A Nashville Judge has been given two versions of the manifesto of the Covenant School shooter’s missive he left behind.
One version is totally unredacted and the second version is the manifesto with the suggested redactions included. The liberal press has made him out to be a white supremacist, but if that were really true, wouldn’t they want to release it to prove they were right about him?
But, they have been trying to hide it from the very beginning and that makes me curious.
Nashville city attorneys submitted an unredacted copy of the Covenant School shooter’s manifesto to a county judge on Friday. There will not be a hearing to determine whether to release the document until June 8th.
After that hearing, the judge will then decide which version will get released. A third possibility is that the judge will find some of the redactions legitimate and some redactions to be unnecessary.
This is not just an all-or-nothing proposition.
Two months have passed since the 28-year-old transgender woman killed six people, including three children aged nine.
The victims’ names included Evelyn Dieckhaus, 9; Hallie Scruggs, 9; William Kinney, 9; Cynthia Peak, 61; Katherine Koonce, 60; and Mike Hill, 61.
Metro Nashville Police officers shot and killed the shooter just minutes after authorities received the first call. Law enforcement searched the property of the female shooter.
They found five laptops, a suicide note, two memoirs, five Covenant School yearbooks, and seven cell phones. Several news outlets have requested the manifesto, but all have been denied.
Nashville police previously denied The Daily Wire’s request for a copy of a manifesto or diary, citing the investigation as “an open case” and told The Daily Wire to send another request once authorities close the case.
Nashville police signaled earlier this month that authorities would release the manifesto recovered from the shooter’s vehicle until ‘pending litigation’ further delayed the process.
“Due to pending litigation filed this week, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has been advised by counsel to hold in abeyance the release of records related to the shooting at The Covenant School pending orders or direction of the court,” the department tweeted on May 3.
Metro Nashville Council Member Courtney Johnston described the shooter’s manifesto as a “blueprint on total destruction,” which keeps one high-ranking police officer “up at night,” according to The New York Post.
Johnston said that the chilling level of detail in the plan was being used as justification to withhold it, saying, “that document in the wrong person’s hands would be astronomically dangerous.”
County and city officials are scheduled to hold a status conference on May 18 to discuss plans for the June public hearing.