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At last! I’ve located the 60 Minutes interview featuring that Nate Dykeman interview.  Among other goodies; :)

  1:12 sharper senior photos of Eric posed by the bench
30:04 - Brooks Brown, Randy and Judy Brown interviews
35:51 - two more clearer Eric senior photo
34:02 - Nate Dykeman interview (yes that one!)
34:44 - Devon Adams interview - reported Eric to the school; clearly no love.

I found this 60 minutes to be pretty interesting thorough show.  They really pursue and demonstrate to us how unquestionably poor Jeffco police/SWAT handled Columbine. Lives were lost due to their lack of action.  They justify it as following the protocol they had in place which is basically a passive ‘wait and see’ response but no adequate excuses can be given to justify the lives that were lost because of their lack of flexibility in an emergency situation. Their fuck up cost their own children’s lives. Some of those cops had children in that school too!  The poor parents, two years in and filled with grief, still do not understand how police could’ve stayed outside waiting hours to get the green light to go into the school and do their job.  Even then, the cops went in on the far/east side of the school (where none of the action occurred) and slowly combed through. Such a waste of time and resources.  Today, Eric and Dylan would not at all have had the upper hand they were given by the authorities back in ‘99.  It’s amazing when you think of E and D walking around lazily in the cafeteria trying to get the bombs to explode when they could clearly see the cops surrounding the school from the cafeteria windows.  They must have continually wondered why in the back of their minds that no confrontation was happening. They were ruling the roost for far longer than any school shooter today would be allowed to.

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For anyone asking why, Randy Brown sums it up best:

“Once you hate the bullies and no ones does anything to defend you, you hate the people in the class that don’t say anything, you hate the teacher that doesn’t say anything, you hate the counselors that allow it to happen. They, in essence, end up hating the school. Not just the bullies, they hate the school, and they want to kill the school.”

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In this clip there is a “new”, of sorts, video clip from the theater on the Brown’s computer monitor filmed at a distance for this doc.  Zack (or whoever this may be) is making a exaggerated, over-the-top “yessir!” nod to Dylan.  The two are likely goofing off while going over the lights/sound aspects of the play.  The Browns dialog that Dylan is laughing and joking around with the crew and it’s so incongruous because he was secretly planning to kill many classmates which would probably include some of his own theater crew that he enjoyed hanging around with. 

In the backdrop is an unknown girl actress in an old fashion dress costume walking forward behind Dylan. She has a gown with puffed sleeves and her hair is made up period style. This is likely the Frankenstein play (placing this around Nov/Dec ‘98) since Brooks had a big hand directing the play and also acted as a very central character as Frankenstein’s monster and it would make sense why his parents were filming this so concertedly. 

As Dylan walks off the stage, the very last person on the end stairs is probably Brooks.  You can see Randy Brown filming at the very edge.

This is the reason Dylan appears extremely tall next to everyone else!  When I attended a conference at Columbine last summer, I noticed this platform in the orchestra pit. It confirmed my suspicions that Dylan was standing on this while the crew was milling about him making him appear a good foot taller than everyone.

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THE INACCURACIES OF “ZERO HOUR: COLUMBINE KILLERS”

1. The actors do not look like Eric and Dylan. The boy who interprets Dylan looks like a surfer dude, and the boy who interprets Eric looks like a model rather than a clean-cut, military looking guy.

2. The school (John Polanyi Collegiate Institute) does not look very much like Columbine High School. The hallways, the surrounding houses and buildings, and the landscape are not similar to those of Columbine High School. Perhaps I am just being picky, but it is not that difficult to find a school in the U.S. and Canada that looks like Columbine High School.

3. In the documentary, they claim that Eric arrived at Columbine High School at 11:08. Eric and Dylan arrived at Columbine High School in separate vehicles at 11:10.

4. Theshootings of Daniel Rohrbough, Sean Graves, and Lance Kirklin were not properly staged. In the documentary, the three boys are exiting the school’s main entrance when they encounter Eric and Dylan and are subsequently shot. However, what really occurred was that Daniel, Sean, and Lance saw others being shot at (the three believing that it formed part of a senior prank) and ran towards Eric and Dylan. They were shot while ascending the stairs upon which Eric and Dylan were standing.

