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A police cruiser sits parked in the driveway outside Nancy Lanza's Sandy Hook home in Newtown on Dec. 18, just days after the massacre. (Reuters / December 18, 2012)

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  • What do you think?
    (Note: This is an unscientific poll.)

    Is the state police investigation in the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook school in Newtown taking too long?

    • Yes. It's been more than six months since the shootings. Surely investigators could reveal what they know at this point, even if it's incomplete. That might help the state in figuring out how to avoid another shooting.
    • No. Considering the magnitude of this crime, and the intense scrutiny the report will come under, it's reasonable to expect that it will take several months. It's better that investigators get it right than that they release information prematurely.
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State investigators now say their report on the Dec. 14 Newtown shootings will be released in the fall. The lead investigator had previously said he’d hoped it could be released by June. State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky noted that 28 people died and “We'd much rather have it done correctly than have it done fast if we had a trade off.” Public safety experts say that the sheer number of victims makes the report on the slaughter a daunting task and that the report on the 1999 Columbine shooting took a year. But legislators and others are wondering why the Newtown report is taking so long, since there’s no mystery as to who did the shootings. What’s your view? Should investigators reveal what they know so far? Or do you think there are good reasons the release date is being put off?


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