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Senate, House Overwhelmingly Approve Bill To Withhold Homicide Photos, Other Records, After Newtown
The Hartford Courant ^ | June 5, 2013 | Jon Lender

Posted on 06/05/2013 6:08:18 AM PDT by Biggirl

The state Senate and House, after short debates, voted overwhelmingly early Wednesday to approve a bill blocking public disclosure of photos of homicide victims and some other records in reaction to the Newtown school massacre.

The Senate took up the bill at 1:17 a.m. and voted 33-2 to approve it at about 1:35 a.m. Voting no were Democratic Sens. Edward Meyer of Guilford and Anthony Musto of Trumbull.

(Excerpt) Read more at courant.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: homicide; newtown; photos

1 posted on 06/05/2013 6:08:18 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

I’m sorry, how is this a matter for the legislature?


2 posted on 06/05/2013 6:09:44 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Biggirl

The dems probably wanted to leak the photos for political reasons.


3 posted on 06/05/2013 6:10:29 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: rarestia
I’m sorry, how is this a matter for the legislature?

When releasing the information would make them look stupid - or be evidence of their overreach in reaction.

4 posted on 06/05/2013 6:11:26 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: rarestia

That was my thought, too-—

At least someone is using their head and doing the right thing, though—which is rare for our legislature these days.


5 posted on 06/05/2013 6:11:37 AM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: rarestia

I think it is because they are trying to fight back against the Alex Joneses of the blogging world in regards to conspiracy theories.


6 posted on 06/05/2013 6:12:50 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Except that Alex will claim that this law PROVES the conspiracy


7 posted on 06/05/2013 6:14:02 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Biggirl

By doing this, I believe they are ENABLING the Alex Jones’ of the world. Release the photos, let the experts weight in, close the books on this tragedy. In the meantime, those of us out here wondering what really happened are being blueballed by bureaucrats.


8 posted on 06/05/2013 6:15:46 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Biggirl
It's about time. Our media (local, national, global) has lost its compass. Children grow up with fake carnage in their video games and movies and pictures of real carnage on TV "news" and in papers. We've got decades of children who are desensitized to violence, and accept real life violence right along the the fake stuff. Don't know if they can be turned around, but the media/news sources sure should start acting like responsible adults.

The shame is that we now need laws to protect us from those whose job it is to inform. JMHO; we're beyond saving.

9 posted on 06/05/2013 6:19:39 AM PDT by grania
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To: Biggirl

This vote will stir up the wackos even more. I distrust the government as much as most, but those who claim the massacre was faked or set up are nuts. They come across as crazy as those who think 911 was done by the US or with the help of the US.

Some things just don’t pass the gut instinct test. I think that something really fishy was going on in Benghazi and that is why Obama had our rescue teams stand down and didn’t provide the requested security to the Ambassador.

I think there is something really wrong with Obama’s background and eligibility. I know the IRS, EPA, FBI and other agencies have been used as a tool against the Democrats/Socialists enemies. I believe the left is trying to destroy our sovereignty through bankruptcy via out of control welfare programs, other spending, and wrecking our economy. I believe the government is spying on everyone and people in power use gained knowledge to control the media, politicians and private individuals. I believe Obama and the left sent guns to Mexico to try to build a case to attack the 2nd amendment.

Some conspiracies are real, some are phony and unnecessary distractions or attacks on political opponents.

I see no reason to doubt that a massacre of innocent children and adults happened at that school. Yes, the left was waiting like vultures for the next big shooting, but other than that, it was just a horrible murder scene. mho


10 posted on 06/05/2013 6:22:40 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta
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To: AppyPappy
True.

It's not the photos, it's the "some other records" part.

11 posted on 06/05/2013 6:23:16 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Biggirl

They should not block freedom of the press and speech this way. There are so many other ways a law like this can be abused by the state.

There are many kinds of homicide, abortion is homicide for example. You can’t trust the state to pass a wise and reasonable law as it is at this time.

Bad law.


12 posted on 06/05/2013 6:23:36 AM PDT by Bayard
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To: Perdogg
The dems probably wanted to leak the photos for political reasons.

???? It is a dem controlled state???

If there were any politics to be gained by dems in showing the pictures then they would have been leaked.

No this only begs the question WHY??? Why did it take the state legislature making a law for this situation??? All this does is add fuel to the conspiracy fire on the internet on this topic. Something even I blew off until this.

13 posted on 06/05/2013 6:23:40 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: rarestia

Exactly. Common sense should have been enough to not release those photos..


14 posted on 06/05/2013 6:23:47 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: rarestia

Any child shown in pictures should first have their parents release signed before their image is released. If I were a parent, I would sign the release because I would be furious at the people who claimed it never happened, but I can see why other parents would not want their child’s bloody corpse put on the internet.


15 posted on 06/05/2013 6:25:46 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta
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To: Biggirl

Good for them, looks like they got something right. If your 6 year old was murdered in cold blood, would you want photos of her dead body floating around the internet? Only a worthless scum would have any interest in seeing those photos. This is the biggest no-brainer ever. Basic human decency.


16 posted on 06/05/2013 6:25:55 AM PDT by crusader71
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To: Biggirl

will this be for everybody, or is newtown special?


17 posted on 06/05/2013 6:25:58 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle

The article claims the law applies to every case of homicide.


18 posted on 06/05/2013 6:26:45 AM PDT by Bayard
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To: camle

I should have added that it was the state legislature, so for the state of Connecticut this applies.


