By Anne B.

Edited by James Tracy

Three high ranking officials involved with negotiating the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre event have either resigned from their posts or died – Reuben Bradford, David B. Stein and, most recently, William Podgorski.

Reuben Bradford:

CT Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Reuben Bradford resigned on February 1, 2014 – replaced by Dora B. Schriro, commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction since 2009. Ms. Schriro is a long time acquaintance of Janet Napolitano when both served in Arizona.

“After learning of an anomaly with my retirement and much soul searching, I reluctantly tender my resignation effective February 1, 2014. When I accepted your gracious offer to serve as Commissioner almost three years ago, I did so knowing there was a shelf life to the position,” Bradford wrote.”

From BuzzFeed

After over a year of investigation, Connecticut state police publicly released their full report on the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.

The report, which is more than 11,000 pages in length, was made available Friday around 3 p.m. ET. It has been heavily redacted and includes text, photos, videos and audio files.
“In the midst of darkness of that day, we saw remarkable heroism and glimpses of grace. We saw Sandy Hook elementary school faculty and staff doing everything in their power to protect their charges,” said Police Commissioner Reuben Bradford in a letter accompanying the report. He also heralded the work of law enforcement and community volunteers.

Bradford called the investigation unparalleled in the 110 year history of the Connecticut State Police.

This report marks the conclusion of the state’s investigation into the Sandy Hook shooting, though Bradford would not rule out supplemental reports being released in the future……

David B. Fein:

David B. Fein, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut, resigned on May 13, 2013 -replaced by Deirdre M. Daly who served in an interim capacity following the resignation of her predecessor. She was sworn in on May 28, 2014.

From Fellowship of the Minds:

On November 27, 2012, Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney David Fein and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy joined members of law enforcement, public officials, social service providers, community leaders and researchers in New Haven, CT, to launch “Project Longevity.” The project is funded by federal, state and local sources.

This is what Eric Holder said at the launch:

Project Longevity will send a powerful message to those who would commit violent crimes targeting their fellow citizens that such acts will not be tolerated and that help is available for all those who wish to break the cycle of violence and gang activity. Today’s announcement underscores our commitment to working together – across levels of government and jurisdictional boundaries – to protect the American people from the crime that threatens too many neighborhoods and claims far too many innocent lives.

Fein pursued those who attempted to profit from the Sandy Hook tragedy and made it clear perpetrators of similar schemes will not go unpunished.

Investigators continue to monitor the Internet to uncover other fundraising scams arising from this tragedy,” said Fein. “And any individuals who attempt to profit through these schemes will be prosecuted.

And, most recently …

William Podgorski:

Connecticut State Police Major William Podgorski passed away on June 17, 2014 at age 49. He was the commander of the Western District and directly involved in the Sandy Hook investigation and redactions in the official report.

According to Podgorski’s unusually brief obituary in the Hartford Courant:

Trooper Kelly Grant said Podgorski underwent surgery on Friday, and then was transferred to Yale-New Haven, where he died. She said she did not know the cause of Podgorski’s death.

Podgorski was a 24-year veteran of the state police and served in a variety of assignments, including the traffic division, the forensic lab, the governor’s security detail and homeland security.

He is survived by his wife and three children, aged 11, 12 and 14.

Given the recent public outcry against the official narrative, those who are suspicious will likely have a lot of questions about the sudden illness and death of a 49 year old man who had the inside scoop.  The skeptics will be certainly be waiting with bated breath to hear about Podgorski’s cause of death. – See more at:
Given the recent public outcry against the official narrative, those who are suspicious will likely have a lot of questions about the sudden illness and death of a 49 year old man who had the inside scoop.  The skeptics will be certainly be waiting with bated breath to hear about Podgorski’s cause of death. – See more at:

Podgorski’s untimely demise is especially concerning given his close involvement in official investigation of the incident. As former school administrator and radio talk show host Paul Preston remarks, “Major William Podgorski and several other individuals have been under investigation by a number of independent ‘citizen journalists’ for their activities in the so called Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in New Town CT December 14, 2012.”

