Updated 3/31/18 11:33PM EST
Update: Some readers have questioned the authenticity of the email document from Officer Earhardt, furnished earlier this week by Ole Dammegard. Mr. Dammegard has since provided the full document including the heading, but with the identity of the recipient withheld to preserve their anonymity. The document is reproduced below. It should also be noted that given DC’s federal/municipal makeup, two permits were applied for and granted.
This email suggests that the “March For Our Lives,” enthusiastically promoted as a spontaneous event organized by Parkland student activists and held in the the nation’s capitol on March 24, 2018 to pressure political leaders on gun control, was in fact planned “several months prior to the actual event.” These are the words of Officer Scott Earhardt of the Special Operations Division of the DC Police.
Days ago several alternative news outlets questioned seeming contradictions in Parkland gun control student activist David Hogg’s recollection of the February 14, 2018 events-specifically whether Hogg was on school grounds during the shooting or lounging at his residence.
Several months of planning to organize an event of this scale is common. This admission calls into further question the underlying veracity of the Parkland shooting, as attested to by law enforcement authorities, and vigorously promoted throughout corporate media.
According to the Washington Post, two permits were applied for–one with the National Parks Service, widely circulated in major media, and a second with the city of Washington DC proper. “D.C. police said a separate permit filed with the city also was approved,” the Post reports, “although police didn’t make the permit available on Tuesday [March 13].”
The two permits were required because the sidewalks and parks along Pennsylvania Avenue are under federal jurisdiction … The rally is planned for Pennsylvania Avenue NW between Third and 12th streets, which is under the city’s jurisdiction.
Below is the text and document of the email submitted by Dammegard.
In reference to your inquiry concerning the March For Our Lives Demonstration, here in the District of Columbia on March 24, 2018. MPD received a permit application several months prior to the actual event, and there was several months of planning for this large event.
If your are requesting additional information reference this event, please follow the below steps to file your Freedom of Information Act request:
If your have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free in contacting me directly.
Officer Scott C. Earhardt, Badge No. 2372
Homeland Security Bureau
Special Operations Division
Planning and Logistics
Metropolitan Police Department
2850 New York Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
See also Fellowship of the Minds detailed post concerning this document.