Saturday, February 24, 2018

James Tracy: Parkland Shooting: Top 10 Reasons For Deeper Interrogation

By James F. Tracy
Over the past several years certain certain US mass shootings receive round-the-clock coverage yet often possess curious features which are ignored and merely accepted “as reported” by less-than-trustworthy corporate media. Bizarre circumstance and the sometimes inexplicable actions of officials, victims, eyewitnesses and would-be culprits give rise to concern that government agencies and news media act in certain ways to embellish some incidents while short-circuiting the dissemination of vital information.
In the flood of information following such heavily-covered tragedies there are sometimes enough anomalies in routine reporting to develop serious cause for concern and  intensified scrutiny. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting is one such event. Below is a list and brief discussion of what this author believes to be the most glaring inconsistencies and overall problems evident in information and coverage of the Parkland incident that necessitate further consideration of the overall event.
1. Missing Surveillance Video. Ensconced in a locale boasting a $600,000 media property value. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is among the most modern and well-funded in Florida. Like other schools throughout the state, the campus was equipped with a comprehensive video monitoring system of buildings’ interior passages and exterior walkways. The Broward County School District is withholding video taken during the February 14 ,2018 mass shooting at the school that could reveal exactly how the event transpired. It appears that some video may have been obtained by the Miami Herald, which posted it with the headline, “Video Shows Blood-Smeared Floor, Body Inside Douglas Classroom.” The article has since been removed from the newspaper’s website.
2. Scripted Lines? A Stoneman Douglas high school junior and ROTC member, Colton Haab, who sought to participate in a CNN TownHall broadcast on February 21, claimed the cable network provided him with a list of “scripted questions.” “I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinions on my questions,” Haab explained to local ABC affiliate, WPLG-TV. “CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted.” Haab said he was asked to prepare a speech and to ask about school safety and the prospect of veterans being employed as armed security guards in schools. The high schooler’s ideas and queries were prohibited by CNN. After being told he had to ask a scripted question, Haab decided not to attend the event. “I don’t think that it’s going get anything accomplished. It’s not gonna ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have,” Haab said.
Shortly thereafter Haab stated on FoxNews that based on his experience he believed all of the questions asked by Stoneman Douglas students and community members at the CNN TownHall were scripted.
3. Manufactured Dissent? Stoneman Douglas High students impacted by the event were rapidly mobilized by Democratic political leaders to advocate for the Party’s foremost rallying cries–strengthened gun control laws. News media including CNN and state and federal Democratic Party operatives, including Florida Representative and former Democratic Party National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, advised key Stoneman students in organizing the #NeverAgain movement and arranging protests, including a lobbying trip to Tallahassee to meet with Florida legislators. Parkland, however, is represented by Democratic Representative Ted Deutch, another staunch gun control advocate.
I am closely monitoring the developing situation at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. The victims are weighing heavy in my heart as is the courage of the first responders on the scene. This senseless violence must end.
In times of tragedy, it is inspiring to see leaders like Sheriff @ScottJIsrael speak out for our community. We must honor these lives with action. 
Our kids will lead the way. The energy behind this march will be powerful. Our community will join with communities across America and mark my words, we will be relentless until we stop guns from killing more of our children. Join us.
According to the New Yorker, Wasserman Schultz and her aides touched base with Stoneman junior and NeverAgain leader-in-training Jaclyn Corin on February 15–one day after the shooting. “Conversations with state representatives followed, and preliminary arrangements were made to bus a hundred Douglas students and fifteen chaperones to Tallahassee to address the state legislature. Yesterday, I asked Corin if she had been politically active before the shooting. ‘Not even a little bit,’ she said.”
Corin appears especially astute having absolutely no previous experience in issue-oriented politics. “The action has been so quick,” the 17-year-old told the Naples Daily News. “And that’s necessary because this is a fresh and open wound and we can’t let it close up. We need to do something about it before it just disappears like it always has.”
4. Experts Speak Out. Those with military and school administrative experience have begun to step forward and question various troubling elements of the Stoneman Douglas shooting. For example, John Bouchell, a militarily trained weapons expert, security expert and school administrator based in Florida tweeted at length about how Parkland differed greatly from his own experiences defending his school during an active shooter event.
My name is John Bouchell and I am not a bot. I was in school administration after spending a stint in the military. Let me explain: As usual, I was a teacher, a coach and later became an administrator. I worked at all three levels of public school in administration.
