Saturday, May 24, 2014

UCSB, IV on Memorial Day Weekend

Awful morning headlines--will put a round up of the coverage here below updated w/ new links as available.

LAT 7 dead in drive-by shootings near UC Santa Barbara Isla Vista shootings


AP UC Santa Barbara Drive-By Shooting Leaves Several Dead


Newsweek- Reuters

College student Brad Martin told a University of California at Santa Barbara student newspaper that his girlfriend was "absolutely hysterical" after being approached by the gunman with a weapon she initially was not sure was real.

"She said the next second he raised it up to her face ... and she turned around and started running. That's when she heard 'bang, bang, bang' right behind her as she was running," Martin told the Daily Nexus.


USA Today coverage

In the YouTube video, titled “Elliot Rodger’s retribution,” a young man sitting behind the wheel of a car with tinted windows parked in front of palm trees, talks of “loneliness, rejection and unfulfilled desires,” and blames women for throwing themselves at “obnoxious brutes” but rejecting him, “the supreme gentlemen.”

Rodger is a Santa Barbara City College Student and Isla Vista resident, according to Facebook page and a web diary titled “Elliot Rodger’s Official Blog.”

Most of the Facebook posts from the past year on a page bearing his name show photos of the same young man in the video, including a photo of him behind the wheel of a late-model black BMW coupe, and a few sunsets. Many of the blog posts carry a similar theme of loneliness and unrequited desire as the video.


HuffPo has the 6+ min disturbing video here


ABC Local on it

KEYT local- video coverage

Daily Nexus on it

University Diaries on it - with a reference to the potential movie producer/director angle, too.

Awful. Thoughts are w/ the UCSB folks and all those affected by last night - a night when many were just trying to enjoy the beautiful weather, area and long Memorial Day weekend.

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