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Is Sandy Hook’s Robbie Parker who he says he is?

Please take a good, careful look at the photos below, and tell me if you think man #1 and man #2 are the same person, recognizing that the pics were taken at different times.

Robbie & Robby ParkerRobbie & Robby Parker - teeth

Would you agree with me that #1 and #2 are the same man? Think “preponderance of evidence” and “probability.” Note that #1 and #2 have the same:

  • V-shaped widow’s peak hairline
  • Eyebrow shape
  • Vertical frown line between the eyebrows
  • A “Rumpole” nose with a fleshy tip
  • Ear shape and size
  • An inverted triangle-shaped face
  • U-shaped chin
  • Same upper front teeth

Man #1 and man #2 also share other traits. Both:

1. Are in their early 30s.
2. Have lived or living in Utah.
3. Attended Brigham Young University.
4. Have identical names and almost identical nicknames:
Man #1 is Robbie Parker (Robbie is a nickname of Robert)
Man #2 is Robby Parker (Robby is a nickname of Robert)

Man #1 is the Robbie Parker of Sandy Hook — the father of 6-year-old Emilie Parker who was shot to death by Adam Lanza on December 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

The same Robbie Parker who, in a blink of an eye, went from laughing and joking to choking back his tears as he made a statement to the press on Dec. 15, 2012, about the murder of his daughter by a crazed gunman. Here’s the video:

The same Robbie Parker who, with his wife Alissa, happily posed with a grinning Barack Obama a mere two days after their precious daughter had been brutally killed, when Obama visited Newtown on Dec. 16, 2012.

Parker family photoop with OFrom left to right: Robbie Parker (his face obscured, holding one of his daughters), Obama, Alissa Parker, unknown woman holding another Parker girl.

The first pic of man #1 Robbie Parker was taken on Dec. 20, 2012, 6 days after Emilie had been killed, at a public memorial service for Emilie in Ogden, Utah. Here’s the pic again, followed by the AP’s account of the service:

Robbie Parker 12-20-2012

Here’s the AP story (via CacheValleyDaily.com), Dec. 20, 2012:

Family members who brought blond-haired Emilie Parker back to Utah for her final resting place were remembering the 6-year-old girl killed in the Connecticut school shooting at a public memorial service Thursday night in Ogden.

Emilie’s parents, Robbie and Alissa Parker, have roots in the town about 30 miles north of Salt Lake City. Friends running the “Emilie Parker Fund” Facebook page said Thursday’s memorial would start at 7 p.m. at Ben Lomond High School.

Robbie Parker, a 32-year-old physician’s assistant who landed a job in Connecticut less than a year ago, became one of the faces of the tragedy early on when he appeared before cameras to describe the couple’s grief. Their oldest daughter was one of the 20 schoolchildren and six adults gunned down Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

[...] The parents have asked for privacy at a funeral set for Saturday. Emilie Parker will be buried in a favorite white dress with an American Girl doll at a gravesite next to a grandfather, who died earlier this year.

As in the AP story above, a CNN report on Dec. 17, 2012, also described Robbie Parker as a physician’s assistant: “He moved his family from Utah to Connecticut eight months ago after accepting a job as a physician’s assistant in the newborn unit at Danbury Hospital.”

Danbury Hospital is in Danbury, CT, a city that is 11.7 miles (14 mins. by car) west of Newtown.

I just conducted a search for “Robert Parker” on the Danbury Hospital website. This is the result:

Robert Parker, PA-C (Physician Assistant – Certified):

Specialties: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Affiliations: Danbury Hospital

Office Location: Onsite Neonatal, PC
1000 Haddonfield Berlin Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043

Sandy Hook’s Robbie Parker is working in New Jersey???

Remember man #2, Robby Parker, who looks just like man #1, Robbie Parker?

I got the photo of man #2 Robby Parker from a LinkedIn page for “Robert Parker.” This is what the page says:

Robby ParkerRobby Parker LinkedIn1

Note that Robby Parker CSSBB is not a physician’s assistant, but is employed as a “quality assurance engineer” at Spotter RF from May 2010 to “present” (3 years 9 months).

3 years 9 months from May 2010 = February 2014.

CSSBB is Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Wikipedia says Six Sigma is a set of quality management methods used in many businesses and industries, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization (“Champions”, “Black Belts”, “Green Belts”, “Yellow Belts”, etc.) who are experts in the methods.

What is SpotterRF?

