Skip to comments.Victim's dad meets the father of California killer Elliot Rodger to find 'common ground'
Posted on 06/01/2014 7:22:03 PM PDT by windcliff
Richard Martinez, whose son, Christopher, was killed in the May 23 bloodbath, met in private with Peter Rodger to 'work together so that other families such as ours will not suffer such as we have.' While details of the meeting were not disclosed, Martinez said, 'Weve got a plan and when were ready, well let you know.'
A father whose son was murdered in a California shooting rampage met Sunday with the deranged killers dad in an effort to find common ground over shared grief.
Richard Martinez, whose 20-year-old son, Christopher, was killed in the May 23 bloodbath near Santa Barbara, met in private with filmmaker Peter Rodger, the father of virginal gunman Elliot Rodger.
I have met Peter Rodger, and plan to work together so that other families such as ours will not suffer such as we have, Martinez told the Daily News following the meeting.
This was a private conversation between grieving fathers who have reached common ground, he said.
Elliot Rodger, 22, killed himself after slaughtering six people and wounding 13 in the college community of Isla Vista, near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus.
While details of the meeting between the two heartbroken dads were not disclosed, Martinez said, Weve got a plan and when were ready, well let you know.
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The father continues:
If I can meet and find common ground with (Peter Rodger), why the f-— cant the Democrats and Republicans in Congress do the same?
don’t be too surprised if this knee-jerk moron takes advantage of the instant celebrity that his ‘tragedy’ has given him to run for congress.
how many times has that happened ?
Hey Dick, did you meet with all of the victims families? The common ground is that as responsible adults you would not commit such heinous crimes. A kid was off the rails due to X # of factors.
Stuff any agenda up your arse.
Deranged California leftists!
Should I fashion myself a tinfoil hat by typing this: Is this entire situation too weird?
Criminal attourney is schooled on bad outcomes from bad guys. Learned the hard way too late.
What, calling for me to be deprived of my Constitutional rights?
What a surprise! I never would have guessed!
Hola crapola... this is unreal.
“a shooting rampage”???
An earlier report the incident made me chuckle when the journalist claimed that 3 of the victims were “stabbed at close range”
“We met and agreed that what killed my son were the Republicans, the Tea Party, Conservatives, racism , CLIMATE CHANGE!, the Second Amendment, Bush, the Iraq war, the lack of freedom to smoke weed, George Zimmerman, White Privilege....”
Mr. Martinez, It could be that Peter Rodger is part of the PROBLEM. It could be that he didn’t raise his child in a good moral manner.
The punk murderer clearly had twisted values. I would want to know more about the father’s involvement in the child’s life before we let him off the hook.
You left out global warming.
He used his kids death to self promote himself.
I suspect this publicity g
hungry trial lawyer threatened to SUE him non stop unless he helps ram thru his Gun grabbing agenda
I have a 10 y/o nephew that is pure evil. I doubt he’ll make it thru his teens without killing someone. He has a normal brother, great parents and a good environment. He just has an evil streak.
“I have a 10 y/o nephew that is pure evil. I doubt hell make it thru his teens without killing someone. He has a normal brother, great parents and a good environment. He just has an evil streak.”
Do his “great parents” include a good born again Christian environment, go to church, etc? Just curious.
how many times has that happened ?
Carolyn McCarthy began her congressional campaign immediately after her husband was killed in the LIRR massacre. Of course, she ran on a radical gun prohibition campaign. She won because of the favorable media spotlight.
The media promotes a culture of victim-worship, so victims naturally *expect* to be exalted.
Yes, the whole family are steady church goers. Both kids in christian school. Parents aren't blind to his evil streak and are working on it. I hope they prevail, but I have my doubts.
interesting how you can sense peoples intentions .