jacob tyler roberts

So today I went to two prayer services for the Sandy Hook and Clackamas Town Center shootings.

I learned a lot today, mainly about forgiveness. If you look at the above picture (sorry my phone has really bad quality), you might notice the roses. The twenty white roses represent the lives of the children lost at Sandy Hook while the eight red ones represent the teachers and lives lost at both Clackamas and the elementary school. But you may also notice two other pink roses.

They were for the shooters.

Yes, in my very own catholic school, we had a dedication to the shooters. And that struck my heart in a very strange way. I had been mad at both of these men, Adam Lanza and Jacob Tyler Roberts, for what they did. It may sound hypocritical, because I am apart of the Columbine and James Holmes community, but I couldn’t come up with the strength to forgive them. But today I did.

When they mentioned the roses for the two shooters, I immediately thought back to Columbine with the two crosses for Eric and Dylan, and how much outrage that sparked. Of course this was on a much smaller scale, but why is it acceptable to acknowledge the shooters now than it was back then? 

Today I realized that we all go through our own personal struggles. Whether it is anger at society that rejected them, mental illness, or just the urge to cause destruction, it is out of our hands. I know a lot of you don’t believe in God, but I do, and I believe although God didn’t want these poor people to perish, it was out of his hands as well. We are all given free will, and it is our responsibility what we do with that. We can’t stop others from committing these horrible acts, but we can forgive. And although I am not in the place to forgive these men, I do. 

And that was “Maya’s Super Religious Forgiveness Post of the Day”

Eric Harris age 18 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 17 (Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.

Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather’s girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.

Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.

Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.

Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.

Mathew Miller, age 13, hung himself in his bedroom closet after taking Zoloft for 6 days.

Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.

Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others.

A boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 had a Zoloft-induced seizure that caused an armed stand off at his school.

Michael Carneal (Ritalin), age 14, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded..

A young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another.

Andrew Golden, age 11, (Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin) shot 15 people, killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others.

TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his class mates.

Rod Mathews, age 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.

James Wilson, age 19, (various psychiatric drugs) from Breenwood, South Carolina, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school killing two young girls, and wounding seven other children and two teachers.

Elizabeth Bush, age 13, (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania

Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) – school shooting in El Cajon, California

Jarred Viktor, age 15, (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.

Chris Shanahan, age 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.

Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work using a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.

Neal Furrow (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have been court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications.

Kevin Rider, age 14, was withdrawing from Prozac when he died from a gunshot wound to his head. Initially it was ruled a suicide, but two years later, the investigation into his death was opened as a possible homicide. The prime suspect, also age 14, had been taking Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants.

Alex Kim, age 13, hung himself shortly after his Lexapro prescription had been doubled.

Diane Routhier was prescribed Welbutrin for gallstone problems. Six days later, after suffering many adverse effects of the drug, she shot herself.

Billy Willkomm, an accomplished wrestler and a University of Florida student, was prescribed Prozac at the age of 17. His family found him dead of suicide – hanging from a tall ladder at the family’s Gulf Shore Boulevard home in July 2002.

Kara Jaye Anne Fuller-Otter, age 12, was on Paxil when she hung herself from a hook in her closet. Kara’s parents said “…. the damn doctor wouldn’t take her off it and I asked him to when we went in on the second visit. I told him I thought she was having some sort of reaction to Paxil…”)

Gareth Christian, Vancouver, age 18, was on Paxil when he committed suicide in 2002,
(Gareth’s father could not accept his son’s death and killed himself.)

Julie Woodward, age 17, was on Zoloft when she hung herself in her family’s detached garage.

Matthew Miller was 13 when he saw a psychiatrist because he was having difficulty at school. The psychiatrist gave him samples of Zoloft. Seven days later his mother found him dead, hanging by a belt from a laundry hook in his closet.

Kurt Danysh, age 18, and on Prozac, killed his father with a shotgun. He is now behind prison bars, and writes letters, trying to warn the world that SSRI drugs can kill.

Woody ____, age 37, committed suicide while in his 5th week of taking Zoloft. Shortly before his death his physician suggested doubling the dose of the drug. He had seen his physician only for insomnia. He had never been depressed, nor did he have any history of any mental illness symptoms.

A boy from Houston, age 10, shot and killed his father after his Prozac dosage was increased.

Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and killed a fellow middle school student. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.”

Matti Saari, a 22-year-old culinary student, shot and killed 9 students and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine.

Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, shot and killed five people and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amounts of Xanax in his system.

Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen, age 18, had been taking antidepressants before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High School – then he committed suicide.
Asa Coon from Cleveland, age 14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon was on Trazodone.

Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired a shotgun at a teacher in his
New York high school.

