Days before Wolfgang Halbig was to appear before Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission the former teacher, law enforcement officer, and current national school safety assessment and emergency management consultant was abruptly informed by his Connecticut-based attorney that the hearing would not take place as planned. Halbig nevertheless traveled to Hartford on Tuesday, March 31 to find out why the scheduled meeting that he structured his travel itinerary around was cancelled.
“It’s taken me nineteen months, asking simple questions,” Halbig remarks,
and finally getting it to the FOI Commission, in hopes that they would hear my cause. Finally, they put me on the docket after nineteen months, requiring all those other [parties]–the school board, the police department and police chief, the school superintendent, the director of facilities–they had to be here today because I issued subpoenas. They would had to have shown just cause as to why they are refusing to show me the information.
Halbig continues to point out that they questions are rudimentary and are not related to the families or children involved in the Sandy Hook event. Indeed, most simply have to do with school safety and emergency procedures that were not satisfactorily followed on the day the incident transpired.
Halbig maintains that the respondents, referenced below, have not responded to a set of simple questions pertaining to the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook massacre event.
“The laws are crystal clear,” Halbig maintains. “Once it’s on the docket you cannot postpone this hearing that we’re supposed to have today unless both sides agree. This side is not agreeing.” Halbig asked his attorney via telephone to immediately object to the hearing’s postponement. “I’ve been waiting for this for nineteen months. And guest what, they went ahead and did it anyway.”
Complainant: WOLFGANG HALBIG
Respondent(s): FIRST SELECTMAN, TOWN OF NEWTOWN; CHIEF, POLICE DEPARTMENT, TOWN OF NEWTOWN; POLICE DEPARTMENT, TOWN OF NEWTOWN; CHAIR, BOARD OF EDUCATION, NEWTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS; AND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, NEWTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, c/o Monte E. Frank, Esq., Cohen and Wolf, P.C., Danbury, CT.
Monte Frank Esq. [Image Credit: Greenwichtime.com]
What is more, Monte Frank, the attorney representing the respondents, claims to have been taken out of town on urgent business–hence the hearing’s postponement. According to Mr. Halbig,
He’s not on urgent business out of state. He’s riding a bicycle promoting gun control . How does that have a higher priority than representing your clients … like the Newtown School Board, the Police Chief, the First Selectman, Patricia Llorda. He’s riding a bicycle, and here they’re making me waste donor’s money to fly up here. For what? They’re jerking me around.
Halbig concludes that the so-called Sandy Hook CT shooting was staged FEMA “Capstone” exercise planned years before December 2012, for the purpose of banning commonly-used firearms and limiting free speech. He asserts the incident was a financial bonanza for certain elements of the Newtown community, including local civic and law enforcement officials, and even regional and statewide figures and agencies.
Professor James F. Tracy is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. James Tracy’s work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. James is editor of Union for Democratic Communication’s Journal Democratic Communiqué and a contributor to Project Censored’s forthcoming publication Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012. Additional writings and information are accessible at memoryholeblog.com.
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