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Repeat after me,

Eric Harris was not a psychopath.

He was an eighteen year old who was lost in his own problems.

Eric Harris was not a psychopath.

He’d been ruthlessly bullied for four years of his life and received zero treatment for it, just expected to get over it and move on,

Eric Harris was never a psychopath, he was angry and hurt. Extremely hurt.

By making victimization the main story line of a struggle in which strikers actually inflicted more deaths than they suffered, historians have treated men, women, and children who demonstrated tremendous capacity for action as having been almost entirely acted upon.

Such interpretations seem to underscore a key premise of [mainstream] 20th century politics: that working people can best achieve equality, fairness, and justice not through collective uprisings from below, but rather through the intervention of the Democratic Party and the Federal Government.

Rather than a massacre, Ludlow was the result of half a century of contentious interactions between workers, capitalists, and nature. This set the stage for ten days of class warfare that brought southern Colorado to the brink of revolution.

—  Thomas Andrews, on why we shouldn’t just remember Ludlow as a massacre, in Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War 
Just Blew My Mind With These Questions 😱

THE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS OF THE COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE (4-20-99, Denver, Colorado, 15 dead, 24 wounded)

–Why did numerous ear-witnesses say at least one attacker was firing a fully-automatic weapon?

–Why did police concentrate on setting up a perimeter at the same time dispatch(via phone) is hearing the sound of gunshots within the school?

–Why did it take police so long to enter the school, and why did it take almost three hours for them to reach the library, the area where the shooters were last seen? Who gave the orders not to go in?

–Why did over 100 eye- and ear- witnesses dispute the official theory of only two shooters? Why did over 40 of those witnesses identify other participants BY NAME?

–If the two shooters committed suicide shortly after noon, as police claim, how come at least 35 witnesses saw or heard suspects/gunshots/explosions after that time?

–Why are there conflicting eyewitness accounts on the place and manner in which at least four of the dead victims were killed? Were victims being moved around? Was the crime scene being rearranged?

–If left-handed Klebold shot himself in the left temple, why was his suicide weapon found clutched in his right hand?

–How did students manage to keep seriously wounded teacher Dave Sanders alive for more than three hours while awaiting rescue, yet he was dead within 20 minutes of the police taking control of him? His corpse was later found with his shirt off. Is that first-aid? Or a sure-fire way of sending someone into shock?

–What was the motive? Why would two teens who were not bullied, did not hate everyone, and were not psychopathic suddenly decide to destroy the lives of a dozen fellow students and themselves just six weeks before graduation?

–Why would Harris and Klebold plan for a suicide mission and at the same time make normal plans for a post 4-20 future? Like seeking help on an English class essay from a teacher a few days before the attack, like making a date to see a movie the day after, like putting in a work schedule for the next week, like going to an out-of-town college with your dad to pick out a dorm room, like making plans to visit your old friends in New York.

–Where is the gun shot residue(GSR) test evidence for Harris and Klebold and the other suspects?

–Why was fingerprint evidence for Harris and Klebold not found on all but two of the hundreds of obects gathered at the scene? Whose fingerprints, if any, were found on the weapons seized?

–Why does the official story claim, without a shred of evidence, that it was Harris and Klebold that set the South Wadsworth diversionary bomb (an incendiary device that exploded a couple of miles away from the school at the same time the shooting started)?

–Why did authorities claim the two shotguns seized had no serial numbers when later documents clearly show they did have serial numbers? Why did they not try to find out who sold Harris and Klebold the Hi-Point 9mm rifle and the pump-action shotgun that were used in the shooting?

–Were the school administrators warned, as rumored? Who was Principle Frank DeAngelis looking for, as reported by one student who saw him running up and down the interior cafeteria stairs right before the shooting broke out?

–Why did a science teacher tell his students that they had been expecting a fire drill? Was a bomb found in a trash can on 4-19, as one source indicated? Were bomb threats phoned into the school on the morning of 4-20, as two others claimed?

–Why didn’t the Final Report conclude that shooters entered Science rooms 1 and 8, when numerous shell casings were taken from these areas?