5. Reports of Multiple Shooters. In numerous interviews Stoneman Douglas students assertedthere was more than one shooter in Building 12 as the event proceeded. Parkland student Jalen Martin claims the United States Secret Service visited the high school’s campus weeks before the incident, altering the active shooter response protocol. Is this why Douglas school resource officer and Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson remained outside the classroom building as the carnage ensued? Another student claimed she saw and spoke to alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz in Building 12 during the event. A Stoneman Douglas teacher told MSNBC faculty were informed there would be an active shooter drill sometime during the spring semester, but were left in the dark as to the actual date or time of the exercise.
6. Crime Scene Demolition. Less than two days after the tragic shooting Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie proposed demolishing Building 12—the crime scene itself. The Florida State Legislature almost immediately agreed to help fund the tear down. One must ask why, just hours after the brutal deaths of 17 youths, plans for evidence destruction and a new memorial are even being pondered. “Just looking at that building and talking about it now, I have goosebumps out to my head [sic],” Runcie said. “I don’t know how teachers, students could get back in that building. I don’t even know how we’re going to open the whole campus, period.” Stoneman Douglas will join a long line of mass casualty event scenes, including Columbine, Aurora, and Sandy Hook, that have been destroyed.
7. Abandoned Law Enforcement Protocols. On the afternoon of February 14 Stoneman Douglas school resource officer and Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson heard gunshots in Building 12 and rushed there but waited outside for four minutes as the massacre ensued. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, who could not explain Peterson’s behavior, acknowledged Peterson’s inaction was captured in campus surveillance video and suspended the deputy without pay. Israel thereafter told the press, “We’re not going to to disclose the video at this time and we may never disclose the video.” Two additional deputies under Israel’s command Edward Eason and Guntis Treijs, were placed on administrative duties pending further investigation. Both deputies participated in 23 calls for service to Cruz’s home and may not have followed protocol.Two other Broward Sheriff’s deputies are under review for failing to further investigate repeated complaints concerning Cruz that may have prevented the shooting, WPLG reports. In 2014 Peterson was selected by Parkland as school resource officer of the year. He was in another campus building when he heard the initial shots.

Officer Scot Peterson didn’t engage Nikolas Cruz. I can only assume that this officer is a coward.
“I’m completely disgusted,” said Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine, a former mayor of Parkland whose daughter attends Stoneman Douglas. “There is nobody in authority talking to each other and every organization that had a chance to stop this completely failed our children from top to bottom.”
8. Fight to Establish Official Narrative. There is a very well-defined struggle to establish and defend the official government/law enforcement narrative of the Stoneman Douglas mass shooting and prevent any questioning of this storyline. This campaign is being led in part by cable news giant and Time Warner subsidiary CNN. Alternative media have been banished from YouTube for sharing differing views and analyses of the Parkland shooting and earlier mass casualty events. A recent “Community Guidelines” policy change provides for the Google subsidiary to eliminate any videos it perceives as “targeting the victims of tragedies,” thus de facto censoring many important critical analyses of such events.
On February 23 CNN directly petitioned YouTube to shutdown a channel run by libertarian commentator Alex Jones, claiming that its alternative reportage and commentary on the Parkland shooting runs afoul of YouTube’s policies. “On Wednesday, YouTube removed a video from InfoWars’ page for violating its policies on harassment and bullying,” CNN argued in a piece targeting “conspiracy theories.” “The video was titled, ‘David Hogg Can’t Remember His Lines In TV Interview.'” CNN reporters then “identified three similar YouTube videos from InfoWars and asked if they also violated YouTube’s policies. The YouTube spokesperson said the videos CNN sent were flagged to the policy team for review.” Under YouTube’s policy, if a user receives three strikes in a three month period their account is terminated. Such advocacy toward eliminating a media competitor and defending an official government narrative of such a controversial and still-unfolding event is especially concerning.
In another instance Isaac Green, a thoughtful and popular commentator running the Anti-School YouTube channel who proffered an array of unconventional perspectives on Stoneman Douglas and political controversies, had all of his videos removed by YouTube. Shortly thereafter Google locked Green out of his account entirely.
9. FBI Involvement. Ongoing internal investigations on law enforcement responses to the threats Cruz posed already reveal how the FBI alongside local law enforcement repeatedly failed to follow up on reports of the supposed assailant’s unusual behavior, weapons ownership, and disturbing online media posts. The FBI’s failure in this regard was condemned by Florida Governor Rick Scott and the US Justice Department. The bureau admitted an individual close to Cruz phoned the FBI’s Public Access Line on January 5 to report information concerning Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, unpredictable behavior and ominous social media posts. The party also stated that Cruz could likely carry out a mass shooting. The information was never forwarded to the FBI’s Miami office and investigated further.
