President Obama’s full speech at the Newtown vigil for victims:
Newtown School Shooting: President Obama Meets with Sandy Hook Shooting Victim Emilie Parker’s Dad Before Vigil
President Obama’s full speech at the Newtown vigil for victims:
David Sirota: Debate on How to Address Newtown School Shooting Would be Uglier if Shooter from Different Demographic
NEWTOWN SCHOOL SHOOTING: David Sirota, a columnist with Salon.com, said if Adam Lanza belonged to a different demographic, the debate on how to address the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting would be “much uglier.” In other words, if the shooter was black or Hispanic, the discourse would be different. Consider the Drudge Report and how it race-baits about black-on-white crime?
During “Up with Chris Hayes” on Sunday, Hayes said the thought that policy makers in Washington will be moved to do something about this tragedy and that he could envision lawmakers calling for a more invasive surveillance regime. David Sirota, a guest on the show, responded that the political impediment to that was the fact that most mass shooting suspects are white.
Sirota said, “The issue with it will be, politically, I think; the profile is white men. That’s a profile that’s not, essentially, in America allowed to be profiled. That’s the one profile in America that’s not allowed to be profiled.”
Watch the clip of David Sirota on “Up with Chris Hayes:”
Connecticut State Police Release the Names of the Victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting Massacre
The Connecticut State Police has released the names of the victims in madman Adam Lanza’s shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday. Of the victims, 12 girls and eight boys, along with six adults. His mother, Nancy Lanza, was not a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary and he was not buzzed into the school, but forced his way in.
Robbie Parker just held a press conference talking about his six year old daughter, Emilie Parker, who was killed at Sandy Hook. He said he doesn’t know how to process what has happened to his family. Please keep all the families, even the family of the shooter, in your prayers. There is a Facebook page set up in Emilie Parker’s honor. Facebook pages have also been set up for Olivia Engel, Dawn Hochsprung and Emilie Parker. Additionally, the Washington Post has begun collecting memorials and bios of the victims.
The names of the victims are:
1. Charlotte Bacon, 6
2. Daniel Barden, 7
3. Rachel Davino, 29 (faculty)
4. Josephine Gay, 7
5. Madeline Hsu, 6
6. Chase Kowalski, 7
7. Anne Marie Murphy, 52 (faculty)
8. Emilie Parker, 6
9. Jack Pinto, 6
10. Noah Pozner, 6
11. Caroline Previdi, 6
12. Jessica Rekos, 6
13. Lauren Rousseau, 30 (teacher)
14. Mary Sherlach, 56 (psychologist)
15. Victoria Soto, 27 (teacher)
16. Benjamin Wheeler, 6
17. Allison Wyatt, 6
18. Dawn Huchsprung, 47 (principal)
19. Olivia Engel, 6
20. Dylan Hockley, 6
21. Catherine Hubbard, 6
22. James Mattioli, 6
23. Avielle Richman, 6
24. Grace McDonnell, 6
25. Jesse Lewis, 6
26. Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
President Obama Weekly Address: Nation Continues to Grieve for the Shooting Victims in Connecticut Massacre
President Obama grieves for the 26 people, including 20 children, killed in Adam Lanza’s shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Friday morning. Among the dead are child victims Jesse Lewis, Grace McDonnell, Ana Marquez-Greene and principal Dawn Hochsprung, school psychologist Mary Sherlach and teacher Victoria Soto. More names will be disclosed soon. It’s also shameful that Mike Huckabee, a Fox News host, had the nerve to blame the shooting on God being taken out of schools.
NEWTOWN SCHOOL SHOOTING: Adam Lanza, 20, identified as the gunman in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. His brother, Ryan Lanza, was initially identified as the shooter, who killed 20 kids and wounded six adults, including his mother, Nancy Lanza; principal Dawn Hochsprung and guidance counselor, Mary Sherlach, at the school. There are now reports that Adam Lanza was mentally disabled. Right. I expected that excuse to surface.
According to media reports, witnesses said Adam Lanza was going from room-to-room shooting adults and kids, after first killing the principal and psychologist execution-style in the main office. Most of the massacre occurred in two classrooms, with one entire class unaccounted for.
More on Adam Lanza:
*Ryan Lanza reportedly told investigators that Adam Lanza was autistic...
HISTORY OF VIOLENCE IN U.S. SCHOOLS:1. Virginia Tech – 32 dead plus the shooter, 16 April 2007, Blacksberg, ColoradoStudent Seung Hui Cho, 23, killed two students in a dorm and then went through building of classrooms armed with two handguns, shooting at random before killing himself. 2. University of Texas – 16 dead plus shooter, 1 August 1966, Austin, TexasFormer Marine sniper Charles Whitman, 25, armed with an arsenal of weapons shot victims from the observation deck of the campus tower.
3. Columbine High School – 13 dead plus two shooters, 20 April 1999, Littleton, Colorado
Students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, opened fire outside the school killing students and one teacher before shooting themselves in the library.
4. Red Lake High School – 9 dead plus shooter, 21 March 2005, Red Lake, Minnesota
Jeffrey Weise, 17, goes on a shooting spree at Red Lake High School killing nine people, including his grandfather, before shooting himself.
5. University of Iowa – five dead plus shooter, 1 November 1991, University of Iowa
Gang Lu, 27, a graduate student from China killed five with a .38-caliber revolver. He was apparently angry because his doctoral dissertation had not been nominated for an academic award.
6. Amish schoolhouse massacre – six dead plus shooter, 2 October 2, 2006, Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania
Charles Carl Roberts IV, 32, executes five girls aged 7 to 13 before killing himself in a small Amish schoolhouse
7. Jonesboro, Arkansas – five dead, 24 March 1998, Jonesboro, Arkansas
Mitchell Johnson, 10, and Andrew Golden, 8, took seven guns to school and pulled the fire alarm and shot students as they headed for the exits. Four died plus a teacher. The pair were sent to a juvenile detention center and released in 2005.
8. Cleveland Elementary School – five dead plus shooter, 17 January 1989, in Stockton, California
Patrick Edward Purdy entered a schoolyard and opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle at Cleveland Elementary School. Five children died and 30 others were wounded including one teacher. He then shot himself.
9. University of Arizona – three dead plus shooter, 28 October 2002, University of Arizona
Robert Flores, 40, a nursing student shot an instructor in her office before entering a classroom and killing two more teachers before committing suicide.
10. Kent State University – four dead, 4 May 1970, Kent State University in Ohio
National Guard troops killed four students who took part in anti-war protests on the campus of Kent State University in Ohio. (Source)