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‘Manifesto’ of Umpqua Community College gunman released

Again, I have to apologize for my absence. There has been a glut of school shooting news lately, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say it’s wreaked havoc on my psyche. As they say, if you stare into the abyss too long, the abyss starts staring back, and it’s been staring back a lot lately. But I digress.

For those of you who may not remember, back in the fall of 2015, 26-year-old Chris Harper-Mercer opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, killing nine victims. Harper-Mercer took the coward’s way out, killing himself after being engaged by police.

Recently, the official investigation into the shooting wrapped up. Nothing earth shattering was revealed, however Harper-Mercer’s ‘manifesto’ was released. Before we get into that, I hate using the term manifesto when it comes to stories like this. While manifestos are usually issued by terrorists, tyrants and madmen, in my opinion the term manifesto almost offers a sense of legitimacy to the rantings of psychopaths. Harper-Mercer’s manifesto is no different in its insanity. In a nutshell, the reason that Harper-Mercer killed nine innocent victims was because he couldn’t get a girlfriend.

In his ramblings, Harper-Mercer bemoans the fact that he was a 26-year-old virgin, who was supposedly denied ‘everything he deserved’ which caused him to identify with the Columbine cowards of Harris and Klebold, Cho Seung-Hui, Elliot Rodger, Adam Lanza, and Vester Flanagan. All failures who blamed their own inadequacies on everyone else and couldn’t resolve them without resorting to violence.

Then Harper-Mercer goes on about how he can’t get a girlfriend because of black men. By his own admission, Harper-Mercer was part black but claimed his ‘blackness’ was acceptable since it came from a black woman. In his closing FAQ, he states the reason he doesn’t have a girlfriend because women prefer ‘thug black men’.

You know, in one aspect, Harper-Mercer was ahead of his time. If he had not committed this atrocity, he would have loved the alt-right movement filled with Trilby wearing neckbeards complaining that society owes them everything.

To all the troglodytes that may identify with this loser, and other losers of his ilk, let me explain something to you that will make your life much easier and less angst-ridden if you accept this axiom into your life. The world doesn’t owe you anything. Society doesn’t owe you anything. You only get out of life what you put into it. If you expect fame, recognition and love, work for them. You may think committing mass murder will bring you some of those things, it won’t. You won’t even be a footnote in history. You’ll just be another forgotten reprobate, buried in an unmarked grave.

Instead, why don’t you try to seek counseling in order to deal with your social deficiencies. Step outside of your online echo chamber of 4chan, subreddits and Pepe the Frog memes to experience how other people interact without having to take up firearms.

The full ‘manifesto’ can be read behind the cut.

Thanks to colgam01 and Lady Gray for the tips.
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Shots fired in Columbus Scioto school

Shots fired in Columbus Scioto school

Adan Abdullahi

Late last week, 18-year-old Adan Abdullahi fired three shots from a firearm in the halls of the Columbus Scioto school. Thankfully, no one was injured and Abdullahi was talked into surrendering his gun to a school staff member. Abdullahi has been arrested and is being held on $950,084 bond.

So far no motive has been made public, however, if I had to make an assumption based on what little information has been revealed, I would say this is more of a mental health issue, rather than the usual motive for school shootings of selfishness and egomania. Columbus Scioto is a school for those with mental health issues. I’m more concerned with where Abdullahi got the gun. If you own a gun and have kids, a gun lock can go a long way, and in a lot of jurisdictions you can get them for free from your local police department.

While I haven’t read any of the article comments, because they’re almost always toxic, I’m waiting for someone to call this an act of Islamic terrorism based solely on the shooter’s name.

As usual, I’ll post more details as they become available and as time allows.

Russian school shooting was just a Columbine copycat

Russian school shooter was just a Columbine copycat

Mikhail Pivnev

This past week, there was a school shooting in the Russian town of Ivanteyevka near Moscow. 15-year-old Mikhail Pivnev entered his classroom at School No. 1, struck his teacher in the head with a meat cleaver, shot her in the head with a pneumatic gun, and set off smoke bombs in the classroom. The teacher is expected to survive her injuries, but several students were injured trying to flee the area. Some of the students’ injuries included broken bones after they jumped from windows in order to escape.

There have been varying reports about how the attack started. Some reports say Pivenv attacked the teacher after she reprimanded him for being late. Other reports state that Pivnev announced that ‘he came here to die’ before attacking the teacher.

