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Newtown seeks to deny newspapers access to death certificates

Digital Journal – by Ralph Lopez

The Newtown, Connecticut Town Clerk is seeking to deny newspapers from viewing public record death certificates of Sandy Hook victims, according to the Newtown Bee.

The Clerk maintains that access to vital records such as death and marriage certificates should be limited to immediate family members or their representatives, and has undertaken to change present law.

The New York Post, the Connecticut Post, the Associated Press, the Hartford Courant, and other media have put forth requests for official death certificates of Sandy Hook victims, the Newton Bee report says. Newtown Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia says she is working with State Representatives Dan CarterMitch Bolinsky, and the leadership of the state association of town clerks to craft state legislation:

“that would provide the press and public with limited directory information from death and marriage records, but would withhold the actual death and marriage certificates.”

Death certificates are part of vital public records, which also include birth and marriage certificates. They are public domain documents used, ultimately, to determine official recognition of presence or past presence in civil society. They also serve as a mechanism for upholding the integrity of information in which there is a public interest, as it relates to voting, citizenship, and receiving public benefits. Abuses of voting processes involving voters who, unbeknownst to the public, are actually dead, are legendary.

Death certificates typically contain little information about manner of death beyond categories such as “natural cause,” “homicide,” “accident,” “suicide,” or “other.” News organizations utilize such records in crime reporting as a standard part of normal, often tedious, fact-checking procedures. Death certificates also contain the sworn statement of the medical examiner.

The Newtown Bee stated:

“Ms Aurelia said she has received requests for death certificates and other proprietary information from the New York Post , the Connecticut Post , the Associated Press and the Hartford Courant among others.”

“Some are also requesting all my e-mail correspondence and text messages related to 12/14,” she said.”

According to the Newtown Bee, Assistant Town Clerk Renee Weimann said “I feel it’s my responsibility to protect these victims. They’ve been through enough.” Last December 14th, 20 children and 8 adults died in a shooting rampage by alleged shooter Adam Lanza.

Ms Aurelia and members of her staff testified in favor of such a bill at a hearing of the state’s Public Health Committee last February 20th. The law would also exclude members of the public who are not “immediate family/authorized agency/attorney” from viewing the records, according to the Newtown Bee.

The Bee reported that the media and other sources have been making the requests under existing Freedom of Information Act laws. Media can take local, state, and federal government agencies to court over failure to comply with requests for information.

The move comes as the public awaits the answers to questions such as whether or not alleged shooter Adam Lanza was on any psychiatric medications, especially those known as SSRIs which some psychiatrists maintain have been associated with thousands of incidents of random violence, and have a causal effect. Also lacking is any further elaboration on aConnecticut State’s Attorney’s statement last December, in a court motion, that there may be other “potential suspects,” and that revealing certain evidence at this time might “seriously jeopardize” the investigation. Connecticut State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky also said that revealing certain evidence at this time might:

“identify persons cooperating with the investigation, thus possibly jeopardizing their personal safety and well-being.”

Yesterday the Hartford Courant ran a report in which Jim Smith, president of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information, said a death certificate is a factual document that lacks the details of an autopsy report. The Courant quotes Smith saying:

“There isn’t anything in a death certificate that is going to hurt the deceased…it’s not like an autopsy report. It’s been public for centuries. It’s not going to invade anyone’s privacy.’’

CT State Representatives Bolinsky and Carter, and Newtown Town Clerk Aurelia, all argued, according to the Courant, that identify theft was a concern, since the maiden name of the deceased’s mother is on death certificates. However, this is also on birth certificates, which are not a target of the trio. Also, the proposed legislation would seal the death records only of minors under 18. It is unclear why identity thieves would not merely steal the identities of people over that age.

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11 Responses to Newtown seeks to deny newspapers access to death certificates

  1. anne says:

    wow, this stinks of something being covered up big time.

