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Adam Lanza's Hard Drive Damaged Beyond Repair? Motive for Shooting Hidden
Christian Post ^ | 12/18/12 | Brittney Villalva

Posted on 12/18/2012 7:00:28 AM PST by KansasGirl

Adam Lanza's hard drive, which was found destroyed in his Connecticut home, may be beyond repair police say, leaving them at a loss to explain the shooter's motive.

When police first discovered the tainted hard drive, they believed that it could serve as a key piece of evidence in discovering why a 20-year-old man would terrorize an elementary school filled with children. It appears, however, that the shooter did not want his motive unveiled.

"The computer's hard drive appeared to have been badly damaged with a hammer or screw driver," law enforcement authorities told ABC News on Monday. Two other sources reported to a local Connecticut paper that the hard drive had been in pieces.

"He was eliminating [investigators'] ability to figure out what websites he had gone to or who he might have been communicating with," one investigator told Yahoo.

The little information that police do have confirms that Lanza was an avid player of violent video games.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: adamlanzacomputer; newtown; sandyhookshooting
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To: Will88

Will88, I started the comments on the “hammer or screwdriver”, and I was just noting that the sentence construction is odd, with a disconnect between what should be simple-to-differentiate tool marks on the hard drive.

The “or” statement is a direct quote (which actually doesn’t necessarily mean much, with ‘journalists’ these days).

It would definitely have been a cause for a follow-up question, IMO, if the reporter had his head halfway on straight.


101 posted on 12/18/2012 8:49:24 AM PST by MortMan (I will be true to my principles.)
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To: EEGator

Scary times when the truth is a rare commodity.

LLS


102 posted on 12/18/2012 8:50:07 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I agree.


103 posted on 12/18/2012 8:51:16 AM PST by EEGator
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To: KansasGirl

Does this sound like the work of someone insane?


104 posted on 12/18/2012 8:51:49 AM PST by RangerM
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
. I sat it on a cement car port, took a 6 foot long 1 inch thick steel bar with a chisel tip, and smashed, smashed, smashed! I could not break the hard drive! I bent it a little, but could not break i

A geologist's hammer (mason's hammer, bricklayer's hammer):

would be more effective. Use the pointed end. You'll punch holes though the housing and the platter(s).

105 posted on 12/18/2012 8:52:15 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Obadiah

Well, to be fair, they can’t state WHO damaged the drives unless they have witnesses, or copious forensic evidence. That omission doesn’t bother me.


106 posted on 12/18/2012 8:52:15 AM PST by MortMan (I will be true to my principles.)
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To: KansasGirl
So, it looks like this kid was at least recruited for this mission via his computer. And the authorities are THREATENING TO PROSECUTE ANYONE WHO QUESTIONS THE OFFICIAL NARRATIVE ON THE SHOOTING IN SOCIAL MEDIA.
107 posted on 12/18/2012 8:53:18 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Bloomberg blames guns when he’s constipated - everything is the fault of a gun, somewhere, somehow.


108 posted on 12/18/2012 8:53:55 AM PST by MortMan (I will be true to my principles.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Good point. Amazing how many folks believe snopes has the “truth”.


109 posted on 12/18/2012 9:01:32 AM PST by sarasota
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To: 6ppc; MortMan
True story about my former (fool) boss, if you'll indulge me.

We used to shred hard drives to get rid of them. Toss them in an industrial shredder, chops them up into pieces about the size of your fingernail. They're completely unrecoverable, and the shredder can do several hundred in a morning. (the time spent is important, because we had to watch them all get fed into the shredder. Can't take the chance that one would get stuck in someone's pocket and the data be compromised.....)

Anyhoo, my genius boss changed the company policy. All drives needed to wiped to DoD standards - that's overwritten (7? 35? didn't do it, so I didn't care) times ....... BEFORE they were shredded. "We had to be sure they're unrecoverable", don't you know. The overwrite would take days per drive to do....a massive project, and a bigger waste of time.

My solution? I pointed at the huge bin of chipped up hard drive bits and said "Yep. I wiped 'em, just like you asked." Basically dared him to prove me wrong.

Then I found another job. Different boss, different issues. At least this one isn't a complete idiot. :-)

Long story short, it's not hard to make a hard drive un recoverable. But the ISP will have records, as would Facebook, MS, Yahoo, DU, or whatever other sites he was found to frequent.

I'd like to put on my conspiracy theory hat, but this is more likely just some idiot reporter, writing what he was told (or kust making stuff up out of whole cloth).

110 posted on 12/18/2012 9:11:42 AM PST by wbill
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To: Lou L
"I find it very challenging to believe that as this young, highly-troubled lunatic was preparing for his attack, he actually took the time to think: "I don't want investigators to have lots of evidence from which to dissect my motives, so I'm going to destroy my hard drive." "

Bingo. Adam shot his mother (or so we're told) in the face then shot 20 children multiple times each and we're supposed to think he was worried WHAT PEOPLE WOULD THINK ABOUT HIM and his online history???? Seriously???