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  1. Dead at age 49 ? That’s pretty friggin’ young. You said the obituary was short? I have read obits for 9 year olds that were 20 times longer. There’s no memorial service or “celebration of life” announcement… also unusual. It will usually say “he fought his illness valiantly for several years and finally succumbed” or words to that effect. Then “Come join his family and friends for a celebration of Bill’s life at Park Lane Church at 2pm Saturday. A pot luck barb-e-gue will follow the ceremony at the church’s picnic area” When I die, I want there to be a party announced, not 44 words that say almost nothing about my life.

  2. Thank you, James, for elevating Anne’s excellent comment to full-fledged article status. She is a real treasure, and we are immensely lucky to have her with us, and this really material needs to be read. She knows the Connecticut turf, and relentlessly digs up this kind of amazing story, all the time. All of us who read the comments benefit from her work, because she goes to the trouble of sharing the fruits of her labors with us, but lots of people just read the articles themselves.

    I’m pretty sure it was in a recent podcast interview between Lew Rockwell and Tom Woods that it came up that the federal government is trying to define what a “professional journalist” is, and that this is absurd on its face because essentially all reporting in the colonial days, when the Framers of the Constitution created that government, was done by what we call today “bloggers.” What Anne (and you as well, James Tracy) is doing is exactly the thing that we need done. The presstitutes, Gerald Celente’s felicitous coinage, will never connect the dots Anne has done here. We need her–and you.

  3. A resignation of a major player in the Sandy Hook Simulated Tragedy is eye brow raising to say the least. Two of them should raise the eye brows with an overbearing “I told you so” thrown in. Think of your own career path. Have you ever had to downgrade your job title from your previous job? It’s pretty undesirable from the resume shopping standpoint. Like you were a bartender, then became a dishwasher. It’s the last thing you want to own up to when interviewing for your next job, unless that particular dishwasher job paid far more than any bartender… that’s kind of the exception to the rule of never downgrading your job title, especially if it’s in the same field. Discovering the new job titles and compensation package of the two sinking ship jumpers would be revealing, to put it mildly.

  4. Would it be ” mentally I’ll” of me to suggest Podgorski perhaps did not die but is in the same place as the ” dead” Sandy Hook children? I have to question everything that comes from the lying state of CT. I just don ‘t believe he died. By the way, what ever became of appraiser Hogland who disappeared from SH last year, was he ever found? Don’t forget Carver (medical examinerer) resigned as well as Police Chief Sinko and Stebbens.

  5. Multitudes of events in the past have very often been sharply analyzed by various investigators only to have people in power smash such investigations by methods like thwarting press releases of said information, bribes, and murder. The vast redaction of the majority of “information” about the “event” clearly shows that this secrecy is a matter of that good, ol’ national security.

  6. As of this a.m., the local news in CT reported a ‘mysterious’ Newtown accident in which a car apparently went off the road and killed 3 people. No further details were available at the time I listened, only that ‘police are investigating’.

    It’s probably just a coincidence, but the first thought in my brain was “Newtown! I wonder if those folks were somehow involved.” Once a cynic, always a cynic I guess. Still don’t know who died or how, so don’t get excited. It might be drunk teens. But you may want to follow up later.

  7. Moreover, what is the current status of the Sandy Hook investigation regarding the federal government? Is it true the government has admitted the event was a scam and merely a demostration and that nobody was killed?

  8. There was this one segment on the news that I really remember right after Sandy Hook massacre. It reminded me of pre-game football coverage with the classic set-up of 3 former star players sitting in director’s chairs prognosticating the game. Only this was a mass murder. But the coverage seemed like the same format and the commentators talked about a massacre with the same level of seriousness as they would an average college game. The way they were sitting and talking, you could almost dub in audio from any pre-game show without seeming out of place. Mass murder coverage now gets the same TV format as college football pre-game shows! They are so relaxed about the subject matter that sitting in director chairs is appropriate?… it really struck me as odd.

  9. The fact that the Emergency Services Director resigned is almost not nearly as noteworthy as who replaced him. I wonder what the outgoing director would say about the lack of phonetic parlance in emergency radio transmissions during the Sandy Hook massacre. It’s kind of a small thing to ask about. I would just love to see the look on his face if someone asked him at a dinner party in front of his friends. The true answer to that question might be part of why he left.