    • …me recent communications with the town of Newtown…
      …what makes your town clerk think she has the right to withhold public information related to birth or death certificates…? What kind of fascist cover-up are you freaks running there? Every time one of you bought and paid for corrupt pr#@ks get involved in more of the cover up…of the BS out of your town… the more no one believe anything actually happened…or if it did happen, that the town government is covering up for an intentional act of order to move your gun agenda forward ….you people, including your town clerk should be arrested for fraud and treason …and then after conviction, we should hang all of your asses in the town bunch of corrupt pricks…


      RJ O’Guillory
      Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family
      I’ll let you know if I get a response…RJ

  2. SEW says:

    According to public record death certificate (screen shots have been taken by many, and even by me, have it somwhere and I can find it because I have saved it) Adam Lanza died on Dec. 13 2012 (i.e. the day before). I am not sure exactly what record it was from (I don’t remember all the details now, but all information was there, and one even needed to become a member of some kind to have access. Other people have signed up and shared the screenshot on internet. I did not become a member, but the screen was fully visible for less than a second before some signpost covered most of the text. But I tried several times and, without being a ‘member’, was able to take screenshot before the information was covered/blocked. But for what I know, strange/incorrect death certificate information could also just be a deliberate distraction. Look at Adam Lanza’ main photo, it is a joke. They may all be fabricated stories.

    But rest assured that mainstream media have NOT been asking for these records or any other questions that matter (they don’t investigate anything, they are busy fabricating the stories and spreading the lies). It is a poor excuse to restrict even more information.

    BTW I also looked at and SAVED Victoria Soto’s RIP page created Dec. 10 2012 (4 days before the “shooting”) from google cache with a time stamp (before it was removed and replaced). I saved the page in several ways (screen shoots, pdf web page and complete save (interactive) of the web page). I’ll be happy to share it with anyone [who are not among the scammers and] who wants to see it with there own eyes.

  3. NC says:

    Once again, the government, MSM and corporations should take their own advice,

    “If you ain’t got nothing to hide, then what are you worried about?”.

  4. NC says:

    “Assistant Town Clerk Renee Weimann said “I feel it’s my responsibility to protect these victims. They’ve been through enough.””

    Can they come up with any better bullshit excuse? This one is getting old.

  5. NC says:

    ” Connecticut State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky also said that revealing certain evidence at this time might:

    ““identify persons cooperating with the investigation, thus possibly jeopardizing their personal safety and well-being.”””

    Dude, the damn incident has been over for months. The case should have been closed two weeks after it started. Anyone will tell you that there is no official ongoing investigation. Any information you have is OLD NEWS!!! Just release it. That is…..unless you have something to hide…..??? OR unless you want to keep the incident in everyone’s minds for as long as possible until you grab the guns and destroy our children….????

  6. NC says:

    By the way, is it me or does the guy in the picture above look like John Goodman? lol

  7. Miguel Grande says:

    It’s odd that they would pass a law that blocks Freedom of Information requests such a short time before the Sandy Hook Hoax occurred. Bill #1054 made it legal to block requests made in the case of pediatric murders. Autopsies, video, crime scene photos, ballistics, paraffin tests and more are all included. I guess they forgot to include death certificates.

    Anyone who knowingly signs one of these death certificates would be guilty of being an accessory to murder, conspiracy or treason. They don’t pay these bureaucrats enough to sign their own lives away.

  8. Czar of Snark says:

    It’s about time for another mass shooting false flag psyop isn’t it comrades?

  9. Joe says:

    You would think if somebody really wanted to succeed in a coverup, they would try to remember not to act so bloody cagey about stuff that should be no big deal.

    Death certificates for actual dead people are no big deal.

  10. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “The Clerk maintains that access to vital records such as death and marriage certificates should be limited to immediate family members or their representatives, and has undertaken to change present law.”

    EXCUSE ME???

    Since WHEN is it up to a lowly Town Clerk to arbitrarily try to CHANGE LAWS???

    I wouldn’t swear to it, but I’m pretty damn sure that’s NOT in their job description.

    The fact that no one was actually killed at Sandy Hoax has absolutely nothing to do with it. Death certificates are easy enough to fake, much easier than getting away with photoshopping pictures these days.

    This is blatant, in-your-face B.S.!!!

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