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University Of California Santa Barbara Isla Vista Shooting Rampage: 7 Reported Dead Including 22 Year Old Shooter, Elliot Rodger.


By Jueseppi B.


22-year-old Elliot Rodger as the suspect who opened fire Friday night in a busy commercial strip just outside the University of California, Santa Barbara, campus.


Elliot Rodger’s Retribution | Elliot Rodgers Retribution | Elliot Rodger Haunting Final Video [RAW]


Published on May 24, 2014

Haunting final video of Elliot Rodgers titled ‘Retribution’ Elliot Rodger Retribution California Drive-by Shootings. Elliot Rodger’s Retribution | Premeditated Mass Murder. California shooting: Elliot Rodger suspected of killing six. Elliot Rodger is suspected of shooting dead six people before turning the gun on himself, in a rage against being rejected by women.



Just a quick note from me, Jueseppi B: After reading the 141-Page Manifesto Found in UCSB Shooter, Elliot Rodger’s  apartment, and watching the above video, I see no real reason to label him a mental illness case, or to categorize his shooting rampage as the work of a mentally disturbed person. Elliot Rodger was a spoiled dumbass vile caucasian rich kid, who was ignored by females.  The key word here is “spoiled.”



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The following blog post was compiled with articles and photo images from ABC NEWS, KTLA 5, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Gawker, and ATLAS LEFT.


7 Dead in California Drive by Shootings Isla Vista Seven Killed


Seven people, including a suspected gunman, died in drive-by shootings Friday night in a small Southern California college town, a rampage that authorities believe to be “premeditated,” Santa Barbara County sheriff‘s deputies said Saturday.
The shootings occurred in Isla Vista near the University of California-Santa Barbara. Seven people also were being treated in a hospital for gunshot wounds or traumatic injuries, including at least one who was in surgery, said sheriff’s office spokeswoman Kelly Hoover.




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Three Bodies and 141-Page Manifesto Found in UCSB Shooter’s Apartment


Posted by: John Prager


The 22-year old son of Peter Rodger, second unit director of the first Hunger Games movie, had a few issues with his virginity. In fact, his inability to find even one woman who would kiss him led him to develop a deep-seated hatred for all who were fortunate enough to have had squishy, skin-slapping, ecstasy-filled experiences. His jealousy built into a rage and his rage into an irrational furor.


22-year-old Elliot Rodger posted a short video on YouTube explaining his motive for what he would do just hours later. “If I had it in my power. I would stop at nothing to reduce every single one of you to mountains of skulls and rivers of blood,” adding “You deserve to be annihilated, and I will give that to you,” he said, speaking of what he termed his “day of retribution.”




The police investigation naturally led to Rodger’s apartment, where police made a grisly discovery: along with a 141-page, 107,927-word autobiographical manifesto titled My Twisted World, bodies were discovered. It is unclear if the three bodies police were seen pulling from the apartment adds to the body count, or if they were among the original six, however.









Santa Barbara Shooter Was Angry Girls Were ‘Repulsed by Me’




The California college student who police said is the Santa Barbara gunman described himself as the “ultimate gentleman,” but was baffled – and angry – why the “many beautiful girls here… are so repulsed by me.”


Elliot Rodger, who was also identified by his family’s lawyer as the man who killed six and wounded 13 in a furious rampage Friday, said in a blog that his loneliness was the “darkest hell.”


Rodger, 22, clearly identifies himself on several YouTube videos and a blog as well as a 141 page manifesto lamenting his lonely life.


“I’ve been alone for a very long time. I’ve been attending college in Santa Barbara for 2 and half years now. And in those 2.5 years I’ve experienced nothing but loneliness and misery,” he said in a YouTube video.


“It doesn’t make sense. I do everything I can to appear attractive to you,” Rodger said in a message to women in general. “I dress nice. I’m sophisticated. I’m magnificent. I have a nice car… I’m the ultimate gentleman. And yet, you girls you never give me a chance. I don’t know why.”


