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  • This undated photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows the driver license photo of Elliott Rodger. Rodger, 22, went on a murderous rampage Friday, May 23, 2014, killing six before dying in a shootout with deputies, in the community of Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara, in Goleta, Calif.,  (AP Photo/California DMV)

    Police knew of but didn't view killer's videos

    Law enforcement officers who visited Elliot Rodger three weeks before he went on a deadly rampage in a California college town knew he had posted disturbing videos but didn't check them out because, when they visited him at his apartment, he seemed to be OK.

  • This undated photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows the driver license photo of Elliott Rodger. Rodger, 22, went on a murderous rampage Friday, May 23, 2014, killing six before dying in a shootout with deputies, in the community of Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara, in Goleta, Calif.,  (AP Photo/California DMV)

    California rampage shows gaps in mental health law

    Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that allow authorities to temporarily confine people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others.

  • Questions linger after deadly beach town rampage

    Elliot Rodger created an extensive record of writings and videos before he killed six people and left 13 others wounded in a rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara. His motive was clear: He wanted to exact revenge on those he felt had contributed to his lonely existence. However, there still are many questions and missing details about events surrounding the May 23 attacks.

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  • A couple embrace before a memorial service for the victims and families of Friday's rampage at Harder Stadium on the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in the Isla Vista area near Goleta, Calif. Sheriff's officials said Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, stabbing three people to death at his apartment before shooting and killing three more in a crime spree through a nearby neighborhood. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    California rampage hits nerve, sparks reflection

    The troubled man who killed six people and then himself in a rampage near a California university last week has sparked a flurry of online discussion on a wide array of topics: violence against women, gun control, mental health, even news coverage itself.

  • A couple embrace before a memorial service for the victims and families of Friday's rampage at Harder Stadium on the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in the Isla Vista area near Goleta, Calif. Sheriff's officials said Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, stabbing three people to death at his apartment before shooting and killing three more in a crime spree through a nearby neighborhood. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Lawmakers, mourners weigh in on California rampage

    Thousands mourned the deaths of their classmates at a California university, lawmakers proposed ways to prevent the next round of deaths, and the rampant presence of guns were at the forefront of both discussions as a rampage that left seven dead reverberated across the state.

  • Mourners hug in front of the IV Deli Mart, where part of Friday night's mass shooting took place, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in the Isla Vista area near Goleta, Calif. Sheriff's officials said Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, stabbing three people to death at his apartment before shooting and killing three more in a crime spree through a nearby neighborhood. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Students return to class after California rampage

    Students returned to classes Wednesday at the University of California, Santa Barbara, after the weekend rampage that left six students and their assailant dead and 13 others injured in nearby Isla Vista.

  • This undated photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows the driver license photo of Elliott Rodger. Rodger, 22, went on a murderous rampage Friday, May 23, 2014, killing six before dying in a shootout with deputies, in the community of Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara, in Goleta, Calif.,  (AP Photo/California DMV)

    California rampage shows gaps in mental health law

    Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that allow authorities to temporarily confine people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others.

  • This image from video posted on YouTube shows Elliot Rodger. Sheriff's officials say Rodger was the gunman who went on a shooting rampage near the University of California at Santa Barbara on Friday, May 23, 2014. In the video, posted on the same day as the shootings, Rodger looks at the camera and says he is going to take his revenge against humanity. He describes loneliness and frustration because "girls have never been attracted to me." (AP Photo/YouTube)

    Elliot Rodger planned to murder 6-year-old brother, stepmother

    Elliot Rodger had planned to kill his 6-year-old brother and stepmother the day before he went on a murderous rampage and killed six people Friday night before shooting himself in Isla Vista, Calif.

  • A couple embrace before a memorial service for the victims and families of Friday's rampage at Harder Stadium on the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in the Isla Vista area near Goleta, Calif. Sheriff's officials said Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, stabbing three people to death at his apartment before shooting and killing three more in a crime spree through a nearby neighborhood. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    California rampage hits nerve, sparks reflection

    The troubled man who killed six people and then himself in a rampage near a California university last week has sparked a flurry of online discussion on a wide array of topics: violence against women, gun control, mental health, even news coverage itself.

  • Some blame movie culture for California killings

    Some articles online address the possible influence of movie culture on mass murderer Elliot Rodger's attitude toward women.

  • State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, paces the floor. as he wait to speak about the six young people who were killed last Friday, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Lawmakers say the state Legislature needs to do more to deter the type of violence carried out by 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, who killed six people and injured 13 others in the shooting and stabbing attacks Friday night, May 23, in the Isla Vista community near campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    California students mourn near scene of rampage

    Thousands gathered at the University of California, Santa Barbara on Tuesday to mourn six students killed in a weekend rampage as California lawmakers proposed new ways of keeping guns out of the hands of disturbed killers.

  • Richard Martinez, center, who says his son Christopher Martinez was killed in Friday night's mass shooting that took place in Isla Vista, Calif., is comforted by his brother, Alan, as he talks to media outside the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Headquarters on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Santa Barbara, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Stories of victims in California rampage

    A gunman went on a rampage Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara, that left seven people dead, including him. Here are the stories of the six victims, who were all students at the university.

  • Mourners hug in front of the IV Deli Mart, where part of Friday night's mass shooting took place, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in the Isla Vista area near Goleta, Calif. Sheriff's officials said Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, stabbing three people to death at his apartment before shooting and killing three more in a crime spree through a nearby neighborhood. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    California university near deadly rampage mourns

    Classes were canceled Tuesday at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as the college community reeled from the deadly rampage that took the lives of six of its students.

  • Judd Apatow, left, recipient of the Hollywood Comedy Award, poses with actor Seth Rogen backstage at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow hit back after Washington Post columnist blames them for shootings

    Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow are hitting back after Washington Post columnist Ann Hornaday suggested Sunday that "outsized frat-boy fantasies" like the movie "Neighbors" had partly contributed to Elliot Rodger's deadly rampage in California that left six victims dead.

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