Newtown Shooter Identified As [Unclear First Name] Lanza From New Jersey

Tyler Durden's picture

Update 3: Final sequence of events: as we expected, cops confuse name, CNN reports it, and media goes wild. From the AP: "Adam Lanza's older brother, Ryan, 24, of Hoboken, N.J., is being questioned by police, said the first official. Earlier, a law enforcement official mistakenly transposed the brothers' first names."

Update 2: the reason for the confusion is that the first name reported today by CNN and promptly carried by the rest of the media, Ryan Lanza, may be incorrect, and should likely be Adam Lanza. At this point until the police correctly identify the suspect it is probably best to ignore all further updates from CNN or otherwise on the matter.

Update: there is confusion as to whether this is indeed the correct Lanza or not. As The Inquisitor reports:

A screenshot circulating on Twitter purports to have recent updates from Lanza denying a connection to the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting:


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The shooter has been idenitifed by CNN as one Ryan Lanza, 24, out of New Jersey. A quick Facebook scan has identified one Mr. Ryan Lanza in the 18-24 year old age group, out of Hoboken, NJ who lists Newtown, CT as his home city. There is one unconfirmed account of a suspect born in Newtown, CT and currently living in Hoboken, NJ, although it appears it is not the suspect in question. The mother of the suspect was a teacher at the Sandy Hook school, and she is among the dead.

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Xibalba's picture

125 people are really bummed they hit the accept button 

flacon's picture

Hmmm.... that's Jon Corzine's state. Is he still in jail?

trav777's picture

they have any motive for this insanity yet?

flacon's picture

Perhaps Hegelian dialectic. Problem -> Reaction -> Solution. 

knukles's picture

Now there're reports of a second person arrested, twotwentythree rifle.... originally lone gunman, two pistolies only.... 

SafelyGraze's picture

this event will re-ignite public debate about the perils of compulsory public schooling

next there will be a un treaty banning it altogether

Fukushima Sam's picture

Boy, if I was some sinister organization with the goal of disarming the American people the only way I can think of to do that is to turn public opinion against guns, and one way I might be able to do that is to brainwash people into going crazy and shooting a lot of people in public.

Hypothetically, of course.

THX 1178's picture

This thing is getting nuttier and nuttier and nuttier.

JuliaS's picture

"No child left behind" wasn't supposed to be taken literally.

trav777's picture

give the moonbattery a REST for a bit, ok?

Fukushima Sam's picture

It's the peak oil deniers who are behind this, trav!  THE PEAK OIL DENIERS!  AND THE JEWS!  AHHHHH!!!

object_orient's picture

Yeah that stuff is over the top. Lets focus on good old fashioned racism.

willwork4food's picture

That's moonbattery trav? You're either intentionally ignorant or a complete moron. Possibly A&B.

smithcreek's picture

News flash, suspect was witnessed at least once drinking Tea, and was also once seen at a Party.  What more needs to be said?

Dick Gazinia's picture

I am guessing some radio DJ called and asked if his refrigerator was running.  That would drive me to murder/suicide.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ flacon,

Call me crazy, call me a conspiracy theorist, I really don’t care. It seems to me that this is another ploy to get guns out of the hands of the nations citizenry so the government can control us easily. If anyone genuinely thinks that there is no chance in hell The American government is even remotely involved in the sudden outburst of public shootings all over the country, you need to open your eyes and realize the government is NOT your friend. The Government is NOT here to protect you. The Government is NOT controlled by “elected officials” with “what’s best for the people” in mind. The Government IS, however, controlled by money, banks, and selfish, power-hungry businessmen looking to own and control the world, for their OWN personal needs. It is time to stand up and say “No more!” This country is long overdue for a major revolution and the sooner it happens, the better.

trav777's picture

I'll call you both, and the fact that you "don't care" makes you an idiot to go with it.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ trav777,

If this doesn’t seem suspicious to folks then I am sorry. We get one of the greatest rulings in US history concerning the right to bear arms, and within a week this happens! I’m sorry, but there is no way that is a coincidence. Look how many of these mass shootings we have had under the Obama administration; Have you forgotton "Fast & Furious?"  It seems a little strange to say the least!

Here is a list of mass shootings from this year ALONE!:

April 2 – A gunman kills seven people and wounds three in a shooting rampage at a Christian college in Oakland.

July 20 – A masked gunman kills 12 people and wounds 58 when he opens fire on moviegoers at a showing of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, a suburb of Denver, Colorado.

August 5 – A gunman kills six people during Sunday services at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, before he is shot dead by a police officer.

August 24 – Two people are killed and eight wounded in a shooting outside the landmark Empire State Building in New York City at the height of the tourist season.

September 27 – A disgruntled former employee kills five people and takes his own life in a shooting rampage at a Minneapolis sign company from which he had been fired.