Alan Schifman, the lawyer for the Rodger family, said he was being treated by several therapists and recently his parents and a social worker had become so alarmed by his behavior and his videos that they had reported him to police.


His loneliness was agony for the young student.


“I see so many beautiful, blonde haired girls. So many beautiful blonde-haired girls walking around everywhere. In your revealing shorts. Your cascading blonde hair. Your pretty faces. And I want one for a girlfriend… I’m 22 years old and I’ve never had a girlfriend. I’m still a virgin. I’ve never had the pleasure of having sex with a girl. Sleeping with a girl. Kissing a girl. I’ve never even held a girl’s hand,” he said in a video.


Rodger’s most ominous video made shortly before Friday’s shooting spree was titled “Elliot Rodger’s Retribution.”


“Girls gave their affection and sex and love to other men but never to me,” he says. He added that it was to be his last video.


While Rodger struggled with loneliness, his father Peter Rodger moved among the glamor of Hollywood. Peter Rodger was an assistant director on one of the “Hunger Games” movies.


His son recounts his efforts to fit in.


“I put a lot of effort into dressing nice. These sunglasses here, were $300. Giorgio Armani,” he said in a video.


He recalled how “unfair” it was during a recent shopping trip to Trader Joe’s when a “disgusting loser” entered the store “with these two beautiful blonde girls at his side.”


“I was of course all alone as I always am,” he said.


Rodger also wrote a blog post in April titled “Lonely in Santa Barbara.”


“Being lonely in a beautiful place like Santa Barbara is truly a horrible experience,” it read. “As I’ve said many times, a beautiful environment can be the darkest hell if you have to experience it all alone, especially while having to watch other men walking around with their girlfriends. I wish girls were attracted to me. I don’t know why they aren’t.”


Police haven’t confirmed whether the person who posted the videos or the man in them is the suspect in the Santa Barbara shooting. Schifman said the family contacted police about the videos, which led to an investigation.


Schifman said Rodger was diagnosed as being a high-functioning patient with Asperger syndrome and had faced bullying through much of his life as he had trouble making friends.





Isla Vista Shooting Rampage, 3 UCSB Students Identified as Victims




Three victims of a shooting rampage in Isla Vista and the suspected gunman were identified by the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office Saturday. The names of three other people who died during a stabbing incident prior to the shooting had not been released.


Santa Barbara City College student Elliot Rodger, 22, was identified as the gunman by Santa Barbara Sheriff and Coroner Bill Brown on Saturday.


Rodger allegedly killed seven people and injured 13 others Friday night using his BMW, one or more guns and sharp objects.


Three males had been repeatedly stabbed with sharp objects at a residence in the 6500 block of Seville Road (map) before Rodger’s shooting spree, Brown said.


Rodger then shot multiple people as he drove around Isla Vista, killing three.



Veronika Weiss, 19


Veronika Weiss (left) was one of seven people who died on May 23, 2014, during a shooting spree and stabbing incident near UC Santa Barbara. Weiss posted this photo on her Twitter account on May 9, 2014.

Veronika Weiss (left) was one of seven people who died on May 23, 2014, during a shooting spree and stabbing incident near UC Santa Barbara. Weiss posted this photo on her Twitter account on May 9, 2014.


Veronika Weiss was a student at University of California, Santa Barbara.


Weiss was standing outside the Alpha Phi sorority house in the 800 block of Embarcadero del Norte (map) when she and two others were shot, Brown said. One of the three victims was expected to survive.


It was not known if any victims were members of the sorority.


Katie Cooper, 22

Katie Cooper (left) posted this picture on her Facebook.

Katie Cooper (left) posted this picture on her Facebook.

Cooper was with Weiss when Rodger opened fire on the two women.

Cooper studied art history and archaeology at UCSB, according to her Facebook.

She graduated from Ruben S. Ayala High School in Chino Hills in 2010.

Christopher Michael-Martinez, 20

Chris Martinez, 20, died after he was shot on May 23, 2014. His father gave this photo to CNN.

Chris Martinez, 20, died after he was shot on May 23, 2014. His father gave this photo to CNN.


