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Chilling Videos Offer Clues on Motive Behind Santa Barbara Mass Shooting

Patch's complete coverage from the mass shooting in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Patch's complete coverage from the mass shooting in Santa Barbara, Calif.
MAC May 29, 2014 at 05:53 PM
Elliot's mother (not wealthy) gave him his BMW, and PAID his rent; and he was almost 23 yrs. old! His "friend" Philip wrote that last year he rode in Elliot’s SUV Mercedes. The father now makes his living selling 'artful' porno photographs; and Elliot wrote about reading porn (at home) as a young boy--also how he retreated into an on-line gaming existence (remind anyone of Lanza?) I'm not trying to say these spree killings are the fault of the parents, and I feel for them and their unimaginable personal horror and grief. But it seems that from what we do know, they ENABLED their obviously very troubled and angry, social misfit, son to be totally a self-centered Narcissist, and fed into his views of valuing ONLY THINGS and $$$ rather than people, having any empathy, and caring for human relationships.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Is there no other outcome than TRAGEDY and violence when a young child early on is a social misfit, cut off from any normal human emotions and feelings of empathy? Also, why didn't the police check gun registrations, to see if Elliot owned any, when they were sent to check on him at the end of April? And why did not CA's tough gun laws keep someone on psychiatric drugs from legally acquiring them?
trish.durivage May 30, 2014 at 08:32 AM
FAKE NEWS..It's a hoax just like Sandy Hook was...do (a tiny bit) of research and discover the TRUTH for yourselves.
Jeff Mittiga May 31, 2014 at 01:31 PM
I think that when the police visited Mr Rodger, they should have searched his apartment for weapons. This should become standard procedure when police are investigating someone who is making threats. The weapons should have been confiscated and Rodger should have been sent for a psychiatric evaluation.
MAC May 31, 2014 at 05:12 PM
It has been revealed now that the police were told weeks before this slaughter about Rodger's disturbing you tubes, but they did not view any of them before going to "check" on him, nor are they trained to recognize mental illness!!------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Appalling to me that the police would not take a few minutes to acquaint themselves with you tube EVIDENCE of someone's mental state, when mental health authorities give them a warning of danger! Did it not occur to them that a person mentally sick and plotting mayhem would be smart enough to LIE and ACT polite and compliant to the police????

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