October 21 – Three people are killed in a Milwaukee area spa including the estranged wife of the suspected gunman, who then killed himself.

December 14 – A shooter opens fire at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, killing several people including children. (Yahoo!News)

They keep losing in the courts, so they are doing everything they can to win in Congress.

I am deeply saddened by this and I can’t imagine what those that lost their children are feeling.

catacl1sm's picture

You skipped the mall shooting from earlier this week. December 11th, I believe.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ catacl1sm,

A sad day in Connecticut indeed..No matter how you look at it, the world is getting worse anyways with violence.  Remember guns don’t kill people, people kill people.  Although this sadness has occurred and people died, if we outlaw guns, the only ones with guns are going to be the outlaws and, The Criminal Federal Goverment Globalist Minions.  Today the shooters were the outlaws.

Ookspay's picture

Correct Chupa. These weapons didn't just discharge all by themselves. They were used by a brain that has been coddled and desensitized by a liberal society that has lost it's soul.

CommunityStandard's picture

I fear people blaming the government for all the world's problems almost as much as people relying on the government to be their saviors.  Talk about lack of personal responsibility.

  It's certainly more comfortable to believe the average person isn't capable of extreme evil, but sadly, people are.  It's a shame we aren't able to believe that our children, who we raised and cared for and loved, could shoot a school full of kids, and that disbelief will allow more incidents to happen in the future.

Ookspay's picture

Sorry, not my kids. My kids have never nor will they ever play a violent video game. They respect human life and it's divine origin. They have been saved by Jesus and have love in their hearts. They know compassion, empathy and control. My kids have been raised to respect weapons and know their proper handling. We talk to each other when we are troubled, we comfort and counsel each other. May God bless the families of the victims.

debtor of last resort's picture

Thought the same. And i'm not even there....

Freddie's picture

Never Let a Crisis Go To Waste.


Hope & Change

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Freddie,

Children are slaughtered everyday in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc. by our beloving Nobel Peace Prize Lead Government and not one of the socalled bleeding heart "liberal or conservative" MSM sheds a tear.

The MSM phony act fools no one.

StychoKiller's picture

I seem to recall seeing this comment before (probably just a glitch in the Matrix)

Itch's picture

You're a disgusting little idiot cunt, either way.

Randall Cabot's picture

"they have any motive for this insanity yet?"

Just another rootless, alienated lunatic production of jew supremacist multiculturalism.

cougar_w's picture

Idiot would be nice. Idiot would be a treat. We're dealing with a lot worse disease than that now.

Randall Cabot's picture

Yes, you are diseased, anyone who defends or abets jew supremacism is sick indeed!

trav777's picture

well, not exactly; this is a filth culture full of the disaffected.  Some people just internalize it better.

You watch enough TV, you will either become alienated or a mental slave

trav777's picture

got a double post and I didn't even hit the button twice....OBVIOUSLY, HAAAARP is to blame

blunderdog's picture

No way--that javascript module was coded by a Negro.

Flakmeister's picture


primary victim was mother of suspect.

Call in Freud, this sucker has gone oedipal...

Lin S's picture

Whatever the motive, I am sure our leaders [sic] will be sure not to "let a crisis go to waste."

Sad times...


Ookspay's picture

Broken machines; the Law of Very Large Numbers, six billion and growing...

TruthInSunshine's picture

This is mistaken information, apparently.

A Lunatic's picture

Poor fucker on his way home from and work doesn't even realize he's been featured on national media as a pshyco killer. lol?

kaiserhoff's picture

If they got the wrong Dude, the MSM is going to look like..., what they are.

MachoMan's picture

I suspect we'll never know, for certain, but the brain bank will probably provide an incredible amount of clues.  My guess is that it's a combination of trauma (probably in formative years), re-enforced abuse, and drug use (most likely prescribed...  probably for mental condition)...  in addition to being genetically predisposed...  and, often times, having external support for the plans (e.g. an accomplice, internet forums, friends, acquaintances, etc.) or a complete lack of response to countless cries for help.  It's a recipe we'll likely never find out, but I think we know and/or can surmise as to most of the ingredients.


blunderdog's picture


Sounds like you're thinking seriously about this, unlike most of us.  Bravo.

CommunityStandard's picture

You can probably add in there people who knew him ignoring the warning signs, as well as increased social isolation thanks to the internet and the abundance of media.

molecool's picture

In this particular case sarcasm really is anger's ugly cousin.

cougar_w's picture

So is denial. Prepare to be jolted awake from a bad dream into the real nightmare.

Chain Gun Smoke's picture

I'm not sure this is the same guy. Some of his friends are on facebook, commenting on the shooting, and not talking about him.

I hope Tyler isn't burning the wrong guy assuming everyone is on facebook.