SpotterRF is a U.S. defense contractor. Its web page describes itself as “We provide the world’s smallest Surveillance Radar. In fact, we are the leader in a whole new type of radar called compact surveillance radar or CSR, which is radar that has wide area coverage with the ability to automatically cue cameras in a sub 5 lb. package . . . providing a wide-area, all-weather sensing capability . . . .”

This is what Wikipedia says about Compact Surveillance Radar:

Compact Surveillance Radar are small lightweight radar systems that have a wide coverage area and are able to track people and vehicles in range and azimuth angle. They weigh less than 10 pounds, consume less than 15 Watts of power and are easily deployed in large numbers.

Compact Surveillance Radar have the same characteristics of the larger Ground Surveillance Radar(GSR) namely; the ability to track many moving targets simultaneously, all weather day & night operation, wide coverage areas and the ability to track targets and cue cameras automatically.

Here’s the rather sinister-looking banner on SpotterRF’s webpage:

SpotterRF

SpotterRF has associations with:

  • The Department of Homeland Security: A Sept. 11, 2012 article on Security Today says: “SpotterRF recently announced that its new, patented radar technology will be used to protect public bridges managed by the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) . . . MDTA is planning ahead to reduce homeland security threats.”
  • The CIA: FinSMEs reports on Aug. 13, 2010 that “received a strategic investment of undisclosed amount from In-Q-Tel.” Wikpedia describes In-Q-Tel as “In-Q-Tel of Arlington, Virginia, United States is a not-for-profit venture capital firm that invests in high-tech companies for the sole purpose of keeping the Central Intelligence Agency, and other intelligence agencies, equipped with the latest in information technology in support of United States intelligence capability.”

To conclude, the statistical probability — that two men of the same age, with very similar facial features, who are both from Utah and attended Brigham Young University, and are both named Robert Parker — are two separate individuals instead of the same person must be so infinitesimally small as to make it highly unlikely.

Unless Robbie Parker of Sandy Hook has an identical twin (which no media account ever claimed and who, strangely, did not attend the memorial service for his niece), he is the same Robby Parker who’s a “quality assurance engineer” at SpotterRF, a defense contractor that’s linked to Homeland Security and the CIA, which specializes in a formidable new kind of light-weight surveillance radar that can track people and vehicles, day and night, in all kinds of weather, and which “are easily deployed in large numbers.”

The deception just never ends . . . .

H/t FOTM reader Susan S. and Godlike Productions.

For the links to all the posts we’ve done on Sandy Hook, go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.

Update (May 17, 2014):

See Professor Jim Fetzer’s follow-up on Veterans Today, “Sandy Hook and the Real ‘Robbie Parker': SpotterRF, DHS and the CIA.”

~Eowyn

Sandy Hook: How did Lanza kill himself?

WARNING:

Some readers may find the subject of this post, on suicide via shooting oneself with a gun, to be gruesome and distressing. You are forewarned!

In the State of Connecticut’s final report on the Sandy Hook mass shooting, it is claimed that 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 individuals (20 first-grade students and 6 staff members) at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the space of 11 minutes.

Then, at 9:40:03 a.m., police heard a final shot, believed to be Lanza committing suicide by shooting himself in the lower rear portion of his head with a Glock 20SF handgun, in classroom 10. (See also Wikipedia)

From the Final Report’s “TimeLineRedacted pdf” A88, p. 5:

09:40:03 is still on the telephone with CSP and a second single gunshot is heard in the background. This is believed to be the final suicide shot from the shooter, who is in room 10, Ms. Soto’s room. (CSP Centralized Dispatch 911)

This account is troubling for several reasons:

1. That Lanza killed himself with a single shot to his head: 

A discussion on a science forum says:

“But shooting yourself in the brain is a risky method of suicide since many people don’t shoot accurately and just wind up severely injuring themselves. “

the brain can certainly survive a huge amount of injury

The human brain can sustain a surprising amount of damage (e,g., Google search Phineas Gage) without causing death. Although not instantaneous, a gunshot to any area of the cortex can cause death through excessive intracranial pressure arising from either brain swelling or edema. Abraham Lincoln lingered for several days as a result of the brain injury cause by a low-caliber bullet that didn’t exit his skull after being shot at close range from the back. Instantaneous death may only be caused by gunshots to the brain that also damage the brainstem, which regulates heart and lung function.”

There have been cases of people receiving 12 bullets in the brain without dying, and, as already mentioned, Phineas Gage, who had a tamping iron blasted into his head and through his brain without lethal effect.”

