run up to us that has nine patients behind the theater here. This would be on the east side of the theater. Do you want us to stay here or go with the police officer? 1:01 = 22.56 minutes after shooting first reported, Dispatch Calls:125 o FDD: Command, did you copy engine 5? o Command: Copy. o FDD: I need to know if you want them to stay there or continue onto Dillard's. o Police dispatch: I still have a lot of people shot on the east side. I need cars there. o Engine 5: We're on the east side of the theater on Sable. Do you want us to attend to the patients on the east side? o Command: You only have one patient there, correct? o Engine 5: Police officer told us said there are nine patients. 1:02 = 24.02 minutes after shooting first reported, Dispatch Calls:126

PO (police officer); PD (police dept); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command); PD Command (police department command); EM (emergency medical system); GSW (gun shot wound); K-9 (police dogs). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg 124 PO (police officer); PD (police dept); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command); PD Command (police department command); EM (emergency medical system); GSW (gun shot wound); K-9 (police dogs). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg 125 PO (police officer); PD (police dept); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command); PD Command (police department command); EM (emergency medical system); GSW (gun shot wound); K-9 (police dogs). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg 126 PO (police officer); PD (police dept); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command); PD Command (police department command); EM (emergency medical system); AMBOS (ambulances); GSW (gun shot wound); K-9 (police dogs).

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Then Elementary school in CT.

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o Truck 2: We are in the rear of the theater. We have nine shot. If we can get any ambulances in stage on Sable, we can get them over to the ambos. o Command: OK, just stand by. Let me get this sorted out. I will be with you in a minute. o Command: Do we know if the chief is responding? o FDD: That's negative, sir. Do you want me to start (inaudible) chief? o Command: Yeah, I need chief (inaudible) here. 1:03 = 25.06 minutes after shooting first reported, Dispatch Calls:127 o Command: Truck 2, I want you to join up with Engine 5. I'm just going to make you Sable division. ... We're going to start there until we get more resources. o Police dispatch: We need another car for transport behind theater 9. o FDD: The lieutenant with the police department is requesting to meet you face to face in front of the theater. o Dillards Division: We're sending two ... patients off. o Command: We're waiting to hear from the EM system what beds are available. 1:05 = 26.47 minutes after shooting first reported, Dispatch Calls:128

http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg 127 PO (police officer); PD (police dept); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command); PD Command (police department command); EM (emergency medical system); AMBOS (ambulances); GSW (gun shot wound); K-9 (police dogs). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg See MAP info within LINKS at the bottom. The Cinema is at SE corner of Town Center Mall. First fire dept staging area for arriving ambulances, at Dillards in that Mall parking area, just across from front entrance to the Cinema. That gets called FIRE Dillards Division. There is a main road running past the back of the Cinema, called Sable. A second staging area is created there, and gets called FIRE Sable Division, to help coordinate rescue traffic to where needed, and where available. 128 PO (police officer); PD (police dept); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command); PD Command (police department command); EM (emergency medical system); AMBOS (ambulances); GSW (gun shot wound); K-9 (police dogs). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg See MAP info within LINKS at the bottom, of these notes. The Cinema is at SE corner of Town Center Mall. First fire dept staging area for arriving ambulances, at Dillards in that Mall parking area, just across from front (west) entrance to the Cinema. That gets called FIRE Dillards Division.

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o Truck 2 to command: FYI, right now we're loading patients into back of PD cars to get them transported. Any ambos we could get would be nice. o Command to FDD: How many ambulances ... do I have? I need to have them all go to staging cause we have people jumping in and out. I'm not sure anybody even is. o FDD: To be honest, sir, I don't know an exact count of ambulances. They did just advise me that they're sending two more from (inaudible ) and we have every unit that's available in the city of Aurora. o Command: I need them to go to Sable. Can they send a supervisor, ... to be in charge of the transport area over there at Expo and Sable so we can get a handle on ambulances, have them stage and then I can send them into each division. o Command: Make sure that all these ambulances know to return to staging area over at Expo and Sable. 1:08 = 29.46 minutes into first response, Dispatch Calls:129 o East division to command: We have transported seven patients. We're on our eighth patient. Also talked to police officer who said we may have a number of people dead inside the theater. o Command: OK, if they're dead, leave them. We're in a mass casualty situation at this time. o FDD: They do have ambulances returning to the staging area. o Command: Anybody else that's in the area that we can contact? Somebody we can get a hold of ... anybody? o FDD: We're working on finding additional transport rigs.
Sable is main road running past back exits (east) of Cinema. Thus FIRE Sable Division is name for second staging area, to help coordinate rescue traffic to where needed, and track what available. The rendezvous point is Expo and Sable. Expo refers to Exposition which is the road to the south of the Mall and Cinema. 129 PO (police officer); PD (police dept); FDD (fire department dispatch); Command (fire department command); PD Command (police department command); EM (emergency medical system); AMBOS (ambulances); GSW (gun shot wound); K-9 (police dogs). http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21149907/medical-response-movie-theatershooting?source=pkg See MAP info within LINKS at the bottom, of these notes. The Cinema is at SE corner of Town Center Mall. First fire dept staging area for arriving ambulances, at Dillards in that Mall parking area, just across from front (west) entrance to the Cinema. That gets called FIRE Dillards Division. Sable is main road running past back exits (east) of Cinema. Thus FIRE Sable Division is name for second staging area, to help coordinate rescue traffic to where needed, and track what available. The rendezvous point is Expo and Sable. Expo refers to Exposition which is the road to the south of the Mall and Cinema.

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Times 1.25+ Crisis center now hospitals and bombs 1.25 am: Police thought all critical victims had been evacuated from the theater area, according to TV news. For the hospitals, victim injuries were compared to suddenly being in a war zone.130 1:27 am: "Bring as much crime scene tape as you can."131 1:28 am: Aurora PD merging communications with Denver PD.132 1:35 am: Shooter wearing green camo pants.133 1:37 am: Bomb squad is there; bringing in K-9 units; possible other bombs.134 1:40 am: 18 ambulances on scene.135 1:42 am: "All ten people in the theater are black." In this context, it means fatalities.136 1:43 am: Report of a bomb going off in a theater.137 1:47 am: Command staff briefing. This is huge.138 1:49 am: Car, Tennessee plates, Hyundai, license [redacted]. third to west, in front of doors. Possible bomb. Main entrances of mall covered. Bomb squad moving in.139 1:53 am: Canine units coordinating at SE entrance between JC Penney's and the food court. May be a bomb in there. Theory that bombs may be in front of theater.140

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Then Elementary school in CT.

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1:55 am: New evidence for shooters. That's plural. Theater 8, the shooter was seated. One more was outside, went into Theater 9. Coordinated attack. Two shooters. Open door discovered at mall. Suspicion of bomb in there.141 1:57 am: Due to bombs, police relocating all units to S of Dillard's. Open door was in Macy's. Suspicions of bombs there.142 Times 2 am+ Apartment complex evacuation begins 2 am: Police began to evacuate the apartment complex. 143 2:01 am: Setting up a "unified command"144 2:06 am: Secondary explosive device found in front of theater.145 2:08 am: Bringing K-9 unit to the command post.146 2:18 am: Witnesses being transported to Gateway High School. There are 100 witnesses.147 2:32 am: "Code 2, cruiser 49 ASAP"148 2:42 am: "Possible older cop car-type seen fleeing the scene"149 2:45 am: Which ambulances going where: 5 to Denver, 14 to University, 4 to Children's, 3 to Aurora South, 2 to Parker, 2 to Swedish.150 2:52 am: Several police cars surrounding a vehicle. Possible explosive devices inside.151
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2:59 am: Scanners report knife pulled on someone. WAY far away from theater. May be unrelated.152 3:02 am: Confirmed: At least 10 killed, 39 injured. Theaters 8 and 9 were sold out, and that's where the shooting allegedly took place.153 3:02 am: Nothing found inside the mall so far. Dogs coming out. Times 3.15 am+ News media briefed 3:15 am: Press conference: Gas released, gunman opened fire. Only know of one gunman. Police officers respond, find the gunman outside of the theater, carrying gas mask, rifle, handgun. One additional weapon found inside. 50 were hit. 14 confirmed dead.154 3:49 am: More confirmation. 14 dead. 50 injured.155 4:35 am: President Barack Obama notified about the shooting.156 4:46 am: Children's hospital in Aurora treating six victims aged 6 to 31; Chik-fil-a is opening for officers who need restrooms/food.157 Times 5.15 am+ Crisis points: movie wounded to hospitals; shooter car & apt with bombs 5:04 am: White House releases a statement offering condolences: /u/nilicule here158 5:10 am: Youngest patient at University hospital is 3 months old, according to a tweet.159
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5:16 am: /u/nilicule: Good Morning America reports at least 100 FBI agents are on scene in Aurora, Colorado.160 5:17 am: /u/hgmanifold: Car cleared by bomb squad, clearing backpacks.161 5:19 am: /u/yelhsa87: Video of police describing shootings.162 5:27 am: /u/hgmanifold: Bomb squad is requesting a Ladder Truck and 30ft boom with "cherry picker"163 5:28 am: Mitt Romney: 'Ann and I are deeply saddened by the news of the senseless violence that took the lives of 15 people in Colorado'164 5:33 am: Suspect's house confirmed: 17th & Peoria165 5.35 am KDVR learns that the reason Cinema-16 was evacuated was because an employee pulled the fire alarm.166 5:35 am: FBI: Suspect indicates he has explosives at his house.167 5:36 am: /u/jason-samfield: Tissue samples being collected for evidence.168 5:40 am: /u/hgmanifold: Bomb Squad released.169 5:44 am: /u/nilicule: All available SWAT to report to 17th and Peoria for meeting will be soon releasing a team.170 5:49 am: Good news. Death count revised from 14/15 to 12.171
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5:53 am: /u/hgmanifold + /u/CCFTW: Bomb squad was released from the vehicle at the theater. Second unit on scene at the apt. complex.172 Times 6 am+ more bomb squads to the apt 6:06 am: FBI: Shooter had an assault rifle, two handguns, and teargas.173 The car had Tennessee plates.174 Shooter born in December '87. Shooter has given police a name, but needs to be confirmed. Apprehended outside the theater.175 6:08 am: Adams, Aurora, and Denver county bomb squads are investigating his apartment.176 6:09 am: /u/CCFTW + /u/OrgasmicWalrus: 2 federal officials say suspect in Colorado movie theater mass shooting is James Holmes, born December 13, 1987.177 6:12 am: Only contact with Holmes was a traffic ticket. /u/derphurr: His apartment is across the street from Peoria Elementary School.178 6:13 am: /u/disorderlee: Video of the police arriving at the apartment.179 6:27 am: /u/hgmanifold: Electricity is NOT to be shut off, just in case of triggers. Also, (/u/shankee) Denver Health upgrades the critical patient to "fair condition"180
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6:29 am: /u/nilicule: Gas was shut off to the suspect's building.181 7:03 am: /u/hgmanifold: PD is requesting HazMat.182 7:16: /u/nilicule: CNN: As precaution, NYPD will be providing coverage at theaters where 'The Dark Knight Rises' is playing. source; /u/blerg: Guy who was in theater 9: here, and girl here.183 7:35: Press conference by Aurora Medical Center.184 8:12: Colorado Governor Hickenlooper on Aurora mass shooting: here185 8:15: Try not to pursue people named James Holmes on Facebook.186 8:17: Barack Obama calls mayor of Aurora. Washington is hugely involved.187 8:20: /u/shankee: Buckets of ammo found in the apartment.188 8:28: /u/nilicule: The U.S. Army, concerned over speculation that the shooter might have been a veteran and eager to stifle the meme of the psychotic veteran before it spread felt compelled to email that a database check of the suspect resulted in "no evidence suggest[ing] this individual served in the Army." via Wired.189 8:36: /u/nilicule: Huffington Post profile of James Holmes.190

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8:44: /u/Deus_Viator: Blood banks are looking for (/u/srepetsk) O-, A-, and platelet donors.191 8:45: /u/nilicule: Apartment of Aurora shooting suspect is booby-trapped with flammable or explosive material, Aurora police say192 8:50: President Obama is addressing the nation. Audio of his comments already uploaded here (/u/tenuto). Transcript here (/u/apeudire)193 8:53: /u/nilicule: 5 buildings evacuated around the site.194 8:58: /u/nilicule: Explosives appear 'very sophisticated' and police could be at scene 'for hours or days,' Aurora police chief says195 9:00: /u/Deus_Viator: Hazmat team has arrived at the suspect's residence. 9:10: University of Colo. Med School says shooting suspect was student there but withdrew last month.196

Fri 7-20 Initial police effort to interview witnesses and survivors, of both crime scenes, and anyone who had had prior contact with the villain. Judge Sylvester issued a gag order to seal all official legal documents related to the case of James E Holmes defendant.197 This may be gag order # 1. There is some confusion in the news media regarding how many gag orders.

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The Denver Post has an interactive time line, constructed from Twitter, and other, traffic relevant to this crisis.198 Fri 7-20, 8 pm: A prayer vigil starts with about 200 people, across from Cinema 16, which was still an active crime scene.199 Time Line 7-21 + Sat 7-21 8 am: Apartment trip wire was disarmed.200 Sat 7-21 10 am: Town Center mall across from Cinema 16 is reopened.201 Sat 7-21 Early afternoon, the shooters father arrives in town, to cooperate with investigators.202 Sat 7-21 3 pm POLICE: tip line working well.203 o 84 leads from tips so far. Anyone with info 720-913-7867 Sat 7-21 4.45 pm Authorities at the Aurora Medical Center have said the volume of patients they received from the Aurora theater shooting is the most extreme theyve seen more so, even, than the Columbine tragedy.204 o We got more patients in a shorter period of time, Center surgeon James Denton said. We were better prepared for it. Some of our disaster planning and training served us well. o Denton said the injuries ranged from gunshot wounds to the head, chest and abdomen, along with substantial wounds to extremities. Sat 7-21 Apartment explosives were removed and disposed of 6.15 pm,205 then evidence in there was transferred to the FBI lab in Quantico Virginia. It took the bomb squad 36 hours to get all of that deadly stuff out of there. Sat 7-21 6.45 pm Police Updates regarding the shooters apartment:206
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All hazards have been removed. The FBI Evidence Response Team (ERT) remains on scene processing the apartment for evidence. This will be the case for several more hours. FBI ERT will continue those efforts tomorrow. The hazards have been removed and transported to a disposal site. All evacuated residents can return to their homes. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 1690 PARIS STREET. This building will remain secure for the purpose of preserving evidence. The only remaining street closure is in the 1600 block of Paris. Sat 7-21 Coroner released identities207 of the dead. o The Arapahoe County Coroners Office has definitively identified 11 of the 12 victims who were killed inside the Century 16 movie theater: Jessica N. Ghawi (11/27/1987) Veronica Moser-Sullivan (12/23/2005) John T. Larimer (2/16/1985) Alexander J. Boik (9/20/1993) Jesse E. Childress (1/5/1983) Jonathan T. Blunk (1/20/1986) Rebecca Ann Wingo (10/8/1979) Alex M. Sullivan (7/20/1985) Gordon W. Cowden (11/17/1960) Micayla C. Medek (5/5/1989) Alexander C. Teves (6/1/1988) One Additional victim, Matthew R. McQuinn (3/26/1985), has been presumptively identified, but is awaiting definitive identification.

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o Autopsies have been carried out on all of the victims. The cause of death in all cases is related to gunshot wounds. The manner of death is homicide. o The Arapahoe County Coroners Office conveys its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the victims. Sat 7-21 FBI and ATF start visiting gun dealers in the area, questioning them about weapon sales to the theater gunman. 208 Sat 7-21 8.30 pm, Residents of buildings, in the Apartment complex, other than the one the perpetrator lived in, are allowed to return home.209 Sat 7-21 10.30 pm, Police received an electronic threat of more violence if the first villain did not get released.210

Time Line 7-22 Aftermath Immediate


Sun 7-22 9 am, Theater-goers are now allowed to pick up their vehicles from the Century-16 movie parking lot.211 Sun 7-22 1.45 pm Updates from Aurora police: o Police update regarding the Paris Street apartment address:212 The law enforcement perimeter has been reduced down to include only the building located at 1690 North Paris Street. The processing and collection of evidence inside the suspects apartment has concluded. Security of the building is still being maintained because of chemical hazards from the suspects apartment. Residents are being allowed to get personal items. When it is deemed safe, they will be allowed to return home. It is not known when this will occur for certain. Once the building is released to the residents, the suspects apartment will remain sealed off to maintain scene integrity.
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o Police update regarding crime scene at theater:213 The theater crime scene is not expected to be released for up to a week. This is for evidentiary purposes for case preparation. Sun 7-22 7.45 pm University of Colorado-Denver Anschutz Medical Campus issues alert restricting access to areas of the campus.214 Sun 7-22 President Obama attends Aurora Colorado services for the deceased, after visiting one of the hospitals, and meeting families of victims.215 There is a prayer vigil. Sun 7-22 Colorado Governor Hickenlooper compares the movie shooter to a terrorist.216 Time Line 7-23 + Mon 7-23 10 am The DA had a press conference.217 o Anybody, who has information which may be pertinent in the case, is urged to contact the police or the district attorneys office. o Victims families will be consulted before a decision is made on seeking the death penalty. Mon 7-23 2 pm Lawyer for suspects family holds news conference in San Diego to clarify mothers You have the right person comment. She was referring to herself, and not her son.218 Mon 7-23 2.45 pm Booking photo of the suspect is released.219
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Mon 7-23 3.09 pm Court set up a web page for documents related to the People of the State of Colorado v. James Holmes.220 Mon 7-23 Colorado University officially received the villains notebook with info about the planned killing.221 Fox news claims it arrived July-12 then sat unopened for a week, and had it been opened promptly, the shootings might have been averted. However, if that was true, police going to the apartment might have set off the bombs, which might have killed the occupants of 5 apartment buildings. Mon 7-23 Authorities got the package, via a search warrant, then the defense team said doctor-patient confidentiality, then later part of the relevant court record got redacted.222 Mon 7-23 First court appearance for the culprit, whose defense wanted news media barred from the court, but the Judge denied that request. o Judge William Blair Sylvester allowed cameras in the court room, with some limitations,223 but also issued a gag order to all law enforcement personnel, lawyers, and others involved in the prosecution or defense, from discussing the case with the news media.224 This may be gag order # 2. There is some confusion in the news media regarding how many gag orders.
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o KWGN. has the whole court appearance available for

viewing here.225 Mon 7-23 Suspicious packages, found on campus, near where the shooter had worked, turned out to be harmless.226 Mon 7-23 New Jersey Fusion Center issues an assessment of the incident at the Colorado Movie Theater.227 Time Line 7-24 + Tues 7-24 thru Tues 7-31, Crocs a Colorado-based company will donate $5 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund, for every pair of shoes sold on their website or in Colorado retail stores. 228 Tues 7-24 The legal defense team (from public defender office) gets access to the theater. Wed 7-25 The defense team visits the apartment. Wed 7-25 Residents of the evacuated final apartment building are allowed to go home, Wednesday evening.229 Wed 7-25 Judge Sylvester issued a decorum order for everyone attending any court appearances of the case, recognizing that the court house is not large enough to accommodate all the stuff desired by the news media.230 Thurs 7-26 District Judge William Blair Sylvester issued a gag order, blocking news media access to any information from the University of Colorado regarding the gunmans involvement there as a student.231 He said this would impede the on-going judicial investigation. Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers requested the order after the University of Colorado at Denver told her office Saturday about a large number of
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record requests from various news media.232 This may be gag order # 3. There is some confusion in the news media regarding how many gag orders. Thurs 7-26 Several hospitals say they will adjust billing to forgive expenses of shooting victims, not covered by insurance.233 Thurs 7-26 Congress honors the heroes, expresses condolences to the victims.234

Time Line 7-27 Week after


Sun 7-29 Governor John Hickenlooper, of Colorado ordered that flags in front of state buildings are to return to normal, after being at half mast for a week after the Aurora massacre. 235 They are to be lowered to half mast again on days of funerals for additional victims, who died later. Mon 7-30 An advocate has been appointed to represent the interests of the victims, presumably in the court proceedings against the villain.236 Mon 7-30 Second court appearance for the villain, whose defense team wanted news media barred from the court, but Judge Sylvester denied that request. 237 See Charges chapter in Investigation section for what all he has been charged with, so far. Several wounded victims in hospitals are still in critical condition. There are also special seating arrangements to accommodate the news media.238 Cameras banned at this appearance.239
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Mon 7-30 Court hearing to address appeal by over a score of news organizations seeking to reverse some of the gag order mandates.240 Tues 7-31 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller visits Colorado.241 Tues 7-31 See Crocs shoes on Tues 7-24. Tues 7-31 Mother, of one of the 12 dead victims, consults with a lawyer, for expert legal advice on options.242 She just needs to know if something could have been done differently so that Rebecca would still be here. Wed 8-1 Ten victims of the shooting are still in area hospitals, approx 2 weeks later.243 Some of those out of critical danger, and out of hospitals, will still have a long time for recovery, if ever. One released but had to be re-admitted, is in fair condition. o At the University of Colorado Hospital, one patient remains in critical condition and three patients are in fair condition, according to spokesman Dan Weaver.244 o At the Medical Center of Aurora, all but three of 18 patients have been released one is in critical condition, one is in serious condition and one is in fair condition, according to spokeswoman Tracy Weise.245 Thurs 8-2 Aurora public schools will be doing several things differently, as they re-open after the summer.246 More security, more mental health aid.

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Time Line Aug 5+ Sikh Temple WI shooting


For sections of this document, with key relevant info, see at very end where I note what got added for versions 0.7 and 0.8 of my notes. Sunday Aug 5 at approx 10 am CDT (Central Daylight Savings Time), a mass shooting began at a Sikh Temple in Oak

Creek, south of Milwaukee Wisconsin, along Lake Michigan. As with any mass shooting event, initial reports
were uncertain. I will try to update any incorrect info, as I get better info. o When I first heard about this, my first thoughts were: o This may be a Muslim-hater who cannot tell one religious group from another, and is attacking here, thinking they are Muslims. We have had a bunch of such attacks, and Sikhs are often the victims because they are people of non-white color, with attire that is strange to persons who are ignorant of comparative religions. Sikh rights groups have reported a rise in bias attacks since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Washington-based Sikh Coalition has reported more than 700 incidents in the U.S. since 9/11, which advocates blame on anti-Islamic sentiment. Sikhs don't practice the same religion as Muslims, but their long beards and turbans often cause them to be mistaken for Muslims, advocates say.247 The same kind of thing has been happening in Britain since the 2007 terrorist attacks.248 o This may be someone from a part of the world which has Sikh extremists engaged in a religious war with people of other religions, and this person is incapable of assimilating into a western society which does not encourage that kind of behavior, except verbally.

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o Since a police officer killed the gunman, we may never know for sure what the motivations were. o If this event was at a Muslim house of worship in USA, we would not be hearing about it so promptly. Since 9/11 there have been a ton of bombings and killings at Muslim houses of worship in the USA, which the mainstream news media has chosen not to cover. Time Line attack begins on Sikh Temple officials reported seeing suspicious individuals and receiving suspicious phone calls in the days prior to the incident.249 The Sikh Temple was preparing some community religious observances, which involved some celebration, where many of the congregation were still en route to their house of worship, when the shooting began. o The celebration was to include a meal. They were preparing for hundreds of attendees. o As part of the Sikh religion, the men wear beards and long hair. The male shooter was clean shaven, and bald, so he could not have been part of their congregation. Many US church shootings are because someone has a gripe with the pastor. It is highly unlikely that is relevant here. Many attacks on US churches, and worldwide, are because someone has a gripe with the religion, or race of the people there, or something in their mind which is irrelevant to the people they are attacking. I believe that is most likely the cause here, but will wait for the investigation. The suspect was in his early 40s, and while he had an arrest record, it was for minor offenses, one federal official said.250
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There are also reports the suspect was wearing tactical gear. Apparently he shot a priest who was outside the temple, then entered and was seen by a 10 year old child, who sounded the alarm. The Sikhs fled from the shooter to other places in the building, including bathrooms and closets, from which they called 911, and sent text messages. The victims believed there were several shooters, maybe as many as three different ones. The police believe there was only one shooter, but to be on the safe side, they conducted a thorough search. Independently, other police forces both in the area, and around the USA, were sent to other Sikh temples, to provide security, in case this hit was part of a larger plot. Police first checked the Temple building and grounds, make sure the 17,000 square foot facility is clear of attendees, victims, etc. then make that a crime scene for the time being. Witnesses moved to a nearby Bowling Alley for the police interviews. As members of the congregation are allowed to leave, check vehicles parked there, and in immediate vicinity, to try to determine how the shooter arrived at the scene, if there are any clues in his vehicle. Minutes after news of this mass shooting made it out into our world, hate mongers spewed out their usual garbage.251 Then search a wooded area around the Temple, to make sure there are no more victims in need of rescue, and no more trouble makers to pick up where the dead gunman left off. The police say it is not unusual for survivors, viewing a situation from different angles, to give different reports, which sound like different perpetrators. There can be events different places in the building, as the shooter moves around. There can be the echos of earlier shots. The police found two semi-automatic handguns, believed to have been what the shooter brought to the scene.

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Time Line Sikh victims The first police to respond to the 911 calls, encountered a victim outside the Temple, then started attending to that victims medical needs, and were doing so, when they were ambushed by a shooter. The police returned fire, killing that shooter. They also reported this event, and more police responded. o I have seen conflicting stories in the media, regarding when the first 911 calls arrived, and how rapidly the police responded. Somewhere between 10.15 and 10.30 am for when the police got their info. Aug 5 at approx 11.18 am CDT, the first responders called Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee to warn of wounded patients on the way. There were 3 adult male patients, all in critical condition, including one of the police officers. There were 7 dead, including the gunman. o Police found two semi-automatic handguns at the scene, both initially presumed to be part of the shooters arsenal. By end of day, one of the guns had been identified as belonging to the police officer who was critically injured. The other gun presumed to be the gunmans. o The FBI is in charge of the criminal investigation. They are treating this as a domestic terrorism incident.252 Note that the Aurora villain has not been charged with neither domestic terrorism, nor a hate crime. The latter is when some group of people are targeted not individually but a classification, such as movie goers, or associated with the University. Time Line Briefings Aug 5 at approx 4 pm CDT, there was a law enforcement press conference, followed by a hospital press conference, regarding

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the Sikh shooting. The next one will be Aug 6 10 am CDT at Oak Creek police HQ. o There is a lot of info not yet ready to be shared with the public. Details on victims will not go out, until all family members notified. o The reports confirmed some info I had heard earlier on news media, mention above.253 o The hospital is not expecting any more patients from this incident. Aug 9 there is court hearing to see if the Colorado case should be unsealed from gag order.254 Both sides of the trial are opposed to this. The judge will publish his ruling later. During that hearing, the defendants lawyer claimed the villain has a mental disease, for which he tried to get help before the incidents. During the hearing, a woman seated in the courtroom jumped up and said she had "information vital to the defense" but defense attorneys would not speak with her. The judge had her escorted out of the hearing by deputies.255 Aug-16 there will be a court hearing to decide whether the notebook which the Colorado villain mailed his psychiatrist is covered by doctor-patient confidentiality.256 Nov-13 is tentative date for court hearing to decide if the two sides in the Colorado case are ready to go to trial.257

Time Line 2013 Aurora Co


Aurora is back in the news January 2013 with a smaller mass shooting.258
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I first found out about this, when I visited someone G+ stream, to see what they were into. I visited because they had praised something unrelated which I had posted. Their link was to Fox News, which is not my primary source of facts. I went looking for alternate sources, found several with similar related descriptive pictures. Then I turned on TV news, where CNN was helpful, but had poor sound reception at hospital press conference, so I switched to Fox which had better reception. 254 http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21191265/hearing-underway-man-suspected-killing-12aurora-theater?source=pkg 255 http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/09/us-usa-shooting-denver-idUSBRE8781I120120809 256 http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21191265/hearing-underway-man-suspected-killing-12aurora-theater?source=pkg http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site36/2012/0727/20120727_011819_2012-0727%2012CR1522%20Motion%20D11.pdf 257 http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21191265/hearing-underway-man-suspected-killing-12aurora-theater?source=pkg 258 http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57562237/aurora-standoff-ends-with-suspect-3-others-dead/

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Heroics in the Theater


Two men risked their lives to protect their women companions, and the men lost their lives in the process. One girl was down in the aisle, bleeding badly. Her friend pulled her out of the line of fire, stopped the bleeding. The wounded girl told her friend to escape. She did not. One hand stopped the bleeding, the other called 911. Movie goers helped each other get out of the carnage.259

Good Services
Several airlines are offering free transportation to victim families. 260 See Jul 24 to 31 shoe sales.