Or was it? According to investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson, throughout the so-called “War on Terror” the FBI has been directly involved in cultivating terrorists through its network of informants, and often encouraging their activities. “Our nation’s top law enforcement agency, traditionally focused on investigating crimes after they occur,” writes Aaronson, “now operates more as an intelligence organization that tries to preempt crimes before they occur. But how many of these would-be terrorists would have acted were it not for an FBI agent provocateur helping them?” Was Cruz manipulated to take up arms against his Stoneman Douglas peers? Or, was he somehow maneuvered to the scene, as the observations of one eyewitness suggests, while other more capable gunmen carried out the slaughter?
10. Antipsychotic Drugs. According to the Florida Department of Children and Families, Nikolas Cruz was receiving mental health services from Henderson Behavioral Health and accordingly “taking medication” for alleged psychiatric ailments. In 2016 Cruz’s adoptive mother Lynda Cruz stated that her son suffered from depression, ADHD, and autism, suggesting how Cruz was regularly consuming a cocktail of potent drugs that may have impacted his behavior and judgement prior to the shooting. The psychoactive drugs used to treat depression and ADHD have profoundly complex and potentially debilitating side effects when taken separately that are only compounded if administered in unison. These include agitation, hyperactivity, psychosis, and are further linked to suicidal and homicidal actions. Given the mass media’s heavy dependence on drug company advertising, the role that psychiatric drugs may play in mass shootings is almost always downplayed in reportage on such events. “The drugs aren’t the only causative factor,” journalist and author Jon Rappoport observes, “but they produce what I call the Johnny Appleseed effect throughout society. Sprinkle enough of the drugs among enough people and you get otherwise unexplainable violence popping up—in schools, in workplaces. The psychiatric plague eats out the country from the inside.”

Reassessment of Students - Hopeful Actors, Reporters, FilmMakers Placed on Camera by Mainstream Media For Antigun Campaign Messages After Parkland Shooting Event

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This post will cover the key aspects of the extensive large post I put together on the Parkland Florida school shooting that took place on February 14, 2018. The other post had grown quite large and convoluted, plus I was constantly adding new relevant information to it, thus, I thought it might make better sense for viewers if I put together a reassessment post featuring the key images that link the students to the crafts of acting/moviemaking/reporting according to their own shared Facebook posts and the schools acting group Stoneman Douglas Drama Club (Douglas Drama) Troupe 4879 and its associated Facebook page Troupe 4879 - Mobilizing MSD.
From the large post, the key figures and their prospective hopes for a career path (as expressed by themselves and others) are as follows:
David Hogg - reporter, (has posts showing prior visit to CNN, Twitter page states reporter)
Cameron Kasky - movie director, (fathers posts link him to drama group Troupe 4879 - states as director)
Alex Wind - theatrical performer (as shown by own Facebook postings)
Delaney Tarr - actress, (Facebook posts show her in front of green screen and camera in 2016)
Samantha Grady - added Stephen Corin , brother of Jaclyn Corin (also rolled out CNN student antigun advocate) to the Troupe 4879 Drama Facebook Group (thereby, proving affiliation with student drama group also).
Images of students caught smiling for the cameras after February 14, 2018 shooting -
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The above images raised suspicions because this is what the students tended to look like when the TV cameras were rolling for the global audience. In front of the cameras the students displayed intense anger, vitriol, hurt, sorrow, heavy emotion and disdain for people who are gun ownership advocates, and at times seemed as if they were reading from a script or acting out a role. The following images may help explain why.
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Due to their odd behavior, I decided to research their publicly displayed Facebook pages and see what they are like in real life, and the following information is what I found. The Facebook images are juxtaposed with current media images of each media rolled out student personality involved with the Parkland event.
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Images related to David Hogg -
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Images screen captured from David Hogg's mothers page - (link to Facebook accounts can be found in the attached link for the large extensive post at the bottom of this thread.)
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Images related to Cameron Kasky -
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Image from the Facebook page of Jeff Kasky, the father of Cameron Kasky:
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Link to Troupe 4879 Facebook account shows it is a student theatrical group -
Image from Troupe 4879 Drama Club shows it is hosted by Douglas Drama, the drama club for Parkland's Stoneman Douglas High School.
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Link to additional Troupe 4879- Mobilizing MSD account (established Saturday, February 17, 2018 -
Account is administrated by Jessica Goodin
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Link to Jessica Goodins Facebook account:
Screen cap of front page of account shows that Jessica Goodin is a special effects Make up artist at Universal Studios Florida and Faces By Jessica, as well as studying special effects make up at the Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry
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Link to "Faces by Jessica" account:
Images screen captured from open Facebook page:
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Keep in mind that Jessica, who created the special effects above according to her own Facebook posts is the administrator for Troupe 4879 that Cameron Kasky works for as an award-winning director according to his own father's Facebook post on December 10, 2017, as shown above.
The following image from Stoneman Douglas Drama Club confirms the organizations are one and the same.