2. Why did Lanza choose the lower rear portion of his head to shoot?

A morbid website on suicide says “For those aiming at the head, the most popular site is the right temple (the left temple presumably being for left handers), second comes the mouth, followed by the forehead.”

And yet Lanza chose the lower back of his head.

Discussants on the science forum differ as to which is the most lethal part of the brain to shoot. One discussant claims it’s the T-area of the face: “My friend, who was a marine, says they are trained to ‘shoot the T’ as he called it. Sides of the T being the eyes, to the bridge of the nose, to the top of the mouth. Shooting these points straight on should cause instant death.”

human brain

Others says it’s the brain stem:

“The most lethal areas of the brain to shoot are the most evolutionarily primitive, since these are the areas which control the heart beat and respiration rather than thought. So to kill yourself most effectively, you need to shoot yourself at the base of the head in the back, rather than, as is traditional, into the side of the head.”

“The UK’s SAS aim to hit the Medulla Oblongata [the lowest part of the brain stem], which is the autonomic control centre…this consciously shuts down and physically immobilises the target as quickly as possible presumably bringing a speedy death.”

But the most troubling question is:

3. How does one shoot oneself in the lower rear portion of one’s head?

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Here’s a pic of the Glock 20SF handgun that Adam Lanza allegedly used to kill himself with a single shot to the lower rear portion of his head:

Glock 20SF

The Glock 20SF is 8.03 inches long and 5.47 in. high.

I tried to simulate what Lanza allegedly did with a wooden 8″ long ruler, and can say that it sure ain’t easy pointing that to the lower rear portion of my head, then click to shoot.

But Lanza did that while in a state of great emotional agitation, after having killed 6 adults and 20 innocent and helpless 6-year-old little children, and knowing that the police are right outside the front door of the school.

I welcome thoughts and comments from readers with knowledge of handguns and shooting.

H/t FOTM reader Susan S.

See also our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page with links to all the posts we’ve done on this subject, especially:

Love and Peace of Christ to all,

~Eowyn

Sandy Hook massacre: The 26 Christmas trees

SH mapAn updated Google map would show an empty space where Sandy Hook Elementary School used to be because the school building has been demolished, allegedly because of asbestos, the workers sworn to confidentiality.

On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza allegedly shot to death 26 people (20 first-graders and 6 teachers) at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, after which he allegedly shot himself.

That day, parents of the school’s students were sent to the volunteer fire station next to the school, presumably so that they wouldn’t be in the way of the police and first responders who had converged on the school.

SH fire stationSandy Hook Fire Station (note the yellow circle: we’ll come back to this later)

A day after the massacre, on Dec. 15, an anonymous man in North Carolina allegedly donated 26 Christmas trees in memory of the 26 victims.

As James Nye reports for the Daily Mail, Dec. 15, 2012, while watching the media’s TV coverage of the shooting, the anonymous benefactor “was moved” to donate the trees when he saw an advertisement for a Christmas tree sale at the fire department.

At around 3 p.m. on Dec. 15, “firefighters began unloading the 26 trees and placed them out down the road in a line . . . leading towards the tragic school.”

firemen move Christmas trees to road

“Women and children helping out at the fire station” decorated “the five-foot trees.” decorated SH Christmas trees

Victoria Stein, 17, who arrived from Greenwich, Connecticut to pay respect to the dead children and staff of the school, said, “This is a wonderful gesture, it will help all those who have been touched around the world by the outrage. We thought our state was safe, we thought that this could never happen here. For the authorities here to do this has been amazing.”

Newtown resident Daniel Brown came to lay a wreath and was also touched by the Christmas gesture, “We felt the need to come here with our children and this is a wonderful way to honor the young children who died.” SH Christmas trees3SH Christmas trees4

Isn’t that moving? And wasn’t it thoughtful and generous of that anonymous North Carolina man to donate the 26 Christmas trees to remember the 26 victims?

There’s just one thing wrong.

The Christmas trees were already at the fire station BEFORE the anonymous N.C. man donated them.

You may say: “Well, of course the trees were at the fire station before the anonymous man donated them because – DUH! – the station was planning to have a Christmas tree sale!”

There’s just one other thing wrong.

The Sandy Hook fire station had EXACTLY 26 Christmas trees the day before the anonymous donor so generously donated 26 Christmas trees to remember the 26 victims.

Remember the yellow circle in the top right of the pic of the Sandy Hook fire station earlier in this post?

Here’s an expanded and closer-up shot of the yellow circle — a screenshot I took from the aerial footage of the fire station on the day of the massacre, Dec. 14, 2012, showing two rows of cut Christmas trees “hidden” behind the fire station.