Texas A&M
As with other mass shooting incidents, we dont know from initial reporting, what if anything might in common between them. Was the shooter a crazy person, either temporary or other insanity? Was the shooter a hater of the targets? Was this part of a larger conspiracy? A police officer was serving an eviction notice on the man, at a home near Texas A&M University. The man killed that officer, another person, wounded four, before the police killed the shooter. 261 His family claims he had mental health problems, before this incident.262

Newtown CT Elementary School


There is stuff I now believe to be true, although it has not yet been confirmed by official sources. There is also a lot of blatantly untrue
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/01/05/deadly-swat-shooting-aurora/ 259 http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21125778/wounded-teen-helped-victim-theatershooting?source=pkg 260 http://www.denverpost.com/theatershooting/ci_21176776/aurora-shooting-more-airlines-offer-freeairfare-victims 261 http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/14/us-usa-texas-shooting-idUSBRE87C0V220120814 262 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/13/thomas-caffall-texas-am-shooting_n_1774282.html

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nonsense being spouted by uninformed persons who grace the TV news shows as anchors, and get paid ungodly salaries for being ignorant mouth pieces of Television entertainment. I am also seeing similar garbage in some newspaper stories. So this info here is a mixture of what I am hearing, and what I am able to dispute. Anyone who says this is the worst mass shooting in US history, is totally ignorant of what happened when Europeans colonized a land which had Native Indians, and what happened to those natives. However, events with this volume of deaths, or more, is like once in a blue moon. If we want to combat violence in America, we should focus on the constant drumbeat of small numbers of children killed, maimed, terrorized, traumatized, in communities all over the country, on a regular basis. Friday Dec 14 morning, a mentally ill young man entered Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown CT, fired many bullets, killing children and adults, then took his own life. The id on him, was that of his brother, which caused confusion, early on in the investigation. Flags will be at mast around the USA at least until Dec 18. I am on CDT time. + 1 hour = ET, or CT time. Authorities confirmed information I have watched several press conferences where police, and other authorities, have stated what they know so far. Immediately before and after, there have been news media saying the police said this the police said that according to authorities etc. etc. but they did not yet say any such thing at the press conferences. The event, at the school, started around 9.30 9.40 am Dec-14. 9.41 am was when the first 911 call was received. Police arrived rapidly, made sure the children were protected, evacuated to the Fire House. There are fatalities on scene, students and staff. The shooter is deceased, in the school. The school has been searched thoroughly to make sure no active shooter hiding there, and all students and staff accounted for. The info so far has been used to get search warrants for more info.

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CT state police are in charge, with help from Newsome police dept, FBI and ATF. The school now secure, early afternoon Dec-14. The shooter had forced his way into the school. He was not let in voluntarily. We got to hear some of the 911 calls, one of which said the front glass was broken. Victims Named Dec-15 Police have identified all victims, not yet published complete list, but there is much news media speculation regarding allegedly omitted names. Here is a list of the victims, named by the state police.263 The chief medical examiner of Connecticut, Dr Wayne Carver, spoke at a news conference in Newtown. He said that all the victims died of gunshot wounds, from an assault rifle, and all have been identified. The cause of death has been listed as homicide. He has been at this job for 1/3 of a century. This is the worst he has seen in his career, and the worst that any of his colleagues have seen. Official Info Sources CT State Police264 official265 web site, and unofficial266 site. CT State Police Press Releases.267
12/16/2012 12/15/2012 12/15/2012

** UPDATE ** Newtown School Shooting State Police Release Names of Victims in Newtown School Shooting State Police Investigate Newtown School Shooting

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The state has a hotline for volunteers. Please call 211 or 1800-203-1234 to offer voluntary assistance in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.268 Here are tips if you want to do something to help the victims .269 Assistance may include, but is not limited to, victims assistance agencies, counselors, Religious or ministry services, dog therapy, transportation services, and any other type of support goods or services. According to one of the CT State Police press releases, 270 QUOTE anyone who harasses or threatens the victims, victims families or witnesses of these horrific crimes, or who, in any manner interferes with the ongoing state or federal investigations will be referred for state and/or federal prosecution to the fullest extent permitted by law. Harassment not only includes in-person contact, but also contact via the internet, social media, and telephone. Social media includes, but is not limited to, Facebook, Blogs, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, and MySpace. Harassment or interfering includes, but is not limited to, making claims of your involvement in the crime or making claims that hinder the advancement of the investigation. UNQUOTE This means that 99% of the news media talking heads need to be prosecuted for spreading bogus stories which waste police time. Local News Sources Sources worth pursuing for more info:
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Wikipedia; News media in CT,271 and major cities of adjacent states. Hartford Courant Newspaper.272 Newtown Bee Newspaper.273
Governor Thanks The World For Its Concern And Support State Police: Victims Families A Priority In Shooting Investigation President Obamas Statement On The Shootings At Sandy Hook School Newtown Youth & Family Services Open For Emergency Counseling Details And Names Slow To Emerge In Wake Of School Shootings Gunman Opens Fire At Sandy Hook Schools; Fatality Reported Shootings Shock The Community; Parents Desperate For Information Shooting Reported Sandy Hook Elementary School

Newtown Hamlet Hub274 Other Major News Sources ABC Nightline275 MSNBC276 Newsday277 PIPL is a search engine for info about PEOPLE. Lets look up the surname LANZA in Newtown CT.278 Warnings: there can be multiple people with same name; the records could have incorrect age; the basis we are using to find the person, might have incorrect info. Here is an Adam Lanza on Facebook, and an Adam Lanza in Linked In, both of whom are obviously NOT the same person as the shooter.279

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Lessons never learned These type events, where large numbers of people are killed in a mass shooting, are pretty rare. It is unwise to propose policy based on unusual events. Rather we should use statistics wisely, to rethink policies, where bad stuff happens almost every day.

When seconds count, the police are minutes away. We


need better first aid training, for what to do in that intervening time. I think I have seen this before, what to do to escape a mass shooter.280 However in the Newtown Elementary School, Aurora Theater, and other recent events, the victims were like fish in a barrel for the shooter, there was no place for them to escape to, and no way for them to shoot back, thanks to the institution's building design, and our legislative environment. Technology evolves, threats evolve. With the 3D printer (costs a few $k) and a blue print downloaded from the Internet, anyone can be a gun manufacturer,281 including wouldbe terrorists. Right now it is a crappy gun, but that wont be for long. The technology will improve. Once upon a time there was a fear that there would be plastic guns undetectable by metal detectors, but in 1988 Congress passed a law mandating that all guns be detectable. It is illegal to make one, sell one, own one. This law has been renewed every time it expires, and it is coming up for renewal again soon. But how can it be enforced with the 3D printers? Fully automatic army weapons and armor piercing bullets are heavily regulated by the feds.

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But the ban on semi-automatic assault weapons, with big clip magazines, passed in 1994 could not be renewed in 2004 thanks to Bush & Cheney opposition. Democrats plan to re-introduce a variation on this in 2013, and it sounds like they have support from some Republicans. While the NRA is with Bush & Cheney on this, surveys have shown that 75% of NRA members, and gun owners, favor passage of this.

Info communication formatting (more Dec 25+)


I have a need to learn a new way of organizing my notes. Similar argument variations pop up via many voices in many contexts. Sometimes I already have a partial refuting of these arguments. Sometimes they are a bridge to better ideas. Then there are statistics in support of various concepts, and knee jerk reaction phrases that really are not constructive. I am thinking of small chunks of text on a web site, which are like the subroutines of a program, which address common perspectives on the big picture, may occasionally be re-written, within their narrow focus themes. Each chunk can be connected to by hyper link or url. The notion is conceptually similar to blogging.

Gun Control Statistics


Throughout these notes, I am quoting many sources regarding both what various statistics say, and how people interpret those statistics, to support various arguments. Add to the collection what CRS has found.282 CRS = Congressional Research Service, a Think Tank for Congress.283 I downloaded the Nov 2012 CRS report on Gun Control, to study as my time permits. Comparing Gun Deaths to Auto Deaths.284

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Making Safer Schools (More Jan 06+)


Other institutions have security, which appears to be better than that for schools. Can we learn from the others? Whether: We arm teachers, and train them accordingly; or Take 1/7 of police force off the streets to go in schools, train them accordingly, and hire replacements; or Improve physical security of the school buildings. All those ideas fly in the face of state and federal government trends for decades: Severely cut funding for education, teachers, law enforcement; and let our schools fall apart along with other unfunded infrastructure, to the point that we have bridges falling down. California Senator Barbara Boxer introduced the Save Our Schools Act in response to the massacre in Newtown, Conn. The act would provide federal funding to deploy National Guard troops at schools across the country. The governor of each state would decide whether and how to deploy the troops. Boxer also introduced the School Safety Enhancement Act, which would increase funding for a federal grants program, from $30 million to $50 million, to help fund school security measures, such as installation of metal detectors and surveillance cameras. Also see in time line, when I note appearance of various legislative solution attempts. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence,285 one of the countrys largest gun control advocacy groups, came out with an ap,286 so people can see which Legislators have received donations from NRA and similar organizations, which does not necessarily imply bias.287

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I have renamed my School Bus Abductions notes to now be School Scandal Abductions, to encompass a wider range of problems. In there, I have a Conclusions Summary, listing what I think needs to be done to reduce the threats by rapists, pedophiles, and reckless adults, to children commuting between home and school. For example: School bus stops should be lighted, so kids are never waiting in the dark. Smoking should be prohibited there, because of kids with breathing problems, and they are more at risk from second hand smoke. School buses should have cameras like those at traffic lights, where motorists violating the rules are automatically ticketed. Penalties are a joke when a motorist hits a kid crossing at a school bus. They should be at least as severe as a motorist speeding through a road construction site. There should be a GAO report identifying states which are the most risky for school children. School buses should have green light to tell motorists when Ok to go again. That Conclusions Summary is now followed by a Summary of what I think are the best solutions to mass shootings, not just in schools, thanks to the thinking here. We should think broadly, not how to prevent another Columbine, VA Tech etc. but what mitigation is needed against a spectrum of threats. The author of these research notes, Alister William Macintyre, is not a gun owner, so I do not have personal experience with the process by which gun owners go through background checks, fill out forms etc. although my info on the situation is more than a few articles and editorials in the news media. I have watched hearings on C-Span, read relevant CRS GAO IG reports.288 Thus some complaints that
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me, not being a gun owner, may be either biased, or ignorant, may have some partial merit.289 But this charge is also like saying that men and women cannot fully understand each other needs, people of one age, color, ethnicity, religion, abilities or disabilities, are automatically ignorant of any other than what they are. I believe that SOME people have closed minds to people outside their personal realities, but that this is not a universal pattern. As I share elsewhere, this event is perhaps the 4 th worst mass killing at a US school in 100 years. I believe that a more important focus than protecting our schools against another such event 25 years from now one place in the nation, is to protect our schools from the daily events where children are assaulted, traumatized, victimized, and there are killings rapes etc. vs. kids commuting between home and school, where the level of violence is less than this event, but it is continuous.290 Schools should have a specific alarm to go to the police, via a land line, like a fire alarm, which is easy to trigger. They should not depend on 911 call, or cell phones working. Remember in several recent natural disasters, the cell phones went out, the power went out, if you did not have a land line, you were cut off from communications. Armed personnel on school property + Different skill sets are needed for different scenarios. Defending a school, or other facility, from a surprise armed attack. Vets have the necessary skills. Lawyers, Police, and Teachers do not. Dealing with minor discipline problems of kids being kids. Lawyers and Parents have the necessary skills. Police, Teachers, and Vets do not. Performing the primary goals of the organization. Teachers can teach. Lawyers, Police, Vets can not. Similarly, operating a

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Movie Theater, or a House of Worship. Different skills are needed for different realities. We have serious problems, where people who are not qualified for a job, are used for multiple job functions in a facility, creating new problems because of their lack of qualifications. If society wants armed police inside schools, for specific purposes, then they should be trained to deal effectively with those purposes. Similarly, police sent into nursing homes, need to know how to deal with patients with common mental disorders.291 At the University level, we need to start classes for Police who will be working in schools, or responding to schools. They need to know that children are not little adults, so the measures they take against big adults are not appropriate. They need to know what is appropriate, based on age gender disability etc. Issue graduation certificates with grades earned in these classes, and copy to local school districts, so school leadership can specifically ask for police who know what they are doing. This should mitigate the problems with police misconduct directed towards children in the schools, but other remediation is needed to provide quality protection of facilities from armed attacks. While returning vets have excellent relevant skill sets, they also need access to relevant kinds of equipment, and periodic retraining, similar to what is provided for Air Marshalls and the National Guard.292 There need to be audits of buildings, and their security forces, to evaluate whether they are vulnerable to armed attack, able to effectively combat them, what remediation is needed to improve defenses, and what that would cost. These reports need details for policy maker leaders, but should be classified so that potential attackers cannot use them as a road map for future assaults. All the voters and parents need to be told is a list of schools which got audited, and which got grades of A B C D F with respect to their security for children.
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Major building complexes have lock boxes located near the building, but outside of it, containing blue prints and residency statistics. Fire Depts have standard keys, local building management have keys. In an emergency, the Fire Dept has needed info. On a monthly basis, building management reviews occupancy and updates what is there. Schools need a similar arrangement with their Police Depts so 911 operators can look up how many students are there, ages, disabilities, how many faculty staff, and a map of the facility.

Arming teachers293 is like arming stewardesses. Do they carry


the gun on their person, where it can be grabbed by an assailant, or is it kept locked up, where they cannot get to it fast enough in an emergency? Should every airline passenger be armed? After passing TSA inspection to make sure they are NOT armed, they would be taken to a gun range on the airport, tested to make sure they have the requisite skills, then get issued a gun to carry on the plane, turn back in when arrive at destination. Would it have made sense for top school administrators to have weapons, and be trained in their usage, or does that just add another place where some person untrained in gun usage, can pick one up and go on a rampage? Action is always faster than reaction. Principals gun would normally be locked up, so dead before can get it out. Lets suppose in the school office there was a locked gun cabinet, periodically inspected by the police to verify the system is child proof. The Principal hears the gun shots, unlocks gun cabinet, takes weapon, goes out to confront whoever. There are people who say everyone in the Aurora Theatre should have been armed. But the theater was dark, and smoke added. How know which shooter is the bad guy?
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However all these school shootings and not one has been stopped by the police. Meanwhile, there is at least one instance of an armed teacher stopping an in progress school shooting: http://www.davekopel.com/2a/othwr/principal&gun.htm At the 2002 Appalachian Law School shooting, it was a couple of armed students that stopped the active shooter: http://johnrlott.tripod.com/postsbyday/3-5-04.html Plus, if I remember correctly, in the Arizona shooting which got Representative Gifford, it was local citizens, who understood guns, who took down the shooter, not the police. Under the US Constitution, the public is supposed to have the right to be armed. When seconds count, the police are minutes away, so within those minutes, the citizenry needs to be able to act. However, many communities have banned guns on campus, making them undefended target zones for the unworthy people. When we view murder statistics, remember that many people are killed, where their deaths do not go into those statistics. For example, when the police shoot someone, the statistics immediately say the person must have done something bad to deserve it, without any need for any proof. Their deaths do not get included in the statistics. Here is some info researched by Alan Lovejoy on G+. Prohibition laws have no effect. That's why it's so easy to buy marijuana or cocaine. Even in high security prisons! The common claim is that 'the US is the most violent country in the world,' or that 'the murder rate in the US is higher than just about anywhere else because of the prevalence of guns.' Such claims are false. Current Worldwide Homicide/Murder Rate: http://chartsbin.com/view/1454 Firearm Ownership Density:

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_guns_per_capita_by_country Yes, the US has the highest firearm ownership density. However, it's homicide rate (4.2 per 100k) is roughly half the worldwide average (7.6 per 100k,) and other nations with relatively high firearm ownership densities have far lower murder rates than does the US. Mexico, for example, forbids bearing firearms outside the owner's home and has a firearm ownership density 6 times lower than that of the US (15% versus 88.8%,) but it's murder rate (16.9 per 100k) is 4 times higher than the US (4.2 per 100k.) The number of homicides per 100k gun owners in the US is 4.73, whereas the number of homicides per 100k gun owners in Mexico is 112.57, which is 24 times higher than the rate of homicides per gun owner in the US. That alone falsifies the claim that the density of gun ownership is the problem. However, Mexico has a serious problem with both Drug Cartels and Freedom Fighters. It may not be fair to use statistics of a nation which is in the midst of internal wars, like Iraq, Mexico, etc. with what makes sense for a nation which is pretty much at peace, internally. A Texas school district has legalized it for teachers to carry guns. 294 Fortress Schools + Entrance to school should be better protected bullet proof windows, bars, basically to slow down someone trying to break in. The police to be called when they start doing so.

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Man Trap Entrance so no one can get in, unless they pass a
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propped the door open, went to car, got armaments, returned to shoot up the place. I believe entrances and exits need to be thought through carefully from several perspectives: Exit the building in an emergency, not have bottleneck if there is only one entrance exit, and the fire is between you and it. Control who can enter the building. Have some kind of alarm system if someone uses emergency exit. UPS battery system to keep emergency exit lights on, after a power outage. We remember from Sandy storm, that when NYC had power outage, residence buildings were pitch dark, no internal lights in stair wells, no light coming from occasional windows. I remember several years ago, GAO did an audit of Social Security Administration Security. One of the things the auditors did was prop open emergency exit, then roll out trollies stacked with computer magnetic tapes, containing information on millions of Americans. In their report to Congress, they showed how the internal security camera placement was such that building security never knew when anyone was using the emergency exits. Social Security management did not know the tapes had been taken until Congress made the GAO report public. It then transpires that the government worker union had been reporting similar security problems for decades. Decision was to not bother fixing any of this because a replacement building was coming for Social Security, but guess what, the new building was designed by the same people who designed the old building.

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sense when kids are coming in at start of classes, but are the facilities to be left manned during the day, when random visitors might arrive? Many schools have guards armed with lethal and so-called non-lethal weapons, who are apparently untrained in how to deal with children, particularly disabled children, which leads to massive abuse.

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Hundreds of people have been killed in America, with non-lethal weapons. Armed but Unqualified personnel on school property +

Police patrols on school property. Police on duty at the


schools, need to be trained how to deal with the kids. Children are not little adults. Their minds and bodies are still developing. It is not appropriate to deal with a kid being a kid, by using tactics that police would use on a serious adult crime. But yet, that is exactly how some police are behaving. They use pepper spray inside enclosed school corridors. They use tasers on children. The charge in a taser stun gun is designed for an adult target. When used on a small child it is like over-kill. They put handcuffs on them. They deny them access to parents or lawyers. They conduct strip searches at gun point. What the children are being taught by all this, is that might makes right, the constitution has gone through a shredder, you are guilty if the police say so. Change our Ideology+ Our society screen people psychologically, so guns do not get to mentally sick people. This will be seen as a huge imposition on privacy, if we all are subjected to some kind of tests, especially if the testing is to be conducted by the lowest paid bidders, like airport security, or for pipeline safety inspectors, you can be an illiterate high school drop out and get that job.295 Some on the right are saying the cause of the school shootings is the lack of God in our schools, has adversely affected society. If they are right, then I think mandating the Sikh religion in all public schools and banning Christian Jew Muslim, would be the best state religion, because of the history of religious wars. No one religion is clear of this, but some have a better track record than others. But I

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dont believe they are correct. Houses of Worship get attacked all the time, usually by people of a different religion, or ethnicity. Common Sense Gun Safety+ We need to stop using the terminology Gun Control which sounds to some people like Repeal the Constitution. There is a divide between rural and urban America, liberals and conservatives, main street and Washington DC, how we talk about guns, how we think about guns. In rural America, many people grow up around guns, they are hunters, farmers, gun collectors, with good education respecting proper use of guns. Politicians need to say to them: Your 2nd amendment gun rights will be respected. These maniacs doing mass killings, is a different topic. We need to limit access to weapons which can rapidly fire many bullets without reloading. We need to limit access to guns for people who: o Have been convicted of a felony; o Have a mental illness not yet cured; o Have a record of perpetrating domestic violence; o Are suspected of planning a terrorist attack; Politicians need to make this clear, in a climate of negative ads. Some people say they want these super weapons to defend their homes against criminals, but they really want them to protect against the government in case it turns oppressive. That theory has been invalid for maybe 100 years, with the advance of weapons technology, and the surveillance state. If the President sends troops into our homes, assault weapons wont help. Wed be hit by nonlethal weapons via artillery, which knocks us senseless, and may seriously damage our homes in the process. Secondary Guns Market The VA shooter had been declared, by a Judge, to be mentally ill, but that info did not get into the hands of the people doing background checks. Info sharing needs to be improved.

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The Aurora shooter had been found by the University to be a serious threat to people, for mental health reasons, but the University did not warn the larger community. Aurora was 20 miles from Columbine, where many parents did inform the police over 1 year in advance, what the kids were planning. Those boys were also in trouble with Juvenile Judge at the same time. No action was taken. So not only is info sharing needed, something constructive needs to be done with the shared info. Nancy Lanza, the mother of the shooter, had apparently passed background check, was allowed to be a gun collector, but she chose not to invest in a gun safe, or other system to prevent her son from having access to the guns. If the family, had been subjected to a background check, it would have been discovered that Adam was mentally ill, handling guns. This should not be acceptable. I saw on TV news that CT had implemented a ban on assault weapons, but taken no steps to get them out of the hands of civilians who already had them, like Nancy Lanza. But other news media said that the ban did not apply to the actual weapons Nancy had. In many school shooting incidents, mentally ill children got hands on guns owned by family members, where the registered owners of the guns had passed background checks. The checks need to identify whether there are unstable people in the house hold, and whether the storage of the guns are such that the unstable people do not have access. Any gun owner may sell to anyone, without a background check. Similarly, gun shows, sales on Internet. How would we enforce otherwise? Do we need to register guns like with the Motor Vehicle License division, have a pink slip showing that the new owner has passed the background check?

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Stupid and Bad Ideas According to the news media, various people have seriously proposed some ideas, which I consider to be the rantings of lunatics, who must be mentally ill.296 Door Locks and Buzzers,297 which are not going to slow down the determined maniac. Teach children from babies to pre teenagers, to rush against a maniac armed with a semi-automatic weapon, which is shooting bullets at them. Arm all the little children, with hand guns which shoot toy bullets, so their little hands do not suffer the recoil of real guns. Fire all women, and only have men in the work place, on the assumption that men are more likely to behave rationally in combating irrational attackers. Turn the other cheek, praying, while the maniac is killing us. Form a commission to discuss the lack of God in our secular society, a society which may have more houses of worship per population than any nation on planet Earth. Schools across America (Jan 06+) All across America, individual schools, and their security protection personnel, are questioning how they could be better able to resist an attack like what happened at Sandy Hook in Newtown.298 Their options are impacted by existing security systems at the local schools, experiences of their personnel with other incidents, and the quality of information, via news media, about what exactly happened in this latest incident. New Orleans had a crisis response plan which gathered dust as Katrina approached, and was totally ignored during the crisis. All sorts of institutions follow the New Orleans model. After the uproar, schools will return to being forced to cut costs.

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Time Line Sandy Hook Elementary


Map of places mentioned in the news stories.299 Time Line sources: CT State Police initial press release300 subsequently updated. Hartford Courant Newspaper.301 Newtown Hamlet Hub.302 Legislation can change According to various news media, legislation is often the result of a traumatic event in the news. After Columbine CO, Illinois demanded that schools practice annual drills against a variety of possible disasters. After Sandusky PA, many states demanded that witnesses must report beyond employer superiors, and employer superiors must also report beyond the institution.303 After Aurora CO, Connecticut tried gun law changes. 1989 Mass Shooting at an Elementary School (add Jan 09+) At Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton California, a gunman fired 100 rounds into a school yard where children were playing for recess. Five children died, 27 children and a teacher were wounded, then the gunman took his own life.304 National reaction to this event, led to the Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994, which was intended to ban assault weapons, and high capacity magazines in the hands of civilians. That has not exactly

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worked, and there has been massive discussion and speculation how come. 1998 Lanza family arrives in Newtown CT (more Dec 26+) They supposedly moved here from Illinois. The shooter, Adam, allegedly attended that Elementary School. If his alleged mental problems did not mess up what grade he was in at what age, then since he is 20 at time of shooting, that would mean he was there, as a student, no later than 2002. At some point there is a dispute with the school system, and Mom starts home schooling Adam. Moms professional background varies with different news media: Kindergarten Teacher Substitute Teacher Neither Background in Finance, taking some time off 2007+ (more Jan-08+) Adam caught the attention of High School staff in 2007, not considering him a threat, but at risk of being a victim, so a High School Psychologist was assigned to help him.305 In 2008, Daniel Gardners book "The Science of Fear," comes out, which says; "kids are far safer inside school walls than outside." The evidence compiled in the federal government's annual survey, Indicators of School Crime and Safety, consistently shows that "a student's risk of being murdered in school was de minimisso tiny it was effectively zero."306 No doubt this data is contaminated by excluding violence upon children by the school authorities and police patrolling the schools. However, in my School Scandal research notes, I show that security for school children commuting between home and school is so inadequate, that the commute is now a playground for pedophiles
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and rapists. If a child is to be trusted to commute between home and school with no security, then perhaps that child should also be trusted to carry a gun, and be trained in its usage. There could be a separate check in, at the school, for the guns to be locked up by child and local security officer(s), much like the dual locks of bank deposit boxes. When child ready to leave, childs key, and that of a school official, are used so the kid is armed for the voyage home. That would be a compromise between the viewpoint that kids are to be protected by adults when they are at home or in school, but in the absence of such protection, then they need a system such as I describe. President of the National Association of Police Officers and Boston Police Officer Thomas Nee is a member of VP Joe Biden's gun control task force, which was created by President Obama in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. 307 Nee's son, Joseph Nee, was convicted in 2008 for planning to commit mass murder of students and teachers at Marshfield High School in Massachusetts, similar to that of Columbine in 1999.308 After spending nine months in prison, Nee's conviction was upheld by the Supreme Judicial Court.309 Nee may have planned to carry out murders of his classmates with his father's service gun.310 The notion that one child may have got his hands on a fathers gun, issued by the Boston Police dept, is then used by some people to argue that police officers should not have their weapons when they are off duty.311 Mom and Dad got divorced in 2007, or 2009, depending on which news report is more accurate.