–Why didn’t the Final Report mention the brief exit of a shooter on the east side, according to many eyewitnesses?

–If the person seen on the roof of the school was a repairman, as police claim, why do witnesses say he was holding a weapon? Were shell casings found there, as some said?

–Who scheduled ‘crisis training’ drills at Columbine High Schol(CHS) in the weeks before and what was the exact nature of this training?

–What was a Denver police officer and a JeffCo sheriff doing at CHS that morning before the shooting started?

–What does reputed video evidence from the library and admin office areas show? Why does local media refuse to release on-scene video footage from the first half-hour of the incident?

–What happened to all the evidence taken from the computers of the trenchcoat mafia gang?

–Where are dozens of missing interviews of students, especially those in the science hall? Why are there still thousands of pages of investgatory materials that have never been made public, including hundreds of reports of non-Columbine witnesses and tipsters?

–Why has the school district’s own report on the shooting, which included the extensive disciplinary records of the trenchcoat mafia associates, not been made public?

–Did investigators even try to interview Harris’ psychologist, the man perhaps best positioned to know his mental state at the time?

–Why did investigators show a remarkable lack of curiousity about connections with numerous similar school violence-related incidents occuring around the same time in the metro-Denver area and around the country?

–Why did LAPD and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office personnel travel to the scene afterwards? What was the subject of a 10-minute phone call made by the NYPD to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on 4-20?

–Who invited the FBI and the ATF to the scene?

–Why was the US Attorney’s Office (federal) consulted on 'prosecutive decisions’ for this local crime?

–Why was all but one of the seven 'investigatory’ teams headed or co-headed by an FBI man? (the one exception was a team headed by a CBI(Colorado Bureau of Investigation) man, who was himself 'ex’-FBI) Was the entire crime scene 'federalized’ soon after the shooting started, under powers granted by the 'Anti-terrorism Act’ (“for the protection of the people and the state”) signed by President Clinton exactly three years before- on April 20, 1996?

–Why did FBI special agent Dwayne Fusilier not recuse himself from the investigation, as his son helped make a Columbine school video two years before that eerily mimicked the shooting?

–What were two high-ranking military figures (a colonel and a general) in cami uniforms doing at the scene? Why was a memorial service at a public park afterwards ringed by military trucks? Who authorized a flyover by military jets and why?

–Why did the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) hold a four-day disaster training course 18 months before, “designed specially to adress the needs of Jefferson County,” for future Sheriff John Stone and other county representatives?

–Is it just coincidence that the episode of CBS’ television show “The Promised Land” that was scheduled to air that week featured a kid firing a gun in front of a Denver high school? Or that the plot of the WB’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” for that week was a student gunman and a plot to kill every one at school? Or that MTV aired a Justice Department-produced program called “Warning Signs” about violence and its effect on young people on 4-22-99 (date was scheduled before Columbine)? Or that, before 4-20-99, the History Channel had scheduled to show a program called “Slaughter at Schools” (hosted by Mike Wallace) for May 10?

–When ABC’s “20/20” news program decided to do a show about a disturbing new educational phenomenom called 'Death Education,’ back in the early '90s, why did they choose Columbine High as the featured school?

Coal workers in Colorado arm themselves as the strike turns bloody, eventually culminating into the Colorado Coal/Labor Wars, in which many armed striking workers retaliated and defended themselves & their families from violent scabs, corporate gun-thugs and even the Colorado National Guard, while also seizing mines and destroying company property in retribution for the massacre at Ludlow. 1914.

From Susan Klebold’s book;

“The summer between Dylan’s sophomore and junior years was low-key. There was, however, one disturbing incident, and it involved Eric Harris.

Dylan hadn’t played soccer since kindergarten, but he decided to join the team Eric played for that summer, and they gave him a shot although he had no experience and few skills. We were pleased to hear he was joining the team, as soccer wouldn’t strain the arm he’d injured pitching. Plus, we admired his willingness to try a sport he hadn’t played in years.

Dylan wasn’t a great athlete—he was strong, but lacked agility and the coordination to manage his long, gangly limbs. He did not play soccer particularly well, but he attended practice faithfully. When the team made the playoffs, Tom and I came out to watch. Dylan played poorly, and the team lost.

