Sandy Hook School Massacre: Obama DOJ in $2.5 Million Sandy Hook Payout

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As the nation’s attention turned to potential US military aggression in the Middle East, the Obama administration has made an unusual $2.5 million payout to Connecticut law enforcement and emergency response agencies for their participation in the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre event.

Under the plan administered by Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice, the Connecticut State Police are slated to collect $663,444, the Town of Newtown will take in $602,293, the Town of Monroe will receive $602,293 and more than two dozen other agencies from the surrounding area will get $296,836. The funds originate from the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program.

Aside from bureaucratic boilerplate there is no immediate explanation as to why the federal government would make such a substantial disbursement to agencies partaking in the incident. “Providing support to the law enforcement agencies that responded to the horrific scene that awaited them at Sandy Hook Elementary School is one small action we can take to bring healing to a community that’s been devastated,” Attorney General Holder remarked in a press release. “Just over eight months after this senseless tragedy, those who lost their lives, and those who continue to grieve, remain in our thoughts and prayers.”[1]

On November 27, less than three weeks before the Sandy Hook massacre, Attorney General Holder appeared at a news conference in New Haven, Connecticut alongside Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy to announce Project Longevity, a joint venture by the Justice Department and State of Connecticut. The endeavor was described by one law enforcement officials as “a statewide approach that targets repeat criminals, creates alternatives for potential gang members and rallies neighborhoods against violence.”[2]

On December 20 Holder made an unannounced visit to Newtown to meet with State and local law enforcement and emergency responders shortly after a meeting in Washington with Vice President Joe Biden, presumably to discuss forthcoming attempts at gun control legislation.[3]

Because there are so many inconsistencies and missing information in the case where the findings have not been made public, the large payout appears especially suspect. In August the Hartford Courant conducted an investigation of overtime pay being generated by Connecticut State police assigned to the Sandy Hook tragedy. Eight State Police detectives have received $139,000 in overtime pay for work on the investigation since January 1, 2013. Almost half has gone to two investigators claim to have put in over 500 hours of work beyond their scheduled duties.[4]

Such extensive federal funding will likely draw out the investigation for many more months– perhaps years–while keeping relevant law enforcement officials very pleased in the interim.

Notes

[1] Department of Justice, “Attorney General Eric Holder Announces $2.5 Million to Connecticut Law Enforcement For Costs Related to Sandy Hook School Shootings” (Press Release) PDF, August 28, 2013.

Copyright: Global Research

  • The Feds have been in on it from the beginning. It’s one of the sure-fire indicators of a covert-op.

    4-20-99 Columbine HS
    The Office of the President, the US Attorney’s Office, the FBI, the BATF, and the US Army were all involved to some extent.

    9-16-99 Wedgewood Baptist Church
    “The FBI is heavily involved in the case” The US Department of Justice and the BATF also helped investigate.

    3-21-05 Red Lake HS
    “Because of the case’s uniqueness, FBI and Justice Department officials in Washington have taken a keen interest in the probe, sources have said. As such, it has become one of the most intensive local investigations by federal agents in recent history.”

    11-20-05 Tacoma Mall Shooting, WA
    “The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is helping with the investigation.”

    9-27-06 Platte Canyon High School, Bailey, CO
    BATF helped investigate, US Department of Justice and FBI Agents responded

    2-12-06 Springfield Township HS, Phladelphia, PA
    “The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has offered technical assistance to Montgomery County officials investigating the incident…”

    4-16-07 Virginia Tech
    “Senior officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told FOX News that agency’s response to the Virginia Tech incident was “immediate”….”

    12-4-07 Omaha/Westroads Mall
    “Personnel from the …. the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the U.S. Marshals Service were among those who assisted at the scene… .”

    12-9-07 YWAM/New Life Church, CO
    BATF involved in search of suspect’s residence

    2-14-08 Northern Illinois University
    “The FBI is processing the crime scene and the investigation is being aided by…. the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms… as well as FEMA.”

    7-27-08 TVUUC shooting, West Knoxville, TN
    “The FBI is assisting in the investigation”

    8-3-09 LA Fitness Club Shooting, Pittbsurgh, PA
    “After the shooting, police from nearly two dozen departments in the South Hills responded, along with… the Pittsburgh offices of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”

    11-5-09 Ft. Hood, TX
    “Dozens of agents of the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the post, federal officials said.”

    8-17-10 McKinney(TX)/Collin College
    “The investigation into the incident is ongoing and involves the …. the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (and) The Federal Bureau of Investigation…”

    10-8-10 Kelly Elementary School, San Diego County
    “The Sheriff’s Department and FBI were helping with the investigation.” The suspect was also questioned by the Secret Service.

    11-29-10 Marinette High School, Marinette, WI
    Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney in Milwaukee assisted in the investigation.

    1-8-11 Tucson/Giffords shooting, AZ
    “The NBC affiliate in Tucson reports that the FBI has taken over the investigation.”

    9-6-11 Carson City, NV IHOP
    FBI and BATF involved in the investigation.

    12-8-11 Virginia Tech Shooting, Blacksburg, VA Ross Truett Ashley
    The FBI, the BATF, the Secret Service, and the DEA were there as first responders or investigators.

    1-27-12 Chardon HS, Chardon, Ohio
    “Agents were from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives” participated in the investigation.

    3-8-12 Western Psych Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
    FBI and BATF involved in the investigation

    3-20-12 Waller High School, TX
    “The FBI was called in Wednesday(one day later) to assist with the investigation…..”

    4-2-12 Oikos University, Oakland
    “…agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms arrived at the scene to assist OPD.”

    7-20-12 Batman Theater Shooting, Aurora, CO
    “…more than 100 FBI agents were involved in the investigation, as well as personnel from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Joint Terrorism Task Force..”

    8-5-12 Sikh Temple, Milwaukee, WI
    The FBI and BATF responded.

    7-20-12 Batman/Aurora, CO
    More than 100 FBI agents were involved in the investigation, as well as personnel from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and Justice Department officials.

    10-21-12 Azana Health Spa shooting, Brookfield, WI
    The FBI and BATF were on the scene within hours, as was the DHS

    12-11-12 Clackamas Town Center Mall, OR
    The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were there.

    12-14-12 Sandy Hook Elementary, CT
    The FBI, the BATF, the DEA, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Department of Homeland Security, the Marshals Service, and Postal Inspectors were all involved.

    6-7-13 Santa Monica Community College, CA
    The FBI, the BATF, US Marshalls were all on scene.

    My gut feeling is that the feds are there to make sure the investigation goes in a certain direction–by suppressing and controlling evidence–and toward the ‘lone nut’ theory we always get.

  • PHYLLIS

    Everything is a hoax on the American public. Corruption at it’s finest given in strong doses to the dumb tv watching people filled with propaganda and outright lies. At the same they they boldly put their hands in your pockets and rob you of everything for their globalist, greedy agenda. Isn’t is strange that the American people could see the Syrian people and children affected supposedly by a chemical attack, but not one dead kid from the Sandy Hook hoax? What does that tell you, people? Everything shown and said on your jew tube is done as a political tool and has nothing to do with TRUTH! Yeah, go ahead and just try to find the truth on the Jew tv……I dare you.