Columbine parents plead for release of - basement tapes'

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Brian Rohrbough says there is almost "no downside" to releasing the so-called basement tapes made by the two teenagers who killed his son at Columbine High School. Full Story
Justin

Denver, CO

#22 Apr 25, 2007
Brad wrote:
How bout the closed files about Stone and his SWAT team letting a teacher sit for 3 hours bleeding to death. The Governor found the law enforcement basically pathetic in his report. Rohrbough knows a crack L.A.P.D. S.W.A.T. unit would have roared in. Stone and his inept doofus team were like a Chinese fire drill. All these wacks were picked on...and they went revenge. I've seen fat kids take a baseball bat to jocks and basically pound them into a bloody pulp after teasing.
Hindsight is 20/20 genious. I was a student at Columbine when this all happened, you don't have a clue. Nobody knew a thing then and there were reports of multiple gunners and they thought there were bombs set to go off. A dead cop is no good to anyone! The law enforcement followed procedure, what they are TRAINED to do. I doubt seriously that you have clue one as to what that training entails. And what so many people don't understand is that a good number of these police officers had kids of their own in that building!
Justin

Denver, CO

#23 Apr 25, 2007
LCH Arvada wrote:
How odd - the nation rants against NBC for releasing Cho's manifesto and this is a plea for exactly that. Two sides to every coin, obviously.
These tapes are two different things. The Columbine tapes were made over a time line of a year. They are a lot more detailed than the rantings of a crazy man. If a majority of the Columbine parents feel that these tapes, that most of them have seen, should be released then I trust their judgement and feel that people should be given an opportunity to see them. Perhaps recognize something in one of them that could save lives. Let's face it, copy cat situations are going to happen no matter what. Perhaps these tapes can be used as a tool to stop the madness.
Justin

Denver, CO

#24 Apr 25, 2007
when wrote:
When are you people going to let those poor children rest in peace and QUIT bring up this tragic event?
Everytime something happens in the news you people bring this up. NOT to be mean but enough is enough let them rest.
When am I going to be able to sleep through a whole night? When am I going to not jump everytime I hear a loud noise? When am I going to stop being depressed and crying over my lost friend? When am I ever going to feel 100% safe again?

Never.

"Not to be mean"? Are you joking? Do you even have clue one as to how those of us who went through this feel?

A good number of us who lived through this live our lives now for those we lost. We are out in the community doing all we can to make a difference, to make a positive change. And no, sorry, we will never forget and just let it rest in peace.
hitler0_o

Elmendorf, TX

#25 May 1, 2007
i tink that the goverment shouldn't hold information back from the people, but as well the people need to know the truth of the boys that did the shootings. i knew them i knew him for a short amount of time then i was never to hear him again. i was nothing more then a liar and i want to come to the front of the world and say i knew it before it happend. i thought that it was a lie from the start when Eric and Dylan would talk about shooting the school i thought nothing of it qall i thought was that they were playing around with the people that they knew at school... i wanted have friendsand they were the ONLY people that i could talk to. i know that people think that Eric and Dylan are murderers i think of them as the people that turn the world upsidedown i will like to go on and send my prayers and wishes tothe family that lost the kids and the brave teacher but i can't think of the Eric and Dylan as people that want noting more then friend and were alone if someone there raised a hand and talko them maybe people wouldn't have gotten killed
Fed up

Denver, CO

#27 May 2, 2007
First off, all the family members of the deceased and injured were given the opportunity to see the video tapes. Brian was there. Rich was there. Even Randy was there and he didnít have a dead or injured child.(But he is the great and might Randy Brown) So Brain knows whatís on the tapes and yet he misrepresents them to the public. But, thatís what Brian does. Misrepresent! Blame, blame, blame on everyone except Harris and Klebold.

Brian told the national media that he agreed with the Cho video being released. Well, thank you Brian for being the smartest guy in the world. Did you even consider how it would affect the family of the Virginia Tech victims? Of course not.

The Cho video shows a person that no one who knew him recognized. Cho didnít show the killer side of him to his friends and family. So what did the video teach us? NOTHING! The Harris and Klebold tapes are exactly the same. Harris and Klebold did not show that side of themselves to the people who knew them.

People want the videos released because they are curious. Brian, Rich and Randy want them released so they can continue the blame game and continue with their 15 minutes of fame.

