Authorities put brakes on information flow in Las Vegas shooting

Fifty-eight people killed. More than 500 injured. And yet, nearly a month after the Las Vegas Strip experienced the worst mass shooting in modern American history, local and federal authorities are refusing to fill in the blanks.

It wasn’t always like this. In the days after Oct. 1, when Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest festival crowd from his Mandalay Bay corner suite, Las Vegas police were hosting multiple news conferences a day. Then, once a day. Then, once every few days.

h/t CW

  • Justin St.Denis

    The stink of conspiracy, corruption and cover-up about this incident is very strong, pungent and extremely acrid. And both the FBI and the CIA have zero credibility left due to their own recently documented corrupt undertakings. Where to turn for the truth? Certainly not the media, government security agencies or Vegas police. And so many things do not add up.

    Not to mention the number of survivors who have mysteriously died since the event itself. Or their relatives. Or the dude who was stopped in Tennessee for speeding the same day with a similar cache of weapons in his car. Or that nobody has reasonably explained the source of Paddock’s alleged wealth.

    And the mystery of who/what is Jesus Campos.

    So many weird inexplicable angles that only get blurrier with every passing day.

    “Police Intelligence” my arse! “Police Complicity” would be more like it……….

    • Clink9

      This will make the Kenneddy assassination investigation look crystal clear.

    • Millie_Woods

      And how did the hard drive from his laptop go missing *after* the shooting?

  • Editor

    I’m not a big conspiracy buff but I could see Hanlon’s razor at work here, the investigation stalling to cover a massive fu*k up, e.g. letting a”whale” ignore every hotel/police security rule in the book or he was radicalized during his trips abroad and the authorities are still figuring out how they’re going to play that.

  • bargogx1

    I think the authorities know a lot more than they are letting on, they just don’t like what they know, and they would prefer the public not know it.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The authorities are modest men with much to be modest about.

  • simus1

    Seems logical. While they had nothing they wanted the crime talked up on the news.
    Now they are in the swamp or in several different swamps at once with no shortage of alligators.

  • Maggat

    The authorities do not have a clue as to the reasons or the logistics of the shooting, hence they are saying nothing. A safe way to keep their prestigious positions and hope interest dies.

    • That is it, perhaps.

      Incompetence is often the reason for this sort of thing.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I see it not as a conspiracy but as a failure or success, depending on how you look at it, of the overweening data and process driven, ‘metrics’ oriented bureaucracy that everything has become. There’s never any success or failure anymore only permanent mediocrity. It’s not that they’re covering something up it’s that their ‘process’ can’t handle something this big and no one knows who, if anyone is in charge. We live in an era without thinking or competence or leadership. Anyone can be a middle manager if they churn out the right Powerpoints and hold the a sufficiently impressive number of conference calls. Results don’t matter because the only results are internal. LVPD is no better or worse that any other PD who spends most of their effort writing tickets, rousting low level drug busts, moving the homeless and the hookers off the streets.