“We were aware of Brendan Hunt back in 2013 when he was attacking Sandy Hook families,” stated Lenny Pozner, whose son was killed at the college, and who based the HONR Network, a corporation of volunteers who search the elimination of dangerous on-line content material. “I’m not surprised that he became more radical.”
“Once people buy into the concept that the government is an evil organization trying at every turn to harm them, it is easy for people to essentially radicalize themselves and find others who agree,” he added.
Mr. Hunt has been assigned a public defender, who declined to touch upon Tuesday.
Sandy Hook was the first American mass capturing to ignite viral, fantastical claims that it was a phony occasion staged by the Obama administration as a pretext for confiscating Americans’ firearms. Since then nearly each high-profile mass capturing has generated comparable theories.
Ms. Greene, elected to Congress in November, has for years circulated bogus theories, together with round mass shootings. On Tuesday, CNN reported that in 2018 and 2019, Ms. Greene indicated assist on her Facebook web page for commenters recommending violence in opposition to Democratic leaders. In January 2019, CNN reported, Ms. Greene “liked a comment that said ‘a bullet to the head would be quicker’ to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.” In response, Ms. Greene posted a statement on Twitter attributing the inflammatory content material to “teams of people” who “manage my pages.”
During her 2020 marketing campaign, Politico mined her social media accounts, discovering Islamophobic conspiracy theories and the false declare that George Soros, a rich Democratic donor, is a Nazi. After calling the 2020 presidential vote a “fraudulent, stolen election,” Ms. Greene voted on Jan. 6 with 146 different Republicans in opposition to certifying the Electoral College depend that formally declared Mr. Biden the winner. The day earlier than the Capitol riot, she referred to the Stop the Steal protests as “our 1776 moment.”
In 2018 she wrote on Facebook, “The people in power stop the truth and control and stall investigations, then provide cover for the real enemies of our nation.”
When a follower from Jamestown, N.Y., posted false claims about the 2018 capturing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and stated Sandy Hook was “staged,” Ms. Greene responded, “This is all true.” The publish was surfaced final week by Media Matters for America, a liberal group that displays conservative information and media posts.