Destruction of the hard drives was more likely done to PROTECT THE PERSON OR ENTITY ON THE OTHER SIDE of his communications.

When the lead sheriff comes and out threatens to prosecute anyone who questions the official narrative of what happened, something very 'false flaggish' is going on, IMO.

111 posted on 12/18/2012 9:13:28 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Yesterday I was checking out the video website Live leak, and one guy on there posted something to the effect that the father of Adam Lanza and the father of James Holmes the Aurora shooter, both worked at the same banking firm. Don’t know it that is true, probably not, but if it is that would be a strange coincidence even though I don’t know what kind of a connection that would present anyway to these shootings.


112 posted on 12/18/2012 9:15:14 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: sarasota
Would that be the “snopes” that is owned and run by a married couple that are devout communists?

LLS

113 posted on 12/18/2012 9:18:01 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

We just do not know at this point but there are many strange coincidences surrounding both of these guys. The truth is out there... not in print or on TV but the truth exists and maybe we will find it one day.

LLS


114 posted on 12/18/2012 9:19:57 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: wbill; 6ppc

The reporter and/or spokesman could very well be the source of the issue. Still, I find the construction of the sentence odd.

Perhaps one day we’ll have an information based society where getting it all accurate would be prized. Certainly not the case today.


115 posted on 12/18/2012 9:21:46 AM PST by MortMan (I will be true to my principles.)
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To: Rightly Biased

something still doesn’t smell right about this.


116 posted on 12/18/2012 9:28:11 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: longfellowsmuse

“to look for others”

Yep like the CO theatre shooter.

It is my understanding that companies of the fathers of both are involved in a financial fraud lawsuit.


117 posted on 12/18/2012 9:28:11 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Hans
Hillary must have fallen and hit her head on the hard drive. It explains everything.

I nominate this as "Post Of The Day"!

118 posted on 12/18/2012 9:30:51 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Why yes, it is. Didn’t know about the link to communism! Thanks for the info. I intend to share it.


119 posted on 12/18/2012 9:33:41 AM PST by sarasota
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To: KansasGirl
Having worked in a major hospital's ER for 20 years I can assure everyone that some people don't need a “motive”.That particularly applies to the drug/alcohol addled as well as the neurobiologically impaired (this kid is said to have been autistic).
120 posted on 12/18/2012 9:33:50 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: longfellowsmuse

Speaking of “others”, what’s the latest on the kid that was “hiding in the woods wearing camoflage”?


121 posted on 12/18/2012 9:35:32 AM PST by sarasota
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To: KansasGirl

Nobody said he was stupid. It appears to me that it premeditated.


122 posted on 12/18/2012 9:36:32 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: combat_boots; LucyT

Ping to the comment!!!!

OMG.....


123 posted on 12/18/2012 9:37:44 AM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: KarlInOhio

I either own an LH-cooled magnet or the 100 lb.-pull retrieving magnet I use to find nails in the grass is strong enough to nuke a flash chip.

I took an old 512 MB thumb drive with a few hundred pictures outside to test the theory (after I backed up those pictures).

Regardless of OS or machine, that USB thumb drive showed up as unformatted and would not format with anything (ext3/4, NTFS, FAT32, FAT).


124 posted on 12/18/2012 9:45:54 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: wbill

The authorities also took the BROTHERS computer!!!

Wonder what they found on THAT?


125 posted on 12/18/2012 9:50:38 AM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: MortMan

“I begin to smell the whiff of politically convenient happenstance.”

You forget that any long weapon, including shotguns are considered by the left to be ‘assault weapons’!. And high tech to them is a ball point pen!!


126 posted on 12/18/2012 10:08:10 AM PST by chooseascreennamepat (You can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: corlorde

I read in another article that he had been on meds since he was 10 years old (per someone who used to babysit him). I want to know what and why. Also, that they were never to let him out of their sight, not even for a minute.


127 posted on 12/18/2012 10:11:23 AM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Wonder if that’s why they grabbed the BROTHERS computer.... unless that was when they thought it was the brother, so they tossed his (the brothers) house...


128 posted on 12/18/2012 10:17:27 AM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: KansasGirl

Why would anyone need the boy’s computer? Oh sorry, never mind, I see, as evidence during the court case against him.


129 posted on 12/18/2012 10:19:40 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: KansasGirl

I read a babysitter was told something to the effect
“don’t EVER turn your back on him....”


130 posted on 12/18/2012 10:21:15 AM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“When the lead sheriff comes and out threatens to prosecute anyone who questions the official narrative of what happened, something very ‘false flaggish’ is going on, IMO. “

Idle threat. And when/where did such occur?

BTW, I had a dust-up with a Hartford Courant investigative reporter about 10 years ago due to his lies about republican positions. His boss supported him 120% even though I was correct.


131 posted on 12/18/2012 10:21:34 AM PST by chooseascreennamepat (You can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: KansasGirl

Well, we do know that the NSA/FBI have programs where the harvest every byte of data that travels across the internet, so somebody will know what this kid was doing. The actually store everything that crosses the wires, and can go back, and forensically extract particular people’s data as necessary. Ask Gen. Petreus(sp?) about it. They have systems which are connected at the main hubs of the internet, and NOTHING passes through the pipes without them keeping a copy.


