Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Virginia Tech Conspiracy: VTech to be sued for inaction

Virginia Tech's potential liability "is going to turn on what they knew [about Cho or the initial shootings Monday] and when they knew it," said Brent Bryson, a lawyer.

In 2003, John Fishwick, a Roanoke lawyer, won a $350,000 settlement from the state for the family of an inmate killed at Wallens Ridge, a supermax prison.
Fishwick said Thursday that one avenue for a liability suit could be "a civil rights claim for violations for known constitutional rights." He added, "The standard for these claims is a high standard -- deliberate indifference."

Like Bryson, Fishwick said, "The focus in this case would be what the decisionmakers knew and when they knew it, and whether they knew they were violating the known rights of the victims when they made their various decisions."

Fishwick emphasized that it is premature to speculate about what, if any, liability Virginia Tech or law enforcement officials might have.
"I believe it is too early to evaluate the merits of any claims until a full investigation is complete and all the facts are known," he said. "Like everyone else in our area, I feel tremendous sorrow for the Virginia Tech community."

This is an exciting development as we are finally having some of the most important questions addressed; why didn't they act? Was there deliberate indifference on the part of the authorities?

We can only hope this goes ahead and an impartial,non-system planning corp, investigation takes place.

The Virginia Tech Conspiracy: Justice?

As the sixth-month anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre approaches, a lawyer representing 20 people killed or injured in the April shootings has began notifying the town and the state about possible lawsuits.

Blacksburg Town Attorney Larry Spencer said he received notices Friday from Peter Grenier, a personal injury lawyer in Washington, D.C., of possible lawsuits claiming negligence by the town and its employees.
A spokesman for the state attorney general’s office said it received notice Friday from Grenier’s law firm of a possible lawsuit on behalf of injured student Kevin Sterne. Tucker Martin said he could not say whether it was a possible lawsuit against Virginia Tech or the state itself.

The notice does not necessarily mean lawsuits will be filed, but such notification is needed by Tuesday, six months after the shootings, if lawsuits against a locality are to be filed in state court. A notice of a claim against Virginia Tech or the state must be filed within a year.
More than two hours elapsed between the dormitory slayings and Cho’s rampage at Norris Hall, and police initially thought the first shootings were an act of domestic violence. Grenier’s notices to the town alleged that Blacksburg police, who were among officers who responded, “failed to conduct a reasonably thorough and professionally appropriate investigation.”

Grenier also contended that town officials failed to take steps to protect Virginia Tech students.

University students and employees were not notified of the first shootings for more than two hours, and Grenier said the e-mail notice sent by school officials “was inaccurate and incomplete” and “unlikely to sufficiently advise students of the serious risks posed to their safety.” Incompetence or malevolence?

Greg Gwaltney, whose son Matthew Gregory Gwaltney was killed, said he and the other families represented by Grenier’s firm have been advised not to comment regarding the potential lawsuits. But he said many of the families planned to go to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to speak regarding the Brady Act, which requires a background check for anyone buying a gun.
Grenier represents the families of 12 people killed and eight who were injured in the shootings. A phone message seeking comment from Grenier was not immediately returned.

A second lawyer who is representing a family of one of the slain students also did not immediately return a phone message, but Spencer said he had received no other notices that lawsuits may be filed.
The town attorney said he was not surprised by the notices from Grenier. “The law firm had informed me to expect this,” he said.

Monday, October 8, 2007

The Virginia Tech Conspiracy: Suicided witness

A student of Virginia Tech who survived the massacre, only narrowly escaping the gunman, was killed in a car crash shortly after the massacre. Jeff Soriano, a freshman at Virginia Tech, died on impact with another car in Norfolk.

The following is a Youtube video concerning the event:

Saturday, May 26, 2007

The Virginia Tech Conspiracy: Suppressed media reports

Note from the author: Unfortunately I cannot contribute to this blog as frequently as I would like. Though the information collected here could still be of use in the future it will not be updated with the same frequency as other blogs.

It has recently come to my attention that an MSNBC News Report on the Virginia Tech Massacre stated that a reliable ATF Department (Alcohol, Tobacco and Fire Arms department) had confirmed that the shooter was not a student but did have access to the dormitories.
According to this report several fire arms recovered from the site were being driven away from the scene and to an ATF Lab in Marilyn.

The man the MSNBC report alleges to have been behind the shootings was a Chinese foreign national on a student visa and not the Korean Seung-Hui Cho, who held permanent residence status.
This information could be considered further evidence of the second gunman theory detailed elsewhere in this blog.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

VTConspiracy News: Cho hired an escort

Seung-Hui Cho hired an escort to dance for him in a motel room one month before the massacre at Virginia Tech's campus, dancer Chastity Frye said in an on camera interview with a TV station in Roanoke, Va.

"He was so quiet. I really couldn't get much from him. He was so distant. He really didn't like to talk a lot," Frye said in the interview. "It seemed like he wasn't all there."

Frye said that a "creepy" Cho called the escort service she works for and hired her to meet him for one hour at a Roanoke motel, about a 30-minute drive from Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus.
About 15 minutes into the performance for Cho, Frye said, it appeared that her client had no interest.

"I danced for a little while and I thought we were done because he got up and went to the restroom and began washing," said Frye, a white woman with blond hair.

Frye told WSLS that she told Cho she was going to leave, to which he responded that he had paid for a full hour and she had only performed 15 minutes.
When she resumed dancing, Frye said that Cho touched her and tried "to get on" her before she pushed him away. Cho then apparently respected her wishes.

Frye said she thought Cho looked familiar when she saw his face in the coverage of the Virginia Tech killings.
She got a call from the FBI, which she said tracked her down through Cho's credit card receipts. Frye said that during a weekend interview, investigators asked her to describe Cho using three words. She chose "dorky," "timid" and a "little pushy."

An FBI spokeswoman from the Richmond, Va., field office, which is overseeing the Virginia Tech case, said the FBI would not comment on possible witnesses.
"I'm not able to comment on who we are and are not talking to," spokeswoman Dee Rybiski told ABC News. "I will confirm that I have had agents there since Monday of last week -- conducting all sorts of interviews."