Hunger Games Second Unit Director Believes His Son Was the Shooter [VIDEO]

Hunger Games

On Friday night, a man behind the wheel of a black luxury BMW sped through the streets of Isla Vista, California apparently hell-bent on the wholesale slaughter of innocents and the drive by shooting was a shock to the entire community. Witnesses report seeing the BMW careening at high speeds through streets near the U.C. Santa Barbara campus with the driver shooting out the window at seemingly random targets. The killing rampage took the lives of seven people, including the shooter and an additional seven were hospitalized with gunshot wounds and other serious injuries. Of the injured seven, at least one victim is in critical condition and it is believed that some of the victims were hit by the shooter’s vehicle. Now, Hunger Games second unit director, Peter Rodger has come forth with a statement that he believes the shooter may have been his own son, Elliot Rodgers.

The sheriff for Santa Barbara County, Bill Brown has described the scene as “horrific” and has stated that the rampage appears to have been “premeditated mass murder.” The case is further complicated by the fact that there were at least nine different areas where the killings occurred which has resulted in nine different crimes scenes that must be processed. Brown has further stated that the killing rampage was clearly the work of a “madman.” While the shooters identity has not been officially released, the fact that the high profile second unit director for the Hunger Games series has come forward with assertions that his son was involved means this case will quickly become a media frenzy.

While Brown’s description falls in line with the human reaction to such overt violence and it was issued in a moment of horror over the events, there may be more truth to the “madman” statement than first appears. A YouTube video has surfaced titled, “Elliot Rodger’s Retribution” and authorities are investigating its possible relation to the killing spree.

In the video, Elliot Rodger is posed in his vehicle, his well-formed face illuminated by the golden warmth of the Southern California sun and he describes in methodical yet chilling detail how he is going to get his revenge on “humanity.” He expresses his pain and anger at how he has been rejected by women and mocks his own state of virginity. He describes how girls have never given their ‘affection” their “sex” and their “love” to him and he calls this state “torturous.” He further states that college is the place and time where everyone experiences sex, fun and pleasure but for him, the years have left him to “rot in loneliness.” Rodger does not understand why girls are not attracted to him, claims it is “unfair” and says that he will punish them for it. Elliot’s diatribe expressed a hunger for attention – a very different kind of hunger than the one expressed in Peter Rodger’s Hunger Games.

The almost seven-minute long video is chilling and when Rodger laughs with self-satisfied delight at his intentions to inflict pain and punishment in the form of ‘slaughter,” the term “madman” does indeed come to mind.

Elliot Rodger fulfilled his fantasy of slaughter although it is undetermined whether he had specific targets or was satisfied by shooting at random people in his bid to make “humanity” pay for the perceived slights against his manhood. Rodger eventually crashed his BMW into a tree after engaging in a gun battle with two deputies. He was found dead in his car with a gunshot to the head and authorities have yet to determine if he committed suicide or was killed by deputy gunfire.

If it is confirmed that Peter Rodger is Elliot’s father and that in fact, Elliot was the shooter, his second unit director connection with the Hunger Games series will no doubt be brought into the media frenzy and questions will be raised, again, about the teen on teen violence depicted in the series. Until then, Rodger, who like the grieving families whose loved ones were victims of a killing rampage, may have just lost his son. During his time of grief and perhaps feelings of parental guilt, he will likely face tremendous media heat as the father of a son who was both killer and victim of a gunshot on a Friday night when madness took Isla Vista in a hail of violence.

By Alana Marie Burke

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87 Responses to "Hunger Games Second Unit Director Believes His Son Was the Shooter [VIDEO]"

  1. Jaegar Ultima   May 29, 2014 at 5:34 am

    Wow so yet again, organizations and movies are to blame for a young man’s own self admitted problems in both a manifesto and in videos??..Maybe we should all live in the dark ages and then complain why people use sticks and stones to harm others. Never do we blame a person for the act, I guess it’s because blaming the individual’s state of mind won’t get people to lobby against organizations and media that they use as an excuse to ban or change direction of…Seems about the same if not much worse than what that jealous ridden, impulsive irrational mindset the kid showed because he didn’t get his perceived perfection of a woman/women(organizations, government law to senators and family victims).

