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Elliot Rodger Claimed He Was Victim Of Homophobic Slur During Party

By Kate Mather and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Elliot Rodger claimed a group of men called him a homophobic slur during an altercation at an Isla Vista party nearly a year before his deadly rampage in Santa Barbara, according to newly released police records. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department report sheds […]

June 11, 2014

Fathers Of Isla Vista Victim, Shooter Meet In Private

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times The fathers of Isla Vista rampage shooter Elliot Rodger and victim Christopher Michaels-Martinez met in private on Sunday. According to CNN, Peter Rodger and Richard Martinez sat down without media or cameras present. Other details about their meeting, including its location, were not disclosed. Elliot Rodger, 22, a student at […]

June 2, 2014

Deputies Who Checked On Isla Vista Attacker Didn’t Watch His Videos

By Kate Mather, Adolfo Flores and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Sheriff’s deputies who performed a welfare check on Elliot Rodger less than a month before he killed six people in Isla Vista, Calif., did not view the “disturbing” videos the 22-year-old had posted online, which Rodger said were “merely a way of expressing himself,” […]

May 30, 2014

Parents Of Isla Vista Shooter: We Are Crying Out In Pain For Victims, Families

By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times The parents of Isla Vista killer Elliott Rodger say it has been “hell on earth” knowing that their son caused the tragedy that took the lives of six University of California Santa Barbara students last week and that they remain heartbroken. “We are crying out in pain for the victims […]

May 29, 2014

Lawmakers Propose ‘Gun Violence Restraining Order’ In Wake Of Isla Vista Shootings

By Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Shocked by the weekend’s mass killings near the University of California, Santa Barbara, state lawmakers on Tuesday proposed a new way to temporarily prevent potentially violent individuals from buying or owning guns. Legislators also advanced dozens of unrelated bills, including one that would largely […]

May 28, 2014

Facebook Removes Page Glorifying Isla Vista Killer

By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — After initially refusing to take action, Facebook has removed a page glorifying Elliot Rodger, the man authorities say is behind the Isla Vista, Calif., rampage that left six dead and several wounded Friday. The page listed Rodger as “an American Hero” who “made the ultimate sacrifice in […]

May 27, 2014

#YesAllWomen Campaign Hits Twitter After U.S. Shooting

Washington (AFP) – A campaign on Twitter denouncing misogyny has gathered thousands of followers after a bloody rampage in California by a 22-year-old virgin who said he was motivated by hatred of women. The hashtag #YesAllWomen was launched to allow women to share stories of misogyny in the wake of Elliot Rodger’s assault on Friday […]

May 27, 2014

Isla Vista Community Growing Weary Of News Media

By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times ISLA VISTA, Calif. — After three days of intense news coverage, student residents of the University of California, Santa Barbara, community of Isla Vista are growing weary of reporters and TV camera crews who had descended on the coastal town after Friday’s rampage. By Monday afternoon, several UCSB students had […]

May 27, 2014

There Were Clues To Elliot Rodger’s State Of Mind, But Not Enough To Act On

By Scott Gold, Abby Sewell and Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times ISLA VISTA, Calif. — Elliot Rodger enjoyed sunsets, mountain vistas, retro pop music. He said it time and again: The world was a magical, beautiful place, but only in stark contrast to his small, pitiful life. “No friends,” he said one day this spring, […]

May 26, 2014

All Six Victims In Isla Vista Slayings Were UC Santa Barbara Students

By Laura J. Nelson, Scott Gold, Adolfo Flores and Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times ISLA VISTA, Calif. — Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department officials Sunday identified the first three victims of the Isla Vista rampage, each found fatally stabbed Friday night inside an apartment not far from the University of California, Santa Barbara, campus. Now, […]

May 26, 2014