I agree with ďCommon SenseĒ that maybe Brian could take a lesson from Emilyís family. He could also take a lesson from the other Columbine families who support Sheriff Minkís decision not to release the tape.
Fed up

Denver, CO

#28 May 2, 2007
Justin wrote:
<quoted text>
These tapes are two different things. The Columbine tapes were made over a time line of a year. They are a lot more detailed than the rantings of a crazy man. If a majority of the Columbine parents feel that these tapes, that most of them have seen, should be released then I trust their judgement and feel that people should be given an opportunity to see them. Perhaps recognize something in one of them that could save lives. Let's face it, copy cat situations are going to happen no matter what. Perhaps these tapes can be used as a tool to stop the madness.
The tapes were made in March and April 1999. Not over a year.
Sarah

United States

#29 May 9, 2007
Have you seen all the dedication/tribute videos there are to Eric and Dylan on youtube and myspace? There's one on youtube.com titled "Eric Harris is God". They have a strong following. The more kids see and learn about Eric and Dylan the more they want to be like them. Releasing these documents only feeds these people obsessions with them. Look at some of the comments on youtube, there are kids who literally worship Eric and Dylan, and if they saw these basement tapes they would take their obsession to the next level. There is a blogring on xanga called "Columbine cult following" go to it and read the description. It is exteremely disturbing. I strongly recommend you keep these tapes concealed because it will encourage some kids to do school shootings.
dylan

Baltimore, MD

#30 May 9, 2007
s..k my as/hole
dylan

Baltimore, MD

#31 May 9, 2007
s..k my as..ole
dylan

Baltimore, MD

#32 May 9, 2007
s... my a....le
Bman

Yelm, WA

#33 May 12, 2007
Of course you link abortion to this. I suppose if we had banned abortion all of this would have never happened. Nice try at pushing your political views and using this to enhance them. Perhaps the easy availability of guns had something to do with it? Bans the guns, not abortions. Right wing christian wackos!
randy

Parker, CO

#34 May 18, 2007
You brainwashed little fool.
Randy
Justin wrote:
<quoted text>
Hindsight is 20/20 genious. I was a student at Columbine when this all happened, you don't have a clue. Nobody knew a thing then and there were reports of multiple gunners and they thought there were bombs set to go off. A dead cop is no good to anyone! The law enforcement followed procedure, what they are TRAINED to do. I doubt seriously that you have clue one as to what that training entails. And what so many people don't understand is that a good number of these police officers had kids of their own in that building!
randy

Parker, CO

#35 May 18, 2007
You have followed the local lies. Now imagine how you would feel if that was your child in the school, bleeding to death on the floor of the library, or hiding in a closet for 4 hours. Wake up: You don't want to admit what happened. Cowards failed us that day. It is that simple. Courage would not have let this happen.
Randy
Fed up

Denver, CO

#36 May 19, 2007
And where was your kid Randy?
Mike Sincere

AOL

#37 May 28, 2007
The volumes of documents and evidence made available for public perusal is unprecidented. The available material is more than enough. God bless everyone affected and effected, but it's time to move on.
Brad the hero

Denver, CO

#38 May 28, 2007
Brad wrote:
How bout the closed files about Stone and his SWAT team letting a teacher sit for 3 hours bleeding to death. The Governor found the law enforcement basically pathetic in his report. Rohrbough knows a crack L.A.P.D. S.W.A.T. unit would have roared in. Stone and his inept doofus team were like a Chinese fire drill. All these wacks were picked on...and they went revenge. I've seen fat kids take a baseball bat to jocks and basically pound them into a bloody pulp after teasing.
Brad are you a hero you think you could save someone.I hope you never are in an occupation where someones life depends on you.You would probably charge into the situation without thinking and frick everything up. Don't go monday morning quarter backing when you don'thave the know.
joel

Atlanta, GA

#39 Mar 2, 2008
what police officers are trained to do is to kill other people. I saw this guy in a hall way thats the only time I really ever saw the guy. His name was lucas glenn he graduated from tigard highschool in tigard oregon. And yet I feel guilty for him being shot from a police officer when he was stable. so to heck with police procedure. lets talk about rational. please contact me by my e-mail address. I have important news for justin. this is not spam it is information on the columbine junk.joel50000@gmail.com.
Justin wrote:
<quoted text>
Hindsight is 20/20 genious. I was a student at Columbine when this all happened, you don't have a clue. Nobody knew a thing then and there were reports of multiple gunners and they thought there were bombs set to go off. A dead cop is no good to anyone! The law enforcement followed procedure, what they are TRAINED to do. I doubt seriously that you have clue one as to what that training entails. And what so many people don't understand is that a good number of these police officers had kids of their own in that building!
i pilot

Skokie, IL

#41 May 31, 2008
Sarah wrote:
Have you seen all the dedication/tribute videos there are to Eric and Dylan on ......have a strong following. The more kids see and learn about Eric and Dylan the more they want to be like them. Releasing these documents only feeds these people obsessions with them. Look at some of the comments on youtube, there are kids who literally worship Eric and Dylan, and if they saw these basement tapes they would take their obsession to the next level. There is a blog....It is exteremely disturbing. I strongly recommend you keep these tapes concealed because it will encourage some kids to do school shootings.
I agree with Sarah 100%, as indicated by the reposting of this thread for example.

The corresponding story to this thread is more than a year old.
i pilot

Skokie, IL

#43 May 31, 2008
you are as soft as puppy dung if you think that constitutes "bitching."

lol
Reinhard Heydrich

Aurora, CO

#45 Jun 3, 2008
Wasn't it not so long ago they DIDN'T want this stuff released?

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