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What the Mom of This Mass Shooter Can Teach Us
What the Mom of
This Mass Shooter
Can Teach Us

What the Mom of This Mass Shooter Can Teach Us

There's a lot that threat assessment teams can learn from 2014 Isla Vista massacre

(Newser) - On May 23, 2014, Elliot Rodger fatally stabbed his two roommates and one of their friends in their Santa Barbara-area apartment, then went on a driving and shooting rampage through nearby Isla Vista, California, killing three more people and injuring 14 others before taking his own life. In the aftermath...

Toronto Van Attack Suspect: 'I Accomplished My Mission'

He said he was in contact with Elliot Rodger

(Newser) - A newly released video shows a man who allegedly used a van to kill 10 pedestrians in Toronto telling police that he's part of an online group of sexually frustrated men who plot attacks against people who have sex. Alek Minassian, 26, is accused of driving a rental van...

Chilling Post Links Toronto Suspect to 'Incel' Subculture

He vowed to overthrow 'Chads and Stacys'

(Newser) - A Facebook message posted minutes before Monday's horrific attack in Toronto appears to link suspect Alek Minassian to the same twisted subculture that inspired California mass killer Elliot Rodger in 2014. In the post, which Facebook has confirmed is genuine, Minassian praises Rodger as the "Supreme Gentleman" and...

Looking for Clues in Mass Shooters' Manifestos

'He is unhappy, and he is already fully armed'

(Newser) - In the past 15 years, the FBI estimates there have been nearly 200 mass shootings that have claimed the lives of some 500 people and injured another 600. (The figure is way higher by another metric .) Writing for the London Review of Books , Scottish novelist Andrew O’Hagan draws...

Man Arrested Who Claimed to Be 'Next Elliot Rodger'

Keshav Bhide said everything UCSB shooter did was 'perfectly justified'

(Newser) - A 23-year-old University of Washington student is facing felony harassment and cyberstalking charges after police say he threatened to kill women at the school and "execute the same thing" as Elliot Rodger , who killed six people during a shooting rampage in Santa Barbara last month. Police were tipped off...

Rodger's Parents Knew He Was Mentally Ill by Age 8

'He was as withdrawn as any person I ever met': family friend

(Newser) - For the parents of Elliot Rodger, their son's mental health was always a concern , those close to them tell the New York Times . As his parents were divorcing when he was approaching age 8, his mother, Li Chin, sought additional child support for her "high-functioning autistic" son, while...

Police Knew of Rodger's 'Disturbing' Videos in April

Did not find cause to watch them after 10-minute welfare check

(Newser) - Police are now confirming they were aware as early as late April that Elliot Rodger posted "disturbing" videos online, but didn't watch them, even after a visit to Rodger's apartment weeks before the Isla Vista shooting. Four deputies, a UC Santa Barbara police officer, and a dispatcher...

Joe the Plumber: 'Your Dead Kids Don't Trump My Rights'

Victim's dad counters that one's rights don't negate one's responsibilities

(Newser) - Samuel Wurzelbacher, perhaps better known as Joe the Plumber, watched Richard Martinez sobbing over the shooting death of his only son in the Isla Vista rampage, and responded thusly in an open letter on Barbwire.com : "I am sorry you lost your child. I myself have a son and...

Path to Massacre Lined With Lotto Tickets, Coffee Attacks

Shooting was second such attack in Isla Vista

(Newser) - When Elliot Rodger turned 19 in 2011, he decided that if he couldn't find "love, sex, friends, fun, acceptance, (and) a sense of belonging" in two years, then he would have his "Day of Retribution," his manifesto/memoir reveals. His quest for those things didn't go...

Rap Genius Dumps Founder for Screed on Calif. Shooter

He suggested Rodger's sister must be 'smokin' hot'

(Newser) - The co-founder of annotation service Rap Genius has been turfed out after making stunningly tasteless remarks on the manifesto of Santa Barbara shooter Elliot Rodger. Mahbod Moghadam called the 141-page document "beautifully written" and speculated that the shooter's sister is "smokin hot." Rap Genius CEO Tom...

Shooter's Parents Sped to Try to Stop Him

All 6 of Elliot Rodger's victims now identified

(Newser) - When Elliot Rodger's parents realized just how dangerous their disturbed son was, they made a desperate attempt to try to stop him. They received a copy of his 141-page manifesto and saw a YouTube video outlining his plans for his "Day of Retribution" on Friday night and called...

Dark Details Emerge in Calif. Massacre

Rodger left 141-page manifesto, ranted about women who shunned him

(Newser) - Elliot Rodger stabbed three men to death in his apartment before going on a shooting rampage that devastated Isla Vista, Calif. Those murders appear in line with a 141-page manifesto, reports the LA Times , in which he wrote, "On the day before the Day of Retribution, I will start...

Victim's Dad Slams 'Craven' Pols, NRA for Gun 'Insanity'

Richard Martinez 'lost and broken' after son killed in Calif. shooting spree

(Newser) - Richard Martinez lost his son in Elliot Rodger's shooting spree, and yesterday publicly lashed out at those he holds responsible for Chris Martinez's murder: "Why did Chris die? Chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA. They talk about gun rights. What about Chris' right...

California Shooter Is Son of Hollywood Director

Peter Rodger's son killed 6, wounded 7 in rampage

(Newser) - Looks like the 22-year-old who went on a shooting rampage in Santa Barbara, Calif., last night was the son of an assistant director on Hunger Games, says the Hollywood Reporter . The lawyer for Peter Rodger, second unit director on the film, told the AP that the family called police a...

Cops: Video Promising 'Slaughter' Likely Tied to Shooting

Santa Barbara police analyzing post before rampage

(Newser) - Police say a video made by a 22-year-old man vowing to kill as many people as he can "appears to be connected" to last night's deadly shooting spree near UC Santa Barbara, reports the LA Times . In the video, titled "Elliot Rodger's Retribution Video," the...

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