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Assistant Attorney General: Identifying antidepressants Lanza was taking could “cause a lot of people to stop taking their medications”

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
September 24, 2013

The State of Connecticut is refusing to release Sandy Hook gunman Adam Lanza’s medical records over fears that divulging the identity of the antidepressants he was taking would, “cause a lot of people to stop taking their medications,” according to Assistant Attorney General Patrick B. Kwanashie.

 

The comments were made during a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) hearing regarding the release of Lanza’s toxicology report.

The parents organization AbleChild.org is attempting to secure the release of the information after Connecticut Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver, M.D. denied the request.

“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, co-founder 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.”

AbleChild has filed an appeal with the State’s Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC) for the release of the records and is willing to take the matter to the Supreme Court if necessary.

“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,” added Weathers. 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.”

Despite the fact that the search warrant pertaining to Lanza’s residence made reference to “prescriptions,” no information has been released on the identity of the medication Lanza was taking. It is known that Lanza suffered from Asperger syndrome, which is commonly treated with Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), psychotropic drugs that have been linked with violent outbursts.

Louise Tambascio, a family friend of the shooter and his mother, also told 60 Minutes, “I know he was on medication and everything….I knew he was on medication, but that’s all I know.”

Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six adult staff members during the rampage last December in Newtown, which was the second deadliest mass shooting by a single person in American history.

As we have repeatedly documented, psychiatric drugs have been a common theme in hundreds of murders and mass shootings over the last three decades.

The most recent example, Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis, was taking the anti-depressant drug Trazodone, which has been linked to numerous murders and a mass shooting at a beauty parlor in 2011.

Despite it being reported that prescription drugs were found in the apartment of ‘Batman’ shooter James Holmes days after the Aurora massacre, it took nine months to find out exactly what those drugs were. Like Columbine killer Eric Harris, Holmes had been taking Zoloft, another SSRI drug linked with violent outbursts.

The SSRI Stories website has documented countless examples of school shootings, suicides, violent outbursts and murders linked to psychiatric drugs.

However, in the aftermath of such incidents, the mainstream media almost always fails to pursue any connection to antidepressants and instead obsesses about gun control, despite the fact that gun homicides have dropped by 49% since 1993.

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This article was posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 9:31 am

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Like the TSA, a new wave of bureaucrats will abuse their power – this time by stealing your identities.

Kit Daniels
Infowars.com
September 24, 2013

Similar to how the Transportation Security Administration attracts pedophiles with jobs providing easy access to children, Obamacare will attract identity thieves with jobs allowing them to go door-to-door to preach the “virtues” of Obamacare while extracting private information from Americans in their own homes.

What a door-to-door Obamacare recruiter could look like.  Credit: aflcio via Flickr

What door-to-door Obamacare recruitment could look like.
Credit: aflcio via Flickr

Under Obamacare, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is implementing a “Navigator” program, which provides millions of dollars to non-profit groups nationwide to hire “Navigators” who will advise Americans on their Obamacare health “options” based on the sensitive information provided.

This sensitive information includes social security numbers, income levels, employment history and home addresses, all of which are more than enough to steal Americans’ identities for complete access to their credit and financial resources.

In a Sept. 20 letter to HHS, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce asked the department to respond to its concerns over the “rushed implementation” of its Navigator program, including plans by non-profit groups to “engage in enrollment activities that increase the likelihood of fraud or abuse, including door-to-door contacts.”

“The recipient of one of the largest Navigator grants explained in their application that they expected a substantial portion of their program to involve door-to-door contacts,” the letter stated. “Another described their work plan as involving ‘door-to-door outreach to 10,000 households per week.’”

The letter further emphasized that government officials had “confidence” Navigators would not go door-to-door to enroll Americans in Obamacare.

This confidence appears unfounded considering that identity thieves will likely be lured to the Navigator jobs, which allow easy access to sensitive information, pay an estimated $20 to $48 an hour and do not even require a background check.

Although Section 1411 of Obamacare sets a fine of up to $25,000 for the improper use or disclosure of private information, identity thieves employed as Navigators will unlikely be caught considering that the identity theft conviction rate is only 1 in 1,000.

In August, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi expressed similar fears about the Navigator program.

“Because of time constraints, HHS [is] cutting back on the requirement to become a navigator, meaning they’re not going to be doing background checks,” she said in an interview with Fox. “Now these navigators will have our consumers throughout the country’s most personal and private information: tax return information, Social Security information.”

“And our biggest fear, of course, is identity theft.”

Bondi also indicated that even those with prior identity theft convictions can still become navigators.

In line with her fears, the Florida Dept. of Health has banned navigators from soliciting around county health departments.

Following that lead, Americans may need to hang up “No Obamacare Solicitation” signs on their front doors.

Below are some previous examples of government workers abusing their power:

– The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a collection of community-based organizations in the United States that pushed for health care for lower-income families among other things, was involved in multiple abuses:

In 2009, the Massachusettes Attorney General office exposed unprofessional behavior by a number of ACORN employees and poor management practices.

In 2008, a whistleblower revealed ACORN members embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the organization and then covering it up as a “internal matter.”

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review also reported that the Obama campaign paid over $800,000 to an ACORN offshoot responsible for “get out and vote” programs.

– Sept. 2013: Two postal workers near Philadelphia were accused of stealing customers’ credit card numbers to purchase event tickets, gift cards and other items.

– Oct. 2011: A TSA agent was caught leaving sexual message in a passenger’s luggage based on the personal items he found during a search.

– May 2009: Motorists began suing the city of Tenaha, Texas after police arrested them for questionable charges and promised to release them if they forfeited their property.

– July 2008: President Obama proposed a “civilian national security force,” a domestic police force as well-funded as the Defense Department.

 

This article was posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 10:37 am