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  2. kathryn   May 27, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    I get the feeling this is Rush Limbaugh’s baby. Rush Limbaugh must be so proud

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  3. C. Allen   May 27, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    The more the entertainment industry takes blame—– along w/ the NRA—- the better.. And, by the way, the witch who wrote the book—- and continues the writes in series— all for $$$$$$—- can share some flack also—-along w/ the otl parents who sent him to college in his BMW

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  4. lakewood steve   May 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I’m shocked, shocked, to find that killing is going on around here!

    Unless I consider Democrat Jackson’s “Trail of tears” death march.
    [4000 dead.] Or Democrats war for slavery. [½ mill. dead] Or Democrat Roosevelt’s Yalta sellout, giving us beloved Korean & Viet Nam “conflicts”
    [100 k. dead]. Not to mention Democrat’s support of late term infanticides.

    The answer to all the Killings is not “gun, knife, pressure cooker, truck full of fertilizer, box cutter free zones.”

    John Adams knew the answer,… So why don’t YOU ???
    “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.“

    A God less psychopathic nation Is suicidal .

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  5. Lyn   May 26, 2014 at 1:08 am

    What misandry? Who is saying all men are narcissistic murderers? As if you wouldn’t mention it and wonder why if almost 100% of spree killers were female.

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    • mike smith   June 6, 2014 at 7:05 am

      in light of the last three shootings in the last week (this being the first of three)….i think you might want to re-think your stance. Every tragedy like this has a useless motive. You can’t blame an irrational motive. The real problem here is people with mental illness having access to guns. In moncton it was a cop hater, in seattle it was a love for guns and obsession, here it was misandry. do you think we can teach people to not hate women, cops, kids etc? how retarded is that? Its selfish to hijack this tragedy for your insecure feminist agenda. out of the 11 people killed, 9 were men with families! its a terrible explanation to suggest its violence against women.

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  6. Alexander Hetherington   May 25, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    The guy was a Mens Rights Activist, with an apparent hatred of women. All I’m hearing is a focus on his neurological condition. I think there are questions to be answered about a vicious, self-justifying, self-seeking maleness that defines itself in absolute and jealous opposition to women. Where does that come from? How is it being reproduced in so many of our young men and even boys? Gun laws and funding of the identification and treatment of neurological disorders are concomitant areas of enquiry, of course. But these later cannot be seen as root causes.

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  7. Hiroaki   May 25, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Spoiled rich kid….
    Shame on his parents…

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  8. Kim   May 25, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Wow. I agree with Chris. 100%

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  9. nickinmke   May 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Many people are saying he was gay…whether he was gay or not, this should open up people not to discriminate non-white people. he was half white… What he did was wrong and can not be forgotten, but in a way how white people made him go through the pain and suffering he listed, is true. As a society we can not deny that we discriminate based on race, color and many other factors socially, in business or whatever…. As a human we should be open to accept and welcome all races, colors and people. We should learn a lesson and welcome and be friendly with every single human being…Grow up American and end discrimination as a whole…so we can keep our generation current and future safe…. It is time to learn white is the worst color and black is the best. any color in between should be obeyed and recognized so they feel in the circle and welcomed….All people regardless of race, color, religion, health are same…..So, please be HUMAN….and live and let live…

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    • Sheniqua johnson   May 25, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      Your crazy

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  10. Amanda   May 25, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I don’t feel sorry for him. He WAS getting help from therapists. He thought he was a Supreme Alpha Male and that he deserved women and that they were being selfish for not wanting to be around him. Who would want to be around a creep like him, though? He was a narcisistic mysoginist who thought he was better than everyone. He stated in his manifesto that he thought women were emotionally and mentally inferior and should be rounded up into concentration camps and he would take great joy in watching them suffer. He specifically targeted the sorority, but when that failed, ended up shooting random people. THIS guy that he was a gentleman. There are so many guys who think they are nice and gentlemanly and DESERVE affection from women, when a lot of the time, they are a lot like this guy. Please don’t make this a place to sympathise with him. If you sympathise with anyone, let it be the victims. He doesn’t deserve your sympathy.

