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originally posted by: theMediator
I bet FBI is testing to see how much crap can americans eat before rebelling.
I mean come on, talk about insulting.
If someone would redact a paper like that and give it back with a smile, I would slap them behind the head.
This is a joke. And if you are not laughing then you don't get it and the joke is on you. They can murder and dissapear whoever they want and wherever they want and get away with it. And they have a private army of G Men to cover it up.
originally posted by: AlphaHawk
I would have thought, if it was all set up, that the final report would be very detailed, to add to the legitimacy of the story.
Redacting so much doesn't help in convincing anyone!
originally posted by: fleabit
I don't think there is anything more sinister at work than them redacting lots of info..
Originally posted by Screwed
I for one love our Government and everyone who runs it. I believe they know what's best for me and do not question their authority over me.
Originally posted by FirstCasualty
I really doubt the whole lot of the US government would be down with such treasonous tactics.
Originally posted by Secularist
I trust my government to do me good when it comes to national security.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." ~ George Santayana
"If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience." ~ George Bernard Shaw
originally posted by: WhiteAlice
a reply to: UnBreakable
I wish I could see all of the redacted pages to see what kind of information, based on the wording, was being redacted. Names of the living, victims, witnesses--that would be explicable but I'm betting that far more was redacted than that based on the small portion given above. I tried looking for all the redacted pages, but no luck. I did, however, find this, which is very, very interesting:
Scientists are sequencing Adam’s DNA to see if they can find anomalies that might explain what was broken in him.
Source: New Yorker
That's kind of disturbing for a variety of reasons but it does point to a possible reason why the investigation records by the FBI are so heavily redacted--they are attempting to create a profile. If they were to release information that they are using to create a profile, then that would allow for an individual similar to Lanza to deliberately avoid a specific behavior/trait in order to spoil that profile.
They did similar back in the 90's in regards to other shootings, including Columbine and the Secret Service was actually attempting to create a profile in that time period. The information for Columbine and etc did not come out until several years later, after the Secret Service had released their report of "no profile". They haven't been able to create a profile of these kind of rampage shooters previously. Considering we're in another spate of them, my guess is that they are trying again with better tech.
Just my theory.
originally posted by: WhiteAlice
a reply to: Daedalus
Yes, that is a good share of the concerns that arose in me when I saw the remark in the New Yorker article about looking at Lanza's DNA. That, to me, could go very, very wrong. They couldn't find an answer in a psychological profile so now they are looking at genetics. And what will they do if they find something consistent there? What of those who have that particular genetic combo that are not another Lanza?
Totally agree with you. I think part of the problem with them not being able to find something pre-determining amongst the shooters so far is that it does allow for fear of others by association. Many of these kids never had a clear signal that they were either mentally unstable or that they would do something so explosively violent. That's where I think we may differ a bit but you know, I see your point on that, too.
See something? Say something. Right?