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John La Due interviews

c0atimundi:

I didn’t see this posted in full in the tag yet, so here ya go. Videos made by La Due about explosives and firing system tests, audio from two interviews with police, transcripts for the first interview and another transcript from an interview we don’t have the audio from.

http://kstp.com/article/stories/s3485585.shtml

Note: Open the soundcloud recordings in a separate tab, if you try and listen to them on the page linked they get refreshed every few minutes and you have to restart.

Anonymous asked
I don't mean to be rude but I believe Dylan's way to commit suicide was just so girly. Way too girly. There you are watching your best friend's brains splattered pretty much everywhere and you take that shot to the temple? I don't get it, seriously.

c0atimundi:

ericharrisblog:

I think it was the way he choose. I don’t know why he choose that way. And I don’t think is girly at all. Many people commit suicide like that: a shot in the temple.

This anon seems kinda stupid tbh… I mean, for one, implying that girls are sissys by saying that a less gory/violent means of suicide is feminine. Two, ranking one form of suicide as more serious than another when both are done with the intent/expectation to die. Maybe if you were comparing someone impulsively swallowing a handful of tylenol to someone planning months in advance to shoot a shotgun slug through their head, maybe, but that really doesn’t apply here.

Now, onto what I’m guessing/hoping the anon’s point might have been, or at least what can be salvaged from it; “Why did Dylan shoot himself in the side of the head rather than through the roof of his mouth like Eric did, also, why did Dylan use the weaker 9mm Tec-9 rather than his shotgun?” I’ve wondered this a few times myself. Shooting yourself through the roof of the mouth is almost universally more effective than shooting yourself in the side of the head. I’m not sure why adeadlyinnocence feels the opposite is true, unless by “through the roof of the mouth” we are including putting the gun below your chin, in which case to the temple would probably be more effective (with the barrel on your chin, the bullet or buckshot has more bone and tissue to go through to reach the brain, also, you might flinch when pulling the trigger and just destroy your face, this is how most people who try to off themselves with a shotgun but survive end up failing). Most people don’t know which method (to the temple or roof of mouth) is more or less effective or if their is a difference, unless they do some research, I’m guessing Dylan did not research suicide methods. Maybe he chose the temple just because it’s slightly easier and is what is typically depicted in movies/tv/games (the reason probably being that you get a clear unobstructed view of the persons face if the gun is to the side of the head, thus showing us the persons expression and if they had the gun in their mouth they wouldn’t be able to say some dramatic one liner before they pull the trigger. Basically, it “looks cooler” so we see it depicted more.). As to why he didn’t use his shotgun, I have a few ideas; perhaps because it was a double barrel shotgun he couldn’t easily fit it in his mouth, and maybe he wanted to use the tec-9 so his face would be better preserved. It may seem somewhat strange to have that desire, but not that uncommon, nobody likes to think about what happens to your body when you die, and if you’re intent on offing yourself you especially don’t want to chicken out at the last moment because you don’t like the idea of blood and brains splattered everywhere or your face being impossible to recognize. So maybe he chose the less gory method of using the 9mm because he didn’t like to imagine the gore from using the shotgun, or maybe he didn’t want his family to have to see him like that. Another idea is that he didn’t think there would be a difference in effect and just used the tec-9 because that was what was in his dominant hand and thus easier to manipulate.

Maybe we’re just over-analyzing it and to him a gun was a gun and either one would do.

c0atimundi:

yuzu-nishi:

Well, it’s day 15 now. There has been no sign of Eric Frein since Wednesday, and when he is spotted, it’s always at night. He then seems to disappear when he’s discovered.
The authorities are calling him a coward, but I don’t think he is. If he were a coward he’d be shooting at them this whole time and disappearing again, (he totally could if he wanted) or preying on the residents. I don’t think they fully understand that he’s not giving up yet, and in his mind he’s not being cowardly, he’s testing his skill.
Authorities and anyone involved have orders to shoot to kill if he does not surrender.
He’s just out there, doin’ it big, go big or go home, etc. Yeah.
Damn.