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  11. Chris   May 25, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I feel bad for him. He had a distorted sense of self. He was suffering from Aspergers syndrome. They have a hard time connecting with people emotionally. I see him as a victim just as much as the victims he shot. Nobody wins in this situation. He didn’t get the help he needed obviously. And the cops didn’t thoroughly do a wellness check on him like they should have after he was posting videos on youtube. Red flags were missed by therapists and doctors obviously. Watching the video you can see he was suffering from mental illness. And yes sometimes mental illness turns violent even though the mental health community likes to dismiss that fact. I read a long letter he wrote that was posted onine by radar online. It is heartbreaking he felt that nobody wanted him. He had jealousy that others got what he didn’t. He was seeing others having relationships and he didn’t have one. He felt rejected by society. And now that society paid the price for their rejection of him. I was reading that he knocked on a sororities door and they didn’t answer. He than went on a shooting rampage at random. He was angry at the world for not giving him what he wanted. All he wanted was to be loved and accepted by a woman. All this combined with Aspergers syndrome ended up in violence.

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  12. Barbie   May 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Wow. Typical why no one wanted him….I have a sociopath ex, & once you deal with one they are pretty easy to spot.

    I cringed at his video…calm manner, positioned the car and window to have a certain look (the way the sun was), choosing his words carefully, speaking like he has a PhD, has his Starbucks lid positioned so you can just see the top.

    And, like a typical sociopath…its never his fault. Oh, and I noticed some ppl said to get a hooker & pay. Well that makes sense to you, b/c you are not a sociopath. To him, that is an insult and would never want to waste ‘his money’ on anything that is not completely for him (ie. BMW, etc.).

    Not saying that every person with a BMW is a sociopath, but to him, the money was spent on him, for him, only. EVERYTHING with that type of guy is for show, and ppl like him NEVER have any real friends….just pawns.

    He has no feelings, as they never do, and all those poor people had to be in his line of sight that day. I feel bad for all the victims and their families.

    Guns are not the issue here, his mental health was. I heard he was treated by many times, and should have been put somewhere. Prison is a good place to start, but even if he does things wrong, and appears in court, most judges don’t recognize or want to notice a sociopath, b/c sociopath are smarter than them.They are always great at playing victim, like he did in his video. So they get slaps on the wrist until something this terrible happens.

    Take a good look at him….there are plenty more walking around acting and looking just like you.
    They will make you life a living hell…trust me on that.

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  13. Rebe   May 25, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    You and blame the dad due to the movie. It was a book made into a movie and represents a society not an individual. It’s sad what he did maybe they should look more into why this kid didn’t get prior help. Someone knows something. Don’t always blame the parents, he was 22 not 12.

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  14. michael   May 25, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    another case of affluenza and thus innocent?

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  15. bubbabru   May 25, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Hookers are so cheap. Porn is free as is masturbation. He wasn’t that bad looking so it seemed like it might have been an out of control ego. Yet if he had really been planning this for a year, why was it so disorganized?

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    • Leah   May 26, 2014 at 12:40 am

      This misogynist attitude that women are a commodity that should be provided on tap to men at all costs is precisely the problem. He said so himself. Perhaps he wouldn’t have had this attitude in the first place if porn and prostitution didn’t exit to indoctrinate him that it’s his birth right as a male to have sexual access to women. As though women are just things to be used to boost his fragile ego and social status.

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  16. m beginization   May 25, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Sounds like his dad should take responsibility for the mad film he directed as it promoted the very same revenge this young guy was in to, who ever the police were that thought he was a wonderful human should lose their jobs

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  17. Lil   May 25, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Something would have happened even if he had a girlfriend and sex. He was 22. How the hell is he sexually frasturated for 8 years at that point?

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    • m beginization   May 25, 2014 at 10:20 am

      I cant see why his dad did not give him money to visit a hooker if sex was so important to him

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  18. Liesel   May 25, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Rodger used three things to kill 7 innocent people: a knife, a gun, and a car. Popular sentiment screams ban the gun. What about the knife and the car? Isn’t the real problem with the mind that chooses to use the knife, gun, and car as a weapon? Millions of people have cars, knives, and guns and they don’t do what Rodger did. The kid left a trail a mile wide that he was disturbed yet he still carried a driver’s license, had access to a knife, and purchased a gun. Rodger was MENTALLY ILL. I have yet to meet an inanimate object that can drive on its own, shoot on its own, or stab on its own.