  10. What are people surmising would be the motive for replacing two people? ‘Terminating’ them I get, but simply moving them I don’t. If they know too much then what would the point be?

    1. One purpose might be to remove “institutional memory” of the situation. Knowledgeable investigators are removed and replaced with others who know nothing and must start from scratch. This is the “designed to fail” strategy used so often (and successfully) in the Bush years — they would replace commanders and administrators in Iraq with new ones who started with zero knowledge. In the end the SHES investigation will get delayed and go nowhere, and the government can point to personnel turnover as an excuse.
      I don’t think David Fein’s resignation is a big deal. He looks like a bit player, merely a prosecutor hired to investigate fake Sandy Hook charities (I mean really fake, as opposed to acceptable fake charities that give money to non-existent Newtowners). He probably ran out of work to do, or got bored.
      Podgorski’s death, on the other hand, is rather alarming. Apparently he was alive and well and working on a committee as of the week of May 23-30. So his “illness” came on and did him in three weeks. This is very unusual – I can’t think of many diseases that are fatal and untreatable within three weeks. It wasn’t one of the traditional cancers, and not a heart attack, if he had surgery a few days before his death. I might guess it was a severe stroke or brain aneurysm, or something strange like a very aggressive glioblastoma (brain cancer). (If you were up to no good, you could probably induce a stroke by injecting a clotting agent or even air bubbles into the head by syringe.)

      1. SV Bob, there is an imminently more profound and disturbing explanation as to how Mr. Podgorski may have “died.” You may want to sit down for this friend. You mentioned it in your post. Heart attack. I believe (not without reason) that heart attack may indeed be the most employed method of murder…by demons. Told you, you should have sat down. Bear in mind a conspiracy of this magnitude would not be possible without spiritual enablement and cloaking (accessories after the fact). I cannot say with 100% certainty that this is how he died, but its the first thing that came to my mind.

        And thank you Anne B. for your diligence. As with so many here on MHB, you are an encouragement to me personally.

        Oh, oh….and lets add to the list of those who have in one way or another departed from the Sandy Hook stage, former superintendant of Newtown schools, Janet Robinson.

        There is a show on that lists the most dangerous jobs in America. We may want to add to this list anyone who was either merely complicit or directly involved in any capacity with the staging of Sandy Hook, who is beginning to suffer even the slightest pangs of conscience.

        Who will be the next player to fade out?

    2. People who are moved are no longer placed in a position to answer uncomfortable questions.

      The new people who take their place have some built in cover, in that they weren’t on the job when certain things went down.

      1. Even if they are “permanently removed” sometimes its better to get them out of the limelight first.

        Just like in the movies, a new film often requires a new cast. I can hardly wait to see where they take this next.

  11. Perhaps this latest is a warning shot to law enforcement – they better not talk. Just a little over a week ago, Halbig flew to CT at the behest of two police officers who wanted him to know the truth, and to expose those involved. He returned to Florida, with a video he made for his own safety – and quickly posted a copy of an e-mail sent to Sgt. Kullgren. He named this officer as the lead officer who organized and implemented the ‘illusion.’ Wolf named Seabrook and McGowan as assisting Kullgren, while expressing doubt that any other officers were in the loop at the time of the event.

    Since then, the trolls have been in a full court press on alternative media sites. Comments sections have been loaded with Newtown lovers and Truther haters. Search engines have been manipulated recently to highlight articles in support of the official story. The Daily Mail posted an article yesterday, as if it were releasing new information, which was not true. The article was a passionate love letter to Sandy Hook, complete with many photos of the ‘crime scene.’

    The Sandy Hook Commission is slated to meet again for the first time since February 28th. They seemed to have lost steam since Lanza’s promised appearance, which they needed in order to formulate solutions to whatever may have triggered Adam (no pun intended, sorry.) Despite a barrage of headlines about Peter’s promised appearance – it never materialized. Instead, a highly suspect Peter Lanza interview by Andrew Solomon grabbed the spotlight. The commission has put together a somewhat halfhearted generalized series of mental health reforms.

