Monday, October 1, 2018

One Year Ago Today...

...the worst mass shooting in US history took place in Las Vegas.  I listened to events as they unfolded on the scanner radio that night then followed everything that was reported on the news in the days following the events.  I don't know what happened that night but I am pretty sure it wasn't some disgruntled old guy that decided to go on a killing spree.  The official report is pretty short on details.  The Ellen interview--the one and only interview--of any of the witnesses to the event (how weird is that?) was inconsistent with the "official" report ("wow you saved a woman's life that night" she said to the security guard.  Only this was not mentioned at all in the official report and the woman who would have otherwise been shot if the security guard hadn't warned her to get back into the room wasn't on the witness list or ever heard from again). 

Nowhere in the report does it say what time the initial call to 911 came from the security guard or the security supervisor and I listened for a good long while to the scanner during which there was no notification to officers as to where the shots were coming from (maybe from the room where the guy unloaded 200 rounds initially at the security guard??).  An interview with 911 dispatchers soon after the event pointed out that the dispatchers were trying to figure out where the shots were coming from based on guest's calls; no mention of any calls from the hotel staff was mentioned.  There were many, many more inconsistencies in the official reports and the entire thing just didn't make sense.

The most logical conclusion that has been circulating around the internet can be found here, here, and here.  And while I don't consider myself a conspiracy theorist, if the official story doesn't make any sense and people are straight up lying, you know there is a big problem.  The bottom line is that 58 people died and a grave injustice was done to them and the hundreds of others who were injured but I guess in the name of not freaking out the public and creating an international incident, the "sweep this under the rug and just forget about it" method of resolving the "problem" is what we are left with.  Very sad all the way around.

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