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    • Lyn   May 26, 2014 at 12:48 am

      Where is the evidence that he was mentally ill? Research shows that most men who commit these crimes are perfectly sane. They’re simply narcissists who have an outburst of narcissistic rage that arises from an arrogant sense of entitlement. The perpetrator revealed this to us all perfectly clearly in his own words, yet still we don’t want to face the fact that this was simply narcissistic male violence. It’s interesting that when terrorists from other cultures commit such horrific acts we don’t call them mentally ill. We call them violent criminals. That is what this man was. A narcissistic, entitled man who committed a violent hate crime. All the research into spree and family killings reveals that this is the most likely scenario, not mental illness.

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      • Tina   May 28, 2014 at 11:48 am

        Read his manifesto….The kid had been sick since he was a child. He had been treated by therapists….

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  19. jacob   May 25, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Banning guns would force killers to use poison bombs and other homemade killing methods all banning guns would do is make things more.unsafe

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  20. Zooey   May 25, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Often, the criminally insane can fool the psychiatric community and testing instruments into believing he was sane (lie detector test).

    In the video (except for his rantings) he appeared angry, not crazy.

    Heads will roll with the shrinks he was seeing. If they knew about his plans or his propensity toward violence, they had an obligation to call law enforcement.

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  21. Lon Spector   May 25, 2014 at 7:48 am

    No one is entitled to sex.

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  22. Lon Spector   May 25, 2014 at 7:46 am

    We live in an “entitlement” society, and no one is entitled to anything.

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  23. Bill   May 25, 2014 at 7:30 am

    We can analyze this until the cows come home – but REAL solutions involve preventing him from getting weapons. His cry for help involved pre-contacts with the Sheriff’s office and the 140pp Manifesto. They had plenty of warning. Mr. Martinez’ father said it best – whip the politicians into shape and stop the NRA.

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  24. Richard   May 25, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Race mixing will only make the problem worse. If you really respect your ethnicity and honestly favor diversity then you must support separatism. Blacks and whites are two distinct races or species. Different species can breed, but it does a disservice to humanity to pollute the gene pool by creating a world of mongrels. Richard

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    • dumbpeoplecomment   May 25, 2014 at 5:47 am

      We are more the same than different: except you. You are dumb.

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    • Nans   May 25, 2014 at 5:58 am

      Two different ethnic backgrounds but the same damn race. It worries me when dumb people all gather in a small space and have something to say like its important (it’s not.). You should keep your mouth shut 🙂

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    • Siân Angela Martin   May 25, 2014 at 6:08 am

      Dude, we are not different species. Species and race do not mean the same thing. And as for polluting the gene pool, genetic variation is the bedrock of evolution and the reason why the HUMAN SPECIES is still going strong.

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  25. meow   May 25, 2014 at 4:32 am

    I think what people are failing to realise is that he was most likely neglected by his parents all his life due to their jobs, he would then have began finding another source for attention, i.e girls. Although with him having a narcissistic attitude he would probably guilt trip girls into liking him (Which I’ve seen happen tons and tons before where a boy acts all depressed so someone will pick him up) But he’s had nobody there for him all of his life, yeah he had money but everyone knows that money can’t buy you true happiness. He could have bought a whore but even then he wouldn’t be able to spend 24/7 with her and talk, because she’d just be in it for the money.

    He probably got to the breaking point where he felt like there’s no place for him in this world, and as people say if you’re going to go out, go out in style.

    All of these people blaming white people, blaming it on the fact that he was male needs to stop, he had severe problems. If his father would have spent more time with him then this wouldn’t have happened

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    • Kelsey Greenwood   May 25, 2014 at 4:58 am

      People get ignored and neglected by their parents all the time, it’s very unfortunate and is a problem. However most do not go on killing sprees over nine sights ending with seven wounded and even others dead. This. Is. Sickening. And the fact people are trying to make excuses for him just shows have inhuman they are.

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    • Lyn   May 26, 2014 at 12:53 am

      Oh my heart bleeds. It really is alarming how many men are coming out of the woodwork to sympathize with a rabidly woman-hating murderer. How about sympathizing with the so-called ‘whores’ who have to deal with men like this on a daily basis or the 6 dead young people that he killed?