    Some of the 7.1 million dollars, an additional DOJ gift, will find it’s way into the pockets of officers. It is called the “Consequence Grant.” I doubt that those involved had the slightest clue that the consequences for participating in this one would last so long, and that the scrutiny would not let up. Mary Sherlach, who was reported as a victim, has been found to have followed Dawn Hochsprungs lead. Dawn, as well all recall, gace a detailed posthumous interview to the Newtown Bee. Sherlach, or someone posing as her, renewed her teaching certificate in 2013.

    They seem desperate to get control of this failure, and I have no doubt that it is a very dangerous time for anyone on the inside track.

    1. Hmmmm? This is the first I’ve heard of this. Given the relationship between Shriro and Napolitano, they may have felt that they needed someone more under Holder’s sway.

      I think you’re right Sandy, that they probably didn’t anticipate having to run this drill quite so long. It may be getting a little frayed around the edges.

      And Kelley, I suppose it is better (in a way), to be “declared” than “disappeared”, ala Hoagland. It is a sad fact that due to all we’ve seen in this episode we can’t even believe an obituary. That’s some sort of landmark for journalism.

  12. I appreciate Professor Tracy expanding on this information as well as all of you chiming in here. Another value stemming from the articles is his readers’ further insights on the chosen subjects. We get concrete information as well as priceless thoughts from Patrick and Lophatt, to
    name just two.

    In the past I have listened to some of Andrew S. MacGregor’s interviews on the Deanna Spingola program. I highly recommend listening to these. There is also an interview from June 3rd where they discuss Mr. MacGregor’s article title “Understanding the Tyranny of Terrorism”.
    Since Deanna’s attack on Wolfgang Halbig I am now clinging to the fence in regards to her as well as Mr. Halbig. Have not made my mind up about him. At least she is being respectful to Mr. MacGregor.

    I hope later to write about another event in the Sandy Hook saga. One that involved the death of a young photographer who was in Sandy Hook that day. I wrote about it on the Sandy Hook Truth blog and posted two photos. Both photos have been scrubbed from the Internet and the Sandy Hook Truth blog is gone, but I believe it was significant proof that the SHES event may have been prerecorded for airing on December 14, 2012. Speculation yes, but the two Instagram photos from SH were dated Dec. 14, 2012.

    I too found the replacement of Commissioner Reuben Bradford interesting. That is why I mentioned her association with Janet Napolitano who is now gracing California with her presence. These people are moving around like pieces on a chess board.

    Janet Robinson, the Newtown Public School Superintendent at the time of the SHES event, had already accepted a position in Stratford if reports are correct. She has received accolades galore in the aftermath and is a member of a premier speakers bureau. What did she know and when did she know it?

    Former SHES teacher Kaitlin Roig is also member of a speakers bureau, one that has “entertainment” in its name.

    Last, but not least, former CT Chief Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver II, M.D., retired on May 1, 2013 and was replaced by James R. Gill, M.D., previous NYC Medical Examiner. He took over in mid July 2013 according to Hartford Business Journal. Dr. Carver was still in the picture then and given some obscure backroom position according to a local report. Probably enjoying his retirement now.

    1. Hi Anne, I hope you are well. Thanks for all you do. I was wondering if the photog in question was Eric Langlois. I had followed his story a touch way back. When you said it was a photog, he was the first person I thought of.

  13. An individual in Venezuela placed calls to dozens of Newtown residents two days after the event in Sandy Hook. One source states he called 96 residents of Newtown.

    Did he look them up in the Venezuelan version of the Newtown phonebook? Or, were these numbers given to him to catapult the story and scare residents into compliance? Or, is this man another patsy of the organizers? Perhaps promised easy papers to this promised land. A year and a half later nothing reported about this event makes the slightest bit of sense – despite Anderson Cooper’s assurances that it does.

    Well, at least they have him in custody in Florida – caught him on his way from Venezuela to Mexico – or so they say.

  14. Perfect! All it needs now is a band of pachyderm eating pygmies. Maybe this guy got stung in a real estate scam.

    I’m actually a little disappointed. I live in a place that isn’t nearly a “sleepy” as Newtown purports to be. We just don’t seem to have the level of “excitement” that seems the daily fare of “cutting edge” communities like Sandy Hook.