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Peter was paying Nancy $200k a year, or approx $10k a month, in alimony, and was to pay for college and car for the boys. It sounds like Adam was with Mom, living in Newtown CT; while Ryan was with Dad, living in Newtown CT or Hoboken NJ, or both. If the TV pictures are accurate, regarding their Newtown CT home, they were living in a Mansion. 2010+ (more Jan-08+) Aug 2010: There is a school shooting, which conspiracy theorists would have you believe did not make the news because it was contrary to alleged propaganda that is out there by opponents of having armed police in school.312 Well, they got their info from the news media, which shoots down the notion that it did not make the news. I am an opponent of IGNORANT armed police in school, meaning police who are IGNORANT of how to deal with children doing trivial mischief. I recognize that police must learn severe measures to restrain ADULT criminals, but I disagree, that the same heavy force of arms should be used against small children. I believe that there needs to be training for people who will be using police tactics against children, so they know what is appropriate behavior of children, and adults supposedly supervising them. In 2011: Annette Fuentes comes out with the book: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse.313 June 2012: In Phoenix Az, a 14 year old shot an armed intruder. 314 The police say the boy did exactly the right thing to protect his younger siblings. Dec-10: Victoria Soto, one of the teachers killed at the school, appears to have had an in memoriam Facebook page created in her

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name four days before the shooting.315 There is a simple explanation for this, which does not involve any conspiracy theory. Have you ever paid any attention to date time stamp of your e-mail, your documents you update, the time date of your PC. That info can get incorrect, then be perpetuated in many things you post on the Internet. It depends on the Internet, or other software which you are interacting with, what is used to generate the date. Dec-14: CRS came out with a report, which I subsequently located, and downloaded, calling my copy: CRS316 Gun Control 2012 Nov317 118 pages Dec 14 Fri Massacre Adam Lanza, 20, killed his Mother Nancy J. Lanza, at their home in Newtown CT, (Fairfield County), then drove 2 miles to the school where his Mom may have worked, as a substitute teacher, Sandy Hook Elementary School, forced his way into the school, carrying hand guns and a semi-automatic assault rifle, where he fired approx 100 rounds, into two classrooms near the front of the school, then killed himself. Adam was carrying his brother Ryan Lanza's identification, which initially led to confusion about his identity. The school shooting happened around 9.30 am. The police received 911 call(s) about the event, and responded rapidly. 5 minutes into the event, the police called for 2 ambulances, not yet realizing the scope of the devastation.318 The police formed teams. Some took children to safety, others searched the school for any second shooter, any children hiding. The school was secured, and then crime squads began an investigation. The police found people hiding in a closet, in all sorts of unlikely places. They realized the city did not have enough ambulances nor
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EMS personnel for all the victims, needed to call for help from adjacent cities.319 7 adults (including the shooter) and 18 children were pronounced dead at the school. 2 more students died at Danbury hospital. The primary crime scene is the Sandy Hook Elementary School. A secondary crime scene is the Yogananda Street residence of Adam and Nancy Lanza, where Mrs. Lanza was found dead, when police went to the home of the gunman, found at the school. All the dead victims were identified overnight Dec-14 to 15, through team effort of local state and federal law enforcement, and the state Medical Examiner. A state trooper was assigned to each family of victims, to see that they get whatever info they need, and expedite any communication needed between law enforcement and the victim families. The families have requested no press interviews. Teams of investigators are pursuing every lead. Dec 14-16 (More Dec 29+) Dec-14: A security consultant on Fox News says that this shooting will be a 9-11 for schools, generating security for schools as brain dead as we have for airport security.320 Where does the news media get info which directly contradicts the official story, when it comes out?321 We now know that a lone gunman forced his way into the school, there was a lot of shooting, leaving dead 6 faculty, 20 children, in which some of the children actually died in transit to hospital aid. But the Newtown Bee quotes the dead principal:322 QUOTE
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Sandy Hook School Principal Dawn Hochsprung told The Bee that a masked man entered the school with a rifle and started shooting multiple shots more than she could count that went on and on. UNQUOTE If she was able to get any phone call out, it would have been one of the 911 calls. This story implies that after she was one of the first adults to be dead, she had an interview with the Bee. The Newtown Bees article was taken down on Monday December 17th. Another plausible explanation is that a reporter mistook another teacher, or the vice-principal for the principal. However, some stories sound like they were part of a narrative of a conspiracy, planned in advance, to have this shooting occur, then blame on people who would be dead on a timely basis.323 Only one person was wounded. Everyone else who was shot was killed. How could Adam Lanza achieve such deadly accuracy, in such a short length of recorded time?324 Well I do not know that only one person was wounded. The news stories are so far over the map, I dont know what to believe. One brave teacher, Kaitlin Roig, bundled a bunch of children into a bathroom and locked the door. Whats interesting about her testimony to ABC News is that when police arrived and asked her to open the door, she refused, saying that if they were really cops, theyd know where to find keys to open the door. In addition, she requested that they slide their badges under the door. The shooting appears to have barely ended when men knocked on that bathroom door and told Ms. Roig they were police.325 If it is true that Adams 24-year-old brother, Ryan Lanza, hadnt seen his brother since 2010,326 how was the younger brother able to have
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Ryans identity card on his person at the school shooting?327 Do you remember every moment of your life for the past several years? When questioned, we will forget details, until our memory gets properly jogged. In the aftermath of this tragedy, there are vigils nationwide. President Obama attends one Dec-16, which gets national news coverage, where many others were not open to the media. Dec-15, state police release identities of the dead.328 Dec-16 Sun + Dec-16: US Supreme Court Judges sometimes show up where they answer questions from the news media and others. Justice Scalia was recently asked about the 2nd Amendment.329 According to TV and other News Media, he said the 2nd Amendment applies to hand held weapons. That does not apply to cannons, tanks, warships. It does include hand held anti-aircraft devices which can launch stinger missiles.330 The 2nd Amendment occasionally gets to a US Supreme Court ruling. In recent years, they have declared that: People are allowed to have guns in homes, for self protection, in a condition where they can be used immediately, as needed. It is Constitutional to prohibit certain groups of people to not be allowed to have guns, and to prohibit them in certain geography. Dec-16: There are indications the police have an idea what the motive for the shooting was. They have NOT released this to the news media, so there is wild speculation. Here is one: Mom was a Doomsday Prepper, had home schooled Adam with the notion that the world would end Dec-21, so Adam was
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doing his civic duty of killing people before they suffered the worse torment of the world ending. Dec-17 Mon + (More Dec 26+) Dec-17: Many schools, nationwide, have grief counselors. Some of them are on stand-by in case children around the nation are in need of their services. Dec-17: Around the USA, local news reports on local police, local schools reviewing What should we do, to prevent anything similar happening here, like what happened in Sandy Hook? and it sounds to me like most of them are as clueless and one dimensional as most of the talking heads on TV news talk shows. Dec-17: An age 11 sixth-grader in Kearns, Utah brought an unloaded handgun to his elementary school on Monday, for protection, and also for inappropriate usage, reportedly at the urging of his parents.331 The boy reportedly pulled the gun, a .22-caliber pistol, out of his backpack during recess Monday morning. At recess, he pointed a gun to my head and said he was going to kill me, said Isabel Rios, one of the boys fellow 6th grade students. Granite School District officials say students didnt notify teachers about the weapon until 3 p.m. Dec-17: Newtown is a tipping point for many working families, thinking about how much time they spend away from their children.332 Dec-17: Rapes are up 50% in Australia since the 1996 gun ban went into effect.333 That makes sense. The victims are less able to defend themselves. However, statistics can be highly misleading, influenced by:

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Reporting most of Jerry Sandusky and Catholic Church victims were not believed, and only recently the FBI has classed rape of boys as being rape. Many institutions cover up rape, victimizing the whistle blowers instead. I seriously doubt police rape of people in their custody gets reported. Definitions in some nations, domestic abuse victims are counted as one instance, regardless of how many incidents. In some nations, and cultures, there is no such thing as rape, because the victims are 2nd class citizens. Dec-18 (More Dec 28+) Dec-18: A potential copy cat is arrested. A 14 year old boy created a Facebook page, using the name of a female classmate, then he posted threat of planning to shoot up his school. He is charged with making a terrorist threat.334 He should also be charged with something regarding using the females name, such as Identity Theft, or framing someone for a crime. Dec-18: Cerebus is getting out of the Bushmaster gun business. Amendment II, a company that specializes in lightweight body armor, says "sales have gone through the roof" for its line of bulletproof backpacks for kids.335 Dec-18: Autopsy reports came out on shooter & Mom.336 Mom was sleeping in bed when she got shot dead. It will be approx 1 weeks for Lanza Tox results, to find out what drugs in their systems. They are looking, in particular for drugs associated with mental health, and illegal drugs. Dec-18: Carrie Cordero, Georgetowns Director of National Security Studies and a former Justice Department official, explains why police officers should be stationed in every school in the USA. 337

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This opinion is both held by many people, and also opposed by many people. In my opinion, detailed elsewhere, whoever you put in schools for physical security, needs to have relevant training, because we currently have a mountain of abuses by people in schools for physical security, without relevant training in how to deal with children, let alone what is in the US Constitution. Dec-18: The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence338 organized a news conference at the Capitol, in Washington.339 In attendance were families of victims from recent mass shooting incidents, including: Aurora Theater Columbine High School Sandy Hook Elementary Afterwards, the families attended a White House meeting. Some of the families expressed the opinion that the police spend years training to do things right. I think that is a mistaken opinion. The police are supposed to be trained in a lot more than weapons. How long does the National Guard spend training so they are ready for their mission? An annual summer of a couple weeks, and a few weekends during the year. I cant believe that proper gun training, and occasional refresher practice, would require as much time as the National Guard needs. Dec-19 Wed + (more Dec-25+) Dec-19: Dont kid around about doing evil. It can get you arrested as a potential terrorist.340 Dec-19: The US Congress Democratic Gun Control Task Force is to be led by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Ca), a vet, member of NRA, and who carries hunting rifles as an avid sportsman in California. 341

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Dec-19: President Obama pressed lawmakers to reinstate a ban on military-style assault weapons, close loopholes that allow gun buyers to skirt background checks and restrict high-capacity ammunition clips. A task force, led by VP Biden, will be crafting additional recommendations.342 Dec 19: A Denver mother who believed her daughter was being bullied at school drove into the school's parking lot and threatened four girls with a gun, according to an arrest document. 343 Mom has been arrested, while the bullies redouble their harassment of the daughter. There needs to be counseling for parents if your child is being bullied at school, and the school and police wont do anything about it, what is your next reasonable effective recourse? You could hire private detectives to tail them, find out their home addresses, then have a lawyer sue the parents. Dec-19: CNN Piers Morgan attacks guest Larry Pratt, director of Gun Owners of America, instead of debating his position. This leads to a backlash against Morgan.344 Dec 20: The gun violence task force, led by VP-Biden, held its first meeting.345 Attendees included: Attorney General Eric Holder; Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius; Law enforcement officials.

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Dec-20: off-topic, Michigan closes schools 2 days early, because Dec-21 is the end of the world for so many believers in various conspiracy theories.346 Dec-21 + (more Dec 28+) Dec-21 9.30 am, around the nation church bells ring 26 times to honor the 20 children and 6 teachers who died. A few 27 times to include the shooters mom, and very few 28 to include the shooter. 347 Dec-21: The many moments of silence will include Friday of cease fire in on-line shooting games. Dec-21: There is a movement asking that the names of killers be blanked out of news media, and social media.348 Some of these people are in it for the fame, so lets deny them that. Dec-21: a gunman killed three people and wounded three state troopers before being killed in a shootout in Frankstown Township, Pennsylvania.349 Dec 21: According to the New York Times,350 since 2005 more than 22,000 weapons have been bought, in the USA, by people who were later deemed to have been disqualified because of previous criminal behavior or mental illness.351 Dec-21: Here is more on the controversy over how come many Americans are at the same time,352 apparently: Shocked at the killing of 20 children at the Sandy Hook elementary school;
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Cheering the killing of many more children around the world by US government drones. Many people, myself included, do not believe the US military and CIA is deliberately targeting children. I believe the mass murder of thousands of children by US drones is due to: Bad intelligence and lack of cultural understanding by US operatives, that homes in poor nations are often filled with extended family. So if you kill an enemy while they are in their home, you are also killing women and children. If you shoot drones at a funeral, or at first responders responding to anything, you will get many more innocents than your real targets. This is something that many in the CIA and US military do not yet seem to understand. Intelligence about targets supplied by mercenary mentality pay a reward for informants, who often are more interested in the money than the truth. So they label, as enemies of the USA, people who have failed to pay protection money to the informants, or people who the informants dont like, for reasons totally irrelevant to the USA. Further, I have seen, and believe, statistics that when a military has boots on the ground some place, for every enemy soldier killed, there are 10-15 innocent civilians killed. The ratio with drone usage, by the USA, does not appear to be nearly that bad. Dec-21: A 6-year-old boy in Silver Spring was suspended for allegedly pointing his finger like a gun at another child, and saying pow.353 In a letter sent to the parents, a school administrator wrote, He threatened to shoot a student.354 Child Psychologists argue that children that age cannot formulate such intent, and children pointing a finger is not the threat the school claims it is. The boys version of events is that during the incident after which he was suspended, his friend - not him - said "pow," and he pointed at her to tell her to stop. The parents got an attorney, and the school reversed the suspension, and expunged the boys permanent school
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record of the claim that he threatened to shoot another student, the incident which got him suspended.355 There were other alleged incidents, where the school refuses to give details to the parents, so presumably his record has not been expunged for all of them. Dec-21 NRA (more Jan 06+) Dec-21: The NRA comes out with announcement showing that they are more interested in pushing their agenda than in solving the problems.356 Many organizations similarly have demonstrated this attitude. Basically the NRA says the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is with a good guy with a gun, so there needs to be armed police in all schools. Well, it needs to be a good guy with a gun who knows what he is doing to deal with the particular scenario. Armed police sit at doors to school, and bad guy comes in a window, then ambushes the police. Or if the armed police can be seen thru windows, sniper can get some of them. I have seen estimates that the NRA proposal would consume 1/7 the police force, to implement. Teachers, who have had gun training, are already in the classrooms. That training, with appropriate state government law support, would include how best to protect the kids, slow down the gunman in the minutes until the police can get there; and not let unauthorized people get at the gun. The NRA spokesperson says the news media and violent video games are to blame. Do they really believe that if we got rid of the news media, social media, Internet, violent games, that all would be peaceful in the world?

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I have stated several times and places that different skill sets are needed for different scenarios. Defending a school, or other facility, from a surprise armed attack. Vets have the necessary skills. Lawyers, Police, and Teachers do not. Dealing with minor discipline problems of kids being kids.

Lawyers and Parents have the necessary skills, and know-how. Police, Teachers, and Vets do not. Performing the primary goals of the organization. Teachers can teach. Lawyers, Police, Vets can not. Similarly,
operating a Movie Theater, or a House of Worship. Different skills are needed for different realities. Security Mirror is when a person defines security based on what they know how to do, ignoring what other people may be able to do. This is one reason why we have an epidemic of cyber security breaches, at public and private organizations, all over the world. There are other reasons. Security Smoke is when people propose solutions, which are disconnected from any sane reality, where the people and their proposals are more important than the end mission. o For example, many US states mandate security on school buses which are exactly the kind of systems which kill and maim children in crashes, as found by national safety testing, which have also found systems which work effectively, but are illegal in most US states. Security Theater is when it is more important to send a message that we are doing a good job with security, than to actually do a good job. Airport security is a prime example. o Sometimes state of art security is the same as brain dead no real security.357 Dec 21: American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten has described the call to station guards with guns at schools "both irresponsible and dangerous." In a written statement

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issued Friday, Weingarten said, "Schools must be safe sanctuaries, not armed fortresses.358 Jan-06: Regarding NRA proposal that we should post armed guards in schools, a retired high school principal in Vermont posted this response:359 "Columbine had an armed guard on duty; Virginia Tech had an armed police force on campus; and Fort Hood is an army camp." Jan-07: Reason shares debate on correlation and causation.360 When a nation has both high volume of homicide, and high volume of guns in the hands of alleged good guys, which came first? It is nonobvious to most people, pure speculation. Dec-23 (More Dec 27+) Journalists join the story Dec-23: Several journalists have become part of the story, instead of impartially covering the story. In Britain, irresponsible behavior by the news media, such as with phone hacking, has led to a reduction of freedom of the press. Media in the USA seem to be asking for similar penalties and restrictions. On NBC Meet the Press, David Gregory held up a 30 bullet magazine, asking the NRA if limiting magazines to 5 or 10 bullets would make a difference. NRA spokesperson Mr. Lapierre said it would make no difference. As we have seen from past legislation: If you ban specific weapons, then manufacturers make guns which do the same thing, but have different names. If you ban based on certain characteristics, then manufacturers package weapons to satisfy the legislation, so people have same capabilities as before, except more expensively.
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There are people, like Piers Morgan, who dont know this history, and label as stupid anyone who tries to educate them. Thus the NRA spokesperson was correct. However, Mr Gregory was broadcasting from within Washington DC, where a 50 magazine clip is illegal, whether there are bullets in it or not, so there are calls to have him arrested.361 Many people claim a double standard. Mr Gregory gets away with something which would get ordinary people arrested. The ATF says they approved this NBC stunt, but the local police said they did not, so he is being investigated, because he is David Gregory. If he were not David Gregory, he would be in jail already. Possessing a highcapacity clip, in the District of Columbia, is a misdemeanor crime punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Two fundamental rights have collided. The right to bear arms, and the right to access information. Gannett-owned Journal News, headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., published a map of names and addresses of everyone (44,000 people) in their circulation area, who had registered to own a gun, having obtained the info via Freedom of Information.362 This means that criminals now know where guns are, and are not. As soon as anyone, not on the list, is victimized, their family could sue the newspaper for being an accessory to the crime. It also makes the homes of gun owners more vulnerable to break ins, when the people are not home. Bloggers published a map of names and addresses of all executives and employees of that Newspaper.

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The White Plains Journal News, which started this firestorm, has now received a variety of threats of violence, so the newspaper has hired armed guards.363 Piers Morgan has gone on an anti-gun crusade, in which he has been exceedingly rude to the opposition, using CNN as a bully-pulpit, so almost a million people have signed a petition calling for him to be deported back to Britain. Many Hollywood stars have called for gun control, while at the same time they have armed bodyguards. Dec-26+ (More Dec 28+) Dec 26: California honored Newtown CT, by holding a gun buy back. So many Californians participated, that additional facilities had to be opened to accommodate them.364 Dec 28: Here is a story about an alleged corrupt and incompetent Florida state official. 365 Her job is to protect children from abuse, but the system is designed to corrupt everyone doing her job. They get scored based on volume of investigations, not on finding the truth. She receives a phone call CLAIMING that a father of 3 children owns guns, abuses them around the children, and that the police have been called many times to the home because of this. She does not check with the police to find out if this is true. Instead, she interviews the children, and the father. The father says the anonymous phone call is untrue, a form of harassment, that he has done everything which can be done to protect the children, while remaining within local laws. Maybe the father should advise the kids to not talk to police or other officials, including school officials, other than teachers, without first asking for a parent or lawyer to be present at the discussion, because unfortunately, some of them are corrupt.

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Dec 29: Child survivors, of the Sandy Hook massacre, have suffered mental health harm. One lawyer, representing a 6 year old survivor, wishes to sue the state of Connecticut for inadequate security measures.366 The case claims: Lack of a safe school setting;367 Failure to review and carefully scrutinize annual strategic school profile reports from the local school district and Sandy Hook Elementary as well as "other submissions with respect to student safety and emergency response planning and protocol."368 Failure to require the school and local Board of Education to formulate and implement an effective student safety emergency response plan.369 Different school building end 2013 6 miles away is a middle school which had closed last year due to declining enrollment. It will be modified for smaller children, used instead of Sandy Hook. It is being converted rapidly. While this Friday is last day of school before the holidays, a few days of routine is considered good for the kids mental health. Start 2013 (add Jan-06+) January: With the start of a new Congress, the newly elected ones propose new gun laws.370 Legislation has been introduced to:

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require background checks for all gun sales -- including at gun shows;371 ban high-capacity magazine clips; ban online sales of ammunition; ban sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing, of more than 100 firearms;372 ban certain semiautomatic rifles, handguns and shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine;373 ban semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds; allow more guns around schools. Jan 04: Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords visited Newtown with her husband, Mark Kelly. Giffords survived a mass shooting 2 years ago in Tucson Az.374 Jan 05: The House of Representatives has started a panel to focus on what needs to be done about gun violence.375 The panel says it will meet with gun-violence experts in January month and recommend prevention strategies in February. Jan 06: The White House has proposed376 new regulations to: add new penalties for carrying guns near schools;377 reintroduce ban on most powerful military weapons in civilian hands; increase registration of guns in private hands;

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Does this include from private individual to private individual? Does it include gifts within a family? Is that an inclusive or exclusive and in other words it is Ok to do any on the list, it is just the total combination which is banned? Is this directed at enterprises which are not official gun manufacturers, such as the use of 3D printers? 373 Will there be exceptions for police and military? 374 http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/04/us/connecticut-newtown-gabrielle-giffords/index.html?hpt=hp_t3 375 http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/275779-dems-name-vice-chairs-of-gun-violence-taskforce376 http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/01/kant-vs-augustine-on-concealed-carryhandguns/266864/?google_editors_picks=true http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/06/white-house-nra-gun-control-reforms See Dec 19+20 on start of Gun Violence Task Force. 377 I presume this will not apply to policemen.

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make it more difficult for criminals, and the most seriously mentally deranged, to get guns, in addition to what they already have; but would not do much about people who have access to guns then get mentally ill. See references in my Drone Terms glossary to ATF scandals, showing why putting them in charge of tracking gun trafficking has been a proven catastrophic failure in the recent past. Apparently the White House is considering repeating this mistake. I dont know that there is any obvious solution, since the FBI has also had multiple mess-ups with record-keeping and science quality. I think the Secret Service has the least bad incidents of this nature, but I doubt they have the scale to handle the job. Jan-07: According to USA Today, the LAPD will begin patrols of LAs 600 elementary and middle schools.378 Police officers will spend 30 minutes, each day, at each school, on a random time schedule to meet with school members, and possibly teachers and parents. If I was one of those crazed shooters, I would arrive near a school, wait for the police officer to come then leave, then I would go in and do my thing. However, I believe this approach to be superior to police officers who are there all the time, like the one at Columbine who took his lunch break in his car on one side of the campus, while the shooters were marching in on the other side, or the ones nationwide who have no training in dealing with children, and seem to spend most of their time assaulting children, for the most trivial of alleged infractions.

Bogus News
Some writers have short or selective memories. I remember after Treyvon Martin, there was a demand for a change in the laws that allow people to shoot other people, then claim it was justified. I remember many other killings like Treyvon Martin, with lots

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of people making the same appeals. But some writers appear to be totally ignorant of that appeal, then ask why it did not occur. 379 I agree there is a bias regarding race and gender. According to national statistics, more males are kidnapped than females, and more blacks are abducted than whites, but if your info source is the news media you might think the most is white girls. It may be that more of the others are assaulted, because there is a police dept bias, which focuses: 1. Do something about victims when they are relatives of people working in police or criminal justice. 2. Do something about victims when the news media is making a fuss about the crime. 3. Do something about victims, when the family is wealthy. 4. Do something about victims, who are white. 5. Do something about victims, if there is any budget left. The news media has been providing us with info, where much of it is proven to be false a few days later. Another possible explanation is the authorities are engaged in a humongous cover-up, but the way the news media scrambles to correct itself, I do not believe that. Some statements are obviously bogus, the moment they come out of the TV news anchor mouth. I heard one TV anchor say, QUOTE We dont know how to prevent this from happening again. UNQUOTE I disagree. Vast numbers of people talk like they know how to prevent this from happening. We just all disagree on the solutions, think many other peoples proposals are ludicrous. Some news media have said this is the worst mass shooting in US history. Dont they remember Wounded Knee history? Why would TV say the killing of 26 white women and children is a worse mass shooting than the killing of 250 Indian men women and children? Such a statement is either:
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Racist Innocent Ignorant A knee jerk reaction, where the goal is to incite people to watch the news media, so they can sell advertising. They have zero interest in truth. Over several days of news media, the time line is very fluid. The shooting started various times quoted from 9.30 to 9.40, very definite statements. The police received their first 911 call various times quoted from 9.36 to 9.41, each very definite time. I suspect that some police officer gave out some specific time, then different news media persons rounded that to nearest 5 minutes, or 15 minutes, where some gave the exact quotes. Over several days of news media, info about the mom evolves. The dead mom was a teacher at the school. No, she was not on the school staff, she was a substitute teacher there. No, she never worked for the school system. No, she never was a teacher, other than home schooling. Over several days of news media, info about the shooter evolves. The shooter was a recent student at that school, where there was some problem with the school, which led to the family taking him out of the school, and doing home teaching instead. No, he was at that elementary school many years ago, but it was at the high school were there was a problem that led to the home teaching. There never was any problem between the family and the Elementary school. Rumors denied In my notes, I repeat various things I hear on the TV news. The official press conferences have the authorities denying some of those stories. Connecticut state police spokesman Lieutenant Paul Vance denies a rumor that the gunman had been involved in an altercation at the school before the shooting. "There are no reports filed of any

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altercation at the school involving the individual..." Vance says. "We have not officially identified him at this time, and we cannot discuss any facts and circumstances of the deceased."380 This was at a Dec15 press conference. Altercations fantasy According to multiple news media, starting on Dec 15, we were told that apparently there were altercations before the day of the massacre, at the school, which may have involved the shooter, and members of his family. There are different conflicting news stories regarding this. The faculty members, who would have known the details, most of them are among the victims. One of the altercations was before the day of the shooting. Others were much earlier. The police are denying some of these stories. There is no school record that any of these alleged events occurred. I concede that it is possible that there was some altercation which never made it into the official school records. We have seen with many other school incidents, where parents, school authorities, have very different stories, in the aftermath of something bad happening to some child, where the school acts like the event is a total surprise, while the parents talk about a series of warnings, where the school should have been better prepared to deal with an escalating situation. Some TV talking heads say this could not be an incident of a person snapped, because they had to plan the attack, get the guns, get the ammunition, know how to get into the locked building. There are multiple different stories of alleged problems between the shooter and some school, between the parents and some school. We do not know how long ago this happened, or even if it was at the same school, since the shooter is now age 20, but there was some
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kind of dispute that led to the family pulling the kid from school, to do home schooling. Hoaxes and Conspiracy Theories After the Aurora Theater shooting, conspiracy theorists fixated on the accused shooters father, Robert Holmes, pointing to media reports that he worked as an anti-fraud scientist for credit scoring company FICO. A rumor surfaced that Robert Holmes was scheduled to testify before the Senate on the Libor banking scandal before the theater shooting. It wasnt true: no such hearing was ever scheduled to take place, nor is there even an obvious connection between FICO and the Libor scandal, which involved a number of high-profile banks misreporting interest rates on transactions. But imaginative commentators across dozens of sites exploited the phony connection anyway, concocting a theory in which the hearing was set to reveal a massive new fraud scheme before being deliberately derailed. 381 Some sites noted that The Dark Knight Rises the movie playing during the Aurora shooting featured a plot point revolving around financial fraud. Peter Lanza, the alleged Newtown shooters father, reportedly also worked in finance as vice president of taxes at GE Financial Services. Within hours, the same online forums were asserting as fact again, 100 percent without evidence that he too was supposed to testify before the Senate regarding Libor. Like FICO, GE has no obvious connection to the investigation, which has roped in various other financial institutions. And once again, there is no witness list that includes Lanza because there isnt even a hearing on the issue. 382 This rumor is 100% false, a Senate Banking Committee aide. The Senate Banking Committee does not have any LIBOR hearings currently scheduled, and has never considered either of these men as potential witnesses. Nonetheless, this fiction is being used to fuel a range of conspiracies,
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many of which suggest the attacks were somehow coordinated by shadowy elites in government or business to hide financial wrongdoing or confiscate guns. And theyre getting real traction from commentators at liberal, conservative, and fringe sites all over the Internet. State of Art In the 1960s I took a class in creative writing, and one in journalism. We were taught about primary sources. Thats someone who is a direct witness to what happened, has the professional credentials to properly interpret what happened, the communication skills so other people have a clear picture of what happened, and does not have a conflict of interest which blocks them from wanting to share the truth. For every one person who is a potential primary source, we can have thousands of people saying things, who did not witness the truth, are not interested in communicating the truth. Their stories get reported, then repeated by others who have no idea where the stories, they are repeated, originated. An honest journalist has a responsibility to seek out multiple independent primary sources, not publish anything unless it can be confirmed by multiple people. 99% of the people, reporting stories like this in contemporary news media, apparently did not attend any journalism class like I did. Maybe some of them took a class in creative (fiction) writing, and cannot tell the difference between that and factual documentaries. In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, it can take investigators several days to get at the facts. Plane crash investigators can take years before they can definitively say what caused the crash, and what could be done in the future to prevent this from ever happening again. But the news media cannot wait until the facts come out. They need viewers, so that their advertisers can get customers. To sell the general public on watching the media, it is essential that they make up information, provide creditable plausible sounding stories to entertain us, and cause us to keep coming back to hear updates to the soap opera pretending to be breaking news.