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  26. umm...   May 25, 2014 at 4:28 am

    Whatever you do, don’t read this kid’s manifesto. It’s something like a 140 pages long, but I skimmed the majority of it, and soon had to close the page–it was that disturbing. This kid is a grade A narcissist and serious relationship problems with all women, which he (subconsciously or consciously) lays out in extreme detail. STAY AWAY.

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  27. Leah   May 25, 2014 at 3:22 am

    @simpatheic for other Do you really think this is a simple case of depression and that all this guy needed was a smile and a friendly word? Do you think it would have been safe for women to go up and talk to him? Your heart is in the right place but that’s incredibly simplistic and naive and does nothing to solve the problem of misogyny and male violence that is such a scourge in our communities and society.

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  28. Kim   May 25, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Hell hath no fury like a man scorned.

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  29. Ann   May 25, 2014 at 3:13 am

    According to criminologists and psychologists most spree and family killings are the result of a deep seated, misogynistic sense of entitlement in *sane* males. He didn’t get the job, the money, the wife, the kids, the pretty girl, the ‘alpha’ status – things he believes he’s entitled to *as a man* and so he lashes out in narcissistic rage. This time we got this information straight from the horses mouth, but the media still wants to talk about mental illness, aspergers, autism, depression, gun violence ….Anything but name and address the actual problem ie. MALE VIOLENCE.

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    • Perfectly Imperfect   May 25, 2014 at 6:15 am

      Sorry Ann. Less you become as enraged and as ignorant as this nut, it was “human violence”. Women are no less evil than their male counterpart. They are just not as strong. I;ve been hit ny more women than men. They may not have been strikes, pinches, slaps or scratches hard enough to warrant me being truluy hurt or damaged, but FEMALES tend to be quicker to lashout, both with words and hands more hastily than most MALES. This is my experience working with students over 17 years.

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      • Lyn   May 26, 2014 at 12:55 am

        Wrong. Women can be violent but are nowhere near as violent as men. That is a fact according to statistics the world over regarding almost every violent crime. This kind of denial is the very reason this problem will most likely never be solved.

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    • John   May 25, 2014 at 6:51 am

      Can we see your references?

      Besides, this wasn’t a momentary lapse in sanity. This kid has been brooding over the details for at least five months.

      And can we stop all these poor excuses for misandry?

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      • Ann   May 26, 2014 at 1:16 am

        Correct. It’s rarely a momentary lapse in sanity. These crimes are usually meticulously and elaborately planned in advance with a lot of intelligence, cunning and manipulation involved. These men know exactly what they’re doing. They’re perfectly sane. We need to stop stigmatizing the mentally ill simply to protect the feelings of men who don’t know the difference between the statements “most violence is committed by men’ and ‘all men are violent’. No-one is saying all men are violent. But there are some men who respond to a particular, misogynist message in our society that says as a man you are entitled to this, this and this. And when they don’t get it, they feel it’s fair and reasonable to enact their revenge. It’s a known, common denominator in spree and family killings. Google it.

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        • Ann   May 26, 2014 at 1:22 am

          Or simply listen to this guys tape. Straight out of the horses mouth. Or do you not want to hear because it’s so blatant and confronting for once? Don’t take it personally. Most people understand that it’s not all men, but lets not bury our head in the sand.

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  30. Debbie palau   May 25, 2014 at 1:31 am

    This is a sad situation, it’s unfortunate that this kid didn’t get the help he needed especially when his own family turned him in to the police for an evaluation of his sanity. The truth is police officers are not trained doctors in this field, my thoughts and preys go out to all the families including Elliot’s family

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    • Lee Hughes   May 25, 2014 at 2:35 am

      If it was my child, I would go myself and talk with them and access the situation. They live nearby, they didn’t talk with him. I think that he grew up ignored by parents chasing the Hollywood life. Hope his mom and dad enjoyed the years of ignoring their child and get to live the consequence.

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  31. Jami   May 25, 2014 at 1:02 am

    His family reported him to the police as they suspected something like this. They interviewed him and said he was fine! Does this seem like a fine human being?

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  32. simpatheic for other   May 25, 2014 at 12:10 am

    I am simpatheic to everyone that is undergoing this agony. Even the parents of Eliot. They are probably in even more pain thinking of the pain their son caused . They are probably wondering how is it they didn’t see this coming. The next time anyone goes out make sure u start up conversations with those around you because you never know if you can change someones thought about human kind. Just because you don’t know the person next to you doesn’t mean you can’t say hello how are you doing today. Lulup

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  33. J   May 24, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    What a little pathetic Dickhead. Too bad he just didn’t kill himself.