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Let’s count the Christmas trees!

I have 26. What about you? (Click the pic below to enlarge to better see the red numbers I painted on the trees.)

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What a COINCIDENCE!!!!!

The fire station next to the Sandy Hook Elementary School just “happened” to have 26 Christmas trees on the day of the massacre, all ready for that mysterious ANONYMOUS man in North Carolina to donate them in memory of the 26 victims!

Will wonders ever cease? [snark]

Here’s a video of the aerial view of the fire station and the mysterious Christmas trees:

For the links to all the posts we’ve done on Sandy Hook, go to our Sandy Hook Massacre page!

H/t FOTM’s Gingercake

~Eowyn

Are Sandy Hook children killed a year ago still alive?

A video uploaded to YouTube two days ago has a startling claim — some of the children who allegedly were shot dead by alleged mass murderer Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary School may be alive.

Not only are they alive, the video claims they actually were members of the Sandy Hook choir that sang at last year’s Super Bowl.

Unlike another video making the same claim, this video has the merit of side-by-side pics of the Sandy Hook child and the allegedly-same child (though older) at the Super Bowl.

Here’s the video:

Extraordinary claims require extraordinarily rigorous and compelling evidence. The claim that at least some of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School a year ago are still alive is an extraordinary claim. For me, the problems with such a claim include:

1. Children can change a lot in just a few years because they are growing and not yet fully formed.

2. Comparing a child today with a picture of the same child one or more years ago (we don’t know if the photos of the murdered Sandy Hook children were contemporary or, as some bloggers have claimed, several years old) is difficult and fraught with uncertainties.

3. Such a comparison is made even more difficult because the child’s hairstyles and poses are different.

That being said, I am troubled by this:

It’s one thing to find ONE child in the choir who resembles a supposedly murdered child, but to find EIGHT in the choir who bear a resemblance, no matter how vague, to EIGHT supposedly murdered children stretches one’s credulity. Here are the eight:

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The authorities at Newtown and Connecticut can put these suspicions to rest by:

  • Releasing the death certificates of the 20 children and 6 adults who allegedly were killed at Sandy Hook school. But they refuse to do that — not even the death certificates of Adam and Nancy Lanza! — even rejecting the AP’s and other media’s Freedom of Information Act requests. Adam Lanza’s death certificate is especially important because Social Security Death Index (SSDI) had his date of death as December 13, 2012, a day BEFORE the massacre.  SSDI later changed the date to December 14 only after bloggers had discovered the Dec. 13 date of death.
  • Releasing Sandy Hook Elementary School’s surveillance tape or, if the school didn’t have surveillance cameras despite recently installing a new surveillance and security system, tell the public the school didn’t have a surveillance camera. Alas, we are not told that.
  • Release a FULL report of what happened that awful day on December 14, 2012, including the 911 audio recording and autopsy reports of the dead. Instead, the state of Connecticut released only a PARTIAL report on Nov. 25, 2013.

What do you think?

H/t FOTM reader Sande

For all the posts FOTM has published on this shooting, see our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.

~Eowyn 

Secrecy continues over Sandy Hook massacre

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Since it happened, the horrible massacre — of 20 children and 6 adults by alleged gunman Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut nearly a year ago on December 14, 2012 — has been shrouded in secrecy. Officials have refused to make public the following:

  • The 911 recording on the morning of December 14, 2012.
  • Autopsy results of the dead — Lanza and his 27 victims, including Lanza’s mother, Nancy, whom he had killed before he drove to the school that morning.
  • Death certificates of Lanza and his victims. Note that death and birth certificates are normally public record. Lanza’s death certificate is especially important because Social Security Death Index (SSDI) had his date of death as December 13, 2012, a day BEFORE the massacre.  SSDI later changed the date to December 14 only after bloggers had discovered the Dec. 13 date of death.
  • Mental health records, if any, of Adam Lanza.
  • Surveillance tape, if any, of the school’s newly-installed security and surveillance system.
  • Even the workers who recently tore down the school were sworn to confidentiality.

And it looks like officials are determined to continue to enshroud the massacre in secrecy.

The Associated Press reports, Nov. 24, 2013, that tomorrow, a prosecutor will release a report on the investigation into the massacre, but there’s one catch — the report will not be a full accounting of the crime. There will be no state police report, which is expected to total thousands of pages. It is not clear when the full report would be released.