132 posted on 12/18/2012 10:22:37 AM PST by krogers58
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To: KansasGirl

Was he a registered Democrat?


133 posted on 12/18/2012 10:23:30 AM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: struggle

I’m no sure he visited to any social media sites. They guy was a complete recluse. He didn’t like contact with people. Seems he just locked himself in his room and played violent video games day and night, and his Mom, for reasons I will never understand, indulged her mentally unstable son in this behavior which is unhealthy for even for sane person.


134 posted on 12/18/2012 10:28:25 AM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: sarasota
“hiding in the woods wearing camoflage”?

Yeah, funny how the kid “hiding in the woods wearing camoflage” who said "I didn't so it" to parents outside the school just dropped off the radar.

He was arrested so the LEOs have his name. Who is he?

135 posted on 12/18/2012 10:30:52 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“When the lead sheriff comes and out threatens to prosecute anyone who questions the official narrative of what happened”

And what if the social media post just says “for more info see (insert URL of free republic here) ;) “

Will they suspend EVERYONES account or prosecute EVERYBODY?

Prosecute on what grounds???


136 posted on 12/18/2012 10:31:23 AM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“When the lead sheriff comes and out threatens to prosecute anyone who questions the official narrative of what happened”

And what if the social media post just says “for more info see (insert URL of free republic here) ;) “

Will they suspend EVERYONES account or prosecute EVERYBODY?

Prosecute on what grounds???


137 posted on 12/18/2012 10:31:36 AM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

A “manager”?

An agent provocateur?


138 posted on 12/18/2012 10:33:19 AM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: LibLieSlayer

http://www.glennbeck.com/news/09112007a.shtml

if this still works


139 posted on 12/18/2012 10:35:24 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: ladyjane

>>Wow. You got all that from some newspaper reports?

No. I got most of it from observations of the teenaged boys I come in contact with. Very few possess the skills and attitudes to be a man and the ones who do become Alpha Males in a Lord of the Flies kind of way.


140 posted on 12/18/2012 10:39:20 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: KansasGirl

“Adam Lanza’s hard drive, which was found destroyed in his Connecticut home, may be beyond repair police say, leaving them at a loss to explain the shooter’s motive.”

Before they give up on the pieces, they ought to consider inviting forensics experts from the NSA, or other specialists (such as top data recovery firms) have a go at it.

I read a report that there were two computers in the home (other belonging to his mother), and that one should be checked as well.

I don’t believe there’s any conspiracy here, nor attempt to cover up findings “that don’t fit”, regardless of some of the posts made above.

I just don’t think the Connecticut State Police has enough resources to adequately piece together damaged hardware like this. They had trouble with evidence in the Peter Reilly case, too.


141 posted on 12/18/2012 10:41:44 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: chooseascreennamepat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsggvZlFniA
142 posted on 12/18/2012 10:49:50 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: WildHighlander57

Exactly. I was going to posit that he was Lanza’s controller. But...demured because I didn’t want people to think I’m a conspiracy nut. I’m just asking questions.


143 posted on 12/18/2012 11:03:16 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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There were reports he wore a mask. Hanging around with Anonymous?


144 posted on 12/18/2012 11:04:17 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: KansasGirl

which violent video game?


145 posted on 12/18/2012 11:22:39 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: grobdriver
That's what I've thought.

The LE has been very very stingy with info. Then they leaked a little to NBC, a favored media of the prog left.

Now they act like they can't crack a problem like this?

I don't care how tinfoil it sounds. The info that comes out is either mismanaged, or suggests political management of an agenda-driven narrative.

146 posted on 12/18/2012 11:24:59 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Texas Fossil
Since they reference Yahoo, I assume that his ISP...

In this case, Yahoo is just a news source.

147 posted on 12/18/2012 11:30:29 AM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy (I made a prank call...pretended I was a mime.)
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To: 6ppc
Doesn't take a lot to make it unrecoverable.

Scanning electron devices can do a lot with beat up platters, just depends on how bad they want the info.

148 posted on 12/18/2012 11:34:10 AM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: redangus

The strange thing is that the police had the computer, and thought they’d find data.

But if the hd was removed, that is almost certain to be obvious at the first glance, laptop, desktop or tower.

Coverup.


149 posted on 12/18/2012 11:38:00 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: combat_boots; WildHighlander57; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; KC_Lion; Godzilla; ...
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#81:

What I've read about the two fathers of the two mass murderers is that both fathers were scheduled to testify at the same hearings, not that they were necessarily under investigation.

# 87:

And the SVP of CNBC had his children butchered in NYC at home the day after publishing/going with the story on the theft of trillions by banks.

If the source for debunking is snopes, we know it’s important to debunk, don’t we.

GMTA.

150 posted on 12/18/2012 11:49:45 AM PST by LucyT
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