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It cannot all be true, because 3 TV channels within 5 minutes of each other, are telling us 3 totally different stories, and all telling us this is LIVE Breaking News. Some of it is obviously a replay of the identical LIVE Breaking News that they gave us several hours ago, but much of it cannot possibly be older versions of the same story. It would be like different TV news told us: A UFO landed in Central Park in NYC, and was surrounded by the National Guard. A UFO landed at K Mart in San Francisco, and 3 green women came out offering a cure for cancer. A UFO landed at WalMart in Cincinnati, 5 grey men came out, and were taken away in a police van. Different TV news telling us stories which sound similar, but have enough differences, that they cannot possibly be old-new versions of the same story. We know theres a lot of sewage in the TV news, we just dont know how much of it is gems of truth, and how much is garbage, until some days later. Do you ever watch Washington DC hearings on C-Span, and study the legislation that comes from the Congress persons who were at those hearings? It seems to me like the Congress persons learn nothing from those very informative hearings. They vote along party lines, where the partys ideology does not include the truth of what was communicated at the hearings. Senators and Representatives are like actors, trying to look like they are doing their job. Info comes out in those hearings, where most Senators and Representatives are rushing from one meeting to another, seldom attending any in their entirety. I guess many get a synopsis from someone, which could be distorted. With Benghazi, the US Intelligence Community was hearing from over a dozen sources in Libya, which were later found to be

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incorrect.383 Some of what they knew was classified, so when they briefed Congress, there was the classified story, and the unclassified story, both of which were being updated hourly, as more info came in. So theres a version of reality provided to Congress by the Intelligence Community, and a few days later Susan Rice is on TV sharing talking points exactly as they were provided to her by the Intelligence Community, which of course has evolved, because they constantly getting more info. Some members of Congress start screaming that the story given by Susan Rice has been fabricated, when it is really 95% same as what was given to Congress, the changes thanks to what the Intelligence Community found out in the last few hours. It is evident that the screaming is by people who think they can make points in the election fight, by making up stories about the President contaminating the story. We are seeing the same nonsense play out with the Newtown CT shooting. There is what may have happened, and there are the fantasies provided by the news media, where a few days later most of those fantasies have been proven to be false. Witnesses unreliable A large chunk of my day job has been solving computer problems, associated with an ERP network, reported to me by random coworkers. I learned early that witness statements are merely clues, a guide, not a road map. 90% of the time, the witnesses have some theory what is happening, and instead of telling me what they witnessed, they tell me the theory, and invariably their theory is false, so I have to figure out what really is going on, how best to fix it. The same kind of thing is going on in real life. People get glimpses of reality, try to make sense of it, then what is shared with other people, is after it has gone thru that filter. A lot of people get frustrated with topics where you need to be a professional with academic credentials to know the truth. People dont want Its complicated. They want a simple explanation, and if they cant get it, they construct a conspiracy theory.

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No one can know everything, but most people dont want to admit what they dont know, so they make up plausible or credible sounding stories to fill in the gaps. We find people doing this when we go to government offices to ask simple questions, and instead get wrong answers. We see it in the news media. Witnesses, close to the scene, saw glimpses, not the whole story, and many are in shock. I watched one interview, with a 17 year old Newtown High School student, who was off school that day, for reasons not told to us. A neighbor called, with news that shots had been heard at the school, where the boys 9 year old sister was. The school was, understandably in retrospect, not answering their phone, so he headed over there, concerned about his sister. He arrived after the police, waited 20 minutes before he saw his sister, alive, but they traumatized by seeing the bloody people coming out. I was struck by how many news people were interviewing young children, who had glimpses of a big picture, then the news people presenting the info as if what the children had seen was true for the entire event. One child was in the gym. Unclear if he was there when it started, or that was a staging point in security then evacuation. Some kids were evacuated by teachers, some by police, the different news stories basically depicted all evacuations by one particular entity. Some kids heard screams and bullets, over the school intercom system, so their teachers took the classes into lock down, with the kids seated on floor, under desks, out of sight of anyone who might look in the doorway.

Newton info third day Dec-16


Where some info has come out, which slightly modifies info which came out earlier, I sometimes adjust the earlier text. I am also constantly adding new sub-chapters, as additional threads open up. Also some chapter heading text gets adjusted, moved, as it becomes obvious what more is Bogus. Investigators are supposedly visiting sporting goods stores, and shooting ranges in the area, following leads.

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Newtown info second day Dec-15


Where some info has come out, which slightly modifies info which came out on day one, but is still unclear, not confirmed in any press conferences I have seen, I am just updating first day info a wee bit. Crisis response teams had also been sent in to aid families of victims. New York authorities had sent a mobile morgue to Newtown.384 Press Conferences scheduled, cancelled, postponed. This may just be a TV channel game to try to get us to keep watching the same stuff we already heard, because we are waiting on the conference, which never comes. As authorities get info, which is Ok to release. 1. To families of victims, via state police assigned to all locations where the families are gathering. 2. To media. There are multiple crime scenes Within the school Outside the school Knee Jerk Debate Topics We have a growing volume of people on the news media and social media who trot out their favorite theories we can prevent this kind of thing, if only . Whatever. But for every whatever there are a mountain of people with a diametric opposite view. This kind of event, where over a dozen people get killed, are extremely infrequent in US history. Talking heads, and people on social media, seem to want to fix what they think is the cause of something that happens once in a blue moon, but are not interested in addressing the every day violence which is killing maiming traumatizing one child at a time, in communities all over the USA. This was not a school shooting. It was a shooting by a deranged individual, which happened to be at a school.
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We would be having events like this all the time, if in fact the cause was: Mentally ill people; Bullying; Undiagnosed problems; God missing from schools; Guns in the hands of many people; Violence on TV and in movies; Video Games;385 Loud Music. Would these same people be saying this if the list included reading the Bible; or other more popular activities? To name a few things which some people have said needs to be eliminated, to prevent these once in a blue moon events from happening again. I agree that SOME of these are issues we should address, but we should not be addressing them because of something which has happened maybe 4 times in 100 years. Guns Parenting (start Jan-05) Heres an article on the importance of parents teaching their children to take guns seriously.386

Newtown School info begins Dec-14


Here is initial TV news info. As claims can be verified, I will reorganize whats where here, like I did with Colorado Theater and the Sikh Temple. As usual, a flood of TV channels interrupt normal broadcasting to give us the latest of what they think they know, in which there is confusion, pace of info coming out. I heard and saw pieces of info from: ABC News; CBS News; CNN; Fox News; HLN; HNN; MSNBC; NBC News;
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News 12 NJ; 14 News Evansville IN; News 18 CT; WABC-TV; WEHT; WEVV; WFIE; WGN Chicago; WVIT; and probably more, where the images unclear or covered up, where one TV news was getting their footage from another. By the second day, local TV stations had returned to normal programs, maybe 3.5 national TV stations had round the clock coverage, less each subsequent day, with intermittent exit for updates on other stories like: Boehner open to higher taxes on people making 1 million or more a year Clinton Health Egypt Constitution Kerry most likely next Secretary of State Washington DC Political Circus Initial CT breaking news confusion So here is what I got, from those above TV presentations, when the story first began to unfold, Friday Dec-14, 2012. Sandy Hook elementary school is for kindergarten thru 4th grade. 500 or 600 children attend the school. 46-50 faculty and staff worked there, before 6 of them got killed. Parents were alerted via reverse 911, to come to the Firehouse to pick up their kids. 9.30 am approx = the shooting started. 9.41 am 911 heard about it. Local and State police rapidly arrived on the scene. The police did not discharge any weapons. It was over before they arrived. State police in charge for now. Federal authorities helping: FBI ATF. CT Governor on the scene. President Obama has been briefed, has spoken with the Governor.

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People, seen running from the school, were detained and questioned. Initially the police dont know who is a witness, and who may be shooter # 2 (if any). The police checked the school for an active shooter, moving students to safer areas, such as the gym after making sure it was clear, then coordinated an evacuation to the nearby Firehouse. From different witnesses, many of them small children, it is unclear if the lock down, and evacuation, was organized by teachers or police, or different authorities different places within the school. It took about 20-30 minutes to conduct the evacuation. Parents were asked to meet their children, at the Firehouse, via reverse 911. Uncertainty if 1 or 2 gunmen. Police initially suspected 2nd gunman escaped from the school, they searching cars and businesses, near the school, for that 2nd suspect. In time the scene became secure, but the investigation continues. Info found on scene, about the deceased shooter, leads to search warrants for more info. Deaths in Newtown CT Wide range of reporting claims. 20 to 28 fatalities. Students and Staff. 10 to 20 children dead, ages 5 to 10. 16 of the dead children were aged 6.387 4 of the dead children were aged 7.388 12 of the dead children were girls.389 8 of the dead children were boys.390 6 to 9 adults killed.
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The lists below, do not include the gunman or his mother, but they have been widely reported. Alan Lanza, age 20, DOB 04/22/92 his cause of death has been ruled a suicide, all the others have been ruled homicide. Nancy Lanza, age 52, DOB: 9/6/60 Here are the 20 children who were killed:391 Charlotte Bacon, age 6 Daniel Barden, age 7 Olivia Engel, age 6 Josephine Gay, age 7 Ana M Marquez-Greene, age 6 Dylan Hockley, age 6 Madeleine F Hsu, age 6 Catherine V Hubbard, age 6 Chase Kowalski , age 7 Jesse Lewis, age 6 James Mattioli, age 6 Grace McDonnell, age 7 Emilie Parker, age 6 Jack Pinto, age 6 Noah Pozner, age 6 Caroline Previdi, age 6 Jessica Rekos, age 6 Avielle Richman, age 6 Benjamin Wheeler, age 6 Allison N Wyatt, age 6

The six adults killed were all women.392 Rachel Davino, age 29.
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Dawn Hochsprung, Principal, age 47. Here is info about her.393 Anne Marie Murphy, age 52. Lauren Rousseau, Teacher, age 30. Here is info about her.394 Mary Sherlach, School Psychologist, age 56, oldest killed.395 Victoria Sota, Teacher, age 27.396 Shooter dead on scene, allegedly took own life, aged 20 / 24? We are not hearing much info on how many wounded. The Vice Principal was wounded in the leg, but lived. Either the same day, or the next day, all the bodies had been moved to the medical examiners office. All the dead victims had been shot multiple times, the least was 3 times, the most was 11 times.397 This event has violated multiple US taboos: Killing your own mother. Killing little children. Shooting the victims so many times. Trying to frame your brother. Other schools in the area are on lockdown. Danbury Hospital, where many victims were taken, is also on lockdown.
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President Obama has been briefed, he has spoken with the Governor. Dec 14 evening there were vigils at 2 churches in Newtown. The community of Newtown CT has a population of approx 27,000. In the prior decade, it has only had one murder. Newtown CT is located approx 80 miles NE of NYC. Mental Health in General There are many dimensions to be addressed in combating this type of problem: Improve security at places with lots of targets for crazies and terrorists. Improve Gun Safety policies, without threatening the 2nd Amendment and healthy use of Guns. Repair what passes for Mental Health support in USA. What shall we do about parents in denial?398 Sometimes the News Media makes some problems worse.399 Newtown Funerals and Newtown School Buses are passing each other. Is that in the best interests of the mental health of the children on the buses? According to TV news, Mental Health is a $113 Billion industry in America, but hangs over a fiscal cliff.400 There is a stigma associated with talking about Mental Health, and asking for help, which tends to interfere with, and discourage, people getting rapid help, like most of us do for Physical Health. It is like the stigma with AIDS and less risky infectious diseases. There are institutional barriers to getting quality effective Mental Health diagnosis and care.
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Health Insurance companies often do not cover Mental Health with the same vigor as they cover Physical Health.401 Funding for research into doing a better job caring for people with Mental Health challenges, cannot hold a candle to other research. There was a 2007 federal law, if a judge finds a person has a mental health problem, the court must report that person. Building more mental health hospitals is not the answer, that just feeds the out-of-sight out-of-mind mentality, which got us warehousing scandals and stigma. Mental Health Victim Families Some survivors of Columbine, from 14 years ago, are now parents, some being interviewed. Many years of healing ahead Theres nothing you can say, just grieve with them. When history repeats, there is an emotional toll again, like a vet reliving combat trauma. Mental Health First Responders First responders encountered a horrific scene. They did their jobs, but they too will need mental health victim services counseling. Mental Health Shooter Family The mother of a child with mental health issues, wrote a blog titled I am the mother of Adam Lanza trying to raise some issues.402 She thought she could do this anonymously, apparently not learning from recent history that privacy on the Internet is a fantasy. 403

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http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2012/dec/19/opinion-insurance-companies-cover-mental-health/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/16/i-am-adam-lanzas-mother-mental-illnessconversation_n_2311009.html http://healthland.time.com/2012/12/17/i-am-adam-lanzas-mother-when-parents-are-afraid-of-their-children/ http://ideas.time.com/2012/12/17/the-backlash-against-i-am-adam-lanzas-mother/ 403 See my Petraeus Gate notes for example. If the head of the CIA cannot have privacy, who can? I also explained in a recent related thread about massive IBM security which got breached. What hope is there for people without IBM professional know how, having voting machines which can be relied upon?

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There was a social media firestorm about this blog, where apparently a lot of people unsympathetic to points she was trying to raise. People who do not understand the challenges of dealing with the mentally ill, sometimes blame the wrong things for those people being mentally ill. But other people took her messages to heart. Quite a few wrote in that they had family problems exactly what she was describing. Apparently Adam lived with his Mom Nancy, in Newtown CT, and was believed to have had some mental ill problems. A lot of info came from interviewing neighbors, and distant relatives, who may not be correctly depicting the precise medical problems. We were told the shooter had: Autism Aspegers Was deeply disturbed Was such a nice pleasant boy, this event is inexplicable Did not feel medical pain when physically injured, so great care had to be taken by people caring for him. Various TV talking heads had wild speculations regarding correlations various mental problems. I did not see a single medical professional in the bunch. They said BS things like: Autism is inherited.404 Lack of physical pain may imply lack of emotional empathy. The mental problems listed, do not explain this event. Some of the mental problems listed, do explain this event.

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high wire above us. Sometimes they fall, and land on us. Instead of a political system which makes huge profits, at taxpayer expense, for companies housing people convicted of crimes of substance abuse, and mental handicaps, we should move those profits to a health system which cures people of those problems, so they can have productive lives.
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In my Economy Disaster research notes,405 glossary section, I explained why the legal system in America is a house on fire. It is not the only house on fire.406 The US mental health system is an American Embarrassment. It gets a D minus, or worse. If a family wants to get mental health care for a family member, they first have to get them to have a criminal record, or accused of being a threat to people, because the pre-requisite for mental health care is for it to be an emergency. This is like saying no one can go to doctor for a physical medical problem until after they are infectious with the plague. Parents need a lower thresh hold to get mental help for their troubled children. In theory, there are different kinds of mental health treatment programs, once the victims problems have been properly diagnosed. One of the most economical, supposedly, is AOT = Assisted OutPatient Treatment. This is also true for physical health problems. We stay at home, regularly visit the doctor facility. Shooter Lanza Family Adam Lanza (age 20) was the shooter, but he was carrying the id of his brother Ryan Lanza (age 24). Info about Ryan was initially publicized, he was thought to be the shooter, then later, the investigation figured out that Adam was the shooter. Ryan, and the father of the boys, and other relatives and neighbors are being questioned. Early morning Dec-14, Adam shot and killed his Mom, then traveled to the school where Nancy was a kindergarten teacher, and shot every kid in Moms class. No, Mom was not a regular teacher, she was a substitute teacher.

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Uploaded to several collections, such as http://www.haiti.prizm.org/ and https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B9euafJH4bZMTA0YTM0YzktNTI0YS00NjVhLTg5NTItY2RiZjhiM2MzODkw/edit 406 See my Indy Boom notes uploaded several places such as http://www.scribd.com/doc/114094060/Indy-Boom maybe should be called America Burning: Every 3 days we have 4 explosions, because US utilities are dying of old age.

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No, Mom was not a substitute teacher. She never worked at that school. Every few days, the news media story changes. The school was locked. Adam broke in. Precisely how he did so, the news media has given us scores of different versions, but no word yet from authorities whether any of the versions are valid. Guns involved = a violence cliff There is a lot of conflicting info in the news. I still do not have a clear picture of what guns were used in the shootings, what guns Adam had access to, whether all those guns were legal for Nancy to have. A lot of news media had been talking about the Fiscal Cliff in Washington DC, which may only be a fiscal curb. This situation is a Violence Cliff. Parents are supposed to store guns where the kids cannot easily get at them, especially a child who has mental problems. However, parents are sometimes in denial regarding the seriousness of mental problems of family members. Nancy was a gun collector, who had taken her children to shooting ranges. The gun which did the killing (unclear to me from the stories so far), was apparently rigged for rapid reloading.407 I do not know if that was legal in CT. The gunman supposedly had access to at least 5 guns. He took with him: A total of 3 4 5 weapons, depending on which news story. 1-2 Glock 9mm handguns A Sig Saur 9 mm handgun A .45 handgun A semi-automatic .223 Bushmaster An M-4 rifle A modified M-16 rifle
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2-4 weapons (handguns?) were found by the body of the shooter, in the school. Two news stories said that all the victims were killed with fully automatic weapons, not semi-automatic. I heard on one of the news briefings, the coroner saying that he had autopsied 6 of the victims so far, and they had all been killed by automatic weapons. That is not the same as all the victims, not yet autopsied. CT had an assault weapon ban, but the way it was defined, it only applied to 35 weapons, of which the one used by the shooter was not banned. Apparently the way these laws have been written, they define a combination of how the guns are designed, so that gun makers modify their weapons so they can be sold without violating the ban. This makes them more expensive, but still available. 1-2 weapons were found in the car. The Bushmaster was found in the car. The M-16 was found in the car. One of the long rifles was found in trunk of car. I dont yet know if this was the same, or different weapon, as one named as found in the car. Back at Moms home, not by the body, nor in the car, there were supposedly 1 to 3 more guns. Older model rifle(s). A few news reports are saying there were 4 weapons. 408 Some store is denying selling a long gun to the shooter. An estimated 100+ shots were fired. All weapons were supposedly legally owned by Mom, depending on which news stories we hear or read. All the shooting was allegedly in rooms immediately adjacent to the front entrance to the school. Top school administrators were having
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a meeting. When they heard the shooting, they immediately put themselves in harms way to protect the children. The Principal, and School Psychologist were killed. The Vice Principal was wounded, retreated, and called 911. Although the shooting was at the front of the school, the gunfire was heard throughout the building. Some parents are wondering how the shooter got into the building. They say the front door is normally locked. I am wondering if kids can get out Ok if there is a fire. Theres also a story about some new security system recently installed at the school. If so, I imagine the police are now viewing video tapes of how the shooter got into the building. Doomsday Mentality There are people who believed various tales that the world was coming to an end. According to some news stories, this was date # 182 in history associated with such predictions, which we have passed without the predictions coming true. Most of the predictions have been based in logic by people who lack science training. Planet X will hit Earth; the Mayan Calendar is more than a Y2K; Political leaders, who demonize their opponents to get elected, are being truthful. These people build bomb shelters, stockpile weapons, they are getting ready for the apocalypse. There are some who depict Nancy Lanza as being part of this mentality.409 There are people who believe that some day the government will become corrupt, and will come for us, like the government of Syria. I do not know what proportion of the people share this view, but it is evident from the racist militias, and other behaviors, that it is a lot of people. They say that if the Jews were armed, there would not have been a Holocaust. Actually, the Jews were armed. There was a strong
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underground, which knew exactly what was happening, but the people did not believe. They thought it was like the propaganda of WW I. When lies are told enough, the people cannot believe truth. I have communicated with people who have this kind of thinking, via sites for making preparations in case of an emergency. 410 It is evident to me that Doomsday Preppers are both misrepresented, and there are some nut cases among them. There are nut cases in most every population, but those nut cases are not the entire population of the groups they can be found within. Lawsuits? The shooter was over 18, an adult, shot himself. Not his guns, belonged to his mother, but the owner is dead. The estate can be sued, but difficult to prove anything, but the estate may be substantial, considering the Mansion they were apparently living in, if we can believe the TV news is correctly showing Moms house. Some TV anchors said it is a $ 1.6 million home. There may be lawsuits demanding info people cannot now get. Some may demand a change in security at the school. NJ CT IL confusion Ryan apparently lived in Hoboken NJ. When he arrived home at his apartment there, with his girlfriend, the police were searching his apartment, and took the both of them in for questioning. The questioning was by the police, the FBI, depending on different news media stories. Other news media says the apartment was in Newtown CT. The Hoboken NJ version had news media talking about facilities in the area on lock down, such as a day care center. The Hoboken NJ version initially had someone dead at the apartment, then that story said to be false. Maybe they got confused with the death of the Mom back in Newtown CT.
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Nancy and the boys father had divorced, in 2009, then the father remarried. He lived in NJ, or the same Newtown neighborhood as the mother, depending on which story we hear. One story said the father is VP of GE Financial Services, so maybe he can afford to have multiple homes. The father is being interviewed, by the FBI, NJ police, CT police, according to different news media. He was picked up in NJ, CT, depending on different news media. The boy has an aunt, who lives in Crystal Lake IL. Various news media attribute things to her, and also show an interview with her. The family used to live in Illinois, then moved to New England. She kept in regular contact with them, only by e-mail and Facebook. The boy was very intelligent. They were not a violent family. The gun collection is normal behavior, for self-protection News anchor reactions News anchors credit several things with why school shootings now declined compared to the earlier problems:411 Better training for teachers;412 School plans and lockdown drills; Students encouraged to report crisis situations, before they escalate;413 Anti-bullying programs in many schools;414 Police training how best to respond to scenarios like this; Police in schools;415 Communications continue to improve across a spectrum of ways to reach out for help.416
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I would add, that many major educational institutions have initiated plans for how to deal with threats, particularly in the wake of VA Tech. But we can see from Aurora, that effort still has a way to go to be effective in protecting the larger community from threats known to the educational community. Interviewing various people (relevant qualifications?) How to talk to kids about such rare horrific events in the news addictions. Various people spouting off about familiar arguments and speculations about how this kind of once in a blue moon event could be prevented. Address lack of help for mental health issues; Gun Control, as if it could have prevented this event, where the shooter, as in other school incidents with much less killed, got hands on weapon not registered to them. Much more killed in this incident, because the mother had taken the boys to a shooting range, to teach them how to use guns. In many incidents with smaller number killed, the child not supposed to have the gun, did not know how to use it efficiently. Ages of shooters many incidents compared, where it seems to me someone had a conclusion, then selected incidents which fit into some theory, not using good DoJ statistics. This kind of thing will happen again. There are people who are mentally ill. They cannot get effective treatment, but they can get access to guns. Most mentally ill people are not a threat. Do metal detectors work effectively for federal buildings, airports, without excessive cost?417 No one solution will mitigate all scenarios.
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However, a lot is still very fragile. Cell Towers and Internet go down in a bad storm like Sandy. The Internet was originally designed to protect US communications in case of an enemy attack, but now it is vulnerable to EMP or terrorism. During 9/11 2001 we discovered that police fire ambulance other authorities could not inter-communicate. We do not know if that has been fixed yet. 417 Some TV talking heads are saying that this could have been avoided if ALL schools in the world had metal detectors. I wonder at the expense of trying to prevent an incident of a nature which has happened maybe 4 times in 100 years.

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School Shootings in Perspective


Under current mental health theory, people who do mass killings, who are mentally ill, do not suddenly snap and go out and do this thing. They exhibit symptoms for weeks or months in advance that they are a potential threat to other people.418 Mental Health professionals can see these clues, and alert authorities about the potential threats, but for this to happen, the people at risk need to have exposure to the professionals. I went into this in more detail with the Aurora shooting, which could have been prevented, had University of Colorado had any fiduciary responsibility to inform the larger community that a threat was headed their way. In the Sandy Hook shooting, it appears from many stories that the shooter and mom were birds of a feather, isolated from a normal society which would have been able to tell that there was trouble coming. Shooting Statistics (more Dec 28+) While reading thru Fact Check statistics on USA overall, I feel I want to hear their figures on Chicago, because there seem to be in the news a non-stop parade of stories of gun violence in Chicago, spiraling out of any control. Fact Check Org has an article on the Guns Rhetoric.419 Many people make claims, which are misleading at best. Fact Check Org sorts out which are accurate, false, in between. The USA has highest rate of gun ownership in the world.420 o But this rate is declining. The USA has highest rate of homicides among advanced countries. But this rate is also declining. US rate of gun murder is at its lowest point since at least 1981 . o 36 per million people in 2010. High point was 70 in 1993. o However, non-fatal gun injuries from assaults increased in 2011 for third straight year, and that rate is highest since 2008.
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Violent crimes committed with guns including murders, aggravated assaults and robberies have declined for three straight years. 130 school shootings, since Columbine, resulted in at least one student or school official being killed or injured. o 62 of those shootings resulted in two or more killed or injured. o Some people are reporting higher counts, using incidents which are not schools, or not shootings. Remember that definitions like assault, murder, robbery are by the police, and often do not include the police, or other government agents, doing the exact same things, under color or law. Also not all crimes are reported to the police. CDC data on death by guns is more accurate than FBI data, because: CDC data comes from statistics of people who get killed, and where medical examiners rule it was homicide, or police doing justifiable killing, not including suicide, or accident, and that data says 30 people a day, as of 2010. FBI data comes from crime reports, that data says 24 a day, as of 2010. FBI and DoJ recently started tracking police doing justifiable killing, but not all police depts report such statistics to the feds. There has been an increase in guns owned in America, but has there been an increase in people who own the guns? Nobody knows for sure. Surveys indicate the number of households with guns is declining, but are people always honest when responding to surveys, and are all surveys a good sample of the public? Does having more guns in public mean more homicides with guns? I believe this question cannot be answered, unless we factor in the impact of an armed public in combination with corrupt cops. How might victims of corrupt cops act differently, if the victims were armed, with both cell phone camera recording the situation, and a weapon? Currently corrupt cops confiscate the cell phone evidence.

