Tormentor of Newtown Parents Arrested in Florida

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Sheriff’s deputies in Lake County, Fl., arrested a notorious tormentor of the parents of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims, charging him with the unlawful possession of personal identification, the New York Times reports. Wolfgang Halbig, a former contributor to Infowars, the online and radio show hosted by the far-right provocateur Alex Jones, has spread false claims that the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting of 20 first graders and six educators in Newtown, Ct., was an elaborate government hoax aimed at confiscating firearms. When challenged or confronted by Sandy Hook families, Halbig has released their personal information, taunted them or emailed them photographs of what he claimed were their dead children “all grown up.”

Halbig, was arrested after a complaint filed by Leonard Pozner, whose son Noah, 6, died in the shooting. The arrest affidavit said that Halbig repeatedly emailed Pozner’s Social Security number, date of birth and other information to a long list of recipients, including “multiple different law enforcement agencies and news stations.” Pozner has tried to stop Halbig from targeting Sandy Hook families and other victims of tragedy. In response, Halbig posted online a 100-page TransUnion background report on Pozner, which included his address and personal information. Pozner lives in hiding. Halbig, 73, a former Florida public school security administrator, has sent hundreds of public records requests to Newtown and Connecticut officials, demanding documents that include photographs of the murder scene, the children’s bodies and receipts for the cleanup of “bodily fluids, brain matter, skull fragments and around 45 to 60 gallons of blood.”

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