19 posted on 06/05/2013 6:30:06 AM PDT by Bayard
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To: grania

You will see not only Alex Jones push the envelope, but could even pose a possible legal challenge.


20 posted on 06/05/2013 6:30:11 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: FreeAtlanta
This vote will stir up the wackos even more.

The problem is when the government starts making those wackos look like they are making sense and there have been too many questionable big events during the Obama administration that do not totally pass the conspiracy smell test....one ok but so many??? They start to look like staged events with an agenda in mind.

Let's face it in just the last couple of years we have things like Fast and furious, the congresswoman being shot, the Colorado shooting, Sandy Hook, Boston marathon all being used to tell us how much we need gun control. In most of those cases the Tea party were blamed first...and now we have a dem controlled state legislature hiding info from the public.....If that is not something that makes you go hmmmmm nothing will.....

Yes, there is a huge treasonous problem with the Benghazi scandal, IRS and so many more things.... but these others are just adding to a picture that is truly frightening if the conspiracy theorist are even slightly correct.

21 posted on 06/05/2013 6:39:45 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Biggirl

WE MUST BE PROTECTED FROM THE TRUTH AT ALL COSTS.


22 posted on 06/05/2013 6:41:03 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Biggirl

Good. Let’s put a lid on providing 911 calls to the media for our entertainment as well. I see no reason for somebody’s anguished weeping over the dead bodies of their loved ones to be broadcast to the world.


23 posted on 06/05/2013 6:41:38 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: rarestia

“those of us out here wondering what really happened are being blueballed by bureaucrats.”

LOL

Are you sure that’s the term you were looking for?


24 posted on 06/05/2013 6:44:07 AM PDT by Hugh the Scot
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To: Lady Heron
No this only begs the question WHY??? Why did it take the state legislature making a law for this situation??? All this does is add fuel to the conspiracy fire on the internet on this topic. Something even I blew off until this.

This in conjunction with the home computer being seized and subsequently having its hard-drive destroyed "with a hammer or screwdriver" (kinda different marks on those, no?) would lend a lot of weight to this... Then there's how the story kept changing.

I don't think that it didn't happen; but I would be unsurprised to find out that the event was staged/planned (i.e. the fedgov getting some [mentally unbalanced] schmuck all riled-up and let loose). That scenario isn't quite a false-flag, but it's close.

25 posted on 06/05/2013 6:56:25 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Hugh the Scot

Talk about enabling the conspiracy theorists! No government at any level should be able to restrict information like this. Personally, I’d like to see the video of Lanza entering the school, and just before the point at which he takes his own life. The school had reportedly just installed a new security system, complete with digital cameras.


26 posted on 06/05/2013 7:01:10 AM PDT by cumbo78
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To: OneWingedShark
I have not even paid any attention to the conspiracy stuff yet with this story, other that seeing posted somewhere that there was an exercise for school hostage taking going on next door to this (at least I think that is what it said).

But after this I will go back and see what is being said about this event. All this did is draw my attention to the subject.

27 posted on 06/05/2013 7:01:32 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Hugh the Scot

Completely!


28 posted on 06/05/2013 7:03:16 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Lady Heron

Oh, and an interesting article that tied the father of this shooter to the father of the Colorado shooter. Both supposedly witnesses in a huge international banking trial.


29 posted on 06/05/2013 7:03:35 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: FreeAtlanta
This vote will stir up the wackos even more. I distrust the government as much as most, but those who claim the massacre was faked or set up are nuts.

I dunno -- there are some really odd/off things about this case that really are explained by government staging/planning this: how the guy's computer was seized [if he was a lone wolf there's no reason to suspect conspiracy] and the hard-drive destroyed "with a hammer or screw-driver" [both of these leave quite different markings].

They come across as crazy as those who think 911 was done by the US or with the help of the US.

As for 911, I don't think that was set-up, but I do believe that the government took advantage of the subsequent chaos. I seem to remember a story about Billions missing just up and disappeared a few days before 11 Sep, the records for which were destroyed in one of the buildings kinda nearby.

Certainly the bailing out of the airlines set precedent for TARP and all that crap.

30 posted on 06/05/2013 7:05:01 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
"I distrust the government as much as most, but those who claim the massacre was faked or set up are nuts"

Faked, no. However, I think what is being hidden here is that there was never a rifle at the scene. The first reports(read, no time to spin the truth) were that the perp had two handguns. Then Eric Holder is dispatched to the scene and suddenly a Bushmaster AR-15 is involved.

Here's my theory.

As soon as the news was filtered through the white house. The (never let a crisis go to waste,plan was implemented). The white house dispatched Eric Holder to the scene to make absolutely sure that it was found the perp used an assault rifle, no matter what the truth.

That is the reason for the sudden change in reporting of two handguns to the bushmaster AR15. This is also the reason not one surveillance image has ever been released of this scene. The guy NEVER had a rifle. This was a story cooked up by the white house and now needs to be covered up permanently.

31 posted on 06/05/2013 7:24:35 AM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: Biggirl

Under the proposal, the Newtown town clerk wouldn’t have had to release victims’ death certificates, contrary to the state’s Freedom of Information Law, and the names of witnesses under 18 could be deleted from police reports.


The above language was apparently in a prior version that maybe didn’t get passed? I am OK with withholding the photos, but I think the death certificates should be public record. From the article, I can’t tell if they are or are not in the version that passed. There are a lot of “questions” about that whole incident.


32 posted on 06/05/2013 7:54:22 AM PDT by matthew fuller
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