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This is What a Crime Scene Looks Like, Columbine. Cops: Release Photos, Public Has a Right to Know

No one is saying a single word about parading gruesome pictures of dead children before the media. But normal balancing of taste and respect, with a public's right to know, has long been practiced.

Where at least is the evidence of the forced entry, the shot up door and window to the front office? Where are the shot up windows and furniture? Evidence of the chaos which must have reigned? Where is Lanza's body, his weapons at his side?

After Columbine a normal quorum of information was released to the public, including images of the dead shooters.

As the People of the State of Connecticut and the United States, we are all the victims. You act on our behalf. Everything the police gather belongs to us. It is part of the public coming to terms and the closure process. If the police are not forthcoming, speculation will reign, rather than the healing personal connection and fuller understanding of these innocent angels' last moments on Earth.

Cops: Start releasing crime scene photos and evidence. This is what crime scene photography looks like:

http://www.columbine-online.com/attack/columbine-attack-crim...



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Unfortunately it was mostly bs too

Columbine Cause, google it

Right to know

I understand the sentiment of your post and the legal aspect of your request concerning precedent and customary practice. If I may, Sue, humbly object to your statement that 'we are all the victims.' I think categorizing individuals who have suffered no actual harm as victims lends slight credence to the collectivist idea. However, I sympathize with your desire for transparency and accountability.

"The rich man writes the book of laws the poor man must defend, but the highest laws are written on the hearts of honest men."

In strictly legal terms, any criminal prosecution is entitled

"Joe Accused vs. The People of the State of Connecticut," or what have you. So the law acknowledges that society is the victim, not just those murdered or whatever.

Interesting to say there is a bit of collectivist thought implied there, but that is DP insider baseball. No offense taken, good point.

Just as an aside there is a pretty good line in movie "In Cold Blood" where Robert Blake points to his executioner and asks "What's his name?" The officer answers "We the People."

Release the Sandy Hook video.

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and thats what it looks like

when 2 were blamed,when 50 or so said otherwise
but yes,great post

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

I don't think it is in the national interest

To show images of 1st graders shot to death. It is immensely disrespectful to the surviving families and it doesn't really solve the problem at all. The only people it may satisfy are forensic students or conspiracy theorists. Now if it is something that is important to the national interest, like Bin Laden, I think that is something different.

Please read this comment!

No one was advocating the showing of dead children but was advocating for evidence to support the shady claims.Break in? Lone shooter? Gun in the car which "was the murder weapon" etc. etc. This whole thing rings untrue.

Laurelai

Huh? How did you miss THE VERY FIRST SENTENCE of this thread?

Sue4theBillofrights begins:
"No one is saying a single word about parading gruesome pictures of dead children before the media. But normal balancing of taste and respect, with a public's right to know, has long been practiced. Where at least is the evidence of the forced entry, the shot up door and window to the front office? Where are the shot up windows and furniture? Evidence of the chaos which must have reigned? Where is Lanza's body, his weapons at his side?"

You begin your response:
"I don't think it is in the national interest to show images of 1st graders shot to death. It is immensely disrespectful to the surviving families and it doesn't really solve the problem at all."

right

None of this was in the national interest, except in terms of the anti-gun agenda. Not to seem insensitive, because I am very sensitive to the entire issue, this was not an attack on a federal facility or "the nation". It was, as tragic and horrible as it was, a local tragedy, an attack on local children in a local elementary school by a deranged scumbag from that locality. It was not an attack on the nation, except in that it has become an attack on the nation's Constitutional protections by egotistical, misguided, and self-serving politicians and television personalities.
If this is to be discussed on the national level, the focus should be on the question of WHY so many of our people are becoming mentally unstable and committing these self-destructive acts? So much attention is put on these mass murders, but there are many more people who only kill themselves. I have often heard, "Why don't they just kill themselves rather than go murder people?" Well, THEY DO. Our military suicides in the past year have exceeded combat deaths. That is just military...doesn't even include the suicides in the U.S.! WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? We can outlaw every inaniminate object imaginable and this problem will continue until it is properly addressed. And don't think our politicians are not aware of these facts. If I am aware of it, our political so-called "leaders" are damn well aware of it.

I agree with you that the evidence needs to be shown

and that it can be done in a way that, as you say, balances "taste and respect, with a public's right to know". Well put. I think your list is a good one; that stuff should have been released IMMEDIATELY. Even now they have had time to doctor things, but the withholding of that information only gets more unacceptable as time goes on.

The problem is that the evidence that they released pertaining to Columbine revealed the "official story" to be a fraud. For example, many witnesses described more than two shooters and even identified some of them BY NAME. It's right in the official police transcripts. See Evan longs excellent documentary The Columbine Cause for this evidence (also on YouTube). Absolute must see.

The same would likely happen with Sandy Hook. There is already evidence of multiple shooters (a sample of which is presented here) that came out on the day of the event, before the state police and Malloy administration swooped in to lay down the official story and control the flow of information. They've learned to crank up the obfuscation.

These photos were released after the investigation was concluded

im sure New Town Police will release photos once the investigation is over.

No we were starting to see photos of the damage right away.

That's what we are asking for. There is zero reason to withhold the picture of the shot up door, the means of entry, and some of the ballistic damage inside. We need to start getting a picture of what happened. In a sense these were ALL our kids.

If the police do not maintain credibility that they are on the up and up every step of the way, they will be accused of participating in some sort of cover up. After 9/11 no one trusts authority anymore. It's too bad.

Release the Sandy Hook video.

Another DPer inspired this post in a comment. Thank you.

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Release the Sandy Hook video.