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Studies havent been able to show a causal relationship that mere presence of guns, as opposed to other factors, caused higher rates of gun violence. Do concealed gun carry laws deter crime, or increase shootings? Does public list of where guns are stored, and where not, incite more crime? There are people arguing both sides of those issues. Academic studies are on both sides. Some of the people, doing the studying, appear to be biased, not using statistics properly. Crime is down dramatically right now even in states that have not passed such laws. Heres info on 151 victims of mass shootings in 2012.421 Mother Jones says 2012 was the worst year in modern history. That is a much better statement than many other media saying latest shooting worst in US history, when there were worse shootings in less than a decade, let alone what happened with massacres of Indians. However, 2012 may be the worst year of shootings inside the USA in modern history, it is not the worst year of shootings by USA forces in the world, when we consider innocent victims of drone attacks, and the fact that in warfare, for every 1 enemy soldier killed, there are approx 15 innocent civilians killed. Over the past 30 years, the USA has on average 20 mass shootings a year, with at least four victims killed by gunfire.422 They are not happening more frequently, or less frequency. In your average mass shooting event, in America, the shooter can kill or wound 14 people before the police show up, but when there is someone armed there already, able to retaliate against the shooter, the average is 2.5. There will be some scenarios where this does not work, like all the smoke in the Aurora theater.423

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When people call 911, the police response time will vary, depending on traffic and other factors. Best response is 2-3 minutes, bad is an hour or more. In that time period, a shooter might reload several times, with magazine clips containing 30 rounds. The teachers are already at the school. Store clerks are already at the mall. Where ever the attack, if among the people there, there are some armed, they can counter the shooter. Yes, these people might not have good gun training, but they can slow down the shooter, distract the shooter, when seconds count, while waiting minutes for the police to arrive. On an average day in America, 33 people are killed with guns, not counting police shooting people where there is no proof they did anything wrong. 33 x 365 days424 = 12,045 a year. In the vast majority of mass shootings, the shooters got their guns legally. According to TV News: Of these 12k kills, only 323 are with long guns. Over 3 million Americans own AK-15 (1%). There are more guns on the street than people, thanks to the NRA. Gun sales are up because: o (a) fear of a coming ban get first o (b) the fear culture This 33 does not include the 1-2 killed daily in the USA by the police.425 How many of them were killed while engaged in a real crime, and how many were innocents killed by mistake by the police, we do not have good statistics. The FBI releases annual statistics for justifiable homicide by weapon, law enforcement, defined as the killing of a felon by a law enforcement officer in the line of duty. Police, across the USA, habitually label as a felon, anyone the police killed, without any evidence of wrong doing. The FBI total was around 400 per year from 2007 to 2011. The number of such killings so far in 2012 is
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estimated at 525 or more.426 These statistics do not include many deaths from tasers, restraint, or beatings, particularly inside the massive US prison system. Many police departments underreport their justifiable homicides to the FBI. For example, the Los Angeles Police Department was compelled to admit in a lawsuit that there were 79 fatal police shootings from 2000 to 2005, while it had reported only 38.427 Also FBI statistics do not include episodes of police violence in which the individual survives, even if the person sustains permanent disfiguring or disabling injuries. Worst Fantasy As usual, news anchors are saying Newtown CT is the worst school shooting in US history. As usual, I have trouble believing that the latest of a type of incident is always the worst, so I will be fact checking later. Many compared to Columbine (1999?), claiming that was at the peak of an epidemic of school shootings in the USA which began to die down 10-15 years ago. There is a shock value associated with any news about a lot of people killed, whether in an earthquake, plane crash, or violent event. This can sensitize us to be more aware of similar events, and in turn lead us to falsely believe that kind of event is happening more often than in past history. Also see statistics from Yale Law School.428 See links below for more details on past events. It would seem more accurate to say that the Dec-14, 2012 mass shooting is the worst at a US educational institution since 32 died at VA Tech in 2007; or, excluding colleges, it is the worst deliberate mass killing at a US school since 425 died in New London Tx in 1937; or

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limiting it to mass shooting at a US school, excluding colleges, it is the worst since 38 were killed 1927 in Bath Mi. The worst mass shootings in US history, were when the US cavalry massacred Indian villages.429 Wounded Knee is probably the most famous, where 130-250 Indians were killed, but there were many similar incidents. So dont call this thing the worst mass shooting in US history. Nothing which has happened in the last 100 years in the USA, can compare to the death toll of early US history, other than Pearl Harbor and 9/11. A school shooting is where gun violence occurs inside an educational institution.430 In addition to Wikipedia, also see list of serious mass shootings in Connecticut, USA, and rest of the world, in: Hartford Courant Newspaper;431 Mother Jones;432 UK Guardian.433 The worst mass shooting in a Canadian school may be cole Polytechnique Massacre in Montreal Quebec, where 14 died, Dec 6, 1989. There have been a few in Europe where 16 to 18 died. Worst Past History The San Bruno Gas explosion has been labeled by some as the worst such disaster in USA history,434 but I think the New London disaster was worse: o The New London Texas Gas Explosion killed 425 students and teachers, in March 1937.435 o It was not an accident, but rather man made, although not intentional, a culmination of bad practices. In the aftermath, Texas passed some laws about safety, and qualifications to be an engineer. o New London is considered, by some, to be the worst disaster in a US school building. Some other people

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might consider Separate but Equal to be the worst disaster of US schools history. Some notable mass shootings in USA school history, from Wikipedia, include:436 May 18, 1927: Bath, Michigan School treasurer Andrew Kehoe, after killing his wife and destroying his house and farm, blew up the Bath Consolidated School by detonating dynamite in the basement of the school, killing 38 people, mostly children. He then pulled up to the school in his Ford car, then set off a truck bomb, killing himself and four others. Only one shot was fired in order to detonate dynamite in the car. This may be the deadliest act of deliberate mass murder at a school in the United States, not counting attacks on Indian schools, which happened to be in massacred Indian villages, attacked during early US history. August 1, 1966: University of Texas Massacre Charles Whitman age 25, climbed atop the observation deck at the University of Texas-Austin, and killed 16 people and wounded 31 during a 96-minute shooting rampage. November 12, 1966: Mesa, Arizona Bob Smith, 18, took seven people hostage at Rose-Mar College of Beauty, a school for training beauticians. Smith ordered the hostages to lie down on the floor in a circle. He then proceeded to shoot them in the head with a 22-caliber pistol. Four women and a three-year-old girl died, one woman and a baby were injured but survived. Police arrested Smith after the massacre. Smith had reportedly admired Richard Speck and Charles Whitman. The two most notable U.S. school shootings in the early 1970s were the Jackson State killings in May 1970, where police opened fire on the campus of Jackson State University and the Kent State shootings also in May 1970 where the National Guard opened fire on the campus of Kent State University. May 16, 1986: The Cokeville Elementary School hostage crisis In a ransom scheme, David and Doris Young, both in their forties, took 150 students and teachers hostage. Their demand for $300 million dollars came to an abrupt end when Doris
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accidentally set off a bomb, killing herself and injuring 78 students and teachers. David wounded John Miller, a teacher who was trying to flee, then killed himself. April 20, 1999: Littleton, Colorado 14 students (including shooters) and one teacher killed, 27 others wounded at Columbine High School. Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, had plotted for a year to kill at least 500 and blow up their school. At the end of their hour-long rampage, they turned their guns on themselves.[37] This incident was approx 20 miles from the Theater in Aurora Colorado where a mass shooting took place in 2012. October 2, 2006: Charles Carl Roberts IV, a milk-truck driver, shot dead five girls in a one-room Amish schoolhouse before killing himself. Five other girls were critically injured by Roberts, who was not Amish. April 16, 2007: 32 were killed in the VA Tech massacre.437

NY Fire Ambush 2012 Christmas Eve


On Christmas Eve 2012, Volunteer firemen responding to a house fire were ambushed by a gunman, who killed two, injured three, after which the gunman was dead in the fire fight with police.438 Location = near the Lake Ontario shore in Webster, New York, outside Rochester, approx 340 miles NW of NYC. The gunman opened fire on the firefighters at approx 5.30 am ET. Most of the fire fighters were pinned down on the narrow strip of land between Lake Ontario and Irondequoit Bay until a SWAT team arrived. Not only was this an ambush, but the gunman had selected a spot where firefighters would be trapped.

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Dead = Webster police officer, Lt. Michael Chiapperini, who was also a volunteer fireman, and Monroe County 911 dispatcher Tomasz Kaczowka. Wounded = volunteer firefighters Joseph Hofsetter and Theodore Scardino, and Greece police officer John Ritter. An off-duty police officer, who was driving by, has injuries from shrapnel. Two wounded firefighters were in critical condition. Initially, authorities were unsure, but now they are certain, it was just the one gunman. The firefighters were kept, by the gunman, from battling the blaze, as it spread to more homes and a car. Four homes were destroyed, and four damaged. The gunman had previously been in prison for 17 years for beating his grandmother to death with a hammer.439

Investigating Sikh Temple incidents


As with the Aurora situation, there is main incident and secondary related incidents. The main incident here, is the shooting Aug-5 at the temple. Secondary incidents we have heard about so far: Threats directed against the temple, in the days before the attack.

Reactions
President Obama called for flags at half mast nation wide, thru Friday Aug-10. Other religions called for a day of prayer. Members of the diplomatic staff of India have visited with the Sikh community of Wisconsin.440 People in India are understandably concerned about the safety of their brethren in America, and as we can see from other places in my notes, this is an appropriate feeling. Thanks to Americas Hate Movement, Indians in America have been at risk for years, as are many other people of varying backgrounds.

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Secretary of State Clinton has reached out to the Indian government to try to provide reassurance that this concern is misplaced.441 It sounds to me like PR to tell a customer, what the spokesperson thinks the customer wants to hear. However, Clinton has promised to deliver a copy of the FBI investigation report to the government of India. According to the Indian publication, Deccan Herald on Aug 8, 2012, QUOTE442 The SGPC chief Makkar said, Earlier, after 9/11 also, Sikhs were targeted. This time our place of worship was targeted, a first so far. UNQUOTE This information is unfortunately not quite right. This is not a first in America. Many different religions houses of worship have been targeted in attacks, including Sikh. There was a shooting incident at a Sikh temple in San Francisco January 2000,443 where the name of the shooter was Joga Singh Sandher, so it sounds like a different motive may have been involved. Democracies, and other types of governments, world wide have serious problems with people who have grievances, real and imagined, taking action, peaceful and violent, against the state, private organizations, and fellow people, where our society is not doing a good job addressing the issues. I think that nations with similar challenges could be helping each other with their resolution. My mitigation section is where I will address what I think can be done about this.444 Also see other notes by me in my various shared documents collections, In my semi-retirement I have a hobby of
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studying challenges, then trying to figure out how we can do a better job of resolving them, and mitigating against future repetition.

Victims
The victims who were fatally shot, in the Sikh Temple attack, included five men and one woman, identified as:445 Sita Singh, 41, Ranjit Singh, 49, Satwant Singh Kaleka, 65, Prakash Singh, 39, Paramjit Kaur, 41 Female (all the others are Male), and Suveg Singh, 84. One of the dead was the President of the Temple, who tried to stop the shooting, by attacking the shooter, bare-handed. He is now being hailed as a hero. Although he had no chance personally, his action gave others time to flee. Four of the six were citizens of India, one being a recent visitor from India, according to news media in India.446 One of the dead is a relative of the minister for Punjab, the state in India with the most Sikh.447 The day after the shooting, we learn that while all 3 wounded are still in critical condition, and the police officer was hit with 9 bullets, including in his neck and cheek, he is now talking coherently with well-wishers, believed to be out of immediate danger, will make a recovery, although it will be a long one.

What Happened?
Police arrived within 3 minutes of the first 911 call. The calls were garbled, confused, the police did not know what the situation was, but they knew there was a problem due to an abundance of calls. The
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Victims shot dead, in the Sikh Temple attack: http://www.oakcreekwi.org/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Oak_Creek_shooting https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/us/army-veteran-identified-as-suspect-in-wisconsinshooting.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all 446 http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/us-guruwdara-shooting-four-of-six-victims-wereindians/1/212087.html 447 http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/pujab-ministers-relative-killed-in-us-shootout/1/212061.html

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first police officer on scene found a wounded person in the parking lot, and started attending to that persons needs. That was Lt. Brian Murphy, who was then ambushed by the gunman, receiving 9 bullets, most hit him where he had body armor, but he got one each in the neck and cheek. As other police arrived, they told the gunman to drop his weapon, to surrender, but instead he shot at the police vehicles. Police returned fire, killing the gunman. Here is info about Oak Creek Police Officer Lt. Brian Murphy who was injured in the line of duty at the Sikh Temple.448 The temple has surveillance cameras, so the police will no doubt be able to reconstruct info to help with the investigation.

Shooters Gun
Federal officials said the gun, used in the Sikh Temple attack, had been legally purchased.449 The weapon used in the killings was determined to be a 9 mm semi-automatic hand gun.450 It was purchased July 28, there was a 2 day waiting period, he picked it up July 30.

Shooter Info so far


As with the Aurora situation, briefly share the guys identity, but then in various write-ups, refer to him as: Evil person Gunman, at the Sikh Temple Neo Nazi who attacked the Sikhs Religious Domestic Terrorist Shooter, at the Sikh Temple This individual person Traitor to our behavior standards Villain White Supremacist who attacked the Sikhs
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Use valid descriptions, but do not honor him by having his name scattered all over. Do not grant him any fame. Some villains do this kind of thing because they want the history of the world to remember them, their name, along with other infamous people. By denying this to them, we undermine such motivation for future copy cats. Federal officials on Monday Aug-6 identified Wade Michael Page, age 40, as the slain attacker in a rampage that killed six people, plus himself, and left three others critically wounded at a house of worship in Oak Creek, Wis., on Sunday Aug 5. 451 Tattoos on the body of the slain Sikh temple gunman and certain biographical details led the FBI to treat the attack at a Milwaukeearea temple as an act of domestic terrorism, officials said Sunday. 452 Motive The police think the villain was a lone shooter, but just in case, they are taking precautions. Sikh temples nationwide are getting added police protection. At the beginning of the investigation, police say they do not yet know motive, but they are narrowing down possibilities. There is at least one person of interest they are looking for, have not yet eliminated, wont say why they looking for. Within a few days, it became apparent to authorities that the Sikh temple was attacked because the shooter targeted those people for racial or religious reasons, while the Aurora shooter was just randomly shooting. They think that whoever happened to be at the midnight movie, and lived in the apartment complex, were irrespective demographics of the villains motives. Thus the Sikh temple incident was domestic terrorism, while the Aurora incident was

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not. I agree with this assessment about the Sikh incident, but I remain unconvinced about Aurora. Something happened with the Aurora villain, which led his psychiatrist to invoke UC BETA team (see Psychiatrist Concerns chapter) and notify the police, that he was allegedly a danger to the University, and perhaps a larger community. We do not yet have details, thanks to Judges gag orders, and HIPAA confidentiality. People could live in that apartment complex only if they had some relationship with the University, so had the bombing been successful, he would have killed and maimed hundreds of people associated with the University. In my mind, that is either domestic terrorism, or mental ill. It is not random bombing. The guy, the shooter The FBI is tracing his life, talking to neighbors & anyone who knew him, where ever he lived or traveled. White Supremacist In the USA, we have freedom of speech, freedom of thought. It is our actions, and inactions for which we are to be held accountable. Unfortunately, the USA has long had a problem with some people who hate others, based on the color of their skin, then translate their hate into hate crimes. The best known such haters include: Klu Klux Klan (KKK) which primarily targets Negros and Jews. The American Nazi Party, whose God is the teachings of Hitler, and groups similar to the Nazis of the 1940s, identifying with neo-Nazi philosophies. Fortunately, these groups are a pale shadow of their former glory, thanks to being brought to face justice for their many atrocities. A few groups have been declared to be illegal, such as the American Communist Party, during the Cold War with the former Soviet Union. These groups typically promote violent actions like those carried out against the Sikh Temple. Good resources for information about such groups include: Southern Poverty Law Center US Civil Rights organizations in general Wikipedia

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The gunman in the Sikh Temple shooting has been identified as a former leader of a white supremacist heavy metal band,453 and a neoNazi. Their music lyrics promote genocide. This is a challenge in the American system of freedom of speech, where some people promote dishonorable behavior, but verbal garbage is not illegal. Then other people act on those horrible ideas. In the initial days after the Sikh Temple shooting, it is unknown why the shooter targeted this particular house of worship. There is speculation that he was ignorant about religions, and was one of those who hate Muslims, but attack other religions, because they cannot tell the difference, like in Nazi Germany where many Catholics were attacked because many Protestant Nazis could not distinguish between Jews and Catholics. This explains some disconnect between rhetoric and actions. We do not want any attacks, but sometimes cannot provide proper security for the targeted victims, when the troublemakers are so ignorant. Neo Nazi His Facebook profile, which has since been taken down, included a swastika. A former friend of the shooter, who knew him in the army, was interviewed on CNNs Piers Morgan. We learned that the shooter, at the Sikh Temple, often told people about a Racial Holy War against any non-whites, berated whites who had non-white friends as being race traitors, and participated in a band with similar sentiments in the lyrics. It seemed to me that Piers questions elicited inconsistent replies. This former friend did not, until recently, really imagine that the perpetrator would actually do anything violent with these beliefs.

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The former friend began to get concerned in 2000, and a couple weeks ago was looking for newspaper stories about where maybe some action like this may have taken place. Army Dishonor The suspected gunman in the Sikh temple shooting was administratively discharged from the Army in 1998 after being demoted in rank, according to his military service record. According to the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, Aug 6, 2012, QUOTE454 Fred Allen Lucas, a Bloomington, Ind., man who served with the shooter at Fort Bragg, N.C., in a psychological operations battalion, recalled that he spoke of the need for securing a homeland for white people and referred to all non-whites as "dirt people." UNQUOTE While in the US Army, the shooter, at the Sikh temple, was demoted from sergeant to specialist and was not granted an honorable discharge when he left the service. The US military is not (yet) saying why this individual person had been stripped of his rank or what negative marks on his record led the Army to disqualify him from an honorable discharge after his 6 1/2 years of service.455 Supposedly he was drunk on duty, according to a former friend of the shooter, who knew him in the army, interviewed on CNNs Piers Morgan. Civil Rights organizations, and US authorities, have been doing a good job of breaking up hate organizations, but the members, of the hate movement in America, continue to grow in numbers. Some years ago, a neo Nazi group was found inside the US Army, which

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got rid of it, but its members were not cured of their hate. This guy was a member of that group.

Congressional Hearings
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights held a hearing on domestic terrorism and hate crimes,456 in large part as a response to the August 2012 shooting at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. A relevant legal question, arising from the shooting, is whether it constitutes a hate crime or terrorism, or both.

Civil Rights Organizations


There are several activist organizations in the USA which promote peace and harmony among humanity, some of which we expect may have useful info about the enemies of that harmony, and ideas how we can work towards those laudable goals. They include: Bnai Braith457 (Jewish). Sikh communities. Southern Poverty Law Center458 (Black) which keeps track of many hate groups,459 and haters, including the guy who we now know as the shooter at the Sikh Temple.460

Investigating Aurora Co incidents


The villain, in the Aurora massacre, is in police custody. He is 24 year old James Eagan Holmes, who was born and raised in San Diego. He attended University of California, Riverside, on an academic scholarship, graduating with honors in spring 2010 with a B.S. in neuroscience. Then he went on to University of Colorado, Denver, as a graduate student of neuroscience, and also worked there in a paid capacity, but recently dropped out, giving no reason how come. This may be him in the phone book.461 I imagine his snail mail is being forwarded to some address of his defense team.
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http://www.lawfareblog.com/2012/10/dawinder-s-sidhu-on-hate-crimes-terrorism-and-sikhs/ http://www.lawfareblog.com/2012/08/naunihal-singh-on-the-oak-creek-massacre/ 457 http://bnaibrith.org/latest_news/sikh_attack080612.cfm 458 http://www.splcenter.org/ 459 Hate groups tracked by Southern Poverty Law Center http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2005/winter/hate-crime 460 http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021083319 http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/shooter-wade-page-was-army-vet-white-supremacist-856cn28165123946.html

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His profile on various social media may have been taken down.462 These notes do not have his name repeated, deliberately. 463 I variously refer to him as: accused culprit mass murderer public enemy theater gunman villain I avoid labeling him as deranged, or other mentally ill descriptions, since it is as yet unproven whether or not he had any mental ill problems, other than normal human distractions, which I list later, such as being addicted to drugs, or considering it acceptable to conduct a jokers joke for real, which can be an evil personality problem. Is it relevant that he is a white man?464 Charges At Mon 7-30 court hearing, the villain was told the 142 charges against him.465 (so far could change if one of the critically injured wounded dies) 24 counts of first-degree murder; 116 counts of attempted murder; One "sentence enhancer" count for allegedly committing a crime of violence; One count of possession of an explosive device. The 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder represent two counts for each of the slain and wounded victims in the shooting because prosecutors charged Holmes under two, separate
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theories of first-degree murder. One is murder after deliberation and the other is murder with extreme indifference.466 We expected at least 1 count for each of the 71 victims, who were killed or wounded. We expected he would face charges of: first-degree murder; attempted first-degree murder; aggravated assault; and weapons violations. A former prosecutor said, that under Colorado law, he will probably not be charged in the death of fetus, miscarried by the pregnant woman shot in the theater.467 According to KDVR Time Line, QUOTE:468 He is being represented by Daniel King and Tamara Brady, chief trial attorney for the state public defender. UNQUOTE There are some questions we may never have answers to. Was the gunman on meds at the time of the shooting? (Other than what he claimed to the police officers.)469 Did anyone see advance signs that this guy was a danger, and did they try to inform relevant authorities? (In addition to what his psychiatrist told the BETA team.)470

Captive Target Audience


The theater was reportedly sold out, but I dont know how many seats in the theater hundreds? I saw CENTURY 16471 on side of building, in the TV reports, so I figure there were 16 viewing theaters
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inside the main building. I saw several police scanner calls. Evidently this happened in viewing theater # NINE. There are 40 cinemas in the immediate area, showing this movie. They are all getting extra security for the time being, as protection against any copy cat. I do not know the design of the theater where this happened. I do know that if this had happened in my geographic area, it would have been a death trap, because the theaters are designed so that the only exit is down stairs to the front, where the mass murderer was located, then out corridors to the sides. A person could climb over the stairs railing to the corridor below, then drop and break their legs. This was complicated by the theatre lights being off, and the villain firing tear gas into the crowd. In my area, if there was a fire at the front of the theater, where the public enemy was in this case, it would be damn near impossible to evacuate the theater. I listened to at least two different people, who said they had been inside the theatre when this happened, whose stories were pretty consistent. One of them saw how come the Exit door got unlocked, but when the shooting started, he was on the floor between the seats, not seeing many details. The other helped a wounded companion exit. Apparently the movie kept playing for a while after the shooting started, then when the movie ended, the lights did not come on, leaving the theatre completely in the dark. Subsequent stories indicate the person who set the exit door to be unlocked, was the same person who later did the shooting. He had bought a ticket, then jiggered the exit so he could get back in, went to his car for his gear, came back in to do his thing.

Victim Recovery Infrastructure


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Swedish Hospital, University Hospital, and a makeshift hospital set up at the scene of the attack. Counts of victims by hospital have been compiled on Reddit. 472 No info will be released by authorities about victims, until victim families have been notified. Gateway High School is being used as a meeting place, for victim support. The news media has been asked to give them space, as they cope with their grief. Earlier, multiple bus loads of hundreds of witnesses were transported from the theatre, to be interviewed at the Gateway school. A different High School is being used as an evacuation center for the 5 apartment buildings evacuated, due to the villains apartment explosive challenges. These are 3-5 floors with 6-10 units per floor. Mental Health hot lines will be operating 24 hours over the weekend, to provide whatever help the community may need.

