So who do you trust?
On one side, the mainstream media begs you to ignore conspiracy theories circulating online, condemning them with the Orwellian term “fake news.”
On the other side, you’ve got mostly-unregulated, free-flowing ideas from the internet, absent of large conflicts of interest.
Who do you trust?
When the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting left 20 children between the ages of 6 and 7 murdered in cold blood—along with 6 members of staff—the public was left puzzled—countless questions to be answered.
WATCH: Newly released FBI documents reveal Sandy Hook shooter threatened to kill mother, students – CBS News pic.twitter.com/ULhWyov9Uh
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 25, 2017
One of the most pressing questions was Adam Lanza’s (the shooter) motive.
What would lead someone to do such a thing?
And how did an 85-pound 20-year-old carry enough weaponry that, collectively, weighed almost as much as he did?
As reported by The Free Thought Project:
“According to police, Lanza had in his possession, a Bushmaster XM15 .223 caliber rifle, a Glock 10mm handgun and was also in possession of a loaded 9mm Sig Sauer P226 handgun.
After he’d already fired 154 rounds, Lanza also had more ammunition for the weapons he had on his person as well as three 30-round magazines for the Bushmaster, each of them containing 30 rounds.”
The confused public would ultimately receive few answers as conspiracy theories brewed online.
And now, what could be seen as an attempt to pacify public inquiry, the FBI decided—without prior notice—to release 1,500+ pages from their investigation:
Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting: https://t.co/Y8iW6CFTpj
— FBI Records Vault (@FBIRecordsVault) October 24, 2017
“In general, the FBI does not comment on the content of the files released through [Freedom of Information Act], and lets the information contained in the files speak for itself,” said Charles Grady of the FBI, “This is a routine FOIA release nothing more, nothing less.”
“Routine” is certainly an understatement.
Nonetheless, the new information will surprisingly just end up generating more speculation from the public, because:
Entire pages of the data dump have been completely redacted—much more than the usual names/addresses.
But even with what little we have to work with, gaping holes have already emerged, including the documents’ reference to how the FBI visited Lanza BEFORE the shooting and even offered him a job.
“The authorities told her that if her son was that smart, he could have a job with them someday,” reads one portion of the files, as reported by the NY Daily News, who add:
“Lanza landed on investigators’ radar after hacking his way into an unidentified agency’s computer. The teen made it through two levels of security before his efforts were thwarted, the documents showed.”
Despite the mass-shooting, the newly-released FBI files reference that Lanza “did not show any signs of violence”, according to an unnamed person associated with Lanza’s years in high school:
Another revelation from the data dump is a woman who told investigators that she overhead Adam threaten his mother, saying he “planned to kill [her] and children at Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut.”
The woman allegedly called Newtown police and even the Sandy Hook elementary school, but no action was taken since the mother’s weapons were legally purchased.
Between Lanza’s violent threats being called in to police and the FBI’s visit to his home before the shooting, things have only become more curious than ever before.