Did CT State Police Threaten To Arrest Independent Journalists?

Several websites in the alternative news media have reported that the Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance, in his press conference statement said that those in social media who are questioning the "official story" or who provide inaccurate information of the Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting would be punished to the fullest extent of the law. But is that true?

In short, the answer is an unresounding "No!" Here is the portion of the press conference that many were putting out to make the claim:

However, a look at the full context of Vance's statements makes it clear that he was not threatening those who may question the "official story" or those that might even put out misinformation about the story. The issue was very specific. Here is the full context of Vance's statement (pick up around the 2:00 mark):

Notice that Vance is clear on what he is addressing. He is speaking of people who pose "as the shooter in this case, posing using other IDs, mimicking this crime and crime scene and current criminal activity that took place in this community. There have been some things in somewhat of a threatening manner."

Clearly he is not taking on people who are asking questions, putting out theories, or commenting on the shooting. He is addressing those who are posing as someone else, who may be making threats to perform the same kind of criminal activity that was orchestrated in Newtown, Connecticut, or make threats against other people. All of these are in violation of the law.

If someone was going to go after people for simply "misinformation" alone, then I suppose all the major new outlets would be in trouble, as in trying to get the story out first, there are multiple conflicting stories.

There are still a lot of unanswered questions. I'll leave these to be discussed by those who read the article, but there was clear that the Associated Press footage of one person chased into the woods by police, pushed to the ground and handcuffed. A witness also confirms he was arrested and held in a police car.

There was another, that a little boy from the school said that police had on the ground in handcuffs outside the school. Additionally initial reports also alleged that police were on the look out for a van that had its back window blown out as a possible accomplice.

Then there is the rifle that was found in the back of a car at the school. If you will note in the report of the link, the news anchors indicate that two other guns were found next to the alleged shooter in the school.

All reports indicated that Adama Lanza was the alleged shooter and had done so with two handguns. But it wasn't till after the somewhat kooky report by the medical examiner, H. Wayne Carver, that the issue of a rifle that shoots .223 ammunition was brought up and even then, the medical examiner was not very forthcoming on just what rounds were used and even questioned by reporters that they were given information that the "long gun" was found in the back of the car, not the school.

Then there is the father of Emilie Parker who came out to the cameras laughing and smiling and began to hyperventilate to seemingly "get into character" for his statements.

Then there is this report, compiling a lot of inconsistencies, but the noticeable one at the beginning is the Newton Bee quoting the slain principal Dawn Hochsprung as though she had time to respond, when she was allegedly one of the first to be killed and that because she heard the gunshots and immediately ran towards them, not phoned into the local paper to have a press conference.

Am I saying there was a conspiracy here? No, not necessarily. But I am saying that there is enough to simply be cautious about all that we are told took place.

For Further consideration you can listen to two hours worth of Newtown Police/Fire and CT State Police Radio Traffic unedited.

The point in all of this is that the Lieutenant was not stating that questions like these could not be asked, nor was he stating that information like this could not be put out for people to think about themselves. He was speaking about criminal activity involving threats.

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  • Wolf-Talker-1

    MissInformation, always the best and most reliable information!


    When one hears the full comment, it is obvious that the ones he is talking about those who are deliberately putting out false information, including threats, inferring that the information is official, and the like are illegal and will be dealt with. This is not a free speech issue but an interfering with a criminal investigation. It is to bad that this same rule could not be applied to the mainstream media.

  • charlie

    having lived in connecticut many years ago i can tell you the ct state police are a military like operation and are as a whole an arrogant bunch. so what they say doesnt do much for me.

  • Raymond

    I love Christmas lights! They remind me of.....
    "the people who voted for Obama......."

    They all hang together; half of them don't work,
    and the ones that do, aren't all that bright!

    • har82

      Raymond lol, you always have a way of putting things that puts it on all the plate lol.

  • Raymond

    Father - Daughter Talk
    A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so
    many others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal
    Democrat, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of
    higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words,
    redistribution of wealth.

    She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican,
    a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had
    participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that
    her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what
    he thought should be his.

    One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes
    on the rich and the need for more government programs. The
    self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the
    truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how she
    was doing in school. Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she
    had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that
    she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying,
    which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew.
    She didn't even have time for a boyfriend, and didn't really have many
    college friends because she spent all her time studying.

    Her father listened then asked, 'How is your friend Audrey doing?'
    She replied, 'Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy
    classes, she never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. But she is so
    very popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She's always invited
    to all the parties, and lots of times she doesn't even show up for
    classes because she's too hung over.'
    Her father asked her, 'Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him
    to deduct a 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend Audrey, who only
    has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that
    would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.

    The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired
    back, 'That's a crazy idea. How would that be fair? I've worked really
    hard for my grades! I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work.
    Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I
    worked my tail off!'

    The father slowly smiled, winked, and said gently, 'Welcome to the
    Republican Party.'

  • Raymond

    A friend of mine sent me this & I'd like to share it with you

    According to a news report, a certain private Catholic school was recently faced with a unique problem. A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine provided it was of a natural or neutral skin tone, but after they put on their lipstick, they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints.

    Every night the maintenance man would remove them; and the next day the girls would put them back. Finally, the principal, Sister Mary, decided that something had to be done. She called all the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian, who had to clean the mirrors every night (you can just imagine the yawns from the little princesses).

    To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, Sister Mary asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required. He took out a long-handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it.
    Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.

    There are teachers...... And then there are educators!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/II6P3D3ECY2TPSPQP235UGLXJM fiasco

    This is yet another reason why they are called pigs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mickey-Davis/1746325734 Mickey Davis

    All I know is Obama , Hillary and a few more have lied their ass off about Benghazi, We all know Hillary,s biggest thing in 2012 was to work with the UN to take away our guns.

  • har82

    I don't know , I watched that clip several times . I will say , it sure sounded to me like that cop was threatening - anyone - who put out any ,, information about all this that did not come directly out of his office lol. Can anyone say coverup ??.

    What happened to the other - 2 - people arrested at the scene ???. How about someone straightening out that coroner as to the - fact - that an AR15 was not ,,, used in the crime but retrieved from the trunk of a car and never used ...
    I guess the truth ,, of any of this would not ,, sit well with - bammies - new campaign against guns huh.

    When only the government controls the news ,,, how can anyone ,, believe what they say hmmm ???>

  • richard

    Well I for one am having problems with some of this story, the AR-15 rifle (that is NON assault rifle) keeps coming up in some strange ways. The first reports were that this rifle was found in the trunk of the car the boy drove to the school in, then it was used to do ALL the killings, then it is said to be back in the trunk with people reporting seeing video of the Police removing it from the car;s trunk. Ok what is the truth here, the left wing idiots are using this "assault rifle" to take freedoms from the people, would the press and the state medicial examiner be involved in this convient misuse of the truth. Once and for all was the rifle used by this guy to kill all those people or was it just in the trunk of the car, or maybe did someone in the rown own an AR-15 rifle? The truth please and then lets stay with the facts.

    • har82

      I watched that video of the police retrieving it from the trunk too. And that was - thier - video - of it as well. It came out of a helicopter I suppose. Either that ,, or someone on a - extremely - ,,,, high ladder lol.

  • GDC

    Most of them SHOULD be LOCKED UP in a PSYCHIATRIC WARD!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Marshall/100001163952013 Bob Marshall

    'We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American people believe is false." William Casey,CIA Director (1981) Why change a program that has worked so well?

  • Deepizzaguy

    Thank you for telling us what Lt. Vance really said. Good thing the police are cracking down on anyone who makes threats of shooting any student or teachers.