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Cho sent photos and rambling letter to NBC.

Posted on 04/18/2007 1:29:40 PM PDT by harwood

Just heard anchorette report this on pMSNBC

TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aishmael; cho; copiedfirst; ishmael; losersyndrome; manifesto; nbcexclusive; psychmeds; ratings; schizophrenic; senttofbisecond; vatech; virginiatech; vtach
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To: Kaylee Frye

They know where and when he bought the guns..*legally*, in fact.

121 posted on 04/18/2007 1:51:40 PM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: spectre

but we are told by prof nikki that this was just a random act of violence

122 posted on 04/18/2007 1:51:42 PM PDT by fooman (Get real with Kim Jung Mentally Ill about proliferation)
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To: CindyDawg

He must have lied about that on his purchase applications, and I don’t think the crimincal background checks cover mental illness, which fall under confidential doctor/patient privacy laws. Regardless, someone’s head is really going to roll now...

123 posted on 04/18/2007 1:51:46 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: mware

“original” in the hands of the FBI??

So they are admitting they made copies???


124 posted on 04/18/2007 1:51:55 PM PDT by Txsleuth (Thompson/Hunter 2008)
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To: Moose4

NBC to release statement “soon”

125 posted on 04/18/2007 1:51:56 PM PDT by pitinkie (revenge will be sweet)
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To: scouse
If this is so, why did he obliterate the serial numbers on his weapons?

I wonder if the package he sent to NBC was another play/story he wrote ???

126 posted on 04/18/2007 1:51:56 PM PDT by Mo1 (
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To: harwood
The blonde bimbo said that they will “not discuss these developments at this time.”

He must have sent a shout-out to Allah.

127 posted on 04/18/2007 1:52:05 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: oceanview

No ideer. I like the IInd fine, but criminal convictions and civil commitments should mean something.

You do lose some rights (like the right to vote) when convicted of a crime.

A doctor should be able to discharge someone subject to the condition that he not be allowed to handle firearms.

128 posted on 04/18/2007 1:52:10 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.")
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To: Txsleuth

That’s pretty low. Yikes.

129 posted on 04/18/2007 1:52:30 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: harwood

You’re probably right.

130 posted on 04/18/2007 1:52:31 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Kevmo
What we need to find out, is WHY Cho was standing before the VA. Special Justice?

This guy had quite a history, it seems. But what???


131 posted on 04/18/2007 1:52:47 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: rbmillerjr


Maybe it will turn out like this week’s revelations concerning French intelligence and 9/11. When and what.

But I doubt it.

The note found in his dormotory room may turn out to be a draft/outline of what he sent to NBC News. The killings were premeditated. No reason to believe the email wasn’t as well.

132 posted on 04/18/2007 1:53:05 PM PDT by Captain Rhino ( Dollars spent in India help a friend; dollars spent in China arm an enemy.)
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To: harwood

nbc lied, people died.

133 posted on 04/18/2007 1:53:08 PM PDT by GodfearingTexan
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To: debg

No, no, no... it’s a 14 1/2 hour reading of “Moby Dick”.

134 posted on 04/18/2007 1:53:35 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: Mo1

SOO..NBC wants the ratings??

135 posted on 04/18/2007 1:53:41 PM PDT by Txsleuth (Thompson/Hunter 2008)
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To: Mo1
>I have no doubt NBC has a copy

If I went crazy
I would send my documents
to Katie Couric!

136 posted on 04/18/2007 1:54:05 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Regardless, someone’s head is really going to roll now...


137 posted on 04/18/2007 1:54:06 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Txsleuth

Sent it snail mail according to MSNBc..

138 posted on 04/18/2007 1:54:25 PM PDT by pitinkie (revenge will be sweet)
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To: harwood
By Alex Johnson

Updated: 6 minutes ago
Cho Seung-Hui sent NBC News a long and rambling communication and video about his grievances, the network said Wednesday. Network officials turned the material over to the FBI and said they would not immediately disclose its contents pending the agency’s review.
The communication is the last known red flag raised by Cho, 23, a senior English major at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, who killed 32 people in two separate attacks Monday before taking his own life.

