Raising Adam Lanza: Who Was Nancy Lanza? Frontline Special Airs Tuesday.

Raising Adam Lanza: Who Was Nancy Lanza – Courant.com.

The first of two PBS Frontline specials is set to air on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 10pm (EST) (check your local listings).

The link above is an extensive article written by Alaine Griffin and Josh Kovner of The Hartford Courant.

The Hartford Courant and FRONTLINE have joined forces to look at the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. These two news outlets are exploring answers to the two critical questions sparked by the tragedy: who was Adam Lanza and what was the nature of his relationship with his mother?; and will this tragedy change the profoundly divisive debate over guns in America.

Violence Against Women – When Will It End?

Violence Against Women in 2012 – When Will It End? | The Wrap Media.

Jennifer Sebena was betrayed by the person she should have been able to trust. Her husband.

Jennifer Sebena was betrayed by the person she should have been able to trust. Her husband.

This Blog is about Quality Cable TV for Baby Boomers. I’ve tried really hard to keep it on course and I think I’ve done a good job. Today when I signed into my email at my day job, WordPress had a bells and whistles email for me which was my “annual report” and I have to say for only being active since September, I was pretty impressed to have 319 hits on one particular day.

That particular day/topic was the piece I wrote about Nancy Lanza being the Key to the violence at Newtown, CT – not a piece I wrote about Quality TV for Baby Boomers.

However, I am glad how things are progressing so I hope you bear with me when I find myself interjecting things into my blog which I Feel Are Really Important in My Little Corner of the World.

I became more than vocal about the violence against women this year because Milwaukee and the surrounding communities really had more than their share of it. The Avana Day Spa mass shooting, a savage stabbing at MATC and the Jennifer Sebena shooting over Christmas.

So I invite you to hit the link and read the short but very informative article from Sharon Waxman. Ladies, you’ll be horrified and informed in one fell swoop.

Nancy Lanza Mourned While Police Search For Clues About Adam Lanza: Gothamist

Nancy Lanza Mourned While Police Search For Clues About Adam Lanza: Gothamist.

The Gothamist is a daily weblog covering New York city’s personalities, news stories, and media with humorous photos and running commentary. I really enjoy reading their stories because their short, concise and to the point.

The following was taken from TuftsNow, a Tuft’s University newsletter, specifically from an interview conducted by Marjorie Howard of Thomas Nolan, a former Boston police officer. What’s included is the final question and answer:

Why do you think we have such a violent culture?

I think it’s the ready availability and proliferation of high-powered firearms and certainly the way we socialize young men to resolve conflicts. Boys are taught to be competitive and to win and to use aggression to achieve those goals. Girls are taught to resolve conflicts through negotiation. We no longer see conflicts resolved with a fist fight or an argument or even a knife—they get resolved with a bullet. If the young man in Newtown didn’t have access to so many guns and wasn’t so familiar with them, what he did couldn’t have been so easily accomplished. We want to think that this guy has to be crazy and disordered, and obviously there was a problem, but we may find he was never diagnosed with any kind of mental disorder. Certainly in other areas of the world, where guns aren’t as available, it would have been much more difficult to carry out this atrocity.

Marjorie Howard can be reached at marjorie.howard@tufts.edu

Nancy Lanza – Mother to Adam Lanza – Is Key to THIS Violence

Of course I have the luxury of sitting on my couch, being an arm-chair profiler as this horror in Newtown, CT plays out. But I’ve gone through more than a half a box of kleenex, watching the coverage on MSNBC. This makes eleven senseless mass shootings in 2012. Two of those mass shootings where in my hometown: the Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek and the Azana Spa shooting in Brookfield.

I’m relying on the profiling classes I’ve taken (not criminal profiling, just human profiling) and this is why I’m offering you this theory.

1) His mother was his first victim and killing her was very personal; 2) He shot her in the face, point-blank and she was so badly disfigured, the authorities had to make positive identification some other way; 3) Adam tried to buy a rifle, but was refused, so instead, he went after his mother’s guns and she was passionate about guns. She took both her kids to gun ranges and her passion rubbed off on, if not both of her sons, at least on Adam. She probably taught Adam all about guns and probably taught him how to shoot and care for weapons. In the end, it was her downfall. 4) She had issues with the school district, her sister-in-law said and even home schooled Adam; 5) Out of the 26 victims, only 8 of them were male. All of the adult victims were female. 6) I believe the authorities have Ryan Lanza cloistered somewhere and are using the interviews to build a psychological profile of Adam; 7) We have not heard anything about the father of Adam Lanza; 8) I’m not sure why he would be caring his brother’s ID on him except that he was offering a clue as to who knew him and the reasons behind what he was about to do.

Now here are some facts about mass shootings: 

According to the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City “mass shootings are a unique feature of American life” and the increased lethality of the incidents are made possible “by the use of large capacity ammunition magazines … which enable a shooter to rapidly fire off as many as 100-rounds without having to reload…”

What irritated me was within minutes on Friday, someone had created a Facebook page under Ryan Lanza‘s name, associated an incorrect picture with it and people had already started to praise him or call him a coward. Facebook will not take this page down and will not use its powerful software tools to block it or stop it. If telephone companies can monitor a phone number and make a “challenge” when someone continues to misdial it, then Facebook should be able to rise above their billions in stock earnings and become a good citizen and start taking down tasteless pages made for mass murders, stop child pornographers from finding victims and keep people from using breasts of 14 years old girls as their profile picture.