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Gunman’s computers may be key in Connecticut school shooting investigation
Yahoo, The Lookout ^ | 12/16/12 | Jason Sickles

Posted on 12/16/2012 12:22:46 PM PST by EBH

For a young man who has been described as withdrawn from the outside world, Lanza's computer room is likely a gold mine for detectives, a veteran law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told Yahoo News.

"If he visited certain websites, they are going to glean whatever information they can from that and see what it means," said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly. "Does he have friends he communicates with online? Was there a fight with somebody?"

Lt. J. Paul Vance with the Connecticut State Police told reporters Sunday morning that investigators are scrutinizing the guns Lanza took to the school, including the semiautomatic military-style rifle the state's medical examiner said was used in the school killings.

"The weaponry involved, we are tracing historically all the way back to when they were on the workbench being assembled," Lt. Vance said.

However, he declined to discuss what else has been recovered from the Lanza home.

"Simply stated, we have a great deal of evidence that we're analyzing," Lt. Vance said. "The forensic part is an important part. That's not done yet."

While the gunman is thought to have acted alone, the law enforcement source said a deep dive into Lanza's computers could provide more clues.

"You don't know if this kid was put up to this by somebody else," the source said. "You don't know if there was a conspiracy of sorts. You don't know if there wasn't somebody who wasn't goading this kid on."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adamlanza; adamlanzafb; guncontrol; lanza; newtown; phonyadamlanzafb; sandyhook; secondamendment
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Interesting that they are hinting he may have been goaded into this action...
1 posted on 12/16/2012 12:22:50 PM PST by EBH
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I wish they’d make up their minds, yesterday they said the rifle wasn’t used.


2 posted on 12/16/2012 12:25:27 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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The key will be what prescriptrion drugs hw was on.


3 posted on 12/16/2012 12:25:55 PM PST by DManA
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To: EBH

CBS News’ Bob Orr reported Sunday morning on “Face The Nation” that police found two smashed computers in the home. Law enforcement authorities have collected the computer pieces to see what information might be retrieved.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57559442/the-brief-enigmatic-life-of-mass-murderer-adam-lanza/


4 posted on 12/16/2012 12:26:10 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: EBH

It won’t come to light but I have a feeling he was manipulated by either in person or online by the OWS group.

Nothing else some people may very well be scrubbing his past history on the web because the trigger is coming from way up high.


5 posted on 12/16/2012 12:27:44 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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Casey Anthony googled about making poison and they never brought it up at trial...


6 posted on 12/16/2012 12:30:09 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Eye of Unk

I am thinking the “Prepper” movement might play into it as we’ll. the “Aunt” did not come off well in her interview...


7 posted on 12/16/2012 12:33:13 PM PST by ace2u_in_MD (You missed something...)
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To: GeronL

In this case there won’t be a trial.

But...if someone goaded him this could get pretty messy.


8 posted on 12/16/2012 12:33:40 PM PST by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: GeronL

Unless there is another actor, there will not be a trial...


9 posted on 12/16/2012 12:34:14 PM PST by ace2u_in_MD (You missed something...)
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If they were leftist sites/goaders we’ll likely never hear about it


10 posted on 12/16/2012 12:35:24 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jimbo123

As long as the platters on the drives are intact, and he didn’t secure while the data, they’ll be able to retrieve a lot of it...

Wanna destroy data? Microwave your HD...


11 posted on 12/16/2012 12:37:13 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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True ...if it was someone like OWS etc.

But, it could have also been a highschool prank being played on the social inept kid. While face to face interactions may have been difficult for him, internet may be not so much?


12 posted on 12/16/2012 12:43:00 PM PST by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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With the way the MSM Propaganda media works these days....I’ll say $10 easy they “Find” or (Place) web history and user accounts for pretty much every Enemy of the left.


13 posted on 12/16/2012 12:45:06 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: EBH

The police will investigate and find out all the details. Then they’ll lock the files away and that will be the end of it.

Of course, people want to know what caused this. We already know in a general way, but there may be significant details that we don’t know.

But the only possible reason why any of it might be made public would be if they decide that others were accomplices in this crime, because they knew about it but did nothing to stop it. And even there, they could simply plead ignorance and say that had no idea he would really DO it.

I seriously doubt whether they will try to blame or prosecute anyone else, although I suppose they have to check all the loose ends.


14 posted on 12/16/2012 12:45:23 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Eye of Unk

We’ll never know the entire story, here. This is for “their” one cause and one cause only: total gun control. Everything irrelevant and tangential will be *sanitized*.


15 posted on 12/16/2012 12:46:39 PM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: EBH

16 posted on 12/16/2012 12:48:47 PM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: GeronL

Yes they did bring it up, the Mom said she did the search due to her dog; afraid her dog would get poisoned. Then they found out Mom was at work at the time search was done...


17 posted on 12/16/2012 12:49:55 PM PST by Engedi
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Eric the red and America’s KGB knockoff (DHS), would not be looking for terrorists by association, would they?

Well, as long as the shooter was not a Democrat, Muslim or communist, guilt by association of in military service (vets are all potential terrorists because McVeigh was a vet) is a-ok. So I guess it is okay here, too. Look out goths.


18 posted on 12/16/2012 12:50:29 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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"The weaponry involved, we are tracing historically all the way back to when they were on the workbench being assembled," Lt. Vance said.

Why? What's the point? They know who LEGALLY purchased these guns.

What a waste and what a bunch of dumb basses.

19 posted on 12/16/2012 12:53:37 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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I recall watching a report that a man wearing camouflage pants and dark jacket was picked -up by police in some woods near the school when the shooting was taking place. Don’t know if true and if the guy was involved. Just haven’t heard anymore about it. There was also mentioned in news articles that there was a “secondary “ shooting in NJ. Haven’t heard anymore about that either.


20 posted on 12/16/2012 12:54:29 PM PST by virgil
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