What’s not in dispute is Pivnev was nothing more than a Columbine fanboy, a columbiner if you will. His social media accounts were full of references and tributes to Columbine. According to most reports, Pivnev posted the following on the anniversary of Columbine.

‘On April 20, 1999 was the attack on the Columbine school.

‘If not to go into details, then as a result, 13 pupils died, 23 were injured and two are alive in my heart.

‘Here and again the same day….. No matter what happens around me, how they treat me, I wonder if I’m needed here …

‘Life is beautiful, friends, but sometimes death is better. And it could be better if I was in the place of Eric and Dylan …

He was even said to have used the name of Mikhail Klebold on his social media accounts. Let’s not forget Pivnev was born in 2002, meaning he wasn’t even close to being alive when Columbine happened. Why should that matter? In my opinion if you weren’t alive during a certain event, you really can’t appreciate the impact it had at the time. For example, I don’t have as much knowledge of how much Pearl Harbor or the JFK assassination affected the country since I wasn’t born yet. Yet I am very aware of how tragedies like Columbine and 9/11 have affected us.

Well, since he emulated the Columbine killers he must have been bullied right? Nope. Not only is there no evidence to indicate the Columbine cowards of Harris and Klebold were bullied, authorities are saying that Pivnev planned his attack because he was annoyed that his classmates offended him. If that is the case, like most cowardly school shooters, he attacked someone who had nothing to do with him being ‘offended’. Just another petty kid who thought he was better than everyone else who couldn’t solve his own social inadequacies without resorting to violence.

Another recurring theme that has presented itself during this story is that Pivnev would tell everyone about his plot and no one believed him. Normally, I would admonish anyone who had the ‘it can’t happen here’ mentality, however, this is only the second school shooting in modern Russian history. In 2014, student Sergei Gordeyev shot and killed geography teacher Andrei Kirillov and a police officer at School No. 263 in Moscow.

What’s most unbelievable to me is Pivnev planned this attack for three years. That means he started planning this attack since he was 12-years-old. I don’t know what the state of mental healthcare is in Russia, but if your kids are sitting around their computer (tablet, phone, what have you) watching Columbine videos then they are in desperate need of help.

Lastly, of course when one of these so-called tough guys is captured and has his day in court his attitude changes immensely.

Earlier, the attorney said that the teenager repents all what he had done and apologized to victims.

Three years of planning and hate then all of a sudden when he’s in cuffs he’s suddenly repentant. Like most school shooting copycats, he’s just another coward who cries like a baby when faced with the consequences of their actions.
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Sentencing hearing for La Loche gunman delayed

Sentencing hearing for La Loche gunman delayed

Dene High School at the La Loche Community School

If you’ll recall, last year a 17-year-old boy from La Loche, Saskatchewan, shot and killed two brothers at their home before going to the Dene High School at the La Loche Community School and killing two teachers there. In October of last year, he pleaded guilty to the murders. For the past few months there have been sentencing hearings to determine if he will be sentenced as an adult or a juvenile. If sentenced as an adult the unnamed teen is looking at a life sentence, but a juvenile sentence would be less than ten years. Families of the victims he killed, along with the victims he wounded, have been calling for him to be sentenced as an adult.

Just recently, it was thought the hearings were about to come to a close, but it’s now been delayed. The defense has recently argued the shooter may have fetal alcohol syndrome after recently receiving the diagnosis from defense psychiatrists. The hearing has now been delayed until September 1st.

If you think he should now garner any kind of sympathy, remember this was the kid who thought he would be getting a present on the one-year anniversary of the shootings while in detention. Let’s also not forget he killed two people in one location, then went to a second location to try to kill as many people as possible.

This is just a ploy by the defense to try to get a lenient sentence for their client, however, what it’s really doing is delaying justice for the victims.

UPDATE 9/12/2017: The sentencing hearing is now set to resume in October.

Chachi loves tin foil

Chachi loves tin foil

Have I ever mentioned how I really can’t stand conspiracy theorists? I especially can’t stand them when they claim an incident where innocent lives are lost is a ‘false flag‘. These people, who lack common sense and completely disregard Occam’s Razor, think that every mass shooting is a false flag. The only good thing about the tin foil hat crowd is when they make their outlandish claims public, sane people can completely disregard anything else that comes out of their mouths.