Michael-Martinez’s father, Richard Martinez, spoke about his son’s death outside the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department on Saturday.


“You don’t think it’ll happen to your child, but it does. Chris was a really great kid,” he said. “Ask anyone who knew him.”


Martinez blamed “irresponsible politicians” and the National Rifle Association for his son’s death during his statement.


The UCSB student was inside a delicatessen when Rodger shot him, Brown said.



Three college students were identified Saturday as the victims of a shooting rampage in Isla Vista that killed seven people, including the alleged gunman.


Veronika Weiss, 19, Katie Cooper, 22, and Christopher Michael-Martinez, 20, all attended the University of California, Santa Barbara.


“You don’t think it’ll happen to your child, but it does. Chris was a really great kid,” Chris’s father said. “Ask anyone who knew him.”





Shooting rampage that killed 7 near UCSB planned, authorities say




Authorities on Saturday said they believe a shooting rampage that left seven people dead in the UC Santa Barbara campus town of Isla Vista was a premeditated attack and are looking at a video in which a young man threatens violence in the area.

The shootings Friday night left Isla Vista reeling as police tried to piece together what they described as multiple crime scenes. The gunman, who was killed, opened fire from inside a black BMW, witnesses said.


Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said a video titled “Elliot Rodger’s retribution” “appears to be connected at this time” but would not elaborate.

Brown called the shooting “the work of a madman.”

The video appears to have been made by a young man who identified himself on his blog as a student in Santa Barbara.

“I’ll take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you. You will finally see that I am in truth the superior one, the true alpha male,” the man says on the video, sitting in a car.


On the six-minute video, he talks about feeling alienated and rejected by women.

“I will be a god compared to you. You will all be animals. You are animals, and I will slaughter you like animals. I hate all of you. Humanity is a disgusting, wretched, depraved species,” he says.

“Yes, after I have annihilated every single girl in the sorority house I’ll take to the streets of Isla Vista and slay every single person I see there.”


Authorities said they are looking at videotaped as well as written evidence related to the shooting. But the man on the tape has not been named as a suspect.

Various media outlets in Hollywood and London reported that the man in the video was the son of commercial photographer and director Peter Rodger.

Rodger shot numerous commercials and was a unit director on the “The Hunger Games,” according to his IMDB profile.


Calls to phone numbers listed for Peter Rodger were not immediately  returned.


The shootings began at 9:27 p.m. in Isla Vista. As deputies were tending to the injured in the first round of shootings, reports of gunfire in several other areas of the college community were reported.

Six minutes after the first 911 call came in, an unidentified man began shooting at deputies, who returned fire. He fled and seconds later was spotted by another deputy, prompting another firefight.

He then took off down Del Playa Drive and crashed into a parked vehicle, the Sheriff’s Department said. When deputies approached the vehicle they discovered the man was dead and recovered a semiautomatic handgun.


The seven injured people are being treated for gunshot wounds or traumatic injuries; their conditions are unknown. At least one of them has undergone surgery.

Authorities are investigating nine crime scenes and are interviewing a large number of witnesses, sheriff’s officials said.

Nikolaus Becker was eating outside the Habit, 888 Embarcadero Del Norte, near the scene when the first shots were fired about 9:30 p.m. At first he thought it was firecrackers. A group of three to five police officers who were nearby started to casually walk toward the sounds, said Becker, but ran when a second round of shots broke out.

The school’s police department is working with the sheriff’s office on the investigation. In addition, the university has established emergency housing for students displaced by the shooting and the investigation.

Police already had a beefed up law-enforcement presence in Isla Vista on Friday night, Brown said. The area is known for its partying; last month, a party turned into a riot that saw multiple people arrested and dozens hospitalized. As a result, there were more officers in Isla Vista than there would have been on another night of the week, he said.



Update at 7:20 p.m. ET. Victim’s Father Speaks:

In a brief press conference seen on CNN, Ricardo Martinez said his son, 20-year-old Christopher Martinez, was killed in the shooting.

“When will this insanity stop? … Too many have died. We should say to ourselves ‘not one more,’ ” he said.