Shooter Family
Some news media claimed his family had said things, which a family statement through a lawyer is denying.473

Shooter School Clues


The University of Colorado, Denver said it could not confirm or deny any reports nor discuss any aspects of the investigation, citing a gag order placed on the case by a judge. News media is reporting that the villain sent a package to one of the University psychiatrists before the attack, describing a violent assault.474 The University has several psychiatrists working with the neuroscience program that the culprit was involved in. We now know
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that the package was addressed to Dr Fenton, who was the UC psychiatrist, whom the villain was seeing, while he was a student there. Also see Psychiatrist Concerns. I believe that when a person is considered to be a danger to themselves, or to others, such a professional has a legal obligation to warn the potential victims, or the authorities, that this is an exception to medical privacy rules. He had money for his education. In addition to being paid for work at the University, he was on a $26k per year ($2,166 per month) NIH475 grant (taxpayer funded), which only goes to 6 new students per year, in a research project at the University of Colorado, which is refusing to answer many news media questions, and instructing University staff and students to not talk with the media. They claimed to be cooperating with the official investigation period. The news media got some info about the research project, before the web site was taken down. This University position was before the gag order. He did not flunk out, although the school is not revealing his grades in the oral exam which he took, shortly before he initiated his withdrawal.476 But later stories indicate that he did not do well in it. Until his voluntary withdrawal June 10, whose paperwork was still in progress at the time of the theater shooting, he was in a research project where each of the 6 students, with the NIH grant, had daily supervision by a faculty monitor, and a team of others. If there was anything mentally wrong with him, they should have observed this. Withdrawal is extremely unusual, so there must have been intense interaction with why he was leaving. Withdrawal paperwork requires reason why, and sign off by multiple staff. The University is silent on what that reason was, or who had signed off on it. This secrecy will fuel a lot of media speculation, and maybe even some conspiracy theories.
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Psychiatrist Concerns We know, from several sources,477 that Current psychiatry theory is that when there is an incident involving someone doing something crazy from a mental health perspective, there is leakage from them in advance of the event, which can be detected by mental health professionals, in time to prevent the crazy event. Thus, mental health professionals have an obligation to act, within the confines of medical privacy, when there is evidence of a potential threat to others, or to themselves, to warn potential victims, and/or place a psychiatric hold on the disturbed individual. The villain attended a neuroscience curriculum at University of Colorado (UC) for a year, in which there was daily monitoring of him by mental health professionals. If he was beginning to display mental health problems, would any of them have detected what was happening, and would have been their responsibilities to the larger community? In the wake of VA Tech, and some similar high profile incidents at academic institutions in the USA, many colleges and universities in the US, now up to approx 80% of them, now have an organization, similar to University of Colorado Denvers (UCD) Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment (BETA) team. KMGH TV7 in Denver says: QUOTE478 o According to the university website, the BETA team consists of "key" staff members from various CU departments who have specific expertise in dealing with assessing potential threats on campus. o UNQUOTE o The Denver Post points out: QUOTE479 o The group does not include CU-Denver police. o UNQUOTE While a student at UC, the villain was seeing a psychiatrist, Doctor Fenton, who is also a high ranking official in the UC mental health community, who helped create the BETA team in

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2010.480 HIPAA,481 and other medical privacy rules, limit what anyone may know, outside the doctor and patient communications. However, something triggered Dr. Lynne Fenton to be so worried, that six to seven weeks before the shooting, she took her concerns, about the villain, to the UCD BETA team.482 June 7 he did not do so well on his oral exam, then June 10 he dropped out, and by June 12, UC had cut off his access to the facility. His change in status was concurrent with UCD BETA team discussions what the heck they should do about Dr. Fentons concerns. When he was formally dropped from the UC campus participation, the BETA team thought he was now outside their jurisdiction, and dropped their investigation. We do not yet know for sure, thanks to Judge gag orders, whether they notified any outside authorities regarding these unknown concerns. However, KMGH TV7 in Denver says: QUOTE483 Sources say, officials at the University of Colorado never contacted Aurora police with Fentons concerns before the July 20 killings. o UNQUOTE o The info available so far, does not let us know if any other relevant authorities were, or were not, notified.484 The killings were at a movie which started midnite July 19-20. The rules of notification of psychiatric threat, vary with the state laws, the university rules, the BETA team rules, and the nature of the problem discovered by the good doctor. Dr. Fenton was the person to whom the package was addressed, containing a notebook, with alleged plans for what he ultimately did. Mon 7-23 Colorado University officially received the villains notebook with info about the planned killing.485 Fox news

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claims it arrived July-12 then sat unopened for a week, and had it been opened promptly, the shootings might have been averted. However, if that was true, police going to the apartment might have set off the bombs, which might have killed the occupants of 5 apartment buildings, maybe including the perpetrator. PSU Parallel I see a parallel here with the child sex abuse scandals at PSU (Pennsylvania State University) and other similar patterns of incidents.486 PSU administration received reports due to multiple witnesses, and a complaining victim. They conducted internal investigations, determined: In the case of the victim, that the victims allegations could not be proven. In the case of Jerry Sandusky showering with boys in the schools athletic building, he promised he would not do that again, at the school. He promised that after at least two separate incidents investigated. In all scenarios, PSU was done, problem solved, PSU reputation protected, no further action needed, no one else needs to be informed. In my opinion, there is a design flaw, both with PSU investigations, and U of Co BETA team. At the conclusion, when they determine that no further action is to be taken, because THEIR institution is now protected, there needs to be an evaluation of their responsibility to a larger society, due to these alleged threats to that larger society. After I uploaded version 0.6 of my notes, and informed G+ contacts that this dimension was an element of what I had added since prior version,487 there was further discussion of some of the implications. Richard Hoefer488 wrote: QUOTE
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http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21156393/theater-shooting-feds-say-suspect-may-havemailed?source=pkg http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site36/2012/0727/20120727_011819_2012-0727%2012CR1522%20Motion%20D11.pdf 486 I wrote about this extensively in my Child Sex Abuse Scandal notes, uploaded various places, before PC melt down caused me to lose my original notes copies. 487 https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/UwB55ktNa6W 488 https://plus.google.com/u/0/112760224652737508626/about

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As you know, threat assessment specialists say that the act of suddenly dropping out of school is exactly the behavior that warrants an intensification of concern following the disclosure from the Psych that she felt he was a threat to students. ... As one commenter said at one of many sites I've been reading "It's Penn State all over again..." where a University chooses to avoid a potential problem vs. intervene... so they disavow themselves of any responsibility because they have met their minimal duty to protect students on campus. As another commenter says, there will be heavy litigation against the University after the trial and all these facts come out fully. Right now with the gag order there's only a trickle of info. The University is going to be paying hundreds of millions. Just to listen to the Chancellor's careful word choices - 100% equivocation - as though nobody can read thru that smokescreen. "Tto the best of our knowledge, at this point, we did everything we think we could have done."

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Statistics & Reactions


With every alleged set of statistics, there is dispute about the believability of what gets quoted. Several reports said the Aurora Cinema incident was the worst mass shooting in the USA period. I believe there were some massacres involving American Indians, in the early days of US history, which were worse.489 Maybe we cannot count mass killings during supposed wars. 150-300 men, women, and children of the Lakota Sioux were killed and 51 wounded, at Wounded Knee, by the US Cavalry, December 1880. 25 troopers died, and 39 wounded, mainly from the indiscriminate shooting in all directions, by the US military. Some of the wounded died later. In the modern era, this would have been labeled a war crime, or ethnic cleansing. Several TV stories said the Aurora event was the worst mass shooting in the U.S. since the Nov. 5, 2009, attack at Fort Hood, Texas. Others said it was the worst in Colorado since the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999, in the Denver suburb of Littleton, about 12 miles from the theatre of the latest incident. I think
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_massacres_in_South_Dakota

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that placement may change, if many of the critically injured get added to the death toll. In the aftermath of the Sikh Temple event, some news media is saying its the areas second mass shooting involving a religious community in the past seven years. In 2005, a gunman killed seven and then committed suicide at a church meeting in Brookfield, Wis. 490 MSNBC says there have been at least 36 mass murders in the USA over the last 30 years. I remember many at schools. Movie Theaters are a popular part of US culture, with over 1.3 billion annual customer visits. Movies appeal to all walks of life in America, including young people, and families. While you would not know it from movies and TV, the USA is a deeply religious nation, which prides itself about freedom of religion, except with some vocal minorities. The landscape of every major US city is dotted with houses of worship for every religious persuasion imaginable. The US constitution calls for separation of church and state. Both President Obama and Governor Romney suspended their politics to pay tribute to the fallen in Colorado, and Wisconsin. The President ordered all flags in the USA to be flown at half mast, after the Cinema shooting.

Lawsuits
Legal experts say lawsuits do not stand much of a chance, based on the info they are aware of so far. 491 The obvious culprit is the shooter. His assets cannot be sufficient to compensate for a tiny fraction of the damage done. For a lawsuit to be successful against the Cinema, people need to show that the Cinema could reasonably anticipate that something like
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Scale of shooting at a house of worship, near the Sikh Temple: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-sikh-temple-domestic-terrorism20120805,0,6094643.story 491 http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21150830/legal-experts-say-liability-lawsuits-stand-littlechance?source=pkg

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this might happen, and failed to take adequate measures. In many lawsuits, judges have ruled that companies which take same measures as are standard in an industry, even if they are inadequate security, does not make them liable for not doing a better job. I believe that having the rear exit door propped open at the beginning of the movie, was a red flag, and that sort of thing ought to be detectable, to catch people coming in without paying, if nothing else. I go to the movies occasionally. I have NEVER seen security guards of any kind, at any of the Cinemas I have been to. There are some people criticizing this theater for not having any. 492 In my opinion, had that Cinema had any, their presence would not have made an iota of difference in stopping the shooting, but they might have helped get first responders in there faster. Judges gag order blocks the University from telling the media what was known from professionals monitoring the shooter for a year before the event, and what could be reasonably inferred from the documentation he delivered, indicating planned actions. Even if the college was found liable, as a governmental entity it has sovereign immunity. The maximum award against CU could be only $150,000 per person, with a total cap of $600,000 in cases involving more than one person.493

Violence Death Rates


People have indicated that we should let individual events dictate public policy, so it is worth reviewing whether those events are aberrations, or statistically relevant to our needs. Mass shootings, of more than a few people, are pretty rare in the USA, most of them involving educational institutions, and former employees going postal. The FBI says less than 1% of US shootings are of more than 5 people. However, shootings of 1-2 people at a time, are a daily event in many large cities.

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In some cities, 1 shooting death in 10 is by the police, many of them by mistake, where totally innocent people get killed by police errors.494 2/3 of US murders are via fire-arms. I do not know how many deaths are declared justifiable under self defense or stand-your-ground. I do not know how many missing people are really missing bodies. According to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports, Table 20, Murder by State and Type of Weapon:495
All rifles combined together account for about 2.5% of reported homicides in the United States, making them the least misused of all classes of weapon in this country (behind handguns, shotguns, edged weapons, blunt objects, and fists/feet). Many states report zero rifle murders in any given year.

Many places in America are gun-free zones. That means that inside of them, the only people with guns are criminals and law enforcement. Examples: many theaters and schools. Twice as many people die in USA, from suicide (just over 600k), than from murder (just over 300k). Combined, that comes to almost 1 million people. There are 1 million abortions per year in USA.496 There are maybe 6 million US pregnancies per year, 4 million live births, 1 million fetus lost by miscarriages and other mishaps. More people die in the USA via gun violence, than Americans have died in recent foreign wars, such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam. Other
nations, which have gun bans, reputedly have problems with other kinds of violence, such as knives, leading to laws banning knives for children, even with food. However, as the statistics below show, Western Europe has the

lowest murder rates in the world.

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Everyone dies eventually.497 My current interest here is death due to violence from fellow mankind, as opposed to disease, and accidents. Here is the overall death rate per 1,000 population by nation. 498 The USA is #87 out of 230 nations. South Africa and Russia have the greatest death rates, overall. Here is the rate of intentional killings (of another person, excluding suicides) per 100,000 population by nation.499 Southern Africa, Central and Southern America, top the list, while Western Europe and Japan are at the bottom. When there is war, responsibility is less the nation,
and more the warring parties. I suspect AIDS-denial has a lot to do with Africa death rates, while the Americas may be more due to European then USA interference in their natural development.

Here is the rate of suicides, by nation.500


Japan is in #7 place, a surprise given they have the lowest murder rate in the world. I wonder if the recent Tsunami-Nuclear disaster has had any impact on this. I suspect published rates on abortion worldwide,501 may be flawed due to how statistics are gathered where the act was illegal vs. legal and with the aid of a doctor.

Police vs. Felon Killing Here502 are US statistics 1976-1998 by DOJ503-BJS504 on: how often Felons kill Cops; how often Cops kill Felons; how much of this is justified, or unjustified killing; and how do these statistics fall into total homicides in USA. These statistics are of: Felons killing Police Officers they are all presumed to be unjustified. Ie. In the USA there is no such thing as a Felon justifiably killing a Police Officer. If a person kills a Police Officer, that makes them a Felon by Definition, and there is no justification in US law, to kill a Police Officer.
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http://www.theonion.com/articles/world-death-rate-holding-steady-at-100-percent,1670/ https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2066rank.html 499 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate 500 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_suicide_rate 501 http://www.abort73.com/abortion_facts/worldwide_abortion_statistics/ 502 bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/ascii/ph98.txt 503 DOJ = Dept of Justice 504 BJS = Bureau of Justice Statistics

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Police Officers justifiably killing Felons. Anyone killed by the police is labeled a Felon, because at the time of them being killed, they were thought to be involved in a Felony. This source has a lot more statistics, than I am quoting here. It breaks the participants down into race, age, US state, ratios person of one race kill person of another, etc. 98% of Felons, justifiably killed by police, are male. 97% of Felons, who murdered a Police Officer, are male. In both above cases, just over of the Felons are aged 18-30, and just over of the Felons are white. Police justifiably kill approx 400 Felons each year in USA. 1 in 6 murders of a police officer result in the justifiable killing of the murderer. Of all justifiable homicides by police, only 3% occur in connection with the murder of a police officer. Together, justifiable homicide of Felons by Police, and murder of Police Officers by Felons, account for around 2% of all intentional killings in the USA, according to these statistics. Other sources, in my notes, claim quite different statistics. I will be trying to correlate the different stories. According to this source,505 10% of killings in the USA are by the police, and many of them are unjustified.

Mass Shootings in America


In the wake of the incident at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin, the Indian news media are now looking at violence in America. India Today has an article on mass shootings in the USA since 1999.506 I have seen similar lists in other publications, none of them appear to be complete. I will add to this.

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In addition to mass shootings, there are attacks involving bombing, arson, hijacked vehicles as weapons, false info to the police, and other mayhem. 1999 April: Two teenage schoolboys shot and killed 12 schoolmates and a teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, before killing themselves. 507 This event was advertised a year in advance. 1999 July: A stock exchange trader in Atlanta, Georgia, killed 12 people, including his wife and two children, before taking his own life.508 2005 March: A man opened fire at a church service in Brookfield, Wisconsin, killing seven people.509 2007 April: Student Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people and wounded 15 others at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, before shooting himself, making it the deadliest mass shooting in the United States after 2000,510 but not the deadliest mass killing, because of 9/11. 2007 August: Three Delaware State University students were shot and killed in "execution style" by a 28-year-old and two 15year-old boys. A fourth student was shot and stabbed.511 2007 December: A 20-year-old man killed nine people and injured five others in a shopping center in Omaha, Nebraska.512 2008 September: A mentally ill man, who was released from jail one month earlier, shot eight people in Alger, Washington, leaving six of them dead and the rest two wounded. 513 2009 February: An Amish school, I forget details, 5 children killed.514
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2009 March,: A 28-year-old laid-off worker opened fire while driving a car through several towns in Alabama, killing 10 people.515 2009 April: A man shot dead 13 people at a civic center in Binghamton, New York.516 2009 November: US Army psychologist Major Nidal Hasan opened fire at a military base in Fort Hood, Texas, leaving 13 dead and 42 others wounded.517 2011 January: A gunman opened fire at a public gathering outside a grocery in Tucson, Arizona, killing six people, including a nine-year-old girl, and wounding at least 12 others. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was severely injured with a gunshot to the head.518 2012 July: A gunman used semi-automatic weapons to kill 12 people and wound 58 others, in a movie theater in Aurora Colorado, after setting bombs in his apartment, designed to kill the occupants of 5 apartment buildings, had police not saved them. There was advance evidence that he was a threat to society. 2012 August: A gunman killed 6 people, severely wounded 3, at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, then died himself when he attacked the police. He was known long in advance to be a menace to society.

Guns in America
I believe much of the gun control debate is a side show to this particular incident. Had the culprit not had access to guns, he might have brought in a home made flame thrower, tossed containers of gasoline into the crowd, and caused much more serious injuries.

http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-201_162-2059816.html 515 Alabama http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/mass-shootings-in-the-united-states-since-1999/1/209346.html 516 Binghamton http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/mass-shootings-in-the-united-states-since-1999/1/209346.html 517 Ft Hood http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/mass-shootings-in-the-united-states-since-1999/1/209346.html 518 Gifford http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/mass-shootings-in-the-united-states-since-1999/1/209346.html

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That theater was a gun-free zone, with security inadequate to prevent a disaster like this. Most all mass shootings are in gun-free zones, where security is inadequate to prevent a madman, or criminal, going in and doing serious damage, against many law abiding targets known to be unarmed. When we have a society where there are people permitted to carry guns for protection, then criminals are less likely to prey on the rest of us.519 Because when seconds count, the police are minutes away, and thats if a call to 911 does not keep us waiting. I have seen some statistics widely stated, which I share here, until I hear or see evidence that those statistics are incorrect. The guns used in the shooting, are legal for private citizens to own in the USA, although not in all states. They are also legal to own in Canada.520 The major area of concern centers around the possession of a weapon able to fire bullets very rapidly without need for reloading. I have heard people, whom I would think ought to know, say: It is legal to have 100 round magazine.521 It is illegal to have 100 round magazine. Major events like this have no lasting impact on peoples opinions. After the attack on Congresswoman Gifford, using a 33 round clip, 71% of the US public believed it should be illegal to have more than a 10 round clip. Also see Corrections section, for additional dimensions of conflicting stories, where it is highly unlikely that both sides can be correct. The gun control lobby immediately jumped on this incident with their usual politics, leading to the usual arguments in social media, although maybe different participants, as each generation grapples with similar issues.

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http://www.naturalnews.com/036551_how_to_stop_massacre_video.html http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/07/25/colorado-guns-canada.html 521 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/30/colorado-shooting-gun-show_n_1720761.html?ref=topbar

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Gun control advocates rarely get re-elected in the USA, which is why many former gun control politicians are now anti-gun control getting re-elected is more important to them, than this topic. It is not an issue of whether or not there should be gun control. There is gun control in the USA. The issue is whether people should have weapons which rapidly kill other people, and whether some people should not have access to guns. The guns were all purchased legally, although there is debate over the nature of the speed of fire, and volume of bullets available before having to reload. I believe that some stuff which was illegal were in federal laws which expired, but were not renewed. In Colorado, gun dealers need to record sales. Theres no central registry of who has what weapons, as is done with vehicle ownership. So a person can legally buy infinite weapons, getting each at different gun stores, and it wont raise any suspicions. US crime rates have been falling, while movie violence has been rising. Bruce Schneier writes,522 QUOTE
The new thing about the Aurora shooting wasn't the weaponry, but the armor: Holmes didn't just kill a dozen people. He killed the NRA's answer to gun violence.

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This was not new. Other shooters have done similar before. The vest was not real armor. A concerted return attack could have caused him to go down.

A major player in US politics over gun control is the NRA = National Rifle Association. They seem to believe that everyone in America should have the right to be armed with anything they please, anywhere they please.523

Guns Discussions
I am active on several social media networks, where I believe opinionated people are able to have a civilized discussion.
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https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2012/08/lone_shooters_a.html http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/08/02/629351/nra-tennessee-maggart/

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If you can find me on Google Plus,524 I am engaged in many vigorous threads regarding many issues in the news, including the topics here. Here, I posted the following opinion, QUOTE525 It is a combination of problems. Gangs are invading America. They may be a bigger threat than terrorists. They come from other nations other cultures, with no respect for human life. Gun safes which a child can open with a toothpick, and other brain dead designs. We register other deadly weapons like automobiles, restrict their use to people who can use them safely. People knew, BEFORE the Aurora Shooter bought weapons and ammo, that he had a serious MENTAL problem, yet the system is NOT designed to block gun sales to people who have mental problems. Aurora is like a replay of VA TECH. UNQUOTE I am active in approx 50 special interest groups on Linked In.526 One of them is Crisis Response Journal,527 with about 750 members. One of the other 528 members, Eelco H. Dykstra, posted a link for discussion, an op ed piece 529 declaring that Guns Do Kill People. I posted to that thread, QUOTE: Guns do not kill people, when the guns are not in the hands of people pulling the trigger. With military drones, it is a combination of the policy makers, and the software associated with the unmanned drones that no longer need a human operator. Washington DC, and legislatures around the USA are divided precisely because the American people (voters) are deeply divided on many issues. I believe the issues important to the Crisis Response Journal, are not gun control, why people with mental health problems cannot get good treatment, or perceptions of government oppression, but what is needed to help with disaster mitigation, when the event happens, and should structures which attract large audiences (theaters, malls, schools, cruise ships) be designed better, so there is less loss of life when a mishap happens, and mishaps happen less likely.

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Eelco H. Dykstra responded to my post, as follows. QUOTE


Thanks Al, Respectfully disagree with you simply because also the 'Response' phase is greatly dependent on the issues you deem 'not important' to the crisis Response Journal. So here's not a "1-2-3" but a "1 thru 9" - also to stimulate further discussion... ;-) 1. Most gun-owners are reasonable and responsible people. 2. Most players of 'first-shooter', violent video games are reasonable and responsible people. 3. Terrorists and the 'lone wulf' are, by definition, destructive and unreasonable people. 4. (How) Can one reason with clearly unreasonable people? 5. Never underestimate the emotional dimension of emergencies and their management. 6. The gun-ownership debate also has a strong emotional dimension. 7. Professional emergency management therefore is not only an exercise in ratio and reasoning but also of handling (wayward) emotions. 8. To do this well, we need two essential ingredients. First to have emotional intelligence, second to have studies emotions under crisis conditions 9. Let's start by reading Amanda Ripley's The Unthinkable....

UNQUOTE I may wait for other members of the group to chime in, before I say much more, because I had also launched a thread of my own, in the same group, drawn from these notes, trying to nail down the facts known to date, about this crisis in Aurora Colorado. I initially responded to the above, with, QUOTE:
In my post about physical infrastructure which is the site of various disasters, maybe I should also have included our society, since it is conceptually like a physical structure ... how people are likely to react to a crisis. There are public health campaigns to get more people to know first aid, for example, to help improve our response to future crises. We might amend Mr. Dykstra's point @ 2 <<Most players of 'first-shooter', violent video games are reasonable and responsible people.>> Most people who are entertained by thrillers, in literature, or at the movies, are reasonable and responsible people. I think Mr. Dykstra's point @ 3 needs to be split, The source of terrorism, or mass attacks, can come from various different sources. There are people with a mental health problem, such as the VA TECH shootings, the UNIBOMBER, and a person recently in NORWAY. There are people engaged in some kind of war, where the circumstances may not have a consensus of everyone agreeing there is a war going on, or that the actions

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taken by one side in that war were justified. The high court of Pakistan ruled that USA use of drones in that nation are terrorist war crimes, in violation of Geneva Conventions. I can get you citations if you wish. It is too soon to know whether the shooter in Aurora Colorado will be declared mentally ill either by medical or legal definitions.

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Then I copied from my Signs of Mental Illness and Evidence of Sanity charts which are later in these notes, and may get amended as more info comes out.

Kirk Kirkpatrick530 wrote, QUOTE:


Question for the group. If the "Guns don't kill people, people kill people" argument were logically sound (It is not) then there would need to be another reason why the US death by gun rate would be a MAGNITUDE higher than other industrialized countries. To what should the rational person attribute this statistical abnormality? Perhaps the American populace is simply more evil than our socio economic peers? We have 10 times the mental illness as the rest? None of the possibilities are attractive for the US. Nor are they anything close to reality and no statistics will correlate. The "Guns don't kill people, people kill people" argument is logically unsound from the first consideration. This argument is over-simplistic and unrealistic. The "human factor" in this "equation" is a constant, not a variable. If we want to change the outcome of the "equation" we have to change the variables. Here is a thought experiment. Imagine 2 separate groups of ten men each. These groups both have an equal desire (human factor) to clear a large forest that is situated next to their respective villages. But only one group has access to chainsaws or power saws. The other group only has knives as cutting tools. Which group (of equal motivation) will be more successful at clearing the forest? CHAINSAWS DON'T CLEAR FORESTS, PEOPLE CLEAR FORESTS. Tell that to the group with the knives. Guns are power tools for killing. They are enablers. The argument someone can kill someone else with a knife is not a logically valid part of this discussion. The argument is not framed correctly when one considers, "How do we ELIMINATE killings," an all or nothing statement. Correctly stated is, "How do we severely reduce killings?" One very effective way is to reduce access to these power tools for killing. As every other
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society in our socioeconomic class has done. Guns dont kill people, people with GUNS kill people. I lived a good bit of time in Kuwait (5 Years). When the Iraq invasion of Kuwait was over, most Kuwaiti had guns since they used them for the resistance until they found that using such a weapon against a modern Army meant that your entire house or even neighborhood got destroyed and your family all died. However after the invasion Kuwaiti soon reached a murder rate that was equivalent to the US murder rate. The Emir asked people (Actually decreed) for people to turn in their weapons and the police confiscated the vast majority. Kuwait implemented European type gun control. Today the gun murder rate of Kuwait is .36 per 100,000 which compares favorably to .3 per for Germany or Holland and .22 per for Denmark. The US rate is 3.2 per 100,000.

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I dont respond to someone with absolute statements, after I have shared my contrary view. Not everyone is equal when it comes to desire and willingness to kill. I like to check out overall facts, to make sure data has been fairly presented.

HATE Movement in America


The shooting at the Sikh Temple was by a mini-celebrity in the US Hate Movement. Initially, there is info about that movement several places in my notes. I intend to consolidate much of that in this new section.

Mental Illness
Also see Psychiatrist Concerns with what little we know so far, about clues six weeks in advance of the shooting, that this guy might be a threat. There appears to be a lot of public confusion regarding correlation between mental illness and some of what we know so far about the villain, reflected in an abundance of media stories. Very smart vs. having psychiatric problems I do not believe theres a correlation between having extreme intelligence up or down vs. mental problems beyond dysfunction fitting in. Being in the graduate program is not statistically unusual.

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Yes, the Aurora shooter apparently got good grades, so do millions of other students. Violent vs. Mentally Ill I do not believe theres any correlation between being mentally ill, and being violent. Theres extreme evil in our world, theres stupidity. That does not mean mentally disturbed. Unfortunately, hatred is normal. Theres a lot of speculation ahead of knowing the guys motives, or mental health situation. In my opinion, the problem is not the weapon, but the human heart, and reliability of mechanisms for redress of grievances, to undermine temptation for revolution. From the dawn of human history we have had killing, with an evolution of the tools available. Cain and Abel was not a gun problem.531 So, does the Bible do a good job of describing who and what we are, as a Human Species? Will he face the death penalty? After his arraignment, the DA has 60 days to decide if she will seek the death penalty, for the Aurora shooter and bomber. She plans to discuss this with the victim families before deciding.532 Due to Colorado term limits, the DA will be gone in 6 months. Can he get a fair trial? I think if they skip jury trial, and have a judge rule on the evidence, that is possible. The judge has issued many gag orders, but a lot of info continues to leak out, and much got out before the orders were issued. Not-guilty by reason of insanity? Is there a possibility the culprit will be found not-guilty by reason of insanity? The US judicial system finds people guilty of knowingly doing wrong, but it varies by state law, under what conditions an insanity plea can be used. In Colorado
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1. Is he competent to assist in his own defense? 2. Will his defense team (from public defenders office) assert insanity, in which case the burden will be on the prosecution to prove he is sane. Signs of Mental Illness:
Acting out fantasy persona of the Joker, who kills indiscriminately; Apartment booby traps (Jokers joke) set with loud music, unlocked door, so if anyone walked in, boom, but he told the police about this. Why set the trap AND immediately tell about it? Dropping out of University, with no explanation. He has to leave the apartment complex, because it is restricted to students still at the University, so he asks if there are any vacancies inside the same complex.533 He applied to join a Colorado gun range, June 25, but never became a member, after the owner became concerned over his "bizarre" message and behavior. 534 Sudden changes in behavior can occur when a person gets radicalized, addicted to some substance abuse, or goes mentally ill.

According to court papers, the villain was being treated by psychiatrist Dr. Lynne Fenton, medical director of student mental health services at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus.535 Evidence of Sanity:
Surrendered peacefully to police; Asked for a lawyer; Exiting theater to dress up, using gas canisters. If he was insane, he would have arrived at the theater dressed up, maybe carrying the weapons in a back pack. Intricate plan to play the joker in theater, which took him several months to get all the materials; Intricate sideshow at his apartment. A few days before his violent performance, he was at a bar, calm and collected, drinking beer, and having a normal conversation about sports teams. He was able to have a relationship.
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Neither
Due to Judges gag order, we probably will not see, until the trial, exactly what he wrote with the notebook detailing the planned attack, which he sent to a psychiatrist professor at the University. Coherency of the write-up may indicate a deranged mind, or a sane one. There are other aspects of the mass murderer, which are not obvious to me as either insanity, or sanity, rather life style choices or consequences: Some of this stuff might be disturbing to his parents, or other people who knew him, but I do not believe it is an indicator of either sanity or insanity. His University major is related to altered states of mind, so the fact he is fixated on his major, lectures about it, does not mean he is crazy. 536 Addicted to some drugs.537 Everyone has their areas of special interest. Legally stockpiling ammunition, and the outfit he dressed up in at the theater. Sane or Insane is WHY he did this. Pro-Gun people are saying that both the volume of weapons and ammunition were not abnormal. He recently had a relationship break-up. He was a loner. He was heavy into video gaming. He was trawling adult sex sites. He was losing weight. He colored his brown hair orange. He had a Batman mask and posters in his apartment. Spitting at people in jail, may be stupid, inviting a confrontation.538 Norway game plan set up bombing one place (his apartment), then go off to do shooting somewhere else (the theater). His booking photo has a wild eyed look drug abuse can do that. His court demeanor, like he was struggling to keep his eyes open he could have been drugged. The apartment complex was for people enrolled at the University. Since he dropped out June 10, he had 30 days to get out of the apartment, and was apparently overdue to do so.539 Questions of mental sanity, or responsible behavior, do not just extend to the villain.

