The State Senate Public Safety Committee has passed a bill, in wake of the Isla Vista shootings, that would allow for the temporary removal of firearms from individuals who are at risk for committing violence.
Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies who checked on Elliot Rodger three weeks before he killed six college students were aware he had posted disturbing videos but never viewed them.
State lawmakers want to give family or friends of a potential gunman the ability to ask law enforcement to prevent them from owning or buying a firearm.
The California Legislature must do more to deter the type of violence that left six young people dead over the weekend near the University of California, Santa Barbara, Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday.
A UC Santa Barbara student is speaking out about how he helped someone who was shot Friday night when a gunman went on a rampage in Isla Vista.
Friends and a former teacher of one of the victims killed in the UCSB shooting are speaking out, sharing memories and insight as to the type of person she was.
A childhood friend of Elliot Rodger said he was shocked when he found out the 22-year-old was the person behind the Isla Vista shooting and stabbing massacre.
It was Friday night when Elliot Rodger’s mother got a call from her son’s therapist that he had emailed a ranting manifesto about going on a deadly rampage.
“What sticks in my mind was the courage of a mother to pick up a phone and seek help,” said family friend Alan Shifman.
“To be honest,” the neighbor said, “it all makes sense now.”
“He was quiet, Very, very friendly.”
Through his grief, he told CBS2’s Art Barron that he also feels compassion for the parents of his daughter’s murderer.
Westlake Village native Veronika Weiss, 19, and Chino Hills native Katherine “Katy” Cooper, 22, were standing near their sorority house when Elliot Rodger began knocking on the door. When he couldn’t get inside, he shot the victims.
Sheriff Bill Brown has defended the officers’ actions, but the case highlights the challenges that police face in assessing the mental health of adults, particularly those with no history of violent breakdowns, institutionalizations or serious crimes.
In YouTube videos and a long written manifesto, Elliot Rodger aired his contempt for everyone from his roommates to the whole human race, reserving special hate for two groups: the women he says kept him a virgin for all of his 22 years, and the men they chose instead.