Columbine parents plead for release o...

Columbine parents plead for release of - basement tapes'

There are 138 comments on the KUSA Denver story from Apr 20, 2007, titled Columbine parents plead for release of - basement tapes'. In it, KUSA Denver reports that:

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.

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“Who likes shots & has 2 thumbs”

Level 1

Since: Jul 07

BOULDER

#114 Jun 22, 2009
REB wrote:
it was JUST CAUSE FOR WUT eric harris and dylan klebold did and @#$% all the kids that where killed HEIL eric and dylan may they rest in peace
They are rotting silly.
from LIttleton

Montesano, WA

#115 Jul 2, 2009
Fullmer wrote:
Ok I am no longer a Colorado resident. Last time i lived there was in 99 when i was 11 years old. I lived 15 minutes away from that school. I for one as a parent now would like to see those tapes so that i for one will be able to see what a kid looks and acts like before he does something that stupid so i could at least try to help him/her out before people get hurt. that is just my opinion you all can fight all you want but like i said there wouldn't be any harm in realising those tapes. Thanks for listening and may god bless you all.
I have lived AWAY from there for much longer (1976), but in high school, it was definitely geared towards 'jocks'. They, in turn, tormented anyone they wanted to.(remember 'the bench' at Bear Creek High?)

I was not surprised by this act. I don't condone it in any way, but still, was really not surprised as details came out.
FiZzBiTe

Mission, KS

#116 Jul 5, 2009
i think they should release the basement tapes... it'd save lives and why would they record it just to be locked away? its all a game of respect, and as said in those tapes, they've taken this shit for years... please, release the basement tapes for them and for the victims... im pretty sure that people should know why they died...
Twas all in good fun til they brought in that gun...
releasethetapes

San Antonio, TX

#117 Aug 28, 2010
they should be released

“It's pronounced DAG-uth.”

Since: Jun 07

Windsor, CO

#118 Aug 29, 2010
TirzhaZ wrote:
I haven't been on topix in a very long time, so this is a very late reply to Dagoth and Psycho Friendly. My life is pretty simple as is. I guess whether or not I'm a bitch is all perception.
I genuinely like hearing another POV. It doesn't mean I'll change mine, but I enjoy debate. This doesn't make me too soft-hearted. It just means I'm using topix for it's intended purpose.
We all make judgements based on what we know of a situation. My knowledge of this situation is different than yours, so my opinion will differ in accordance with that. But feel free to share how you feel :) <---That's just to show off my soft-heartedness!
I like you.
Trench Coat Mafia

Pikeville, KY

#120 Dec 12, 2010
Stacked wrote:
<quoted text>They are rotting silly.
Screw you...I wished the where alive so they would put a bullet between your eyes!!!
White Trash

Fairfield, CT

#121 Dec 13, 2010
Trench Coat Mafia wrote:
<quoted text>Screw you...I wished the where alive so they would put a bullet between your eyes!!!
I'll kick your queer ass punk!
Johnny Rotten

Colorado Springs, CO

#122 Dec 13, 2010
Trench Coat Mafia wrote:
<quoted text>Screw you...I wished the where alive so they would put a bullet between your eyes!!!
Pipe down hillbilly.
Trench Coat Mafia

Pikeville, KY

#123 Dec 13, 2010
White Trash wrote:
<quoted text>I'll kick your queer ass punk!
Sure you will lol.Anybodys tough from a thousand miles away.
White Trash

United States

#125 Dec 14, 2010
Bring it you phaggot puzzyazz!
RESTRIKTID

Holly Springs, NC

#126 Mar 22, 2011
I want to see the basement tapes I'm curious n yes possibly a lil f**ked in the head, but I think seein someone else, would get it out of my system n not make me wanna do it.. Personally I was hopin to find library security cam footage but there was no camera in the library to my knowledge... Yea I'm sick I kno, I wanna see! Facebook.com/restriktidmuzic
Daphne Potter

Arvada, CO

#127 May 5, 2011
What are you smoking? They have not been released.
Randm1 wrote:
I want to add that for everyone that wants these tapes released, in 2006 it was APPROVED to be released then quickly revoked due to all the reasons people are saying "it will cause copycats" blah blah blah. But it DID RELEASE ALL THE TRANSCRIPTS. Isn't that enough for people? After just reading all of them. I'm not sure *my* heart could handle watching it, let alone a person who's child was murdered by these people. Definitely a pickle to decide here.
Vanddo