For example, take Scott Baio. Yes, that Scott Baio. Chachi himself. This mental midget retweeted a conspiracy theorist’s photo claiming that the mother of Vickie Soto and the mother of Heather Heyer were the same person. For those of you who may not know, Vickie Soto was a teacher who was killed during the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, while Heather Heyer was the woman was struck by a car and killed by a neo-nazi at the recent protest in Charlottesville.

After a well-deserved social media backlash Baio deleted the tweet, then half-heartedly apologized for the tweet saying he retweeted it but didn’t post it, which is somehow better according to him.

To make matters worse, a mother of child who died at Sandy Hook tweeted at Baio’s wife Renee about the matter. Renee Baio responded to Nelba Márquez-Greene with the following…

This is what this insane harpy told a woman who lost her 6-year-old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene, at Sandy Hook. All because the Baios are stupid enough to believe whatever bullshit some random troglodyte on Twitter happens to post.

If you believe things like 9/11 was an inside job or Sandy Hook didn’t really happen, seek psychiatric help before you have to be forcefully committed. Then again, you probably think any kind of mental healthcare is part of a conspiracy between big pharma and Obamacare to steal your thoughts. Trust me, no one wants them.

Depositions show Jonesboro shooters blame each other

Depositions show Jonesboro shooters blame each other

Andrew Golden, aka Drew Grant, from 2008

I still haven’t read all the depositions from the Jonesboro shooters yet, however, a couple of Arkansas news outlets have reported on them. So far, it seems like they’re just like every other school shooter who blames everyone but themselves for their actions. In a rare case the two shooters, Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, blame each other for the attack. This is rare because not only are they the first pair of school shooters, they’re the only two still alive. The only other school shooting that had two shooters was Columbine, and those cretins took the easy way out.

In Golden’s deposition, he says the plan was all Mitchell’s idea claiming Mitchell believed he was in some sort of gang and wanted to get back at people over ‘gang stuff’. You know, because 11 and 12-year-olds are constantly running afoul of gangs (sarcasm) Golden also claims Johnson held a knife to his throat and threatened to kill him and his family if he didn’t comply.

In Johnson’s deposition, he claims the shooting, that claimed five lives, was Golden’s idea because Golden wanted to get people back to show he wasn’t a pushover.

Both said they don’t remember much about the shooting and said they were only trying to scare people even though bullets from their guns were found in each of their victims. Johnson even tried to claim he didn’t believe bullets would kill people.

These are similar claims made by school shooters of the era and since but these have only been made public recently. So it continues the trend of school shooters and plotters who, for the past 20 years, have largely failed to claim responsibility for their crimes. It will keep continuing until we responsibly raise our children to know how to act and cope in the real world.

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Arkansas Online
Arkansas Times

Judge awards $150M to the victims’ families of the Jonesboro school shooting

Judge awards $150M to the victims' families of the Jonesboro school shooting

Mitchell Johnson

Before there was Columbine, there was Jonesboro. On March 24, 1998, 13-year-old Mitchell Johnson and 11-year-old Andrew Golden shot and killed four students and a teacher at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Eleven other people had also been injured. At the time of the shooting there was no law in the state of Arkansas that could keep the killers in prison beyond their 21st birthday. Since then, that loophole has been closed. Johnson was released in 2005, while Golden was released in 2007. While Golden, now going by the name of Drew Grant, has largely remained out of the public eye, Johnson was arrested in 2007 on drugs and weapons charges and in 2008 on theft charges. He was sentenced to 22 years but was paroled in 2015.

Yesterday, a Craighead County judge ruled the two killers owed the families of their victims a wrongful death settlement of $150 million. This lawsuit has been going on for almost two decades. The families realize they will never receive the settlement, but mostly filed the suit to have depositions from both shooters released to the public in order to try to prevent future school shootings. Neither killer was present at the ruling. Johnson’s depositions can be found here, while Golden’s can be found here. Due to time constraints, I haven’t been able to go through all of the depositions, however, I will be making a future post about them.

Another reason the families filed the lawsuit was to prevent Johnson and Golden, the only mass school shooters who have been released from jail, from making money from their story. While Arkansas does have a Son of Sam law in place, another infamous son of Arkansas, convicted child killer Damien Echols, has shown there are ways around that. Thanks to this lawsuit neither Johnson nor Golden will be able to make a dime from their mass murders and loophole release.

