Six years after Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold went on a deadly rampage through Columbine High School, the killer’s parents are fighting to keep their “basement tapes” from public view.
Reporters have already seen and written about the Columbine “basement tapes” of killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold showing off their arsenal and eagerly talking about their plan to attack their high school.
But the gunmen’s parents are fighting a newspaper’s request for public release of the videos, audio recordings and writings Harris and Klebold made in the months before they killed 12 students and a teacher in April 1999.
The Colorado Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday from The Denver Post, the parents and the Jefferson County sheriff’s office, which also opposes the release.
Forget about the legal issues regarding the Harris and Klebold families, the Denver Post or the Jefferson County sherrif’s office for a moment. I can’t see any benefit to releasing these tapes. Aside from then becoming hot tickets on the Internet and P2P file sharing networks, what purpose will they serve?
The videos will only prove what we already know. Eric and Dylan were troubled kids…really, really messed up in the head kids, and a terrible thing happened because of it. There is nothing new to ‘understand’ about these two.
That’s it, that’s all.