Thursday, July 06, 2006

Columbine Killers' Writings Released

rawstory
Jul 6, 5:40 PM (ET)
By ROBERT WELLER



GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Authorities released nearly 1,000 pages of new documents from the Columbine High School massacre Thursday, including step-by-step plans written by the two killers as they gleefully plotted the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.

"Hell on Earth - ahh, my favorite," Dylan Klebold writes in the 1998 yearbook of Eric Harris above a drawing of a gun-wielding headless soldier. "So many people need to die."

The documents released by the Jefferson County sheriff include essays, school work and computer files from Harris and Klebold, the two suicidal killers. The papers also included a journal kept by Harris' father that refers to his son's disciplinary and psychological problems but sheds no light on whether he knew the teen might be capable of the slaughter that left 13 people dead.

A scrawled entry in Klebold's day planner apparently sketches out April 20, 1999, down to the minute, starting with a 6 a.m. meeting, a 10:30 a.m. "set up," an 11:12 a.m. "gear up" and at 11:16 a.m., "HAHAHA."

"Have fun!" Klebold writes in another notebook.

More than 20,000 documents and videos have been released since the attack, and some of the details released Thursday had been previously disclosed. Some documents include blacked-out portions, including song lyrics, names and computer logons. Sheriff Ted Mink also refused to release videotapes made by the gunmen, concerned they would encourage copycat attacks.

But the new material offered chilling details about the killers' activities in the months before the attack. They had "to do" lists, with each purchase of gasoline or a weapon marked off, and they had a hit list with at least 42 entries, all of them blacked out.

On a calendar entry for April 20, the time 11:10 is at the top - an approximate reference to the time the attack began. Elsewhere in the calendar are notations including "get nails" and "get propane, fill my clips" and "finish fuses."

"Once I finally start my killing, keep this in mind, there are probably about 100 people max in the school alone who I don't want to die, the rest MUST (expletive) DIE!" Harris writes in a journal entry from October 1998, six months before the attack.

The pages are filled with profanity, racial slurs and drawings depicting violence or death. Much of the Klebold material is handwritten, with detailed drawings of guns, sketches of what appears to be the Columbine cafeteria and his hopes for "500+" dead.

The material also includes a journal kept by Harris' father, Wayne Harris, with entries addressing threats made by his son against classmate Brooks Brown more than a year before the attack. The Brown family reported the threats in early 1998 and still contends the authorities or the Harrises should have taken action against the boy.

Wayne Harris writes in his journal about "idle threats of physical harm, property damage, overreaction to minor incidents," although the context of the notes is not clear. His attorney did not return a call seeking comment.

"We feel victimized," he writes. "We don't want to be accused every time something happens. Eric is not of fault. Brooks Brown is out to get Eric. Brooks had problems. ... manipulative con artist."

Brooks Brown said Thursday that Eric Harris had "lied about everything to his father and made him believe he was innocent and everyone else was the evil party."

Brooks' father, Randy Brown, said the sheriff's office should release everything, including the videos and audiotapes from the killers.

"There are lessons to be learned," he said. "This information will be hidden forever. They are trading their cover-up for the lives of children in other schools."

Brian Rohrbough, whose son Daniel was among those slain, said he struck by the fact that Wayne Harris had kept a diary tracking his son's problems.

"It tells you this kid was dangerous," Rohrbough said. "The premise that these are families that didn't know what was going on in their homes is completely refuted by this journal. They used all the influence they could muster to keep their kids out of trouble."

The Denver Post sued to force the release of the 936 pages. The Colorado Supreme Court left the decision up to the sheriff's office, and the Harris and Klebold families did not challenge the decision.

4 comments:

~ La Pistola ~ said...

This school was a testbed for govt psyops and mood stabilizing drugs. The authorities were not surprised when Klebold and Harris did exactly what they had been programmed to do. And just like on 9/11, the authorities already had their "solution" in place when the "reaction" occured to the "problem."

We're talking about government authorities here; people who couldn't get food to NO LA flood victims within 2 weeks, but it only takes them a couple hours to get a shitload of psych drugs to the families of murder victims. Interesting.

Have you heard the interviews with Donna Taylor? (Mother of survivor Mark Taylor, now famous for appearing in the Michael Moore movie.) This is stuff that should have been in the investigation.

http://www.erichufschmid.net/Columbine-DonnaTaylor.html

PS - Your blog rocks, keep up the good work. And let me know when you set up a feed. I'll be glad to pimp your shit over at antibig.com.

xxxevilgrinxxx said...

thank you La Pistola. Agreed,this was op, one that's been ongoing. Back to the bad old "manchurian Candidate" days. These guys just never wanted to give up on such a gold mine.
I bookmarked the link for a read later, although I do believe I have read the Donna Taylor interviews elsewhere.
I posted the link to my blogs feed, but I'm still new to that, and it takes me a bit of ruminating and headscratching to sort it out. I listen to instruction well, if that helps, hahahha. If you have an idea for helping me list my site feed, drop me an email
EG:)

~ La Pistola ~ said...

Hey EG --

Have you seen the Columbine game called "Super Columbine Massacre RPG"? It may be a masterpiece of applying game theory to socio-psychological studies, or it may just be some sick-ass shit. I haven't played it yet so I don't know whose version of the story it follows. But here's the link anyway:

About your feed... I guess blogger and blogspot are the same company? I went to blogspot.com and got redirected to blogger.com. So I poked around and found a page on how to set up
syndication.

And THEN I noticed you got the feed link on your site, so I loaded it up here.

I am only getting one news item right now. Intentional? Maybe you only posted one for testing. So far, looks like you're headed in the right direction.

xxxevilgrinxxx said...

I don't play many video games, but the fact that a video game would be made doesn't surprise me in the least. It's no different than those used to train people to depersonalise when it comes to dropping bombs on people or anything else the military has them do.
I also wonder about the date the video was first put out and in what form?
kinda makes you wonder how many kids they're training for urban combat, doesn't it?
as for the feed, yea, blogger is set up for a feed, I just had to do some monkeying around with it, to that I could get the site crawled, and put the little thingie up there. It only reads one page at a time on some feed readers I guess, because I only post one post per page. I've been trying for the entire time I've had this blog, and for a year before it with my old one, to do the multiple shortened posts per page, but it's a nightmare.
I use a reader called SAGE that will pick up not only the current page, but everything on the previous posts as well.
If you want, I can add you to a daily blog email, and then you don't have to look?
I'll wait for an answer before I do tho.
thanks again :)
EG:)