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KAIT
Arkansas Online
Arkansas Times

Sandy Hook truther sentenced for threatening victim’s family

Sandy Hook truther sentenced for threatening victim's family

Lucy Richards

(Story broke 6/7/2017)

57-year-old Lucy Richards of Tampa, Florida, was expected to enter into a plea deal with prosecutors for threatening a man by the name of Lenny Pozner. If that name sounds familiar to you, it’s because Mr. Pozner lost his son Noah at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at the hands of Adam Lanza. He’s also taken up the unenviable task of taking on Sandy Hook truthers, or people who believe Sandy Hook was a hoax perpetrated by the government in order to erode the 2nd Amendment. Because of that, he’s been the target of many attacks by the tin foil hat wearing crowd. Richards was one of those loons who had made threats against Mr. Pozner saying…

…“you gonna die, death is coming to you real soon,” according to federal court documents. The statements were made in January. She also wrote, “Look behind you it’s death,” according to the documents.

That is actually one of the more mild threats that Mr. Pozner has received.

As I was saying, Richards was expected to enter into a plea deal, but the presiding judge threw out the plea agreement and sentenced Richards to 5 months in prison, 5 months under house arrest and three years on probation.

Upon her sentencing, Mr. Pozner said it best…

People like Lucy Richards, who torment victims of violent crime by denying and mocking their pain are a sad reality. Her sadism is evident in her statements and the twisted joy she gets in pouring salt in our wounds and adding to our pain.

“Whatever demons drove her to threaten me, she needs to be held accountable for her crime.”

It will be interesting to see if she continues to cling to her conspiracy laden lunacy once her sentenced is completed.

Frontier Middle School shooter apologizes 21 years later

Frontier Middle School shooter apologizes 21 years later

Barry Loukaitis

(Story broke 4/13/2017)

To be honest, I never heard of the Frontier Middle School shooting until recently. To surmise, back in 1996, 14-year-old Barry Loukaitis shot and killed one of his teachers and two students. One of the students, Manuel Vela, was his intended target. Loukaitis was tried as an adult and was sentenced to two life sentences and an additional 205 years without the possibility of parole. More recently, that sentence was reduced to 189 years.

What makes this story more interesting than some of the others that have happened over the years is that Barry Loukaitis has actually apologized for his actions. While it was a popular belief that Vela bullied him, Loukaitis dispels that notion.

“Manuel Vela’s father told me I’m not fit to tie his son’s shoes,” Loukaitis wrote. “He’s correct. Manuel Vela was a better person than I am, and I know it.”

This comes as a refreshing change as most school shooters who are sentenced to prison are constantly looking to either have their sentences reduced or their convictions thrown out entirely.

Maybe if more people know about this, more kids will recognize their flaws as their own instead of trying to blame everyone else before acting out in violence.

Oikos gunman pleads no contest, gets LWOP x7

Oikos gunman pleads no contest, gets LWOP x7

One Goh

After being declared incompetent, competent, incompetent again, then competent again, then once again incompetent, Oikos University gunman One Goh was recently declared mentally competent to stand trial. This time there was no going back as Goh entered a no contest plea to 7 counts of murder and three counts of attempted to murder. Goh killed seven and injured three when he opened fire on Oikos University in Oakland, California, back in 2012.

I’m surprised that Goh pleaded no contest. No contest means you maintain your innocence while believing the prosecution has enough evidence to convict you. Goh has admitted on several occasions he was sorry for the grief he caused through his violence.

Goh opened fire on the small Christian nursing school after being expelled and not receiving a refund. Goh was never the picture of perfect mental health as he was known to have issues with women, seeing them as inferior, and would often talk about the physical fights he would allegedly get into with people.

While sentencing isn’t scheduled until July 14th, Goh is expected to get seven life sentences without parole according to the terms of the plea deal. If only there was some way those seven life sentences could be served consecutively while somehow magically keeping Goh alive so he can endure the true justice of seven life sentences.

UPDATE 7/17/2017: Not only was Goh officially sentenced to seven life sentences without parole this past Friday, but the judge also sentenced him to an additional 271 years behind bars. Short of the death penalty, this is a just sentence.