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  34. pattia   May 24, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    why wasnt he stopped before this happened? This can not be 1st time this sick child has spoken.

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  35. Mackenzie   May 24, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Why are we giving this man media attention?! We as a society have glorified this sickening act by broadcasting this disturbing video of his “retribution”… These tragedies continually occur because we glamorize killers and give more attention to those murdering than to those being murdered. Have we learned nothing?

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  36. Warren   May 24, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    this is a result of misogyny, and thats it. gross kid thinks women owe him something; it’s male entitlement and its ridiculous. then he goes and kills people because of his sexist entitlement issues, so everyone’s going to push it under the rug and write him off as “mentally disturbed!! he was just mentally disturbed”, which is going to demonize people with disorders, the usual thing our, ableist, misogynistic society does. thats it.

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    • Ann   May 25, 2014 at 3:31 am

      Yes, nobody wants to mention the elephant in the room. Almost 100% of spree killings are committed by sane males with mysoignistic, narcissist entitlement issues. This is backed up by research by psychologists and criminologists. Why is the media brushing this known fact aside? Obviously nobody is saying all men are like this, but there is a certain attitude that pervades our society that is breeding these men. All the gun laws in the world won’t stop this violence if we don’t acknowledge and address this root cause.

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  37. anonymous   May 24, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    here we go again. white kid carries out plan to murder people and already the mainstream media is going through with the “he was disturbed,” “he was mentally ill” and “he was insane” spin on the story. gotta protect that image of white purity and innocence no matter what.

    not to mention that the whole idea that a violent, atrocious crime could only be conceived and carried out by a mentally ill person is really ableist and gross and nasty and needs to go away immediately

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    • John   May 24, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      Oh, sorry. He was a normal man (not a kid), and this is a typical response. People who kill people because they can’t get laid is a perfectly rational response. Shame on everyone for calling this psycho a psycho.

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    • anon   May 24, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      thank you

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  38. Surya   May 24, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    he probably inspired to be in Hunger Games

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  39. shakingmyhead   May 24, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Prayer has no place is school all it would do is ostracise those who do not believe in any god or who believe in a different god or religion. Do you really believe we should force children to pray to a god they don’t worship?

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  40. Nichole   May 24, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Nobody wins in this story!!!! The “BLAME GAME” is not approaite for this, the young man was obvisiouly suffering from some sort of mental illness. Every parent who has to bury their child because of this, including his own…I will pray for you. Sometimes people suffer & say stuff without ever following threw with their actions, so it’s really OUR duty as a Nation to try to stop a person, if possible before “IT HAPPENS”. When one cries out for help, EVERY THREAT SHOULD BE HANDLED RIGHT AWAY!!! If anyone saw this post & never reported it BEFORE he followed threw, this is sometimes what happens when WE don’t take MENTAL ILLNESS SERIOUS. GOD BLESS & Lord help ALL the Families that have to bury their children way too soon, including this young disturbed young man. ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE, so leave it to him. Lets not play the “BLAME GAME” now, lets ALL LEARN from it. Be easy & GOD BLESS

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    • Clarence Abernathy   May 25, 2014 at 2:06 am

      The police knew about the guy, but ignored him. Just like in Benghazi, sometimes people are too blame for making bad decisions, need to be investigated so they are fired.

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  41. Carlos Mancin   May 24, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Keep prayer out of school and forget about God and morals and this is the result

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  42. Larry Duran   May 24, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    I think there should be a strick law of ownership on guns. This law would require a person to be the age of 30 to purchase a gun and a clean background history since the age of 18. Anyone agree me?

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  43. Zavi   May 24, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Is nobody going to talk about how he was influenced by PUA and MRM sites that claim men have a right to women’s bodies? How this child, who obviously had some problems, was driven insane by the garbage his misogynist peers fed him?

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    • John   May 24, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      If PUA and MRM communities regularly put out crazy killer types, you might have a case. But since that’s not typical behavior of those people, this is just a sensationalistic opinion. Might as well blame violent video games and his father’s involvement in violent movies, as well.

