Friday, October 27, 2017

Authorities put brakes on information flow in Las Vegas shooting

Via Billy


Fifty-eight people killed. More than 500 injured. And yet, nearly a month after the Las Vegas Strip experienced the worst mass shooting in modern American history, local and federal authorities are refusing to fill in the blanks.

It wasn’t always like this. In the days after Oct. 1, when Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest festival crowd from his Mandalay Bay corner suite, Las Vegas police were hosting multiple news conferences a day. Then, once a day. Then, once every few days.

They compiled and released snippets of officers’ body camera footage. They spent several minutes answering specific questions. They released a comprehensive timeline, which ended up being wrong. They took it back, and tried to clarify the errors, but instead caused more confusion.

By Oct. 13 — the last time the Metropolitan Police Department or the FBI addressed the media or public — something had changed. The sheriff, who had been straightforward and stern, was now emotional and at times combative. Both he and the FBI failed to provide much new information, and at the end of the meeting, they refused to take questions.

4 comments:

  1. The coverup taking place in Los Vegas indicates two very disturbing things. The people involved were so powerful, and the crime so vast, that, If it's scope were known, it would topple the government. Second: That we will NEVER be told anything more that the false narrative.---Ray

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  2. “Fifty-eight people killed. More than 500 injured.” “the worst mass shooting in modern American history”

    A great example of “Fake News” by inference. This is the story, as reported, since the tragedy. And yes, the “facts” are accurate. But it is written and told to deceive. The vast majority, of everyone reading or hearing this story think, either consciously or unconsciously, “58 shot and killed, more than 500 more shot and injured.

    That is what you are to think. However, that is a lie. I forget the exact figures, but if memory serves, only 50-some of the injured were also shot. The other 450+ injuries were falls, bruises, being stepped on, and other NON-gunshot wounds. But the narrative is told, by design, is to make everyone think all the injuries were caused by being shot.

    Badger

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