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Ten Years On -Columbine. Home Grown Terrorism? [Apr. 17th, 2009|04:06 pm]
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The truth about Columbine

Ten years ago, two teenagers walked into a Colorado school and massacred 13 people. The killings sparked wall-to-wall media coverage around the world - much of which has since turned out to be nonsense. Andrew Gumbel, who reported on the aftermath, explains what really happened that day - and why.

Andrew Gumbel

Friday April 17 2009

The Guardian

Exactly 10 years ago on Monday, the world woke up to learn that two more unhinged American teenage misfits had snapped after years of bullying at the hands of the "jocks", the sporting overlords of their universe, and gone on a murderous rampage with semi-automatic weapons through their suburban high school.

Or that's the version we were told, anyway.

The teenagers were called Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, and their school was Columbine High, an idyllic sounding place nestled between the Denver metropolitan area and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. What is indisputable is that Columbine quickly became a byword for the nightmarish phenomenon - now seemingly a worldwide contagion - of school shootings. It was the bloodiest, creepiest, most vivid school attack anyone at the time could remember and remains, to this day, the episode the American popular imagination just can't seem to shake.

Harris and Klebold did not just gun down their victims in cold blood. They laughed and hollered while they were doing it, as though they were having the time of their lives.

Much of what we reported, though, was simply wrong, as attested by tens of thousands of official documents and other evidence that has at last seen the light of day after years of suppression by the local authorities. As the Colorado-based journalist Dave Cullen tells in his gripping and authoritative new book Columbine, Harris and Klebold had plenty of friends, did pretty well in school, were not members of the Trenchcoat Mafia, did not listen to Manson, were not bullied, harboured no specific grudges against any one group, and did not "snap" because of some last-straw traumatic event. All those stories were the product of hysteria, ignorance and flailing guesswork in the first few hours and days.

In contrast to previous American school shootings, which had unfolded in hard-to-reach locales such as West Paducah, Kentucky, or Jonesboro, Arkansas, this one happened half an hour's drive from a major media hub. Denver television crews got there while the horrors were unfolding, and the cameras did not stop rolling for a week. That, in retrospect, may not have been an entirely good thing.

From the start, the images seemed to suck viewers right into the heart of the mayhem. One of the dead was left stranded in a parking lot, which terrified fellow students would eventually have to pass as they ran out at the end of their ordeal. The cameras captured it all. Another victim, already badly wounded in the head, arm and legs but seized by a compulsion to get out of the school at any cost, somehow pirouetted his broken body across a window ledge and let himself tumble into the arms of two waiting officers. That, too, was broadcast live on international television.
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Prosecutors Consider Rape Claim in Slaying of Sandra Cantu [Apr. 16th, 2009|11:03 pm]
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Teacher Booked in Sandra Cantu's Murder on Suicide Watch
The family of Sandra Cantu say they were stunned to learn that neighbor and local Sunday school teacher Melissa Huckaby, bottom right, had been arrested in the gruesome murder of the Tracy, Calif. second-grader.

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COMPUTER PROGRAMMER OR SERIAL KILLER : CREATED BY: MATT ROUND - Can you tell a coder from a cannibal? Try to work out which of the following spent their time hacking computers, and which preferred hacking away at corpses instead.

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(no subject) [Mar. 10th, 2009|10:11 pm]
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5 human heads discovered in ice chests in central Mexico

(CNN) -- Five human heads were found in ice chests on Tuesday under a ficus tree in the central Mexican state of Jalisco, police said.

Police in Jalisco, Mexico, discovered five heads beside a road to Guadalajara on Tuesday morning.

Police in Jalisco, Mexico, discovered five heads beside a road to Guadalajara on Tuesday morning.

The grisly find appeared to be the latest indication of drug cartels fighting for supremacy in battles that have left thousands dead.

Police in the municipality of Ixtlahuacan del Rio were informed of the discovery at 2 a.m., the prosecutor's office said in a written statement.

Each head was found in a separate ice chest beside a road leading to the city of Guadalajara, police said.

The tops of the ice chests were inscribed with messages, among them, one that threatened further violence.

"Like these, I am going to finish everyone," says one. "I'm going after you, 'Goyo.'"

Another said, "Here we go, 'Goyo,' idiot."

The victims' eyes were taped shut and the heads had been severed only a few hours before they were discovered, the statement said.

The victims -- all of them men -- were estimated at 30 to 45 years of age.

No bullet wounds were visible and there was no indication the men had been tortured, although experts would need to study the bodies to be sure, it added.

Municipal police said one of the heads appeared to belong to someone known in the community.

Jalisco is near the state of Sinaloa, where the Sinaloa cartel is based.
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Mt. Rushmore with Serial Killers! [Dec. 28th, 2008|07:10 pm]
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......you guys might get a kick out of it.

"Mt. Rushmore"
-Serial Killers-

-Fish, Gein, Manson, Ramirez-
(charcoal and pastels)

It's for sale if anyone's interested.
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The Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs [Dec. 28th, 2008|01:58 pm]
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[Current Mood |lazylazy]
[Current Music |Mystery Jets-Two Doors Down]

A trio of Ukrainian teenagers went on a 21-person murder spree usually killing their victims with hammers, screw drivers, and metal rods.  They recorded a lot of the murders on their cell phones and took pictures of everything, later found on the hard drives of their computers.  Their victims included a pregnant lady and her unborn baby, and this homeless man.  Quite graphic!  Definitely one of the most disturbing things I have seen. 

And yes, it is a real snuff film.

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Ed Gein Fingerprints T-shirt [Dec. 14th, 2008|08:00 pm]
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(no subject) [Aug. 21st, 2008|09:57 pm]
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Duncan Slayings
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(no subject) [Aug. 3rd, 2008|07:15 pm]
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Brazilian lover who 'chopped up British girl like beef'
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(no subject) [Jul. 31st, 2008|11:08 pm]
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Preacher killed wife, stuffed body in freezer, police say
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