Still sweaty, Eric and Dylan came over to where we were standing with the Harrises. Before we could congratulate them on a good effort, Eric began to scream. Spittle flying from his mouth, he lashed out at Dylan, ranting about his poor performance. Chattering parents and boys from both teams fell silent and stared.

Eric’s parents flanked him and guided him off the field as Tom, Dylan, and I drifted slowly, in stunned humiliation, toward our own car. I couldn’t hear what the Harrises were saying to Eric, but they appeared to be trying to settle him down. Dylan walked between Tom and me, silent and impassive.

I was shocked by the sudden inappropriateness of the display, and by the extremity of Eric’s rage. Dylan’s utter lack of affect alarmed me too; he had to be wounded, though he revealed nothing. My heart ached for him. I wanted to hug him, but he was fifteen years old and surrounded by his team. I couldn’t embarrass him further.

As soon as we got inside the car, though, I said, “Man! What a jerk! I can’t believe Eric!” As Tom started the car, Dylan stared out the window with a blank expression on his face. His calm in the face of Eric’s freak-out seemed unnatural, and I hoped he’d allow himself to acknowledge anger or humiliation as we drove away, but he did not.

I pressed him, wishing he’d blow off steam. “Didn’t it hurt your feelings, to have him act like that? I’d be incredibly upset if a friend treated me that way.” Dylan was still looking out the window, and his expression didn’t change when he answered me: “Nah. That’s just Eric.”

Tom, I could tell, was fuming. Dylan, on the other hand, appeared detached, as if he’d already shrugged it off. How fragile must Eric’s ego be, to be that upset about losing a dumb soccer game? I was more embarrassed for him than I was for Dylan; the tantrum had made Eric seem like a much younger child.”

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The Colt Browning Model 1895 Machine Gun — The Potato Digger

An invention of John Browning, the Model 1895 was the first true machine gun design employed by the US military.  Unlike other designs which required a hand crank, the Model 1895 was a gas operated design (the first in history) which automatically cycled the action when the trigger was pulled. When fired, the gas from its discharge forced a hinged lever backwards, which operated the action.  The lever was very conspicuous, swinging back and forth as the machine gun fired.  The gun was often mounted on a tripod, but if placed in too low of a position the lever could dig into the ground as it fired.  As a result, the M1895 was given the nickname “potato digger”.

Taking influence from the Maxim machine gun design, the M1895 was belt fed, unlike earlier designs which used a hopper.  Its firing was set at 450 rounds per minute, rather slow, but the M1895 could fire much faster.  All that inhibited it was overheating.  Originally the M1895 was chambered for 6mm Lee Navy, but then was chambered for other US military rounds such as .30-40 Krag, .30-03, and .30-06.  Many of these machine guns were also produced for export to other nations such as the UK, Russia, Italy, Spain, and Latin American countries.  As as result many were manufactured in 7x57 Mauser, .303 British, 7.62x54R, and 6.5 Carcano.

The M1895 saw used by American military forces during the Boxer Rebellion, Spanish American War, the Philippine American Wars, and World War I.  They were also noted for being extensively used by the Boers during the Boer Wars, by Mexico during the Mexican Revolution,  and the Russian Empire during World War I.  They were also notorious for being used by strike breakers during the infamous Ludlow Massacre.  In 1914 at Ludlow, Colorado 1,200 coal miners from the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company were on strike, and had set up camps with their families. Agents of the company stormed the camp with cars mounted with M1895 machine guns, killing 25.  

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So my little sister and I came to Littleton, Colorado in remembrance of everyone from the Columbine Massacre 16 years ago. We saw in the school, the place Eric & Dylan use to work at (Blackjack Pizza) but is now something different, bought their favorite pizza from Blackjack, went to the Columbine Memorial in the park as well as put flowers at the gate of Dylan’s parents’ house.

The Chuck E Cheese Massacre

Colorado, 1993:

What comes to mind when you think of Chuck E Cheese? Some of us probably recall our childhoods. Others may cringe at the thought of everything being spilled-soda sticky and covered in germs.