Although alleged gunman Lanza allegedly took his own life, which means there will be neither a prosecution nor trial, Danbury State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky III has gone to court to fight the release of 911 tapes and resisted calls from Governor Dan Malloy to divulge more information sooner.

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In defense, investigators cited the scale of the criminal investigation and consideration for the “feelings” of victims’ families, some of whom have lobbied for tighter restrictions on public information and complained of being harassed by conspiracy theorists.

But Dan Klau, a Hartford attorney who specializes in First Amendment law, said the decision to release a summary report instead of the full evidence file is a reversal of standard practice and one of the most unusual elements of an investigation marked by secrecy.

Klau said, “What I found troubling about the approach of the state’s attorney is that from my perspective, he seems to have forgotten his job is to represent the state of Connecticut. His conduct in many instances has seemed more akin to an attorney in private practice representing Sandy Hook families.”

Sedensky said he could not comment.

So far, investigators have released little more than search warrants, which detailed an arsenal of weapons found inside the Lanza home. The information that authorities have not revealed includes the timeline of the police response to the shooting, any mental health records for Lanza and whether investigators found any clues to a possible motive for the rampage.

The withholding of 911 recordings, which are routinely released in other cases, has been the subject of a legal battle between The Associated Press and Sedensky before the state’s Freedom of Information Commission, which ruled in favor of the AP. A hearing is scheduled Monday in New Britain Superior Court on whether the judge can hear the recordings as he considers an appeal.

One argument raised by Sedensky is that if identities of 911 callers are released, they could be harassed by conspiracy theorists accusing them of being “crisis actors.”

Morgan Rueckert, an attorney representing 22 of the Sandy Hook victims’ families, said some families still receive harassing phone calls from conspiracy theorists, but they are also concerned by the amount of attention that’s been paid to the case and the ease with which records, once released, could be widely published and duplicated on the Internet. “I think it’s appropriate under these circumstances to take a harder look now at what should be released and in what manner,” Rueckert said.

A Connecticut law passed this year in response to the massacre creates exemptions to the freedom-of-information law for the release of photographs, film, video and other images depicting a homicide victim if those records constitute “an unwarranted invasion” on the privacy of the surviving family members.

But why would the release of Adam Lanza’s or Nancy Lanza’s autopsy report and death certificate “invade” the privacy or hurt the “feelings” of the victims’ families?

Have Sedensky and the victims’ families considered this:

By your insistence on non-disclosure, you are feeding precisely the “conspiracy theorists” you’re using to justify your secrecy.

Those who have nothing to hide do not fear the light.

Click here for FOTM’s “Sandy Hook Massacre” page containing links to all the posts we’ve done on this subject.

UPDATE (Nov. 25):

The state’s attorney report came out today. It details every step Adam Lanza allegedly took as he “shot his way” into the school building, as well as evidence seized from his possessions, including news about school shootings, a school shooting video game, and materials on pedophilia and rights of pedophiles.

Click here for the HufPo article. Click here for the full report.  (H/t FOTM’s Steve)

~Eowyn

Citizen journalist’s raw footage of Sandy Hook school

Five days ago on Oct. 17, I did a post on contractors demolishing Sandy Hook Elementary School being required to sign confidentiality agreements gagging them from disclosing any information about the building where Adam Lanza allegedly had shot 26 people (20 students, 6 adults) to death on December 14, 2012.

FOTM reader Seumas wrote, “What we really need here is someone within relative driving range to go to the site, slip through, and take photographs.”

On October 20, 2013, citizen journalist Brendan Hunt (aka Xrayultra Studios) did just that. He went to Newtown, CT, and took raw footage of the outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School, beginning at around the 14:12 mark in the video below.

In the video before the 14:12 mark, Brendan gives an introduction to the video; discusses the “second shooter,” the SWAT man in camo pants seen fleeing from the school on the day of the massacre whom police apprehended, then released — news clips about the “second shooter,” Brendan’s attempt to talk to Roy Low, a Newtown resident who had seen police arrest the “second shooter,” — and Brendan’s discovery that the house of Marilyn Gudsnuk, who saw Gene Rosen driving around at the time of the massacre, is now empty and for sale.

The school is completely blocked to public access by a wire fence, punctuated with “No Trespassing” signs, which runs along the entire perimeter of the school. So Brendan could only walk along the wire fence, videotaping the exterior of the school.