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Link to Douglas Drama Facebook pages and website:
Images from Douglas Drama website -
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The following images are related to Alex Wind -
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Link to his Facebook page:
Images from his Facebook page reveal him to also be a student actor and a close friend of Kasky.
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Here's where it gets a little more intriguing. Note the two "Stop Joseph Kony" groups on the Facebook page of Alex Wind. That is quite odd because the Kony 2012 campaign was a US State Department misleading propaganda campaign (largely considered to be a psyop) used to expand the presence of AFRICOM in Africa. Kony 2012 was also George Soros funded and Human Rights Watch was involved (another Soros funded organization) in promoting the campaign, as were George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie who helped promote the Invisible Children campaign and charity that was attached to the Kony 2012 campaign. More on the Stop Kony 2012 subject and other aspects related to the Charlottesville incident in 2017 is revealed within the large extensive post linked at bottom of page.
The next student chosen by the media to discuss the Parkland shooting and antigun issues is Delaney Tarr
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Link to Facebook account of Delaney Tarr (image above), the 4th student personality being showcased by the mainstream media in the wake of the Parkland school shooting event reveals that she also has previous experience acting in front of the camera:
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The next student discussing the Parkland school shooting event is Samantha Gray -
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Deterring Bullets - Florida School Shooting Victim States She Used Book to Deter Bullets From Hitting Her
At the 2:38 mark the NBC hosts states " And we were reading that your friend suggested to you, just get a book, hold up a book".
At the 2:42 mark Samantha Grady states "Yeah, she was the one who pushed me and we were running, like we were already situated in the....umm... by the bookshelf, and she was like grab a book, grab a book so I took a was a tiny book......but I took a book and I held it up...and I believe...maybe....that some....the book kind of deterred some of the they didn't hit me so bad (pause) ly....but she was the one who gave me the idea........(at this point the subjects eyes go down as if reading from a script) yeah....she definitely helped....a lot."
Second interview on CNN on February 21, 2018:
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In the CNN interview at the New Day link Samantha Grady states " I'm doing well, my injuries, err, I was shot twice. I was grazed in my back and a bullet ricocheted into my chest. Um, then there's fragments there and what not".
Link to full CNN video. Samantha Grady segment begins at 7:05 mark:
Samantha Grady added Steven Corin to the Troupe 4879 -Mobilizing MSD Club Facebook page on February 21, 2018. This affiliates her with the drama club at the school also.
Here's that image and link:
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Helena Ramsey photo - not sure what to make of this - according to media reports she is the girl seen laying in a pool of blood in the Holocaust class
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Video report states that "some students had been told a few weeks ago that there would be an active shooter drill but never did they imagine it would turn out to be the real thing". Video then highlights an active shooter drill with blood and makeup and states its the 13th drill this year. Students report "they told us it was gonna be fake, just a drill". Student Crystal Lanham is then shown on camera with fake wounds to head and neck. Gentleman than states " they had been practicing a code red, talking about police coming on, you know shooting blanks to see what would happen". More active shooter drill footage. Then sophomore Alexis McCourt states (while wearing bloody makeup) " then I saw the gunman lined right in front of me, I stopped, but I was meant to run, but I was frozen and he shot me and I died, so". More footage of police enacting fake drill and kids using makeup to create wounds. Shooting and emotional dialogue close out the video.
The question should be asked " is this type of video created by the media for desensitization, social conditioning and normalization to these types of scenarios?" If so, this does not bode well for America.
Father Caesar Figueroa interviewed on CBS states " A gun armed drill supposed to be today and supposedly the shooter, he was wearing a vest with a red shirt. I overheard cops tell it on the radio. He's in the 1200 bldg."
Link to other student witness statements that include anomalies related to the February 14, 2018 school shooting. Also included is a clip of CNN's crying FBI anti-terrorism agent.
Multiple Shooters Participated in Florida School Shooting According to Eyewitness Alexa Miednik
Statement from Florida School Shooting Witness Contradicts Official Version of Listed Deceased Victims
CIA Terrorism Expert Cries on CNN During Wolf Blitzer Interview About Florida School Shooting
Heart Radio Show - Looks Like FL Student David Hogg Is Being Coached
Posted for Posterity (Historical Record) due to You Tube, Facebook and Twitter scrubbing this particular video.
Parkland School Shooting Personality David Hogg Can't Remember His Lines / Conversation Seems Scripted
Link to extensive post covering other aspects of the shooting event at Parkland including shadow government work of David Hogg's father, plus other interesting facts and strange anomalies related to the event.
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Assessment: There sure are a lot of actors and actresses involved in this shooting event and the MSM coordinated anti-gun campaign rolled out in its wake.