Of course they call him a coward, they’re hypocrites; cops bust down doors and shoot people without warning all the time, our government has spent the last 70 years or so dropping bombs on people without warning, we’ve funded countless insurgencies around the world and trained people to do the exact same thing Frein is doing now. We called the Contras heroic and their style of fighting clever and ingenious, yet when the VC were doing it we called it pathetic, immoral, illegitimate and cowardly. We’re like the British in the revolutionary war; calling the enemy cowardly for not fighting “properly” and getting in a line to fire in volleys. They would call Frein a “freedom fighter” if he was doing what he’s doing in a country we oppose, they call him a “coward” and a “terrorist” only because he’s fighting the U.S. government.
* I just noticed, in this photo Frein is doing the Dylan Klebold wave.

c0atimundi:

yuzu-nishi:

Well, it’s day 15 now. There has been no sign of Eric Frein since Wednesday, and when he is spotted, it’s always at night. He then seems to disappear when he’s discovered.

The authorities are calling him a coward, but I don’t think he is. If he were a coward he’d be shooting at them this whole time and disappearing again, (he totally could if he wanted) or preying on the residents. I don’t think they fully understand that he’s not giving up yet, and in his mind he’s not being cowardly, he’s testing his skill.

Authorities and anyone involved have orders to shoot to kill if he does not surrender.

He’s just out there, doin’ it big, go big or go home, etc. Yeah.

Damn.

Of course they call him a coward, they’re hypocrites; cops bust down doors and shoot people without warning all the time, our government has spent the last 70 years or so dropping bombs on people without warning, we’ve funded countless insurgencies around the world and trained people to do the exact same thing Frein is doing now. We called the Contras heroic and their style of fighting clever and ingenious, yet when the VC were doing it we called it pathetic, immoral, illegitimate and cowardly. We’re like the British in the revolutionary war; calling the enemy cowardly for not fighting “properly” and getting in a line to fire in volleys. They would call Frein a “freedom fighter” if he was doing what he’s doing in a country we oppose, they call him a “coward” and a “terrorist” only because he’s fighting the U.S. government.

* I just noticed, in this photo Frein is doing the Dylan Klebold wave.

(Source: yuzu-nishi-ichi)

Anonymous asked
Do you have like a sample letter or something I know you don't talk about letters but I always feel like anxious and dumb when writing letters like there unwanted or annoying to the person I'm writing to

No, I’m sorry anything I send out or get (letters) are private.

somedayforthehopeless asked
Hey! I was wondering. Does anyone know TJ lanes motives for the shooting? I mean usually they give you something, but I've been researching and have literally found nothing other than what teenage girls have to say about him. I'm fairly new to your blog and it's pretty great! And I don't know if you've answered this. If you have sorry!

He hasn’t said what his motives were (to the public). However I have read an early letter he wrote to someone and he made his motives crystal clear. It’s just private and I haven’t posted it. His motives make sense to me and I feel would make sense to most.
A lot of people feel it has to do with his ex girlfriend but in reality it has nothing to do with her.

Anonymous asked
Is your email for questions about inmate pen pals???

It can be. I prefer to use it for that.

Anonymous asked
Thank you for telling me it was a reason (ivan) i think can email you, but do you have a twitter? I Go a lot on there and it would be a lot easier.

No twitter.

Anonymous asked
Do you know of anyone who has gotten a letter back from Jake Evans? Thanks!

Nobody has!

Anonymous asked
did you visit TJ Lane?

If I did, I wouldn’t tell anyone here!

Anonymous asked
Hey! It would be amazing if you could answer but i understand if you cant. What did ivan milat like to talk about in his letters? If you wouldnt mind, can i ask you a couple more after this question? (nothing private of course) You can say no if you dont want to! (about ivan) thank you! (the reason im anonymous is because i don't have a account sorry)

If you want to talk about it, you can email me at truecrimehothouse@gmail.com
I think you’ve asked me this multiple times and I haven’t answered for a reason.