United States

#129 Jun 19, 2011
r u on crack wrote:
<quoted text>Glory and Beauty? Seems to me like your family needs to put your ass in a straight jacket, and haul you off to the nearest mental institution, and leave you there. You are sick! There is something demented about YOU AND EVERY OTHER SICK MINDED LOSER, PIECE OF TRASH LIKE YOU!!! Thats all we need, those tapes get out, and a damn twisted person like you get them, and watch them over and over, while playing with yourself, and then decide to kill your dog, cat, parents, grandparents, and whoever else you can torture. Thats a frightening thought. Does your family know that you are sick, and need help? Or do you pretend to be sane, while infront of other sane people? Just curious how that works. Since you are so in love with two DEAD DORKS, THAT NEVER KNEW YOU, PROBEBLY WOULDNT HAVE LIKED YOU, YOU MUST BE LIVING A VERY SUCKY LIFE. Let me guess, you look at their pictures a hundred times a day, have folders full of their pathedic pictures you printed off of the internet, and wish to be as just as uncool, immature, and spineless as they were.(before the pansies shot themselves)Congradulations, you are almost there. Skip the murder spree, and just put yourself out of your misery!!
It's people like you that drive them to do what they did, bottom line, they did it because they were tired of how they were treated, and people should look at this and start realizing that high school for you jocks isnt just about givin shit to the nerd. Cuz then this happens, i applaud Eric and Dylan, like someone else said, they stood up against their oppression the way the could. CONGRATS, because telling the authorites never works, anyone whos ever been in that situation knows. R.I.P REB and VoDkA
Angry

Angola, NY

#130 Sep 12, 2011
Justin wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
When will you sleep? When will you stop jumping? When will you stop crying. Simple, When you move on. No ones tellin u to forget but for christ sake stop makeing a martyr out of yourself just because you were present when this happened. Way more violent stuff happenes ever single day and people all over the world are able to let go and move on. Its what your supposed to do. Honor the dead, learn from the event, then move on.

And please dont say i dont know what you went through because ive seen things in Iraq that would make you colombine survivors shit yourselves.
bgky

La Grange, KY

#131 Jan 31, 2012
Vanddo wrote:
<quoted text>
It's people like you that drive them to do what they did, bottom line, they did it because they were tired of how they were treated, and people should look at this and start realizing that high school for you jocks isnt just about givin shit to the nerd. Cuz then this happens, i applaud Eric and Dylan, like someone else said, they stood up against their oppression the way the could. CONGRATS, because telling the authorites never works, anyone whos ever been in that situation knows. R.I.P REB and VoDkA
thats right...thats what u get u god****** bullies!!

RIP YALL
tigs

United States

#132 Feb 1, 2012
Angry wrote:
<quoted text>
When will you sleep? When will you stop jumping? When will you stop crying. Simple, When you move on. No ones tellin u to forget but for christ sake stop makeing a martyr out of yourself just because you were present when this happened. Way more violent stuff happenes ever single day and people all over the world are able to let go and move on. Its what your supposed to do. Honor the dead, learn from the event, then move on.
And please dont say i dont know what you went through because ive seen things in Iraq that would make you colombine survivors shit yourselves.
Your a horses ass. Columbine was about children who were supposed to be safe and protected. Iraq was a war you and you expect death in war not at school. Stop making a martyr out of yourself because you were in Iraq. Your have no right to tell a victim this crap. Doubt you were ever even in Iraq .
chainsaw

Folsom, PA

#133 Feb 2, 2012
tigs wrote:
<quoted text> Your a horses ass. Columbine was about children who were supposed to be safe and protected. Iraq was a war you and you expect death in war not at school. Stop making a martyr out of yourself because you were in Iraq. Your have no right to tell a victim this crap. Doubt you were ever even in Iraq .
columbine was an inside job eric and dylan were the real victims they just finish the war that the students started
Kariann

Middletown, NY

#134 Mar 3, 2012
So you are telling me a videotape where the killers show remorse and guilt and pretty much actually show human emotion is bad. How can this be any worse than the videos of them at shooting ranges, diaries, and bomb tutorials. Those paint them as heartless psychopaths, but parts of the basement tapes do not( Eric crying, apologizing and loving parents) if it is a matter of slurs, and names you could always block the names out like how they blurred all the faces In the others.
My theory is that our media and government runs on fear. They show disturbing videos of them acting insane( not saying they aren't) in order for us to be controlled in fear and fuel their politics. God forbid we actually sympathize with these two boys, as they feel trapped and this is their Only way out.
Kariann

Middletown, NY

#135 Mar 3, 2012
P.s. I don't believe this would influence people to copy anymore than them at a flipping SHOOTING RANGE! Actually I think it would do quite the opposite. They can use it as an educational tool. I for one also am really interested in psychology and human nature, so an opportunity to pick their brains would be really intriguing
Hey

Reston, VA

#136 Mar 20, 2012
I think they should let the families that want to see the tapes se them. Then only law enforcement should use them to educate themselves on what to look for in these cases. If it will help them heal, who are we to stop that?

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