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Match com thinks he is a good man for the ladies.540 On July 22 a member, only known as Diana, was shocked that she had received James Holmes' name as a match, and questioned this. Match.com has since removed his profile.

I see possible parallels with the VA TECH shooter and UNI BOMBER. Both of them apparently had high intellects and killed many strangers, for reasons that sound totally crazy.

Columbine similarities
The shooters were known by many to have mental problems. They had a web site describing their event, for a year in advance. Fellow students showed it to their parents, who showed it to the police, who said there is no crime here, so they cannot act. The boys were also in trouble with the juvenile court, but somehow no one connected the dots, so the police did not realize the web site operators were baby criminals, and the juvenile judge did not know about the web site. Both attacks involved careful planning, stockpiling weapons, with similar death toll. Both were held where many young people are expected to gather, and think they are safe.541 In recent years, they have been safer in movie theaters. Columbine killers Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris allegedly were inspired by "The Basketball Diaries," a 1978 book and 1995 movie in which a high school student wears a black trench coat as he guns down classmates.542 During the weeks after the Columbine High School shootings in 1999, at least 3,000 similar threats were made at U.S. schools, according to the National School Safety Center. The Secret Service found no discernible profile for Columbine poseurs.543

VA Tech similarities
The culprit was known by many to have mental problems, including a judge, and many professors at the university. People with mental problems are not supposed to have access to guns, in Virginia, or Colorado. But this only works when the background check data has that piece of information, which it did not, for the VA Tech shooter, nor the Movie Theater shooter. In 2007, Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui mailed a manifesto to NBC News comparing himself to "martyrs like Eric and Dylan."544
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UNA Bomber
We will probably never know who knew about his mental problems, which were given to him by the CIA as an experiment in mind control. It came out much later, that he thought the development of the airline industry was unhealthy for America, so initially he targeted Airline executives.

Personal
I know, from personal experience, that there can be a heat-of-the-moment break from reality. When I was his age, I had several episodes of losing my temper, and having no self-control, until the passion of the moment faded. I consider myself to be of above average intelligence, yet my mental disruptions do not seem to me to have any correlation with our intelligence. I feel fortunate, that when I have experienced such disruptions, I have also had very rapid recovery. One winter I was driving at 5 miles per hour on an icy road, and no matter what I did, I could not stop the car sliding into ditch and rolling over on its side. As I emerged out of what was now the top of the car, I saw a snow plow coming my way, a hell of a lot faster than I had been going, on the same patch of ice which demolished me, and the truck was traveling sideways. I knew I needed to travel in the opposite direction, and climb up other side of the ditch, and do that immediately, but I could not get my body to obey my brain. My body was frozen in place watching potential death unfolding. At seemingly the last second, the truck regained traction and continued down the road where the truck driver, and me driver, wanted to go. During a labor management dispute, there were several confrontations, with a similar phenomena, where my brain got disconnected from what my body was doing. In one case it was like I had an out-of-body experience, where my brain was watching my body go thru intricate maneuvers, but my brain had disconnected from any ability to alter the course of action. In another it was like my brain zoned out, and what I was seeing was a dream. There were no typical circumstances, but the incidents had a lot in common. Bam Bam Bam, a rapid series of dire shocks, where I felt there was a high risk of imminent death if I did not do a right thing choice immediately. In fact, I was also making rapid decisions what to do to save myself, as the shocks mounted. In one, the road had been blockaded by pickup trucks filled with men armed with long guns. I retreated, driving backwards, no room to turn around, in excess of speed limit, with the pickups in hot pursuit. I got to a turnabout, with the pickups blocking every road out. Off road driving was not an option due to no traction in the mud. I was driving my car in a tight circle, to make their aim difficult, when my mind shut down. I do not know how long this was until the IBM person I had gone there to meet, at the airport, woke me up by repeatedly yelling my name, after the union army had withdrawn.

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We had need of tech support, where I had asked IBM to park their car at the police station, which was outside the union combat zone, then I would meet them there. But instead IBM drove to the airport, which was inside the union combat zone, then called me from there, over phone lines I believed were tapped, desiring me to transport the broken hardware to that location, where it would be swapped for replacement gear, as IBM had learned not to drive any closer, through the rings of union army lines, from prior episodes. As I approached the airport, the IBM tech person saw the trouble I was having, getting through the union army lines, giving blow by blow witness testimony to his boss, over the phone, such as how many vehicles, how many road intersections, my success so far in evading getting trapped, apparent efforts to ram me, how the guns were being aimed, etc. I found out about this later, to my further embarrassment, that on an occasion where I had been unsuccessful dealing with a daily hassle, there was such high level witnessing. I was also annoyed that the company chose to have me doing a major conversion, concurrent with all this nonsense going on. I was greatly impressed with the movie, A Beautiful Mind, which demonstrated to me that for people hearing voices, or having hallucinations, that these fictions are as real as you and me. The victim cannot tell the difference. After watching the movie, I sought out the book(s), to learn about the economic theory which won him the Nobel Prize, and confirm the factual basis of things presented in the movie. I have a medical condition, which has been explained to me by a good doctor, which involves visual hallucinations. Fortunately there are symptoms which give me advance warning before another episode, so I can avoid them interfering with my life.

Aurora Trial Info (+more Jan 09+)


Long before it happened, I predicted it might be like Ok City, with a separate auditorium for victims & their families to watch via closed circuit TV.

Trial Raw Chaotic Wounds (added Jan 09+)


Some of the trial testimony reminded authorities of problems not yet fixed. Due to problems getting enough ambulances to the scene rapidly enough, victims were transported in police cars to the hospitals. Eight minutes into the crisis, police were asking for ambulances, but the first emergency medical personnel did not arrive until twenty four minutes into the crisis. There were ambulances close to the disaster, which were either never called, or not called for hour. Meanwhile, the fire dept was directing ambulances to a staging area, when the police desperately needed them, but the area

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in front of the theater was possibly too congested to bring in ambulances. Thus, it is obvious there was a serious problem with managing rescue personnel. This has been known since the time of the disaster, but maybe forgotten by some city management, until trial testimony reminded them of their responsibilities to fix this before the next disaster. See the detail time line for more info on this mess. The city now will be using an outside contractor to review the situation, make recommendations what is needed to fix the obvious problems.545

Not Know Yet


There is stuff we may not know until the Aurora trial, because of the many gag orders of the judge. See topics of gag orders in the time line. Why did the tear gas explosions, which filled the theater with smoke, not set off some kind of fire alarm, and initiate subsequent safety measures? Why did the shooter forcing the emergency exit door to be open, while he changed into his gear, not set off some kind of alert that the exit door was being used improperly? Was he mentally ill, and did the mental health professionals at the University, who saw him every day for a year, see trouble coming, and did they act on this? Is Chaos a standard state-of-art associated with all crisis response? I wrote about this in a separate essay.546

Mitigation Ideas
I have a hobby interest in how humanity can do a better job mitigating various disasters and conflicts. My attempt to grapple with incidents often starts with understanding what happened, before it is reasonable to conclude where there is room for improvement.
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Unfortunately, there are mountains of people suggesting solutions, which would not have prevented this unusual event.547 Dont forget that this events toll is small compared to the nationwide toll of violence. Can we focus on the larger picture? Preventing people from entering theaters in costumes, would not have prevented this. The shooter was not in costume when he entered the theater. He propped open back exit door before getting into his costume. Metal detectors at entrances to theaters, would not have prevented this. The shooter brought his weapons in the back door. Besides, most mass shootings are in gun free zones. It is extremely rare for there to be a mass shooting where other people are allowed to be armed, for self defense. Attempting to block weapons going into a place, if it is less than a perfect job, is like a neon sign shoot me for criminals who know how to circumvent the security. Back Exit I have argued in several posts in different social media, that there was a problem with the Back Exit, or any Exit from the Theater, not being monitored for unusual usage, such as being propped open for hour at the beginning of the movie. In one of those discussion places,548 there was a reply to me, which misconstrued what I was trying to communicate. QUOTE: The primary purpose of the emergency exits is evacuation in the event of fire. Until now the about the only perceived value of keeping exit doors locked against entry was to prevent freeloaders from sneaking in. The value of preventing this sort of "theft of service" for most shows is pretty small, especially if the freeloader visits the concession stand. Post-Aurora theater proprietors will be expected to do something about propped exits. I predict door state sensors on emergency exits monitored by theater staff will become the new normal, but alarms or strobes that interfere with paying customers enjoying
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their movie, or which might be misinterpreted as a fire alarm, will not catch on. UNQUOTE I disagree with a lot of this. Exits from buildings are used by many people for many purposes, including emergency exit. Some buildings, such as hotels, have signs warning that the use of this exit will set off an alarm. The alarm could be a silent alarm. There could be a security camera pointed at the door, from outside the exit, so the security office can see if there is a continuing problem, or not. At cinemas, it is common practice for some patrons to park in back, leave at end of movie, by going out the Exits, not the front door. Many communities have laws against preventing the use of exits, which have led to many deaths in some fires, and other disasters. Based on volume of seating, there are often building codes requiring some number of exits, and lighting for them, which continues in a power outage. When an exit is used normally, person pushes the bar, door opens, they exit, door closes behind them, and locks, so people cannot enter by the exit. What is unusual is for door to be propped open for hour and building security oblivious to that fact.

Dangerous Registration
In many states, pharmacists are required to keep records of who they sold certain drugs to, drugs which can be used as ingredients for meth labs. The intent is to limit sales to what most people need for their medical needs, unless a doctors prescription designates more needed for a particular family. So there is precedent for point of sale to record legal transactions, for the purpose of identifying, or preventing excessive acquisition, and facilitating police investigations. In Colorado, gun dealers are required to keep records of who they sold semi-automatic guns to. There is no central registry, coordinating this info.

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This is a topic for which perhaps there should be analysis review, involving federal state and local police, academics, and legal professionals. Should there be standards for those records, such as including photocopy of buyers id, and having the records in a format which is friendly for computer copy input, allowing reasonable time for gun dealers to convert to relevant supporting technology. How soon after sales, do they need to transmit that info to the central registry?

First Responder Coordination


In the time line, we have lots of messages which went between the various first responders. It seems evident that they needed to rapidly decide how to deal with a situation, where the info available to them was constantly changing, and some of the deciders were not rapidly enough absorbing all the info they needed to make wise decisions. In many ways, it is like a National Security problem, on a smaller scale. In most all National Security crises, it becomes evident, after an event, that info was there, which could have been used to avert or seriously mitigate the event, but got buried in millions of other pieces of info, not relevant to the event. In my view, this is a data organization challenge. Better technology is needed, to serve the first responders, and those who protect the nation from external threats. In this crisis, there were in fact multiple concurrent events, and the way the communication systems worked, the command structure was not able to do a good job of speedily sorting it out. The shooting had taken place in theater 9. That location needed medical personnel. Bullets had gone through the wall, with a few injured elsewhere. The front of the Cinema faced west. Scores of victims were out front, and more coming, in need of medical attention and ambulances. It made sense to stage ambulances at Dillards in the Mall, or nearby, to serve those needs. The back of the Cinema faced east. Maybe a dozen victims were back there, with more coming, in need of medical

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attention and ambulances. It made sense to stage ambulances on or near Sable to serve their needs. This was a mass causality event, requiring transport for scores of victims to hospitals. Neighbor communities had ambulances available, but contacting them to ask for their help, was a slow process. The time line has links to information about the incident having a desperate need for more ambulances, which were slow to be dispatched, some available but never dispatched, some dispatched in response to police requests, but held in a staging area by the fire dept. trying to deal with the related problem of traffic congestion around the incident. When reading the dispatch messages, it seemed like there was a drumbeat of requests for medical aid to various locations, which were not getting into the brain of command. It seems to me that the SOS needed more geographic clarity within the overall triage area: Inside theater 9 of the Cinema; Outside front (west) entrance to the Cinema; Outside exit (east) exit to the Cinema. It sounds to me like the Cinema could have used helicopter rescue. Helicopter could bring in medical personnel for MASH triage at each of the key locations which had many victims, then helicopter transport victims to hospitals. We were told that it took 20 minutes to go thru the red tape to have neighbor cities supply ambulances, then they had transit time to get to the scene. How long would it have taken helicopters to come help, from Buckley Air Force Base, had they been asked for help? With GPS clarity in radio calls, like Zip-9 postal system, reports could go onto a military map, using ATC (Air Traffic Control) model, where ATC has many planes in motion, this crisis had many victims at the various crisis points, with the numbers evolving how many need transport to hospitals; how many need medical specialist right now; how many have been transported out; how many are left. Have that map statistical info on a screen which can be relayed to the ambulance staging divisions.

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Locations in need of more ambulances, other transportation, a doctor, or whatever, could have at night time police flashlight with color filter pointing straight up, color code for if medic, ambulance, whatever reinforcements needed here, turned off when need satisfied. In daylight, perhaps a flag raised above the mob scene, to show where such aid is needed right now. This is a topic for which perhaps there should be analysis review, involving police, fire, medical, all first responders, academics and technology professionals. From the stories published, before the judges gag order turned off the tap of media access to the facts, it seemed like the police and fire departments were failing to inter-communicate effectively. This is reminiscent of 9/11 NYC, where the city had one site for coordinating city disaster response, and it was located inside the WTC. Perhaps the city of Denver needs such a coordination facility, not all eggs in one basket as in NYC, but in duplicated mobile facilities which can be towed to any site with extended needs. Fire departments have a standard, of one alarm fire, two alarm fire, three alarm fire, etc. This indicates the volume of fire trucks which need to respond to an incident, depending on how serious it is, and how high up the chain of command there is need for appropriate level of incident commanders. Perhaps medical emergencies need a similar standard, so that with a plane crash, or other mass casualty event, a similar labeling can indicate the urgency with which additional medical resources are needed on site. With modern computer tools, it is possible to have three dimensional maps of cities, identifying key resources, where there are traffic jams, on-going incidents, accessible shared by all relevant city departments. This to help coordinate optimal management of limited resources to deal with the communitys needs. Ambulances can be parked around the city, in the parking areas of major retailers, in the vicinity of major cross streets, for rapid dispatching to where needed. Then after one has been removed from its station, the others can be redirected to alternative staging areas, to avoid leaving a hole in the city wide emergency coverage.

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Traffic lights can have controls such that as an emergency vehicle approaches an intersection, it sends a radio signal out ahead of it, to cause the signals which it is approaching: Orange flashing in the middle = an emergency vehicle is in the area, everyone please make room. Red light for cross traffic which otherwise would enter the intersection in area where emergency vehicle needs to get thru. Green flashing light for traffic in front of where the emergency vehicle will soon arrive, so it knows to get out of the way, make room. Provision for more than one emergency vehicle approaching the same intersection, so they do not both collide. Legal rules ban anyone, other than support for emergency vehicles, messing with these traffic light controls.

Personal preparedness
Some day you may be in a similar situation, to the Aurora shooting. Will you remember what to do? Here is a DHS video on how to maximize your chances of survival.549 Tips from the video, include:

Run if a safe path is available. Always try and escape or evacuate even if others insist on staying. Encourage others to leave with you but dont let the indecision of others slow down your own effort to escape. Once you are out of the line of fire, try to prevent others from walking into the danger zone and call 9-1-1. If you cant get out safely, find a place to hide. When hiding, turn out lights, remember to lock doors and silence your ringer and vibration mode on your cell phone As a last resort, working together or alone, act with aggression, use improvised weapons and fight.

There has also been discussion and interviews about this on TV, such as Dr Drew on HLN. The basic advice is:
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http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/27/dhs-funded-video-advises-how-to-survive-shooting-attack

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1. Run away, or find egress, if at all practical. 2. If that not practical, then Hide, barricade yourself, stay quiet, which includes turning off cell phones.550 3. If that not doable either, then Fight. If you are with your car, get in a position so the engine block is between you & the shooter, since that is the best armor. Unless your body freezes like mine did in the Personal anecdotes described elsewhere in these notes, duck down so the seating gives some cover. Did you have a soft drink? Do you have a face cloth or hanky? Wet the cloth with the drink, over your nose and mouth, to block the junk making it difficult to breathe. Urge or help theater companions and neighbors to also take cover.

Comparative Religion
I believe our education system, at the secondary school level, needs to include: Why the USA is NOT at war with Islam. What is profiling, and why it does not work. When a person chooses to wear symbols of their religion, why that usually is a reflection of their devout beliefs, and not someone forcing them against their will to wear something hateful. From the perspective of a person wearing such symbols, such as long hair for the Amish, how serious a religious crime is it for someone to forcibly remove those symbols, such as a recent crime wave of people cutting the hair of Amish. From their appearance, dress, hair, head gear, jewelry, etc. what distinguishes Jews, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, etc. and what are their primary beliefs are there any exceptions to the general rule that NONE of them preach the kind of nonsense that stereotypes about them depict, for example, a non-Christian might think that Catholics are cannibals, when they celebrate the consumption of symbols of Jesus Christ. As ridiculous as that notion might sound to a

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I think if you can make your cell phone silent, and keep your mouth shut, calling 911 and sending text, is the civic duty, but it could get you killed, if the trouble maker is tracking cell phone traffic to its source.

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Christian, many Christians have similar notions about other religions which are equally ridiculous. What ideologies do preach such hatred, such as neo Nazis? Why is it not illegal, in the USA, to be a neo Nazi, or white supremacist? The concept of primary sources of information. Statistics.

Links for Aurora Colorado Incidents


Some relevant web sites might be slow to access, due to large numbers of people around the world compared to normal traffic. Official updates about the incident and aftermath:

Police:
https://www.auroragov.org/cs/groups/public/documents/document/01 1667.pdf https://www.auroragov.org/LivingHere/PublicSafety/Police/index.htm Court documents: http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Case_Details.cfm?Case _ID=152

Maps:
From the info below, I figure out that the Cinema is to the SE of the Town Center Mall, which has approx 125 specialty stores.551 One of those stores is Dillards, whose parking area is used as the first staging area for ambulances arriving on scene, from there to be directed to where most needed. The Cinema, and other establishments around the Mall, are bounded by: Alameda to the North Sable to the East Exposition to the South Abilene to the West.

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http://www.simon.com/mall/?id=232

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It looks to me, not being there, just looking at the photos and maps, that emergency rescue can get from Sable to the back exits of the theater. So Sable, at back of theater, became a second staging area, for arriving ambulances, and additional fire department rescue.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/07/20/us/The-Shooting-in-Aurora.html http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21116739/map-aurora-theatershooting http://www.denverpost.com/ci_21116739/map-aurora-theater-shooting https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=215825429070503534994.000 4c54220ecf36ae8b71&ie=UTF8&t=m&ll=39.670199,104.886475&spn=0.184986,0.411987&z=11&source=embed US:official&client=fire https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf8&rls=org.mozilla:en-fox-a&um=1&ie=UTF8&q=aurora+colorado+shootings&fb=1&gl=us&hq=shootings&hnear=0x876c588 622ba2b9b:0x8441e0688ba2e678,Aurora,+CO&sa=X&ei=JYQLUNDmMIn30gH3 wsWQBA&ved=0CP0BEMgT

Maps of shooting epidemic overall USA.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/24/interactive-map-the-usshooting-epidemic.html

Unofficial time lines:


http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/07/20/reuters-tv-witnesses-how-coloradogunman-massacred?videoId=236606067&videoChannel=117849

General info about the city:


https://www.auroragov.org/ www.aurorasentinel.com/ http://www.city-data.com/city/Aurora-Colorado.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora,_Colorado Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora Colorado
It is located to the south of Denver International Airport. Home of the 460th Space Wing.

http://www.buckley.af.mil/ http://www.buckley.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123310760 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckley_Air_Force_Base http://www.airport-data.com/airport/BKF/maps.html

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http://www.shopmyexchange.com/ExchangeLocations/BuckleyAFB_ maps.htm
Some navy personnel, from this base, were in the theatre.

General news reports about the movie theatre event.


CBS Denver.552 Articles and videos at CBS News James Holmes (Batman Shootings, Aurora, Colo.) collected news and commentary at The New York Times 2012 Aurora shooting collected news, blog,553 and commentary at The Denver Post554 Google real time updates.555 2012 Aurora shooting collected news and commentary at The Guardian KMGH TV7 in Denver area. 2012 Aurora massacre time line, organized on Reddit by a Denver resident.556 9 News Denver.557

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7415706n http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57476379/mass-shooting-at-batmanpremiere-in-denver-suburb-suburb-aurora-colorado/?tag=nl.e879 http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/22/colorado-governor-in-a-funny-way-thisguy-is-a-terrorist/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2176718/Father-left-BABY-floormassacre-cinema--child-rescued-mother-shot-leg.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/20/james-holmes-identifieda_n_1688776.html#liveblog http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/20/james-holmes-identifieda_n_1688776.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/20/james-holmes-aurora-shootingmedical-student_n_1689794.html


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http://www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?newsid=197547&catname=World
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http://denver.cbslocal.com/ http://live.denverpost.com/Event/Aurora_Theater_Shooting_July_20_2012 554 Terms of Use, for info found in The Denver Post: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse
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https://www.google.com/news/rtc?cf=all&ned=us&ncl=d96MLSVWBMwCa6MmD_S0EtmdwB2CM&to pic=h 556 http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/wv8t1/comprehensive_timeline_aurora_massacre/ 557 http://www.9news.com/ 558 http://www.thedenverchannel.com/index.html

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http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/social_issues/july-dec12/colorado2_07-20.html http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-07-21/colorado-shootingvictim-identities/56389076/1

News media, in the Denver area, are engaged in pooling. This means that tapes of interviews with victims, info from the hospitals, other sources, are shipped out to all the news media in the area, for mutual sharing.559 Stories at KDVR
Video: Investigation into suspected gunman leads to San Diego. Hendrik Sybrandy reports. Video: In-depth coverage: Victims identified as investigation into shooting spree continues Video: Columbine principal no stranger to tragedy Video: Suspect described as smart, quirky loner Hendrik Sybrandy reports from suspects childhood neighborhood in San Diego. Video: Many victims in theater shooting were kids Video: Aurora Public Schools opens its doors to victims, evacuees (press release) Video: Suspected gunman fits profile of a lone gunman, expert says Video: Theaters boost security in wake of Aurora shootings Video: Alleged gunman passed background check, legally purchased weapons Photo Gallery: Aurora theater shooting scene, suspects booby-trapped apartment Video: Police detain man enraged over loss of child in Aurora theater shooting Video: Man shared beers with suspect, called him well-educated owner of intelligent smirk Web Poll: Should it be legal to own an assault rifle? Raw Video: Raw Video: 3-month-old injured in Aurora theater shooting released from hospital Raw Video: Crowd exits Aurora theater after shooting YouTube Video: Scene outside Aurora theater shooting Raw Video: Witnesses say bullets were flying through wall of Aurora theater Raw Audio: Police radio communications from Aurora theater shooting Raw Video: Morning Aurora Police press conference from theater shooting Raw Video: Emotional Aurora theater shooting witness describes seeing wounded children Social Media: Follow the public reaction online Raw Video: Witness says shooter had the gun in my face

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http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/als-morning-meeting/182888/denver-tv-stations-pool-interviewswith-theater-shooting-victims-families/

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Miracle Survivals:
http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2012/07/23/james-holmes-shooting-survivor-petraanderson-survived-rare-brain-defect/

Dealing with the shooters apartment:


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/21/aurora-shooting-robot-detonateboobytrap?google_editors_picks=true http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/07/21/police-find-explosives-at-coloradoshoot?videoId=236616424&videoChannel=1 http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/07/21/preparing-for-controlled-detonation-inc?videoId=236617770&videoChannel=1 http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/07/21/police-carry-out-controlled-explosionat?videoId=236617980&videoChannel=1

Stories about the shooters background:


https://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/us/pain-and-puzzles-in-wake-of-deadlycolorado-attack.html?pagewanted=all http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/21/us-usa-shooting-denveridUSBRE86J0AM20120721 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Eagan_Holmes http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/world/after-baffling-midnight-movie-shootingssadness-shock-and-a-search-for-clues-in-colorado-163276876.html

Reddit
Multiple links and threads.560 Comprehensive Time Line Part 1561 Part 2562 Part 3563 Part 12564 Part 14565
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http://www.reddit.com/user/shankee http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/wv8t1/comprehensive_timeline_aurora_massacre/ 562 http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/wvb5e/comprehensive_timeline_part_2_aurora_massacre/ 563 http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/wvimc/comprehensive_timeline_part_3_aurora_massacre/ 564 http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/wziul/comprehensive_timeline_part_12_aurora_massacre/ 565 http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/x33h9/comprehensive_timeline_part_14_aurora_massacre/

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Gun Law debate flares up again:


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57477294/colo-shooting-re-ignitesgun-control-debate/ http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/07/21/denver-shooting-raises-gun-lawquestions?videoId=236615674&videoChannel=1

Advance terrorist alert


FBI-DHS566 warning May 17, 2012 of possible attacks on mass gatherings, such as Theaters in the USA.567 google cache of the warning;568 .pdf download via google cache;569 original link which was taken down off Google [now has been restored :^) ].570
This is based on an April 2012 suicide bombing of a theater in Somalia and a violent extremist communication advocating attacks on US theaters highlighting terrorists continued interest in attacking such venues. There was no known specific intelligence pointing at the person in Aurora Colorado. I suspect this was coincidental, since there are an infinity of alerts on an infinity of different kinds of named targets.

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FBI = Federal Bureau of Investigation. DHS = Department of Homeland Security. 567 https://newsworldwide.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/7212012-fbi-theater-attack-warning-issued-on-may17-2012/
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https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:zVGvdC5GMmcJ:info.publicintelligence.net/DH S-FBI-TheaterAttacks.pdf+&hl=en&gl=us
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http://info.publicintelligence.net/DHS-FBI-TheaterAttacks.pdf

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:zVGvdC5GMmcJ:info.publicintelligence.net/DHS-FBITheaterAttacks.pdf+&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESg2lv6XNlHvPrswxAMhhR7UqbnbJY24kjY VkED1JI4pj2UZ9tIs_ANPnt_c3xiWcdF3uCUvNLcnTXcgLVrkkKwLE4BKNO2dOUcplCoX6Ae0GB2Omzuj0FQFHsm1AM7DIDbUBwv&sig=AHIEtbToRYC40hrBe3hhLzjHzns8d_ UTPA&pli=1 In my Google Doc Drive general collection of notes on various disasters and crises, I seek to 1. Get at the Facts. 2. Evaluate various ideas on how we can do a better job of mitigating such events.

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Investigating Newtown CT School incident Links for Attack on Wisconsin Sikh Temple
I will try to put full urls in the footnotes, hyperlinks in my text. I imagine in the days ahead, some of these sites will have more info updates, worth checking. Also see general FAQ near the beginning of this document.