    Ninety-six residents? Did he use English? Que’ lastima! I can only imagine how deeply moved the people of Latin America were by this event. Probably despondent over Hugo’s passing.

    Could this be our erstwhile assailant?:

    I remember the story of the photographer. I think it goes without saying that a lot of this had to be “in the can” prior to the release. All the green screen and location shots had to be ready for the narrative. Where does one go to pick up a portable autopsy amphitheater on short notice?

    Brilliant work Anne. Something tells me that the real story behind all the machinations necessary to pull this off would make the event pale by comparison. The recent leadership changes are just the visible edges.

    1. Lophatt, you are funny.

      They are in on it, from the white house to the state house to the town hall and many places in between and below. Since the state is so small, drawing a certain radius around “ground zero” will show that many things that have happened since within that circle were all connected to the SH event as I call it. Or non event.

      I find people involved, from planners, actors, locals, reporters and officials to the accidental bystanders, more fascinating than the event they claim took place. An event that quickly was over, but took years in the making and now years with ripple effects.

      The Venezuelan, one Wilfrido A. Cardenas Hoffman (no kidding), is quoted by FBI as saying over the phone to locals in Newtown: This is Adam Lanza. I’m gonna [expletive] kill you. You’re dead. You’re dead. You hear me? You’re dead.” In another phone call, HOFFMAN allegedly stated: “This is Adam Lanza. I’m gonna kill you. You’re dead. With my machine gun. You’re dead [expletive].”

      If this was spoken in English, or in the native language of the country Hoffman called from, is not specified by the FBI. But it sounds like he had a pretty good grasp on English – “gonna” and all.

      “Could this be our erstwhile assailant?:”

      I had not seen this American Free Press article. For a moment I thought you referred to the photo above of a previous president. I must have been wrong in my assumption?

      Anyways, this is the Venezuelan they caught in Florida:

      1. Anne, it looks like another of my attempts at humor failed. That’s probably why I’m not in Vegas giving them a standup routing with Dr. Carver. I just linked that one in the interest of showing that this approach has been tried before.

        It probably would have been more believable if he’d have said “I’m Hernando Cortez and I’m going to cut off your fingers if you don’t take me to Cibola”.

        So this story goes, we have a crank calling people and claiming to be a dead guy threatening to machine gun them. In response, there is an international manhunt? Or, maybe he’s just nuts, drunk or stoned, visiting friends in Florida. Or…….maybe it didn’t happen at all.

        I’m not sure what emotion this is designed to evoke, but, so far, its fallen pretty flat. Now the other one who kept calling Carver’s office. He claimed to be himself and sounded crazy enough to actually do something. I wonder what happened to him?

        The people who cook these up have very rich fantasy lives.

      2. No Lophatt, you are doing great. Your sense of humor is what we need here. I’m just a bit slow. This brand new villain could have been on his way to Mexico to claim it for Venezuela in true Hernando Cortez fashion.

      3. Replying to Mary: Buffet’s company is “Berkshire Hathaway,” so he is not necessarily involved. There is a “Berkshire Road” in Sandy Hook, so maybe that is where the corporate name came from.

        Having just seen your June 30 post and watched your video about the C.H. Booth library, I have something to add. One of the directors is Colleen Honan, the wife of the only undertaker in Newtown, the one who “put 11 first-graders to rest” after Sandy Hook:

        Your finding the connections of the “Lanza neighbors” to G.E. Capital, and the far-reaching tentacles of Lavery father and son, is excellent work. It plugs in essential pieces of the puzzle, enabling us to see how people in these key positions could control outcomes which otherwise would have been unpredictable, while the Sandy Hook production unfolded.

  15. Anne and the rest of you are unmitigated, paranoid idiots who should immediately search your souls for the truth– and your medicine cabinets for the proper medication.

    1. Joe, you represent Newtown well. No logic, evidence, reasoning, discussion…just a drive by shooter. Well, I have been threatened with death by baseball bat for announcing a trip to SH to merely speak with the natives. And for presenting voluminous research material here on MHB that strongly suggests high level deception in that “bucolic” little hamlet, we are soulless “paranoid, unmitigated idiots.”

