(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) In what was roundly condemned as a shameless dodge of public accountability, Nashville Police refused to release the manifesto of the trans triggerman who in March slaughtered six Christians, including three children.
Nashville authorities claimed on Wednesday that they could not release the manifesto because of a pending lawsuit, stating that the “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.”
It did not go unnoticed that the pending litigation cited was likely a lawsuit filed against Nashville police for refusing to release the manifesto as part of a public records request.
“This makes no sense. Dozens of Tennessee citizens sought the release of the Nashville shooter’s manifesto under the public records act. All were denied,” wrote Glenn Greenwald. “Litigation happened because the PD wouldn’t release it voluntarily. Now they’re using the lawsuit as an excuse to conceal it.”
More here on the disturbing attempt to continue to conceal the manifesto of the Nashville shooter:https://t.co/d0rpRtmum7
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 3, 2023
Greenwald wasn’t alone in noting that mainstream media has uniformly ignored the Nashville trans shooter’s manifesto, while clamoring for “the manifesto of the attacker in the Buffalo massacre and those like it.”
Reminder that we had the Buffalo killer’s manifesto hours after that atrocity https://t.co/aIkJZZR2JZ
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 3, 2023
The decision to not release the manifesto was a stunning reversal from earlier assurances by Nashville Police that it would be made public.
Audrey Hale, a 28-year-old woman who was identifying as a man at the time of the mass shooting, gunned down three children and three adults in March before being killed by law enforcement. In the subsequent investigation, officials discovered a manifesto in Hale’s apartment.
Public interest and concern over what drove the trans mass shooter’s rage has led to intensified calls for the release of the manifesto, which reportedly reveals in chilling details what Hale had planned.
“What I was told is, her manifesto was a blueprint on total destruction, and it was so, so detailed at the level of what she had planned,” Metro Nashville Council Member Courtney Johnston previously told the New York Post. “That document in the wrong person’s hands would be astronomically dangerous.”
The FBI is still hiding transgender mass killer Audrey Hale's manifesto.
Why is the FBI protecting a dead killer? Every detail of her life would already be public if she wore a MAGA hat while murdering people.
Release the manifesto IMMEDIATELY!https://t.co/oCM9yRZD7A
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) April 21, 2023