Official Sources and Big Picture


The mass shooting began 10 am CDT571 Sunday Aug-5 at a Sikh

Temple in Oak Creek, south of Milwaukee Wisconsin, along Lake Michigan. There will be a press briefing by local and
federal authorities at Oak Creek police HQ, 10 am CDT Monday Aug6. Temple officials, interviewed on local TV, said that prior to the shooting event they had received strange phone calls, and seen suspicious individuals in proximity to the Temple.572 I am waiting patiently to hear what the police have to say about this. City of Oak Creek Wisconsin,573 just south of Milwaukee,574 Here is website of Oak Creek Police Dept there.575 I suspect Oak Creek is a small community without the resources to handle this situation without help from other regional communities, and federal authorities. The FBI has taken charge of the criminal investigation. They are treating it as an act of domestic terrorism. Here is the Milwaukee WI office of the FBI.576
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CDT = Central Daylight Savings Time. CDT is UTC/GMT 6 hours to get CST (Central Standard Time) = 1 hour to CDT. Most Sikh live in Punjab India. India does not use daylight savings time. India Standard Time is UTC/GMT + 5 hours. Thus 10 am CDT = 18.30 hours IST I am using army time, because I do not know if India uses am pm or not. 572 I saw this on Wikipedia, will add better citation when I have it. 573 Oak Creek WI http://www.oakcreekwi.org/ Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Creek,_Wisconsin Info on the shooting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Oak_Creek_shooting 574 Milwaukee https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milwaukee 575 http://www.oakcreekwi.org/police/index.htm 576 http://www.fbi.gov/milwaukee/

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Froedtert Hospital577 in Milwaukee, is where the critically wounded were sent. As of Sun nite, Aug-5, they had an update on the condition of these victims. See footnotes for introductions to the Sikh religion for those of us who may be a bit ignorant about it, and desire greater understanding.578 Here is the website for the Sikh temple of Wisconsin.579 Some of their links appear to be broken, which may be related to the recent attack. They started with 20-25 families, grew to a congregation of 300-450 people, bought the acreage where their beautiful temple now stands. It was completed in 2007.

News Media closest to the Sikh Community


The Sikh Temple site of the shooting was in Oak Creek, a little south of Milwaukee, where: the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel has a page to organize articles on this developing story. 580

News Media in India


There are also publications in India, which are organizing related articles on this developing story, including: India Today.581

Al Mac Notes
I have uploaded copy of my Mass Shooting notes to my: Google Drive Documents Collection = Disaster Avoidance and Mitigation;582 Linked In Box Net shared documents;583
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http://www.froedtert.com/home.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Froedtert_Hospital 578 Sikh Religion, an introduction. http://www.sikhs.org/summary.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikh https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikhism http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/05/5-things-you-should-know-aboutsikhism_n_1744657.html?utm_hp_ref=religion 579 http://www.sikhtempleofwisconsin.com/location.html 580 http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/165082506.html 581 http://indiatoday.intoday.in/category/indians-abroad/1/185.html 582 https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B9euafJH4bZMTA0YTM0YzktNTI0YS00NjVhLTg5NTItY2RiZjhiM2MzODkw/edit

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Scribd.584 I informed Facebook, and other, pals about Google collection update. If you are following my updates on the Newton CT incident, and are able to print any of it, I suggest you print pages 1-4, to get at relevant Table of Contents, and first footnote. Then scroll down to page 2 of TOC where page 72 is on the list, to see chapters you might want to visit. Also note bottom page 4 of TOC where you can navigate to extreme summary of whats been added with latest edition. Newton CT Elementary School addition My notes about Newtown CT were: Version 1.0 = 3 pages 71-73 1.0 (Doc 1.5m), 2 reads on Scribd, when I got to editing break point early afternoon Dec 14. It was 44 reads (+42), thanks to other people interest, when I returned near midnite Dec-14 to upload next edition. Version 1.1 = 10 pages 71-80 (PDF 690k), with 48 reads on Scribd, after uploaded, and description edited. Version 1.2 = 20 pages, from near bottom of page 71, to very top of page 91 (PDF 732k),585 had 81 reads, 8 pm when I returned to upload my latest effort. (+33) Version 1.3 = 28 pages on Newton CT incident coverage, starting page 72. Before uploading this (PDF 785k) to Scribd, it had 144 reads (+63). Then I adjusted the summary text, so it became 148 reads by time I was done, about 10 am Dec-17. o Starting page 100 I have other notable incidents, because many news media is saying this is the worst ever, or almost worst ever, which seems statistically unlikely, and follows pattern we see with other disasters in the news. Every storm is the worst, every tornado is the worst, every humanitarian disaster is the worst. It is like they dont know English grammar, mean to use the word latest, but say worst instead. o Statistically, occasionally the latest will be the worst, but if hundreds of the same kind of incident natural disaster,
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human violence, are always worst ever, then mankind has got to be behaving incredibly stupid. Well some of us are behaving stupid, but even so, there are darn few latest which I have checked out, and found Yes they really were the worst ever. Version 1.4 = 36 pages on Newton CT incident coverage, starting page 72. Before uploading this (Doc 1,680k) to Scribd, it had 172 reads (+36). The result seemed messed up, so I made a (PDF 818k) re-share attempt, which also seemed like a blank result. I adjusted summary text, so it became 177 reads by time I was done, about 4 am Dec-18. o Because last two efforts looked blank to me on Scribd, I also uploaded version 1.4 to Google Drive Disaster Avoidance Collection.586 Version 1.5: Newton CT notes run from page 72 thru 121 (50 pages) Doc = 1,763 k. PDF = 862k. Scribd copy is no longer blank. Version 1.6: Newton CT notes run from page 72 thru 128 (55 pages) Doc = 1,839 k. PDF = 903k. Version 1.7: o Newton CT notes run from page 74 thru 146 (72 pages), about 30% more stuff than in last sharing. o Aurora CO had about 3 pages added, see time line pages 39-44, and a bit more info near page 184.

Version 1.8
I uploaded version 1.7 Jan 09-10 late nite, then incremented version # for the next sharing. There has been a steady drum beat, several times each week, of new info getting added to the Newton CT notes.

Version 1.7
I uploaded version 1.6 Dec-25 evening, then I incremented the version #, for intermittent additions of more info. Since last sharing, I had added about 10% more stuff on Sandy Hook (from 50 pages to 55 pages), scattered throughout, and a small bit on

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the ambush of firemen on Christmas Eve (following the Sandy Hook info.

Version 1.6
I uploaded version 1.5 near midnite Dec-19-20, then I incremented the version #, for intermittent additions of more info.

Version 1.5
I uploaded version 1.4 wee hours Dec-18, then I incremented the version #, for intermittent additions of more info. The section on bogus stories is growing. There are untrained news media personnel, and there are people creating hoaxes and conspiracy theories. Scribd is in midst of changes, and until they get finished, a lot of our stuff are blank pages, so my priority is to Google Drive collection.

Version 1.4
I uploaded version 1.3 early morning Dec-17, then I incremented the version #, for intermittent additions of more info. We continue to get floods of new info from news media. No idea how much of it will turn out to be more sewage. I add in parentheses after chapter headings, where significant new info got added.

Version 1.3
I uploaded version 1.2 early evening Dec-15, then I incremented the version #, for intermittent additions of more info. Some chapters end with (date etc.) where I indicate where I had inserted, added, or updated significant volume. One new chapter = Making Safer Schools, where I shared several different proposals I have seen in the news, adding my comments to show why I think some of these ideas are either seriously flawed, or need to be run past someone who knows what they are talking about. I added 2 chapters for Mental Health. 1. Challenges facing the victim families

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2. What info has come out so far on the culprits, where I suspect most of that info is sewage.587 I have become disgusted with news media disregard for truth. Some conflicting info is shown where it cannot possibly all be true, but I do not yet know which story (if any) is the truth. In some cases I am able to show what is definitely bogus, and how I know it is bogus, moving that stuff to its own chapter section.

Version 1.2
I uploaded version 1.1 late nite Dec-14, when it was time for me to wind down me looking into this story, get to a break point in day job duties, and get some sleep. Many chapters related to the latest main event, got minor additions. Where significant new stuff, I adjusted chapter headings text., broke chapters into pieces with new headings. Version 1.2 had approx 20 pages about Newton CT. Some info from Dec-14 is getting clarified, but we continue to have lots of new info, with the same level of confusion and conflicting stories as when this story broke on the news.

Version 1.1
I uploaded version 1.0 mid day Dec-14, when the initial news had the usual conflicting stories we always see when a new story is breaking. Version 1.1 had approx 10 pages about Newton CT. I had divided the info into what I was most sure correct, what still very uncertain, grouped it into categories, and done some fact checking on claims of several news anchors that this was the worst mass shooting at a school in US history. Well I agree it was one of the worst, but not as bad as VA Tech in 2007, where 32 died, and not the worst killing at a US school, because 425 died in New London Tx in 1937.
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In my notes on the Japan Nuclear disaster, I had info from the horses mouth and info sources at the other end of the horse. I am seeing a lot of the same kind of reality with this story.

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Version 1.0
Dec 14 news broke about Newtown CT; I added info about it to these notes; shared initial info,588 much of which is probably bogus due to different witnesses perspectives, incomplete stories. Version 1.0 had approx 3 pages about Newton CT, plus minor adjustment to very top, identifying the 3 main mass shootings in these notes.

Version 0.9
Aug 7 early evening, I uploaded version 0.8. 119 pages overall o Approximately o 61 Colorado o 30 Wisconsin o 28 Both 408 footnotes, inflated thanks to some citations shared with multiple different threads. Table of Contents = 132 chapters o Approximately o 77 Colorado o 40 Wisconsin o 15 Both 537 kb PDF size 25% approx increase in content since version 0.7. V 0.9 Combined new updates Does it matter that the two situations are getting different levels of news media attention? I think that is a reflection on problems in our society. I address that at the very top. On social media, there has been a discussion of whether left or right wing terrorists are responsible for the most trouble. I start with an effort to define which is which.

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http://www.scribd.com/doc/116862199/Mass-Shootings

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V 0.9 Aurora new updates I moved all the copy cat incidents into their own section, instead of being buried in the general time line, and then got a bunch more incidents. V 0.9 Sikh new updates In Corrections and Conflicting Stories section, see Suicide = we now know the gunman killed himself, rather than surrender to authorities. Theres also miscellaneous text updates throughout.

Version 0.8
Aug 7 early evening, I uploaded version 0.8. 119 pages overall o Approximately o 61 Colorado o 30 Wisconsin o 28 Both 408 footnotes, a bit inflated due to some citations shared with multiple different threads. Table of Contents = 132 chapters o Approximately o 77 Colorado o 40 Wisconsin o 15 Both 537 kb PDF size 25% approx increase in content since version 0.7. Aug 5 late evening, I uploaded version 0.7. 92 pages, approx 12 on shooting at Sikh temple, 80 on events in Aurora Colorado, overall this is an increase in 14 pages since the prior edition I would not have shared at this time, were it not for the explosion of info about the Sikh temple incident; 314 footnotes, citing my sources whenever practical; 101 chapter headings in TOC, 10 on shooting at Sikh temple, 91 on events in Aurora Colorado; 429k approx PDF size. 15-20% increase in content volume since prior sharing.

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For several days, the Sikh Temple has captured my attention, away from the Olympic Games, and many other topics, although the Mars landing is also a major interest for me. There has been an explosion of info beyond what I can absorb and properly correlate. Aurora important new info, not yet correlated into these notes: Police were allegedly told, in advance of the July 20 shooting, that this guy in Aurora was a threat to others. I updated multiple sections of these notes, with more info about the shooting at the Sikh Temple. Corrections & Conflicts sections, near the top, one each Aurora and Wisconsin, with info where either the earlier story was found to be wrong, or we are hearing some very different versions of reality. FAQ near beginning of document, addressing common questions for people who may have not paid much attention to the Sikh religion. Investigation sections, one each Aurora and Wisconsin, with lots new info on the Sikh Temple and the Shooter. Links section split into Aurora and Wisconsin, starting with official sources. Links to some of my relevant G+ notes near very end. Mitigation ideas, near bottom. Significant growth of more info learned in Investigation section. Statistics & Reactions more info. Time Line Aug 5 and vicinity. I updated sections which that are common to both Aurora and Sikh situations. Navigating my notes aid added up top. As data floods in, which I want to include, I initially stick one place which seems to make sense, then as more comes in, I need some kind of reorganization, new chapters.

Version 0.7 Sikh Temple Wisconsin dimension


Aug-3-4 midnite I uploaded version 0.6.

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79 pages; 29 page time line so far (50 pages other stuff); 288 footnotes, including same source cited for multiple facts; 80 chapter headings in TOC; 350k approx PDF size.

Aug 5 late evening, I uploaded version 0.7. 92 pages, approx 12 on shooting at Sikh temple, 80 on events in Aurora Colorado, overall this is an increase in 14 pages since the prior edition I would not have shared at this time, were it not for the explosion of info about the Sikh temple incident; 314 footnotes, citing my sources whenever practical; 101 chapter headings in TOC, 10 on shooting at Sikh temple, 91 on events in Aurora Colorado; 429k approx PDF size. 15-20% increase in content volume since prior sharing. Aug 5, Wisconsin Sikh Temple incident hit the news, and I included what I knew about it here, since it was another mass shooting, too soon to understand or know a lot of details. I expected many reactions to this latest event, similar to reactions to the Aurora incidents, so maybe make sense to organize together, any pros and cons. FAQ near beginning of document, has info about the Sikh religion, and I calculated time zone difference between the Wisconsin news story, and India, so people there can know when to expect relevant news, from upcoming press conference. Approx 6 pages of this. Time Line Aug 5 and vicinity, is exploding with info about this latest shooting. Approx 5 pages of this. Links at the bottom have started to identify key locations for info about the community and the investigation. Initially just over a page of this. Prior to the Sikh story, I had added a small amount to the Aurora story, but not much, since my last installment.

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Aurora headlines still to absorb actual details I am way behind on absorbing news coming out about the situation in Aurora. The University of Colorado is now following the playbook of Pennsylvania State University they have high level legal review started, to advise them on what if anything they should have done differently with their awareness that this guy was a potential risk to the community. o It sounds to me like the same kind of denial as Indiana State leadership claiming they did not know what they did wrong with the Fairgrounds, so as to absolve themselves of any blame, or legal vulnerability for allegedly not understanding National Weather Service alerts watch warnings etc. or having anyone on staff who had access to the info, understood it, and with authority to take appropriate action;589 o or Japanese politicians to claim that the nuclear tsunami disaster was beyond imagining, after they had censored seismic and tsunami professionals, and nuclear engineers, who told them exactly what was going to happen, if corrective measures were not taken. o It is normal for politicians to claim they totally ignorant of reality, wait for professionals to say what should be done, except when no disaster yet. I recognize there sometimes can be a turn-over in personnel, between the people who set us up for disaster, and the people in charge when it happens. But in many recent disasters, the same people set us up, were in charge when they happened, then claimed to be ignorant of the risks. Victims of the theater are facing a life of hell, for many reasons. Some trauma for the shooters neighbors, who learned about the danger posed by their proximity to the bomb factory. Police are on to some con artists collecting money, they say for the victims, but really to line their own pockets. More info on some of the copy cats. The Aurora shooter now has an on-line fan club.

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I am particularly dismayed that the State Police participated in playing of this game. They of all people, should have a hierarchy that understands the risks, so that public can be warned in a timely manner.

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Version 0.6 Psychiatrist News


July 29 I uploaded Version 0.5. 52 pages; 18 page time line (34 pages other stuff); 150 footnotes including many first responder radio call details from a small volume or sources; 64 chapter headings in TOC; 228k approx PDF size. Aug-3-4 midnite I uploaded version 0.6. 79 pages; 29 page time line so far (50 pages other stuff); 288 footnotes, including same source cited for multiple facts; 80 chapter headings in TOC; 350k approx PDF size. 50% growth, approx, since prior upload. In the interim, 0.6 <= 0.5, there had been many additions, throughout my notes, I have additional info sources I have not yet fully explored. Some statistics have been challenged, so I am on the hunt for alternative sources. Some new chapters, some with new info, some just reorganization of info, such as: Psychiatrist Concerns; Police vs. Felon; Personal Preparedness; Back Exit; We now know what the villain is being charged with. I am still working my way thru some sources, such as Reddit. I have more to be added, re-organized, I am just re-sharing due to volume of additions since prior sharing.

Version 0.5
July 27 I uploaded Version 0.4. 31 pages; 68 footnote sources; 39 chapter headings in TOC; 4 page time line; 150k approx PDF size. July 29 I uploaded Version 0.5. 52 pages;

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150 footnotes including many first responder radio call details from a small volume or sources; 64 chapter headings in TOC; 18 page time line; 228k approx PDF size. 50% increase in content, approx. In the interim, 0.5 <= 0.4, there had been many additions, plus I have additional info sources I have not yet fully explored. Time Line got the most significant growth, leading to greater understanding of the challenges facing first responders. Time Line is up to 4 copy cats, 2 stupid, 2 dangerous.

Version 0.4 <= 0.3


July 23 I uploaded Version 0.3. 18 pages; 29 footnote sources, plus many more in links section. 18 chapter headings in TOC; 4 page time line; 90k approx PDF size. July 27 I uploaded Version 0.4. 31 pages; 68 footnote sources; 39 chapter headings in TOC; 1 page time line; 150k approx PDF size. 50% increase in content, approx. In the interim, 0.4 <= 0.3, there had been many additions. Many chapters had additional info. Some content rearranged. Chapters split into sub-sections as the info there grew, such as Time Line, which got: o More details on advance preparations for violence; o Info on (3 each): Copy Cats; Gag Orders; o Events after my 7-23 sharing. I got more clues on insane vs. sane regarding this culprit. I shared Personal info on exposure to Temporary Insanity. Sections were added with: Corrections; Mitigation.

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Some new chapters, whose content has not yet been fleshed out, such as Heroism; Not Know Yet.

Als G+ on Sikh Threads


Here are some of Al Mac posts to Google Plus, regarding the developing news story about the attack(s) on the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin. Times are approximate. I am on CDT, in SW Indiana, which is same time zone as Wisconsin. For many of my posts regarding the attack on the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek Wisconsin, I generally shared them with the following of my G+ circles: All Al = a handful of people who have asked to get copies of ALL my posts; India interest group = people and pages in India, or interested in India; Security = people interested in a spectrum of security topics, including national security, cyber security, physical security; Current Events Progressive = people both interested in, and able to discuss current events in a civilized manner which is polite to the Progressive wing of the political spectrum. If you are looking for other people relevant posts, I suggest you use Google Plus Search, with one or more of the following keywords: Sikh Temple Shooting Sikh Wisconsin Oak Creek Wisconsin Milwaukee Domestic Terrorism Neo-Nazi White Supremacist Aug-8 Wed afternoon / evening 3 pm I posted link to US News and World Report article590 asking why the Sikh scenario is not getting as much coverage as the Aurora situation.591 I go into that in more detail near the top of these notes. I
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http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2012/08/08/is-the-media-undercovering-the-wisconsin-sikhtemple-shooting 591 https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/j161sVbBpZr

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also notice the pictures selected to be used in some articles. Is it appropriate to be frequently showing pictures of grief-stricken people, or is that a violation of their privacy? Aug-7 afternoon / evening 6 pm I posted link to where I had just uploaded version 0.8 of these notes, with navigation aid to latest new info on Sikh threads. 592 3 pm I posted about motives, comparing Sikh and Aurora.593 Based on the info which has come out so far, I agree with the official position on Sikh, disagree on Aurora. Aug-7 Tues wee hours 2.30 am I shared a round up of the big picture, which I have got so far, on conflicting stories about the crime wave against Sikhs in America.594 2 am I shared link to a Milwaukee newspaper595 which has a lot of articles about this developing story.596 1.30 am I shared link to statistics of hate crimes in the USA being much higher than what is in the official police statistics, 597 to help correlate one of several conflicting stories in the news media.598 Aug-6 Mon afternoon / evening 7.30 pm I shared list of names of the six victims, who were killed, excluding the shooter.599 They were five men and one woman, aged 39 to 84. I do not yet have in my notes, the names of the other two critically wounded victims, in addition to the police officer. 7 pm, I shared600 Info about Oak Creek Police Officer Lt. Brian Murphy who was injured in the line of duty at the Sikh Temple. Lieutenant Brian Murphy was the Oak Creek Officer shot during
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https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/eYjyevCqwXo https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/GTh9DHnMaPm 594 https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/SRZfiBcNZUr 595 http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/165082506.html 596 https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/aoseQnseKuR 597 http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2005/winter/hate-crime 598 https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/BkNuG1aGXN5 599 https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/4GzzxZVhdup 600 https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/LXa6AxTt1Zf

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yesterdays Temple incident. Officer Murphy was sworn in as an Oak Creek Police Officer, April 15, 1991, and was promoted to Sergeant on April 5, 2001, advancing to his current position of Lieutenant, on April 24, 2007. The prayers and best wishes of all Brians coworkers, the Oak Creek community and the larger national community are offered to him, his family and friends.601 In addition to my usual G+ contacts, I also shared this with First Responders. 6.30 pm I shared602 a humbling Message from the Sikh Community in Oak Creek Wisconsin:603 If you wish to donate food, please donate to your local food pantry.604 If you wish to send flowers, please send them to your own local place of worship, or your local Sikh temple.605 If you are moved to volunteer, please donate your time and talent in your own community.

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http://www.oakcreekwi.org/murphy.htm https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/AeJQQavGv9Z 603 http://www.oakcreekwi.org/sikhstatement.htm 604 I live in Evansville Indiana, which does have this kind of institution:. Perhaps $ donation best.

http://www.tristatefoodbank.org/ Tri-State Food Bank Inc., 801 E. Michigan Street, Evansville, IN 47711-5631
http://www.foodpantries.org/li/adams-food-pantry

Adams Food Pantry, 314 SE Riverside Dr. (back door), Evansville, IN 47708
http://www.foodpantries.org/li/simpson_united_methodist_church_47712-5125

Food Pantry at Simpson United Methodist Church, 2201 W Illinois St Evansville, IN - 47712-5125
Lots more, see

http://www.foodpantries.org/ci/in-evansville

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We encourage you to honor the victims by volunteering in your own place of worship, or your local Sikh Temple. Contact Information for Victims Memorial Fund: Sikh Temple of Wisconsin 7512 S. Howell Avenue, Oak Creek, WI 53154 4 pm I shared link to Wikipedia article about Sikh Diaspora (where people of the Sikh religion have migrated around planet Earth. 606 Then I added comments with links to: Sikhism statistics by country;607 History of Sikh Diaspora in North America;608 Directory of SIX Sikh Temples in Wisconsin.609 4 pm I shared link to where people on Wikipedia610 have a project to improve the quality of info that exists there about the Sikh religion. 611 Aug-6 Mon wee hours 2 am Sikhs at nearby Bowling Alley, who when interviewed, did not apparently have access to critical info which had come out at the Aug-5 4 pm Press Conferences, and which they had a serious need for.612 This story had been published in Israel.613 1.30 am News update and correction, regarding guns found at the scene, and other news,614 which I had got from CNN. Aug-5 Sun afternoon / evening 11 pm Link shared to my Google Drive Document Collection of Disaster Mitigation Research615, announcing that I had just uploaded version 0.7 of these notes, available for others to download, and what was most significant new info within them, of relevance to the
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shooting at the Sikh Temple.616 At the time of this info sharing, I also informed my Facebook status. 11 pm Unfortunate history of hate crime attacks against Sikhs in USA,617 in Buzz Feed.618 10 pm collection of official info links,619 which I had found so far, including: Time Zone math ingredients between US Central Daylight Savings Time, and Time in India, where most Sikhs located. City government, where this happened; Police department, where this happened; Local FBI office, handling this case; Hospital, where the critically wounded got taken; Sikh Temple which got victimized; Sikh introduction for us religion illiterates to get a crash course on its basics; Wikipedia starting points. 9.45 pm link to Froedtert Hospital,620 in Milwaukee, where the critically wounded got taken, whose web site had an update on their condition.621 If we revisit the hospital link periodically, we can see that the hospital has been doing updates to their update. 9.30 pm I shared my circle of links to people and pages in India, or interested in India, on G+.622 At time of sharing, there were 143 there. Since that sharing, I have added more contacts to that circle. On Google Plus, we have both real people, and pages for organizations. Contact rules work a little differently for people vs. pages. We can have circles for contacts who share various interests. I have many for topics,623 geography,624 and professions.625

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https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/ShhhXhZPXpt https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/PLisQFnDb4o 618 http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/a-tragic-history-of-hate-crimes-against-sikhs-in-t 619 https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/Mi3hrneTPuD 620 http://www.froedtert.com/home.aspx 621 https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/6f9yYMNzPgH 622 https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/Nt6BAwL2Juj 623 Topics of my G+ circles include: The Environment; Science and Engineering; Science Fiction; Book Lovers; Legal Implications of events in the News; Technology in general; Security.

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9 pm I shared the main Wikipedia site, of info about the shooting at the Sikh Temple,626 warning people to revisit this place periodically, as it continues to get more updates.627 If you are not familiar with the goals of Wikipedia, I suggest you visit the associated TALK page.628 There is a wealth of additional info there. 9 pm I shared links to the City of Oak Creek Wisconsin,629 and to their Police Dept.630 This site is worth revisiting, since there are occasional updates. 9 pm I shared link to the web site of the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek Wisconsin631 which had been the site of the shooting.632 I pointed out that there is no point phoning them. Only the police are there right now. 8 pm I posted explanation of Time Zone Math,633 to clarify times associated with recent places in our news. 7 pm I posted a bunch of links associated with, what I called, a crash course in understanding the Sikh religion.634 2 pm, and earlier, I posted several links with the breaking news, before anything had been confirmed, and there were a lot of wild rumors and speculation. The shooting had occurred at 10 am, but this news did not come to my attention until early afternoon.

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I have several G+ circles based on a common interest in some Geographical part of the world, in which the largest in my collection, are now: India; Haiti; my immediate region centered on SW Indiana; Japan; Russia and Eastern Europe. 625 There are some G+ circles focused on people who work in, or support key professions, such as: THE LAW; First Responders (police, fire, medical); Business leaders; Government; Google employees. 626 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Oak_Creek_shooting 627 https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/6iMa4hu8cAD 628 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:2012_Oak_Creek_shooting 629 http://www.oakcreekwi.org/ 630 https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/WozdEpcmxcj City of Oak Creek Police Dept http://www.oakcreekwi.org/police/index.htm 631 http://www.sikhtempleofwisconsin.com/location.html 632 https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/1Cz1VeLM1Nq 633 https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/fXV9vxUXXfn 634 https://plus.google.com/u/0/108007903544513887227/posts/SutYPKVSBJH

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Humor in Bad Taste


I found this amusing, hope it is not offensive.

Aurora Reactions
Found on G+

ARA: If more people were armed, he wouldn't have tried it Anti-Gun: He shouldn't have been able to buy this stuff legally and so easily Pro-Life: He merely performed very very late term abortions Pro-Choice: If his mother had had an abortion, this wouldn't have happened PETA: IF he had been a cow, it would have been justifiable self-defense Cattlemens Association: Those people should have eaten steak instead of going to movies Theists: He was godless Atheists: He did it in the name of god Conservatives: Hollywood causes this kind of violence Liberals: Conservatives cause this kind of hate Romney: Represents failed Obama economic policies Obama: Romney profited from it. AMA: They need better mental healthcare! ABA: Look at all the money on the table, boys, it's Christmas come early! Fox News: Burger King MSNBC: Taco Bell CNN: McDonald's Google+: What broader social implications will there be because of this? Facebook: Does anyone have a cute pic of his puppy I can LIKE?

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