CT AAG Nervous About Releasing Adam Lanza’s Medical Records: Disclosure “Can Cause A Lot of People to Stop Taking Their Medications.”

September 1st, 2013 | Press Releases

For Immediate Release:

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STATE of Connecticut Claims Disclosure of Adam Lanza’s Records “Can Cause A Lot of People to Stop Taking Their Medications” in Recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Hearing.

Ablechild vs. Chief Medical Examiner (FIC Docket No: 2013-197):

Attorney, Patrick B. Kwanashie, AAG for the Office of the Attorney General argues release of Adam Lanza’s records to public “can cause a lot of people to stop taking their medications”.  Ablechild argues that lack of transparency compromises informed consent and puts public health “at risk”.

December 14, 2012, 20 year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty children and six adults in a mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the village of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut.  He committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.

Many would agree that to prevent future tragedies from occurring like those in Newtown and Littleton, Colorado we should have a deeper understanding of what the key components and common factors are that drive a person to such acts of violence.  Ablechild, a national parent rights organization with parent members within Sandy Hook and Newtown, have been on the front lines of the Newtown tragedy as it unfolded.  It has been asking for accountability in the form of disclosure of all records pertaining to the shooter as a means of transparency, to provide the public with facts that could be pertinent in protecting their safety. Sadly this transparency has eluded the Newtown “investigation” from the start.

One relevant question that has remained unanswered was whether or not Adam Lanza was under the influence of one or more drugs, to include all prescription drugs.

“What plagues this investigation is that some are simply fixated on having it remain secret in spite of the urgency of transparency that is clearly needed to protect the public,” said Patricia Weathers Cofounder of Ablechild.  “It is alarming that here we are very close to a year later and the public still remains in the dark, records are still sealed, and the State is now saying that it is opposing a release of the records because those records “can cause a lot of people to stop taking their medications”.  This opposition comes despite the fact that 31 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence have been committed by those taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs resulting in 162 wounded and 72 killed and despite the fact that Ablechild for years has been asking for a federal investigation into the link between psychiatric drugs and these violent acts, without result.

Mrs. Weathers went on to add, “If there is nothing to hide then disclose, especially if this information has the potential for reevaluating the use of certain psychiatric drugs that evidence shows are contributing to the rapidly growing acts of violence in this country in recent years.  Our organization thinks that both the Medical Examiner’s office and State’s actions are unacceptable and reprehensible because in actuality they place the public at risk.”

What should be more alarming to the public is that the media doesn’t question this failure to disclose that is being arbitrarily wielded by the State Medical Examiner’s Office, despite the evidence that at the very least should call for a review.  In the midst of this tragedy the State itself has scrambled for solutions in the form of firearm prevention legislation and sweeping mental health funding without ever actually demanding that all evidence be reviewed first before passing such legislation.

Newtown was the second deadliest mass shooting by a single person in American history, after the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre and comes 14 years after Columbine.  What is telling in all of this…America is still chasing its tail while the public pays a heavy price!

For more information on Ablechild’s demand for accountability and transparency within the State of CT watch our case before the Freedom of Information Act Commission.

 

 

7 comments on “CT AAG Nervous About Releasing Adam Lanza’s Medical Records: Disclosure “Can Cause A Lot of People to Stop Taking Their Medications.”

  1. Happened To Me on

    I had that suicidal reaction they warn about on t.v after taking psych meds for my insomnia. I was told insomnia is a symptom of depression and started on the pills. When my family called 911 cause I was ranting about suicide I thought suicide by police would be a good idea and taunted them to shoot me. I was out of my mind cause of those nasty pills.

  2. (mum’s the word)

  3. We know more about the Washington DC shooter 24 hours after that event than Adam Lanza almost a year later.

  4. I have no doubt he was on SSRIs, every mass murderer since 1982 have been.

  5. Mom & Engineer on

    “What plagues this investigation is that some are simply fixated on having it remain secret in spite of the urgency of transparency that is clearly needed to protect the public”. Similar to the JFK assassination and the Warren Report, the Sandy Hook report will be just as full of lies and coverup. If Sandy Hook truly happened the way that they say, they would be parading the guns in front of the media, along with the ammo and other evidence that the shooting occured. The fact that there wasn’t any bloody footprints coming from the school doors, that would back up the Police interviews about the kids running out of the school, and the story that he had to carry one kid out and then go back in (as if he would leave a kid) and go back and get another. One of the cops stated that he moved a long gun from the back seat of Lanza’s car, and put it in the Trunk of Lanza’s car is just more poppycock! First, you wouldn’t move evidence, secondly they wouldn’t lock it in the trunk of the accused killer’s car, and lastly that cop would remember that day for the rest of his life in full detail. Well, that cop didn’t check the Evidence Report that they released a few months before his interview, because the report states the long gun was found in the passenger side of the car. Not one person has told the same story! Not one parent has shed a tear, let alone had any appearance of losing sleep or red puffy eyes from crying, and the freaking McDonnel Family ADMITTED that they didn’t even see their dead daughter’s body! None of the parents are suing the school, let alone the EMT’s and the Town of Newtown for directing their EMT’s to “STAND DOWN”! Not one single EMT went inside the school, so why are these parents smiling while they tell us their donation page? It’s a Lie, created by the CIA cabal and those wanting to take away the 2nd Amendment, which they need to take away the rest of the Amendments!

  6. ALL of these recent shooter were taking medication with violent behavior as a side effect. Solution is simple: ban drugs that cause violent behavior.

  7. He was programmed!!! Every single shooter that has been involved has been covertly programmed to kill their intended victims. This is an agenda to disarm the US, sign away our sovereign “Kerry To Cede Portion Of US Sovereignty By Signing UN Arms Control Treaty” (http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=15117) and dissolve the 2nd Amendment. Tied up in this tiny little package of an article.

    Happened to Me…this is a TOTAL-180 from what you experienced.

    Secondly you won’t get the news from the state-run media. Take your blinders off!

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