The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Bullied schoolboy, 16, ‘plotted British Columbine-style massacre targeting schools, mosques, cinemas and 19 teachers and pupils’: There’s a trial going on over in England right now where a teenager is accused of not only plotting to attack his school but also theaters and mosques. While reporting on this the Daily Mail calls the suspect a …

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What mass murderers have in common: Inside the mind of a mass killer: Intense paranoia drives killers not a detached sense of reality, study finds: A group of researchers from the University of British Columbia led by psychologist Donald Dutton recently published a study that said some of North America’s most infamous school shooters committed …

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Eric Harris, Adam Lanza and Evil: Elad Nehorai is a blogger and writer who wrote a series of posts comparing Sandy Hook to Columbine. One of his points of contentions I respectfully disagree with is that the parents should not be held responsible for the massacres. In his opinion this makes the school shooters out …

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Weiners and Losers: You remember Steven Weber don’t you? He played the screw up brother on the TV show “Wings” and was in the horrible made for TV remake of “The Shining”. Basically on the relevance scale he ranks somewhere between Gallagher and Emilio Esteves. Since the Huffington Post will allow any ‘celebrity’ to rant …

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In this editorial by Tom Weber of Minnesota Public Radio Mr. Weber decries the lack of teeth of Minnesota’s anti-bullying law. I’ll give him no grief for that however like a lot of journalists Mr. Weber makes somewhat of a false statement. Since it’s Minnesota instead of citing Columbine Mr. Weber cites Red Lake instead… …

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This is an editorial from Press Publications Managing Editor Michelle Miron about bullying. While of course I agree with her anti-bullying stance Ms. Miron is guilty of spreading the myth that bullying caused the murders at Columbine. • Bullying is increasingly viewed as an important contributor to youth violence, including homicide and suicide. Case studies …

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HutchNews.com is the website for the Hutchinson, Kansas newspaper. In this editorial about bullying legislation in Kansas once again they say that Columbine was caused by bullying. It is easy to attribute the tragedy at Columbine High School to a couple of troubled kids, who played violent video games, listened to influential music and acted …

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Again another media outlet is perpetuating the myth that the cowardly Columbine killers lashed out at the school because they were bullied. In this editorial from the Newark Star Ledger they talk about something called The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights. Knowing New Jersey like I do it’s probably some overblown piece of legislation that will …

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