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  44. michaelpnewbold   May 24, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    “Elliot’s diatribe expressed a hunger for attention – a very different kind of hunger than the one expressed in Peter Roger’s Hunger Games.”

    Wrong. Have you even seen what happens in that movie?

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  45. andresg   May 24, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    What this guy felt was not uncommon. Well now people know something of the anguish that a lot of young men go through. Thankfully most people can deal with life in a more acceptable manner, but look out.

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    • Kate   May 25, 2014 at 3:42 am

      The world doesn’t owe anybody anything. Women don’t owe men sex. We’re not walking trophies to be won so that the male ego can be stroked for a little while. What kind of warped attitude is that? It certainly won’t make you fulfilled or happy.

      Life is hard sometimes. We don’t always get what we want – women or men. The fact that you’re lonely or don’t get sex is no reason, explanation, excuse or justification for murder. I’m shocked at the number of men I’m reading online who are saying ‘I would never do that but I can understand it’. Horrifying.

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  46. Rico   May 24, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    There is no mention of his mother. Who was she? And how does she fit into this case?

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    • Leah   May 25, 2014 at 3:44 am

      She probably fits in at the point where people blame male violence on women – just like the perpetrator in this case.

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  47. Nick Martin   May 24, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    When I hear of such things as this my heart goes out to the indecent people involved and their friends and family. This also has nothing to do with guns needing to be outlawed. Or does it have anything to do with violent movies or video games. Anti depressants and their side affects and lack of parenting or parental denial that there is something mentally wrong going on with their kid is. Girls most likely found him to be very creepy and had the good sense to stay away from him. Maybe if more mentally sound people were able to inquire a concealed handgun in that state there would be much less indecent people killed and injured like this because they would have the means to stop psychos like this from for feeling their sick plans.

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  48. Alana Marie Burke   May 24, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks for your comment Duncan – I will certainly correct that spelling error as soon as I am able. Appreciate your sharp eyes!

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  49. Anthony   May 24, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I felt the same way upon reading that sentence. It was extremely disappointing.

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  50. duncanbrand   May 24, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    According to your sources, you spelt Rodger wrong, over and over and over again. The name above your YouTube video also shows this. You also deleted my last comment pointing this error out.

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  51. duncanbrand   May 24, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    According to your sources, you’ve spelt Rodger wrong, over and over and over again. The name above your YouTube video also confirms this.

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  52. Larry Duran   May 24, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    May Elliott Rogers rot in HELL!

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  53. Jordan   May 24, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    “Elliot’s diatribe expressed a hunger for attention – a very different kind of hunger than the one expressed in Peter Roger’s Hunger Games.”

    This was really out of place. This is about the shooting, nobody should use the opportunity to talk about the themes in Hunger Games.

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  54. Zooey   May 24, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    So sad. With all those rich Hollywood types hanging around hid dad.

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  55. Donald Crum   May 24, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    This young man was obviously having major problems, his parents and friends, should of demanded he get HELP.

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    • rrrrray1   May 24, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      No behavioral specialist would have helped him correctly to the T. My niece is like Elliot Rogers and her school’s behavioral specialist is clueless about how she is. If people did their job correctly, we would have saved lives.

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  56. John Brison   May 24, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    This is why I hate guns. Obviously he is insane. If that skinny little prick didn’t have a gun he couldn’t have slaughtered all of those people. Its times like this I wish I weren’t an atheist, so I could picture him rotting in hell.

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    • USAFmedicVET   May 24, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      John Brison: “If that skinny little prick didn’t have a gun he couldn’t have slaughtered all of those people.”
      He STABBED his three male roommates to death! What does that say to you about guns versus EVIL intentions?

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  57. Jennifer   May 24, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Just because you’re good looking and have money doesn’t mean you’re owed sex and attention.

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  58. Lon Spector   May 24, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    When are people going to realize that some men DO have troubles in
    the “love” area, and some are very good looking too, like this man?
    Just read about “incels.” It’s surprising that it doesn’t happen even more.

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    • lgbtanonymous   May 24, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      Uhm. This is not really about the problems of men finding love/sex. This is about a guy who become so obsessed with it and became so deranged by rejection that he killed people.

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  59. jackinggills   May 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Dafuq you keep talking the Hunger Games for?

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