Some points of interest:

  • Brendan says he got glimpses (through windows) of the interior of Sandy Hook Elementary School showing walls with peeling paint, which suggests an asbestos problem. Indeed, a local paper’s report of the Oct. 5 city referendum that passed by over 90% authorizing Newtown to move forward with the state-funded demolition and rebuilding of Sandy Hook School, says this: “Anticipating the referendum would pass, town officials already filed environmental paperwork with the state to move forward with asbestos abatement at the former school, which will dovetail with demolition crews who could be on site by the last week in October.” What this means is that even without the alleged massacre, the school would have been demolished because of asbestos.
  • Several broken and boarded-up windows raise the question whether they had been broken by bullets.

Here are screenshots I took of broken windows and holes in the wall from Brendan’s video at the 16:17, 17:04, 20:49, 23:37, and 24:42 marks:

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H/t Before It’s News and FOTM’s Grace

For all the posts FOTM’s published on the massacre, go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page. Click here.

~Eowyn

Sandy Hook victims’ funds reap millions of dollars in donation

Santa Claus came to Newtown, Connecticut, on Sunday, February 24, 2013.

On that day, an event called “Community Giveaway” took place at Newtown’s Reed Intermediate School, where thousands of town residents came to pick-and-choose from among the thousands upon thousands of gifts donated by generous people from across America and the world. They had felt sorry for the town because of the massacre of 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School the previous Dec. 14th.

From noon to 3 pm, Sandy Hook School students and their families, as well as the school’s staffers, browsed through the gifts and took the ones they wanted. From 3 to 6 pm, the event broadened its scope to allow other Newtown families to browse and select gifts.

Sandy Hook giveawayCommunity Giveaway at Newtown’s Reed Intermediate School (photo by Newtown Bee)

The thousands of gifts in the Community Giveaway were only a fraction of the donations received by Sandy Hook victims’ funds. Some of the funds are private, such as the Emilie Parker Fund on Facebook created a day after the massacre, which do not make public how much money they’ve received. (Go here and here for some fundraising or memorial sites that have a creation date before the massacre.)

But other Sandy Hook victims’ funds do make public the total amount of monetary donations they’ve received. Those donations are in MILLIONS of dollars. Below is a list of the total amounts received by some Sandy Hook victims’ funds. These are only the funds I was able to find:

  • More than $1,000 was raised “in just over 3 hours” by Newtown High School’s Peer Leadership group for The Sandy Hook School Support Fund. The group did it by enlisting seven NHS faculty members to stand in as servers at Pizza Palace Restaurant on February 12, with the restaurant’s customers — many of them students of the teachers — encouraged to tip generously during the special event.
  • $2,500 raised by Isabel Linzer, a high school student at Yorktown High School in Virginia, who collected donations at her school, in her community, and from businesses.
  • $10,000 raised by Andrew Ernest, a senior at Oswego East High School in Oswego, Ill. , for the Newtown Memorial Fund. On February 18, 2013, the teenager traveled to Newtown to deliver in person the $10,000 he had raised over one month through efforts made at his high school. The Newtown Memorial Fund has a Facebook page and a website.
  • $1 million raised thus far by the Newtown Memorial Fund, “to provide for the immediate and ongoing needs of those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.”
  • $1.3 million raised by the My Sandy Hook Family Fund, started by a group of Newtown parents. According to the Newtown Bee, the $1.3 million “is already being distributed directly to the 26 victims’ families, with each receiving approximately $47,000.” Since the $1.3 million represents only half of the fund’s goal of $2.6 million, when/if the fund reaches its total, that means each Sandy Hook victim family will get $100,000 from just this fund alone.
  • $9 million raised by a United Way/Newtown Savings Bank fund, from which a foundation — the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation Inc. — was created to disperse the funds. The Foundation is headed by a panel of local and state leaders who are in charge of reviewing requests for distributions from the fund. The panel includes Monsignor Robert Weiss of Newtown’s St Rose of Lima parish, former Newtown Finance Director Ben Spragg, Danbury Hospital’s chair of psychiatry Dr Charles R. Herrick, Newtown attorney Anne Ragusa, and former finance committee chair of the Legislative Council Joe DeCandido. Meanwhile, the fund will continue to receive donations.

By my count, the above comes to a total of $19,015,120 — over $19 million.

The $19+ million represent just the donations I was able to find, most of them from the Newtown Bee, Newtown’s local newspaper. Curiously, when I click on the URLs for the individual news articles I had retrieved just a few days ago, I now get this message: “Page not found: The requested page could not be found.”

Just one more oddity on top of the many anomalies about the Sandy Hook massacre. (For FOTM’s posts on some of those anomalies, go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.)

~Eowyn