via The Courant.
(Lenny is the father of Noah Pozner, who was murdered at Sandy Hook)
A very reasoned and justified commentary. I just hope Lenny isn’t hoping to appeal to the conspiracy crowd’s sense of shame. Blood from a stone…
I’ve just started looking into archived versions of the columbinegame.com/discuss forum (this is where the “Shocked Beyond Belief” forum was located originally, when the Sandy Hook shooter started using it.) The cache is very sparse, but I did find this link to a thread started by “Smiggles” from March 2010, titled “Comprehensive list of mass murderers and their attributes”:
…unfortunately, like most of the Wayback Machine’s cache of the forum, the linked topic is missing. However, we can still deduce a few things based just on the title and timing of the thread:
1. He shared his “catalog of mass murderers” with others.
2. Thus, Smiggle’s later reference to it in this thread was a call-back, not a hint:
3. He was posting as early as March 2010 (the previous “oldest thread” found was from April). Although the date on the far-right is when the most recent reply was posted by another user, further down the page you can see that Smiggles started another thread, “Sam Brown? (The Killing of America)” (also a dead link) which shows no replies; so the timestamp “Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:49 am” was indeed when Smiggles started that thread.
Also, the Smiggles profile page at this version of the forum shows that he posted at least 353 times, as opposed to the 296 listed at ShockedBeyondBelief (thanks to reader Joachim for pointing this out):
An obscure thread in the Sandy Hook investigation has been tied up quite nicely.
You’d have to have read practically the entire 3,000+ page official report to be familiar with the prank caller who was phoning the families of Sandy Hook victims in the days after the shooting, just to taunt them. There wasn’t much that U.S. authorities could do about it, since the calls were all traced to a number in Venezuela:
Well, it looks like the sicko who was doing this is named Cardenas Hoffman, and the good news is that he was arrested last week when he decided to swing through Miami on his way to Mexico. He’s facing up to five years in jail and $250,000 in fines.
Here’s hoping that more of these pieces of trash are picked up soon.
Nothing major here, but worth noting for anyone who’s read up on the search of the Lanza home.
When the draft of the official report came out last fall, and included an itemized list of hard drive contents, many were understandably confused about how they got that data. Were the authorities able to access the “destroyed” hard drive?
Unfortunately, no they were not. As of December 2013, the FBI confirmed that they haven’t been able to get anything at all off of that drive. The “smashed hard drive” is/was a 500-gigabyte Seagate Barracuda, while the “hard drive contents” listed on the official report are actually from an external hard drive, a Transcend Storjet 160gb external USB hard drive
(really, it’s a Storejet. Apparently a typo.)
Since then, I’ve wondered where exactly the drive was in the photos from the Yogananda Drive crime scene. The search warrant lists the location as “shelf in closet in southeast bedroom,” but that actually isn’t very specific once you see the closet:
See it? I didn’t. But it’s there.
See the cardboard box at the very top right? The hard drive is that rounded grey rectangle peeking out from the right side of it.
Given that it’s in that little cranny behind the door and shoved behind a box, there aren’t any great pictures of it, but you can see it best in this one:
Compare that sliver of orange at the top to this product image from Newegg:
…so, there you go.
Side note: while going through photos, I noticed another hard drive. This goes back to my post about the Xbox Live account tied to the Xbox 360 found in the basement. In that post, I said that the investigators could just eject the busted Xbox’s hard drive. Turns out, they can even skip that step:
…the removable hard drive is that grey thing next to the phone, on top of the roll of black tape. There’s no note about it in the official report, so maybe they didn’t recognize what it was. Hope they saved it!
Smiggles posted 296 times to the ShockedBeyondBelief forum*. I’ve accounted for 289 of them. Here is everything he posted… if available. [Edit: the first attempt didn't agree with wordpress, so I've embedded it as a Google spreadsheet, which works a bit better.]
Why isn’t everything there? Because, out of the 289 posts, the shooter subsequently erased 60 of them, by editing each post and replacing the text with “(Redacted.)”
Out of those 60 “redacted” posts, many can still be surmised by reading the quoted text from users later in the thread. Still, a total of 35 posts were deleted and never quoted, so those are probably gone for good. I’ve left entries for those with the appropriate URL, just to account for when and where in the forum each post was.
Many times, he just posted a link to a youtube video. I’ve labeled what each was, but again, only if the video is still available. A few aren’t. A few other posts have notes, where I thought useful.
The posts are in chronological order, which allows for a few observations:
More to come. In the meantime, I’ll be open to any corrections. Just leave a comment and we can probably crowdsource it from here.
(* = the forum wasn’t actually located at, or known as ShockedBeyondBelief (SBB) at the time the shooter was posting there; it was located at http://www.columbinegame.com/discuss/ and was referred to as the Super Columbine Massacre RPG forum, or SCMRPG; hence why SBB has the subtitle “THE NEW HOME OF SUPER COLUMBINE MASSACRE RPG DISCUSSION FORUM”. The data was later ported over to the new domain after the forum changed ownership. That being said, at this point, anyone looking for info on “Smiggles” is going to be looking for “Shocked Beyond Belief”, so I’m just going to leave it.)
via Lenny Pozner, father of Noah Pozner, whom the shooter murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School:
(Link courtesy of Wade at http://sandyhookanalysis.blogspot.com/.)
Not much of note here for sane readers; he died by shooting himself in the head on December 14th, 2012, which we’ve known ever since. Ideally this would give pause to conspiracy theorists who claim the shooter died the day before, but:
Don’t bother them with facts, they’ve already made up their mind…