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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:56 PM

Newtown shooter motivated by Norway massacre, sources say

Source: CBS

Law enforcement sources say Adam Lanza was motivated by violent video games and a strong desire to kill more people than another infamous mass murderer.

Sources say Lanza saw himself as being in direct competition with Anders Breivik, a Norwegian man who killed 77 people in July 2011.

Breivik killed eight with a bombing in downtown Oslo. He then moved to a nearby island where hunted down and fatally shot 69 people, mostly teenagers attending a summer camp.

Two officials who have been briefed on the Newtown, Conn., investigation say Lanza wanted to top Breivik's death toll and targeted nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School because it was the "easiest target" with the "largest cluster of people."

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57569958/newtown-shooter-motivated-by-norway-massacre-sources-say/

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Reply Newtown shooter motivated by Norway massacre, sources say (Original post)
Turborama Feb 2013 OP
onehandle Feb 2013 #1
Brickbat Feb 2013 #3
uppityperson Feb 2013 #7
sendero Feb 2013 #10
Brickbat Feb 2013 #2
Nanjing to Seoul Feb 2013 #4
Grassy Knoll Feb 2013 #5
mpcamb Feb 2013 #6
winstars Feb 2013 #8
Alkene Feb 2013 #9
rosesaylavee Feb 2013 #11
EastKYLiberal Feb 2013 #12
Remmah2 Feb 2013 #16
Myrina Feb 2013 #13
AtheistCrusader Feb 2013 #14
slackmaster Feb 2013 #15
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #17

Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:59 PM

1. See 'EDITOR'S NOTE' at the end of this opinion piece.

'In response to this piece, Lt. J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police told CBS News that the investigation into the motive for the Newtown shooting has not been completed and therefore any statements about the shooter's intent are mere speculation.'

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:59 PM

3. Ah, you beat me.

What an irresponsible story.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:14 PM

7. Thanks. UNREC for speculation.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 05:55 AM

10. What is irresponsible..

.... is the idea that the police will know any more in a month than they do now.

I don't know why this is dragging out but there is a reason and the reason is NOT that poking around forever will suddenly turn up "the reason".

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:59 PM

2. Editor's note: In response to this piece, Lt. J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police told CBS

CBS News that the investigation into the motive for the Newtown shooting has not been completed and therefore any statements about the shooter's intent are mere speculation.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:06 PM

4. what sources, cbs news? back to that "some people say" shit

 

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:23 PM

5. It all started with Donkey Kong.....

Throwing barrels at that little Italian guy, I tried to warn everybody,
But no, nobody would listen. <sigh>

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:40 PM

6. Motivated by....

Motivated by video games, another event...

ACCOMPLISHED VIA access to guns.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:21 AM

8. CNN and Wolf had this as BREAKING NEWS all night!!! WTF... nt

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 05:02 AM

9. Evidence shows, sources say...

A fine example of reliable, insightful journalism.

"...a 'trove' of video games from the basement...", Lanza spent countless hours there alone...", "...honing his computer shooting skills."

I guess that explains everything.

Now watch this drive.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:22 AM

11. What an irresponsible story.

Unrec...

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:38 AM

12. There's a certain imageboard on the Internet that praises this guy as a hero...

 

It's truly sickening.

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Response to EastKYLiberal (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:10 AM

16. I could see him being a hero to the gun ban community.

 

The poster child that validates their version of a utopian world.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:37 AM

13. Bullshit

Not aimed at the poster, for sharing the info, but aimed at the 'sources who say' ...

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:21 AM

14. The problem with this sort of investigation is...

After Columbine, it took the FBI two goddamn years to release its final report, detailing their motives and mindset.

Which of course just fueled speculation and 'IT WAS THE VIDEOGAMES' meme's. By the time they released the info from the forensic psychologists, the public had formed its opinions, in some cases, passed legislation, and moved on. All of it based on very little fact or science.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:44 AM

15. Ban massacres

 

They encourage copycats.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:08 PM

17. yeah, that's shitty, unsourced sensationalist reporting...

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