Either way, you are not likely to think “cold blooded murders” when you think of the pizza restaurant chain.

But one evening in 1993, death came to Chuck E Cheese. Nathan Dunlap (19), an ex-employee with a grudge, had a meal at the restaurant before playing a few games and then hiding himself away in a bathroom to wait until closing time.

When he emerged, he systematically fired his weapon at 5 employees present. Moreover, they were all head shots. The 19 year old girl cleaning the salad bar was shot in the ear. The 50 year old manager, after unlocking the store’s safe, was shot first in one ear, and then in the other once Dunlap realized she wasn’t dead. The 17 year old girl who begged on her knees for her life took a shot to the top of her skull. Another 19 year old was shot through the eye. The only survivor, a 20-year old dishwasher, was shot in the jaw but played dead until he could run for help.

Dunlap fled with the cash he had grabbed from the safe, but was caught soon after due to being identified as the shooter. 

He showed no remorse and it emerged during the trial that he had told others that he planned to rob the store and shoot people to get even for having been fired. He also made outbursts during the trial.

He was found guilty and sentenced to death. He received a stay of execution, controversially, from Colorado’s governor that will last while that governor is still in office.

(First photo from Daily Mail, second photo from Colorado Peak Politics)

Little Robe, Cheyenne Chief

Photographer: William Henry Jackson
Date: 1878?
From the William Blackmore collection, Negative Number 058636

Little Robe survived the massacre at Sand Creek, Colorado, on November 29, 1864, where he lost most of his family. Despite (or because of) the violence he witnessed during the American Indian Wars, Little Robe became an advocate for peace, leading treaty negotiations and diplomatic delegations until his death in 1886.

American Horror Story Fact #2

The Westfield High School Massacre, where Tate Langdon murdered fifteen of his fellow students with a shotgun, was inspired by the real-life Columbine High School Massacre that occurred in Colorado. The massacre took place between 11:19 and 12:08, and in the 1994 flashback, we seen Tate handling a shotgun at 11:30.

Also, during the Columbine Shooting, Cassie Bernall was asked  if she believed in God by one of the killers. When she answered yes, she was shot, similar to Tate’s victim, Stephanie Boggs. Bernall was hiding under the library table when shot, similar to one of Tate’s other victims, Chloe Stapleton.

Tate also mentioned that he enjoys Kurt Cobain’s music, and he executed the Westfield High Massacre on the day of Kurt Cobain’s suicide.

anonymous asked:

If you'd watch the entire 6 minute video, you'd see that the kid was literally going up to people and sticking the pellet gun in their face. How were the cops supposed to think otherwise when he reached down into his waistband? Get ALL the facts.

I love the balls on anons. You’re so passionate and so righteous yet scared to show your face. It’s the biggest crock of yellow ball shit I’ve ever seen in my life. Children, I swear. 

Anyways, I’ll humor you. I’ll give you all the facts.

Ohio is an open carry state. ONE. 

Two, here are examples of people being apprehended (AS IN STILL BEING ALIVE you incomprehensible ass) by the cops after waving a gun around. 

Gun nuts’ special privileges: How police treated a dangerous “open carry” zealot

James Eagan Holmes Arrested For Massacre At Aurora, Colorado Batman Movie

The Secret Service Arrests Man With Rifle and Ammunition Outside the White House

Cop-Killer Arraigned After Arrest Ends Extensive Manhunt

Suspect in Pottstown shootings apprehended by CMERT

See all these articles, dipshit? This is how you arrest someone with a gun. Waving it around at people you say? James Eagan Holmes KILLED a theater full of people. Arrested. Eric Frein killed one police officer and wounded another. ARRESTED. HE KILLED A POLICE OFFICER and they had enough…I don’t know, respect for him, to arrest him. 

A 12 year old boy waves a toy gun around and he is dead. And you decided on November 26th 2014 to come in my inbox to talk about that shit.

Don’t you ever in your life again come here defending the murder of a child. Fuck you. Fuck you and dead rotting corpse of a body your sorry ass soul resides in.