      So Joe, if I knocked on your door to talk about Sandy Hook, would you bash my skull open with a baseball bat, shoot me, get me to search my soul, or force some Haldol down my throat?

      I don’t think we will be confusing Newtown, Ct. with Mr. Rogers neighborhood any time soon.

      1. A little off topic but, important. This vid shows an interesting connection to 1 riverside road in Newtown. Judge for the CT Appellate Court/Chief Court Adminstrator. He has Berkshire Holdings on his advanced background search, conneting to Warren Buffet. electric-to-pay-back-warren-buffett/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0. This link is from ’08. I’m pretty sure this ties into the UBS Libor scandal. Berkshire is very involved with GE. Owns a quarter of a billion in stock. Feel a bit out of my league on this one, could use other researchers eyes on this.
        Timothy J Hayes executive producer of the Sandy Hook “Some Where Over The Rainbow”, has Northern Berkshire Holdings on his advanced background profil
        Hayes sold his home at 7 Bradley Lane in Newtown 2 Day’s prior to the staged event.

  16. having watched this whole mess from the beginning, many questions persist for me. i haven’t been following this for a couple mos. so some q’s may have already been properly answered. just a few for now:

    – a bunch of (demolition) const. workers required to sign nondisclosure agreements? been in the const. business all my working life and have never heard of such a thing, except for ‘top secret’ stuff.
    – 26 people declared dead w/in the 1st few (11?) minutes?
    – what ‘qualified’ person made that call? especially since all the medical/fire help was holed up at the fire sta., apparently walking around in circles (or sleeping).
    – what about the 2 people seen running on video from the school into the woods about the time the cops pull up? one was reported on t.v. by witnesses at the time as having been caught and sitting handcuffed in the front seat of a cop car. the running men were also reported by the school janitor at the same time by radio. the explanation I heard was he was an off duty cop? the o.t.s. witness later refused to even be interviewed. said he was scared and closed the door.
    – what was an off duty cop doing at this event, running away from the murder scene, and dressed like Rambo? was this recorded event even in the official report? there were several dark sweat shirts found by the perp’s car. hmmm, overdressed?
    – pix released (12/’13?) by the troopers showed me a school being used as a storage bldg., perhaps just having undergone a recent facelift. new door brass, very, very shiny floors, new and old (planted) vegetation, parking lot repaired recently (no h.c. parking?), high bathroom fixtures and again, no h.c. compliance? computer room looked completely unused, high books/stuff piled high against the walls of just about every room shown (safety code violation?), including the library. very small children? many more here.
    – lanza was the original sickly 99 lb. weakling, not seen around for years, he must have been in (Seal) training. let’s see, he broke through the school’s security w/o a single pic being taken, fired like a sharpshooter w/ an unbelievable hit/miss ratio, all the while wearing approx. 1/4 to 1/3 of his body’s wt. in guns and equipment?
    – local (small town) police car video shows local cop couldn’t find the school building, even though he had the address.

    andy would have fired barney for this big of a screw-up.

  17. I did some background searching into William Podgorski. His father,
    Dr. Richard Podgorski is a member of the Knights of Columbus. http:apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120617/OBITS02/206170339
    The oddest find is William Podgorski’s home which was purchased May of 2013 (worth double value of previous home) is listed in his name and his mother’s, rather than his wife. Podgorski’s mothers name is Mary I (Norton) Podgorski. The following is a copy of the google header for the newspaper archive. Can’t seem too get the proper link.

    ISSUU – New Britain Herald – Bristol Press – Real Estate …
    Jun 22, 2013 – Homes for sale in the central Connecticut area. … on 05/29/2013 141 Oakridge: James I. and Mary T. Hagadorn of Farmington to William R. and …
    You visited this page on 24/06/14.
    Mary Hagadorn comes up as connected on White Pages as well as connecting to his previous address at 2 Woodside drive, Unionville which comes up with this weird web site. massage
    Maybe just “undercover” work (no pun intended)

    1. Maybe they need a new $50M school and an art center. What are they raising there? They didn’t even investigate until the mother filed a complaint?

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