david, i was there as well. and i thought it was always standard for residents to speak first. so i have no complaint there. but it was obviously a thought out plan to fight the overwhelming pro gun demonstration from mondays hearing. so i knew it going in. im guessing you did too. and since the public had the ability to email their testimony, im guessing that we as taxpayers have no fight. there were 88 speakers. about 35 newtown residents didnt show up to the microphone when there name was called. they didnt even get thru all the newtown residents. and i was in the 40's on the nonres signup. and i was there early. i cant imagine all the speakers getting done in time for the school to open normaly.
and having the records stricken means striking all the negative, but the positive as well. there were legislators on the panel sitting on that stage that were quite upset with the **** show that the night was always known to be. again, i agree with you that this was intentional. it sucked. i had people looking at me like i was satan for not jumping up and clapping when every speaker got done talking. not a pleasant night.