The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

It was ten years ago this week that a gunman stormed Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and killed five people before the shooter took the coward’s way out. Those killed in the shooting were Catalina Garcia, Ryanne Mace, Julianna Gehant, Gayle Dubowski and Dan Parmenter. The cowardly shooter, Stephen Kazmierczak, was nothing more than a …

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Ok, if you won’t listen to me about conceal and carry on college campuses (holy alteration Batman) will you listen to Mary Kay Mace? Who is she you ask? She is the mother of 19-year-old Ryanne Mace who was killed by Stephen Kazmierczak when he opened fire on Northern Illinois University in 2008. In this piece from the …

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Magazine reveals new details about NIU shooter: Talk about dropping the other shoe. For months we heard nothing about NIU gunman Stephen Kazmierczak or what his motive was. Now Esquire magazine is saying something that should not surprise me in the least but yet it does. I originally thought that Kazmierczak was just a victim …

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NIU Shooting Investigation: This is a really short article so here it goes… There are new calls for a task force to be created at NIU to study the school’s response to the shootings on campus. The head of NIU’s Board of Trustees say’s she’ll be asking the school’s president to create the task force …

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NIU gunman’s autopsy shows some antidepressant, cold medicine in his system, police say: The autopsy of NIU gunman Stephen Kazmierczak showed that the only drugs in his system were trace amounts of an anti-depressant, a cold medicine, and nicotine. Well, that blows my Ambien theory to hell. Now the question is will the anti-pharmaceutical Luddites …

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Girlfriend: Shooter was taking cocktail of 3 drugs: Remember when I said that Stephen Kazmierczak meds had nothing to do with the shooting? I stand corrected…sort of. It turns out that Kazmierczak was on three drugs, Prozac, Xanax, and Ambien. Prozac is an anti-depressant which as I stated before should have still been in his …

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Northern Illinois shooting goes unnoticed: This is an op-ed piece from the San Jose State student newspaper about how the national media has treated the NIU shooting and how it’s basically ignored the story since it happened. People reacted in horror when Seung-Hui Cho attacked Virginia Tech University last April, and grief gripped the nation …

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Gunman Hid His Tracks, Officials Say: It seems that The Times is on a roll lately. Anyway this is an article about how NIU gunman Stephen Kazmierczak covered his tracks prior to the shooting. The hard drive from his computer and the SIM card from his cell phone are both missing. I think this lends …

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Reports of Gunman’s Use of Antidepressant Renew Debate Over Side Effects: This is a great article from the NY Times (which is rare) about what kind of role antidepressants played at the NIU tragedy. In a word they probably played no role whatsoever. Kazmierczak was on Prozac and was off of it for three days …

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