5. The guns used for the documentary are not similar to the ones that Eric and Dylan used. It seems as though the guns used for the documentary are quite sophisticated, while the ones that the real Eric and Dylan used were really crappy (although that is comprehensible given the fact that they were teenager with a part-time job and could not afford better ones). In addition, there is another mistake made with one of the guns. The guns that Eric and Dylan used for 4/20 were shotguns and semi-automatic guns. In the documentary, if you listen closely you will notice that either Eric or Dylan is shooting an automatic gun. I know this because there is usually a small pause between shot and shot with semi-automatic guns because one must pull the trigger every time one wishes to shoot. With automatic guns, on the contrary, one may pull the trigger and maintain that position and bullets will keep shooting, which is why a pause between shot and shot is practically non-existent.

6. In the documentary, it is not clear who killed teacher Dave Sanders, but it seems as though Dylan’s shot was the fatal shot. Although one of the bullets from Dylan’s gun hit Dave Sanders, it was Eric’s shot that caused Dave Sanders to die (as we all know).

7. Approximately 7 minutes into the documentary, you can hear a boy with a British accent in the library. It is true that there was a boy original from Great Britain in the library when the massacre occurred, but I doubt that the producers of ZERO HOUR knew that.

8. The van trespassing was not properly staged. In the documentary, Eric and Dylan are in a suburban neighbourhood and spot a white van and break into it. What actually occurred was that Eric and Dylan were in Dear Creek Canyon and spotted and broke into the van. In addition, the content of the van that was stolen in the documentary was not what Eric and Dylan stole in real life. In the documentary, they steal a hard drive, which was something that was NOT stolen by the two boys.

9. In the documentary, when Eric shoots and kills Cassie Bernall, he is holding the gun with both hands. In real life, Eric held the gun with one hand while bending down with his left hand on the top of the table.

10. In the documentary you may also see the interesting encounter of Eric and Dylan with John Savage. When Dylan encounters John Savage, he insists John to leave several times (I counted three times). In real life, Dylan only said “No, dude, just run. Just get out of here,” without further insistence.

11. Lastly, the death of Daniel Mauser was not properly staged, either. What occurs in the documentary is that Eric walks up to Daniel Mauser and shoots and kills him. What actually occurred was that Eric shot in an unknown direction and that bullet grazed Daniel Mauser’s ear. Therefore, Daniel Mauser kicked a chair (which hit Eric) in retaliation. Then Eric shot and killed him.

I guess that this could be a reason why @everlasting-contrast gave this documentary a 4, from a scale of 1 to 10. One of the only interesting/most accurate parts is when Brooks and Randy Brown and Judy Brown talk about the toxic environment to which Eric and Dylan were exposed and about all the other issues. The other accurate parts are when some of the injured and witnesses talk about their experiences.

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Eric and Brown “were outcasts, kids who didn’t fit in,” says Randy Brown, Brooks’ father. “It is a school of cliques and the athletes are the biggest, toughest group.” Harris watched and grew angry as student athletes pushed their way to the head of the lunch line every day. Sometimes he challenged them verbally. Soon he was one of the jocks’ favorite punching bags. He was pushed against lockers and called names, like “fag” and “pussy.”

Late in his sophomore year, in early 1997, Harris took a $6.50-an-hour cooking job at Blackjack Pizza in a strip mall near his house. He fretted openly about not having a girlfriend and was “just a lonely kid,” a co-worker says.

Klebold also landed a job at the pizza place. Some friends think Harris saw a lot of himself in the painfully shy Dylan.

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Father of Brooks, Randy Brown’s often very vocal stance on social media regarding the truth of why Columbine happened and the often ignored yet effective preventative measures he believes can be taken to minimize future school shootings. 

Basement tapes.

Randy and Judy Brown were talking about one of the basement tapes that was made a week or so before the shooting and Dylan says ‘my uncle will be so hurt, he’ll be really shocked’ then he mentions something about a Jewish holiday. I’m not sure whether a Jewish holiday was coming up but anyway. Eric , who was largely into Hitler, Nazis & The Holocaust , stops, his face drops and he looks at Dylan and says 'Wait , you’re Jewish?’ Dylan answers nervously 'um , yeah’ Then Eric looks at Dylan for a while and says 'Ah thats too bas about your uncle though’. In that time where Eric stared at Dylan, Dylan looked so nervous and scared. Judy Brown said it looked like he thought 'Dammit he’s gonna turn on me’.
I don’t know why but I couldn’t stop thinking about this.

anonymous asked:

Have you ever had the chance to speak with anyone who knew Eric personally? If so, were you able to form a better understanding of who he was by the information they gave you?

Yes. I have spoken to a few people who knew Eric. Ive spoken to Brooks, Randy Brown, and Tom Mauser to name a couple..

No, I wasnt able to really get a better understanding of who Eric was… because they are all biased. None of them cared much for Eric at all.