Update at 6:50 p.m. ET. UC Santa Barbara Chancellor:

In a letter to the UC Santa Barbara community, University of California Santa Barbara Chancellor Henry T. Young said the university was “horrified and deeply saddened by the tragic events in Isla Vista last night.”

Young says the school has set up a campus call center and is working with police and local authorities to provide information as it becomes available.

He also thanks the campus police “who acted quickly and courageously to protect our students and other Isla Vista residents and prevent an even greater tragedy from unfolding.”



Update at 2:36 p.m. ET. Some Students:

In a statement, UC Santa Barbara says that some of those injured during last night’s shooting were students.

University of California President Janet Napolitano said a statement:

“While details on the shooting are scarce and families are still being notified, the campus is already taking steps in response. University officials have set up a room for families who are coming to campus, and are making counseling services available to any students, faculty and staff who need our support. UC Santa Barbara officials are also working with the local County Sheriff’s Office and have opened the campus’ Emergency Operations Center. We will share additional information as it becomes available.”



Update at 12:28 p.m. ET. A Witness:

The University of California, Santa Barbara’s student newspaper The Nexus talked to one eyewitness who described a chaotic scene:

“One local resident and UCSB student, Niklas Svennefiord, said he saw the suspect flee from police, from his house at 6585 Del Playa Drive. The suspect, a man in a white shirt, crashed into a nearby black jeep, he said.

“‘I heard a couple gunfire shots. I thought they were fireworks, so I didn’t think about it, but I was pretty startled and then I heard a car hit into another car. So I look up into my little window that’s in my shower, and I see a guy try to flee and the cops shoot him,’ Svennefiord said.

“Svennefiord said the suspect then continued to flee from police and also said that he believes one of his best friends was killed.

“‘I see a guy try to flee out of the car and the cop shoots him and then runs up to the car, seriously, and runs up to the car, looks into the car and the guy tries rolling around, and the cop kind of kicked him to make sure he was down,’ Svennefiord said.”

And just to repeat, authorities have said they don’t know if the gunman was killed by police or if he committed suicide.

Police said they are investigating nine different crime scenes.



UPDATE 1:56 pm: Elliot Rodger’s family has confirmed his identity and said that he was receiving psychiatric treatment. From the BBC:



The lawyer for the alleged gunman’s father, Peter Rodger, said his son was diagnosed with “highly functional Asperger’s syndrome” as a child.


His mother contacted the police and a social worker after a YouTube video was posted recently, the lawyer added.



Images From The Latest Gun Tragedy To Strike America. University Of California, Santa Barbara, Isla Vista.





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15 replies »

  1. This boy is a narcissistic jerk.

    My husband is “highly functional Asperger’s syndrome” too but he doesn’t kill people.


  2. I clicked the video above your note and it says it’s a private video.
    He set out to deliberately murder girls/women.


  3. I watched the father with tears streaming down my face, for the third time.

    You put this together very well. This is simply another example a spoiled child growing into a spoiled, self-centered man. Worse though, he was diagnosed as with High Functioning Asperger, how the hell did he ever get his hands on a gun? Someone needs to answer that question. Further with that diagnosis, why weren’t his video’s taken more seriously and why wasn’t he involuntarily committed! This could have been avoided. His mother had notified the police!


    • He’s a caucasian/Asian mixture with a famous Hollywood father from a wealthy family. I hope that answers your question.


      • Well, in “Hopeland”, things are OK. Here in reality where I live, this shit ain’t ovah. There will be many more shooting rampages to come. Get yo popcorn and get ready for the show. As Flo from Progressive says…”this is just gettin good.”


      • No, that was reality. Cruel is what the NRAssholes and the GOPukes are doing to American citizens.


      • Okay. I suppose reminding me that my desire to have just a little bit of hope is a lost cause is simple reality isn’t cruel. But should I tell you, as I write I have tears running down my face and that is what the monsters do to my heart, sometimes I hate reality. I really do know it is out there. I do, I face it all the time. I even write about, quite frequently.


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