Missing from list… 3 of 4 known to have taken these same meds….

What drugs was Jared Lee Loughner on, age 21…… killed 6 people and injuring 14 others in Tuscon, Az

What drugs was James Eagan Holmes on, age 24….. killed 12 people and injuring 59 others in Aurora Colorado

What drugs was Jacob Tyler Roberts on, age 22, killed 2 injured 1, Clackamas Or

What drugs was Adam Peter Lanza on, age 20, Killed 26 and wounded 2 in Newtown Ct
Roberts is the only one that I haven’t heard about being on drugs of some kind. “

—  This is the last post John Noveske made on his Facebook page before he was killed
Characters From "In Dubious Battle" (Based on the Script)

Lisa’s scenes from “In Dubious Battle” based on the script:



Frank The Foreman - The orchard’s head foreman. Works for Bolton. Played by Scott Haze.

Bolton (Chris Bolton) - A rich businessman. Owns most of the farmland in that area. Played by Robert Duvall.

London - The apple-pickers leader and their chairman. Played by Vincent D’Onofrio.

Jim Nolan - An inexperienced radical. Goes out on his first mission. Played by Nat Wolff.

Joy - An old radical who get beaten often by the cops. Works with Mac and Edie. Played by Ed Harris.

Mac (McLeod) - An experienced radical and the leader of the strike. Jim’s guide. Played by James Franco.

Ray Nolan - Jim’s father. Was killed from a cop’s riot gun. Played by Jeremy Conner.

Edie (Edith Malone) - A radical middle-aged woman. Friend of Mac. Helps him organize the strike. Played by Ahna O’Reilly.

Dan - An old apple-picker. Falls from a ladder while picking apples. Played by John Savage.

Vera - London’s daughter. Fiery and stubborn. Played by Analeigh Tipton. 

Lisa - London’s sister in law. Tommy’s spouse. Pregnant at the beginning and gives birth later on. Played by Selena Gomez.

Al (Alfred) Anderson - A proprietor of a diner. Helps the radicals in their strike. Played by Tyler Labine (not confirmed) .

Billy - A young apple-picker. Got killed by Bolton’s foremen. Played by ???

Ethel - Old woman, assists in the early stages of Lisa’a labor.

Tommy - Lisa’a husband. Ran off when he found out he’d “knocked her up”.

Vinnie (Vince) - A sullen young apple-picker. He’s a rebel and a troublemaker. Played by Josh Hutcherson.

Mr. Anderson - Al’s father. He owns a farm and allows the strikers to stay in it during their strike. Played by Sam Shepard.

Doc Burton - The strikers’ doctor. Helps the radicals. Played by Tim Blake Nelson (not confirmed).

Cole - Vinnie’s friend and his follower. Played by ???

Burke - A sour man and a apple picker. Played by Alex Morf.

Connor - A mole sent up by Bolton to make trouble at the camp. Played by Zach Braff.

Paul - A young man. Follower of Vinnie. Played by Jacob Loeb.

Eddie - A younger foreman, Frank’s second-in-command. Played by Keegan Allen.

Alice - Bolton’s daughter and his heir. She stands out, gorgeous, and seemingly innocent. Played by Ashley Greene.

Sheriff - The sheriff of the town. Played by Bryan Cranston.

Head Tramp - Hitching a ride on the train-car from the city to the fields. Played by Danny McBride.

Simmons - a gregarious apple picker, a slacker. Played by David Sullivan.

Mr. Thompson - A customer at Al’s diner, local man. Bolton’s friend. Got burned in a fire. Played by Vince Jolivette.

Mrs. Thompson - Mr. Thompson’s wife. Played by Kimberly Crandall.

May - Dan’s daughter. A nurse in the hospital tent. Played by ???

Police have identified Jacob Tyler Roberts as the gunman who fatally shot two people at a crowded Oregon mall Tuesday before killing himself minutes later.

There is no known connection between Roberts, 22, and the Clackamas Town Center, police said Wednesday. Authorities have yet to identify a motive for the shooting and said they are still piecing together the suspect’s actions leading up to it.

“At this time we do not understand the motive of this attack except to say there is no apparent relationship between the suspect and his victims,” Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts said at a press conference.

According to the sheriff, investigators have executed a search of the suspect’s home at 7324 South East 84th Ave. in Portland and his 1996 VW Jetta that was found in the mall parking lot.

Police said they are not ready to release what, if anything, they found during either search.

At least part of the deadly encounter that rattled shoppers was captured on video surveillance inside the mall.

The gunman announced, “I am the shooter,” and then opened fire on unsuspecting Christmas shoppers, witnesses at the Clackamas Town Center, which is just outside Portland, told police after the shooting.