I’m finding that several people with criminal backgrounds and arrests are involved in various ways in the incident. A former police officer who was arrested for mortgage fraud in 2007 has spoken publicly in support of tighter gun control. His brother also happens to be one of the officers assigned to guard one of the victim’s families.
“Michael Daubert, a retired state trooper from Newtown, said he once felt the same way. He said, “I was very pro gun, up until now.” (link)
Ryan Knapp who was arrested on a drug charge in 2007 wrote a letter in support of mental health reform.
News-Times, The (Danbury, CT) – August 21, 2007
19-year-old charged with possession of heroin
NEWTOWN — Police charged a Sandy Hook man with possession of heroin Sunday.Ryan Knapp, 19, of Lakeview Terrace, was taken into custody at 2:03 a.m. after a brief investigation, police…
(I would have to pay to see the entire article)
Here’s his letter after the shootings -
I am planning on attending the hearing at Newtown High School tomorrow, January 30th, 2013, but in the event that I do not get an opportunity to speak I would like to submit the following testimony From Ryan Knapp, 11 Jeremiah Road, Sandy Hook, CT. 06482.
Another Sandy Hook resident arrested for firing a rifle near Newtown High School is involved in raising donations for Sandy Hook via the Newtown Volunteer Task Force: (SEE EDITOR'S NOTE BELOW)
Newtown Bee, The (CT) – April 13, 2006
A toll-free number has been established to make it easier for people to call with offers of help to the community of Newtown, Connecticut. The toll-free number – 855-364-6600– will be staffed by local Newtown volunteers and supported by the United Way of Connecticut state 2-1-1Infoline.
From the Newtown Volunteer Task Force: