posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 07:31 AM
a reply to: szino9
I think where the planning is concerned, it would hardly be work for a genius to organise this, but you are absolutely right that time and effort went
into the planning of this horrific event.
But where you mention lobby footage and a manifest, I really do not believe for a moment that the police are under any obligation, at this early
stage, to publish or release ANY footage of the shooter, until they have gone over the entirety of the CCTV themselves, to ensure that they get as
much from it as they can, with the understanding that when they have gained all they can from the footage, they will consider publishing it for
archival purposes and public information. With regard to the manifest, it might be wise for them to be somewhat circumspect in withholding that data
until they have followed up any leads pertaining to the weapons themselves. For example, if any of them were purchased illegally, or used in other
crimes, or rentals from a criminal outfit (weirder things have been known to happen), keeping the details close to their chest, may allow the police
to establish identity of other involved parties, without those parties thinking they are necessarily on the radar, so to speak.
I can see a few instances where an investigating body might want to keep things tight for the moment, and only release certain details after a decent
amount of time has passed, purely to aid investigative efforts and keep witnesses unbiased, apart from anything else.