Aurora Theater Shooting

Newtown, Aurora and Columbine: Mass shootings, gun hysteria...and MK Ultra?

The first, fragmentary accounts of a shooter's rampage through an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, were just starting to make headlines last week when the cyberchatter about a conspiracy began. This is not just some lone nutcase engaged in senseless killing for his own indecipherable reasons, the mutterers assured each other. This is a government plot. It is, as the 9/11 truthers like to say, an inside job.

Like the Aurora theater shooting. Like Giffords. Like Columbine.

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Alan Prendergast has been writing for Westword for over thirty years. He teaches journalism at Colorado College; his stories about the justice system, historic crimes, high-security prisons and death by misadventure have won numerous awards and appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies.
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