Sandy Hook Elementary School

If roads were collapsing all across the United States, killing dozens of drivers, we would surely see that as a moment to talk about what we could do to keep roads from collapsing. If terrorists were detonating bombs in port after port, you can be sure Congress would be working to upgrade the nation’s security measures. If a plague was ripping through communities, public-health officials would be working feverishly to contain it.

Only with gun violence do we respond to repeated tragedies by saying that mourning is acceptable but discussing how to prevent more tragedies is not. But that’s unacceptable.

“I love you mom. I am happy and well, sorry for not being a good son and not being happy if I ever was. I love you in Heaven. – Brian” 

A little boy who died during the Connecticut shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School wrote a letter to his mother during the lockdown. 

President Obama’s speech: (x)

“We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years and each time I hear the news, I react not as a president but as anybody else would, as a parent. That was especially true today.

I  know there is not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the same overwhelming grief that I do. The majority of those who died today were children. Beautiful little kids between the ages of five and 10 years old.

They had their entire lives ahead of them. Birthdays, graduations, weddings. Kids of their own.

Among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams.

Our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children and the families of those adults who were lost.

Our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors as well. For as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight, they know that their children’s innocence has been torn away from them too early and no words will ease their pain.

As a country, we have been though this too many times. Whether it’s an elementary school in Newtown, a shopping mall in Oregon, or a Temple in Wisconsin, a movie theater in Aurora or a street corner in Chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, these children are our children.

We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action and prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.

Tonight Michelle and I will do what I know every parent in America will do, we will hug our children a little tighter. And we will tell them that we love them.”

Fuck you, media.

Fuck you for your irresponsible, unforgivable reporting on this tragedy.

Fuck you for interviewing traumatized children.

Fuck you for confronting a man and telling him that his ex-wife and over two dozen others were shot dead by his son.

Fuck you for calling the 78 year old distraught grandma of the shooter and mother of the deceased Nancy and expecting her not to breakdown and cry. Fuck you for publishing that that happened.

Fuck you for reporting that the wrong brother was the shooter.

Fuck you for saying that mom was a teacher at the school, just because some parent outside of the school said it.

Fuck you for trying to profile the shooter, the mom, and every other member of his family.

Fuck you for already pointing at a “divorced family,” “autism,” and “personality disorder” for some sort of explanation. 

Fuck you for assuming motives. Fuck you ABC News for having a video titled “Why did Adam Lanza Snap?”

Fuck you for making him a star.

Fuck you for pulling quotes from Facebook profiles and blogs and Twitter and anyone who may have had some sort of interaction with someone involved in the tragedy, no matter how insignificant or brief.

Fuck you for just making shit up for page views and then recanting while pointing fingers.

Fuck you for calling yourselves journalists and what you do journalism. 

You enjoy this. You love this. And you don’t even try and hide it anymore.

TURN OFF THE NEWS…….

“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’s brilliant take on what happened yesterday in Connecticut.
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Adam Lanza

Nancy Lanza’s friend Marvin Lafontaine, who knew eachother through their children being friends through the cubscouts, said that she had told him ‘’Not to touch Adam or give him a pat on the back, because he cant stand it.’’ 

In this home-video (filmed by Marvin) of Adam Lanza age 4 ½ , his mother Nancy Lanza was helping her brother James, a police officer, set up a demonstration for the scouts.

Dozens believed killed in mass shooting at Connecticut elementary school
At least 27 people are believed to have been killed Friday after a shooting in a Connecticut elementary school, according to media reports.

The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns, a person with knowledge of the shooting said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.

It wasn’t clear how many people were injured at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher had been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital. (AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks)

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz found out that Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Jack Pinto, 6, was a huge fan of him and his team.

Cruz told ESPN that he called the family to offer condolences and learned Jack may be buried in Cruz’s No. 80 jersey. 

He will honor Jack by wearing his name on his cleats and gloves during today’s game. He tweeted a picture of his gloves earlier today, along with a message, “Today’s game is for you Jack.”


Victor Cruz is a great man.