But as early as 2005, police and school administrators were wrestling with what to do with the young man, who was accused of stalking two female students and was sent to a mental health facility after police obtained a temporary detention order.

The two women complained to campus police that Cho was contacting them with “annoying” telephone calls and e-mail messages in November and December 2005, campus Police Chief Wendell Flinchum said.

Cho was referred to the university’s disciplinary system, but Flinchum said the woman declined to press charges, and the case apparently never reached a hearing.

Detention order issued
However, after the second incident, the department received a call from an acquaintance of Cho’s, who was concerned that he might be suicidal, Flinchum said. Police obtained a temporary detention order from a local magistrate, and in December of that year, Cho was voluntarily but briefly admitted to Carilion St. Albans Behavioral Health Center in Radford, NBC News’ Jim Popkin reported.

To issue a detention order under Virginia law, a magistrate must find both that the subject is “mentally ill and in need of hospitalization or treatment” and that the subject is “an imminent danger to himself or others, or is so seriously mentally ill as to be substantially unable to care for himself.”

According to a doctor’s report accompanying the order, which was first reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Cho was “depressed,” but “his insight and judgment are normal.” The doctor, a clinical psychologist who was not identified, noted that Cho “denies suicidal ideations.”

Under the law, the magistrate could have issued a stronger detention order mandating inpatient treatment, but there was no indication Wednesday that such an order was ever entered. A spokesman for Carilion St. Albans told NBC News that he could not discuss Cho’s case because of patient confidentiality and privacy laws, but he said the hospital was cooperating with the investigation.

Otherwise, Flinchum said, there were no further police incidents involving Cho until the deadly shootings Monday, first in a young woman’s dormitory room and then at a classroom building across campus. Neither of the alleged stalking victims was among the victims Monday.

In addition to the 33 people confirmed dead, including the gunman, nine people remained in hospitals in stable condition, hospital authorities said.

Health records sought
Campus police applied Wednesday for search warrants for all of Cho’s medical records from Schiffert Health Center on campus and New River Community Services in Blacksburg.

”It is reasonable to believe that the medical records may provide evidence of motive, intent and designs,” investigators wrote in the documents, according to The Associated Press.

Police searched Cho’s dorm room Tuesday and recovered, among other items, a chain and a combination lock, according to documents filed Wednesday. The front doors of Norris Hall, the classroom building, had been chained shut from the inside during the shooting rampage.

Other items that were seized included a folding knife; two computers, a hard disk and other computer disks; documents, books, notebooks and other writings; a digital camera; compact disks; and two Dremel tools, which are rotating tools used for cutting, sanding and other applications.

In an affidavit seeking the search warrant, police found a “bomb threat” note — directed at engineering school buildings — near the victims in the classroom building. In the past three weeks, Virginia Tech had received two other bomb threats; investigators said they had not connected those to Cho.

Family sought better life in U.S.
Cho arrived in the United States as an 8-year-old boy from South Korea in 1992 and was raised in an off-white, two-story townhouse in Centreville, Va., a suburb of Washington, where his parents worked at a dry cleaners. He graduated from Westfield High School in Chantilly in 2003.

Cho’s family moved to the United States in search of a better life, said the family’s landlady in South Korea. The family was poor and lived in a cheap basement apartment on the outskirts of Seoul, the woman told South Korean television Wednesday.

Cho had an older sister, Sun-Kyung, who graduated from Princeton University with an economics degree in 2004, Princeton officials confirmed.

139 posted on 04/18/2007 1:54:30 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: harwood; visually_augmented; Calm_Cool_and_Elected


140 posted on 04/18/2007 1:54:42 PM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (So many books, so little time!)
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