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~ 1 year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary Shootings ~ 

December 14, 2012

Today we remember all the kids and teachers we lost on 12/14/12. We honor the families who have lost a kid to their family, and we honor the teachers who tried to get these kids to safety. Adam Lanza took away 26 lives (20 students and 6 adults) including his very own mother, and his own life. We also honor and remember a 6 year old named Jesse Lewis who saved his whole class, but ended up dying. We will never forget this day.

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Ana M. Marquez-Greene: She was an “incredibly loving and spunky kid”. She visited Puerto Rico for the first time last year. Her family had just moved to Connecticut from Canada two months ago.  She has a 9-year-old brother.

Noah Pozner: He turned 6 three weeks ago. His family moved from New York to Connecticut. He has a twin sister and an 8-year-old sister.  He was “extremely, extremely mature … extremely bright”.

Emilie Parker: She was the light of her father’s life.  She loved to try out new things, except for new food.  She was very creative, loved to cheer people up, and was learning Portuguese.

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"While nothing can fill the space of a lost child, or a loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need to remind them that we are there for them, that we are praying for them, that the love they felt for those they lost endures not only in their memories, but also in ours. May God bless the memory of the victims."

You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here’s why.
It’s because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed
People who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he’ll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.
CNN’s article says that if the body count “holds up”, this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer’s face on all their reports for hours.
Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer’s identity? None that I’ve seen yet. Because they don’t sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you’ve just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.
You can help by forgetting you ever read this man’s name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news
—  Morgan Freeman (Sandy Hook) 
Watch on penishole.tumblr.com

I’m not trying to start drama or anything but I think this needs to be seen. This is about Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting conspiracies. If you’re going to watch it, watch the entire 30 minutes. Trust me, it’s worth it and it gets crazier towards the end.

Victor Cruz Visits Sandy Hook Family -

On the day after six-year-old Jack Pinto was buried in his beloved Victor Cruz jersey, the New York Giants wide receiver made a visit to Connecticut to spend time with the child’s grieving family, according to a report from ESPN.

Cruz reportedly spent 45 minutes visiting with the Pintos at the family’s home in Newtown, four days after their son was one of 26 victims in the most deadly elementary school shooting in American history.

The Giants star didn’t comment on the meeting, but tweeted a short message on Tuesday afternoon.

“Much love to the entire Pinto family,” he wrote. “Great people with huge hearts. I’m sorry again for your loss. Looking at life through a different lens.”

The visit was a private affair that doesn’t appear to have been attended or filmed by the media. That seems to have been the idea.

“It was a successfully private moment and I’d prefer to keep it that way,” one attendee told The New York Post.

The Pro Bowl wide receiver dedicated Sunday’s game to the memory of Pinto after learning that he had been the first-grader’s favorite player. He wrote Jack’s name on both shoes and included the words “my hero” on one.

“My sincerest condolences to the entire Pinto family,” Cruz wrote before the game on Twitter. “My prayers are with you during this extremely difficult time. Today’s game is for you Jack.”

The Post reports young boys wearing Giants blue could be seen playing on the Pinto’s front lawn while Cruz visited. They all left with a bag of Giants memorabilia.

All I can say is you’re a good man, Victor Cruz.

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Some of the most heart breaking images were photographed as family and friends of the children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary were made aware of the tragedy that had occurred. My greatest condolences go out to all the people that were affected by this catastrophe. The sheer terror that everyone must have endured as a result of these shootings is truly horrible and I cannot fathom the reasons behind the actions of the killer, how someone could brutally massacre innocent children and adults and even murder their own mother; it is beyond me.

Rest in peace to everyone who died as a result of the killings, no one deserves to be taken before their time; especially innocent people who have their whole lives ahead of them.

 THERE’S A REASON THAT THEY’RE CALLED ASSAULT WEAPONS, YOU MOTHERFUCKING REPUBLICAN ASSHOLES. THEY ARE 

MEANT TO

DESIGNED TO

MADE TO 

INVENTED FOR

BORN TO

CREATED TO

MOTHER FUCKING

ASSAULT.

There is no defense on earth or in heaven or in any goodly landscape that can plead that assault weapons are allowable to the general public on the ground of protection when their sole purpose is to assault. 

I am sickened. 

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