Police Knew About Rodger’s Videos

    An undated photo of murder suspect Elliot Rodger is seen at a press conference by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff in Goleta, California May 24, 2014.  Rodger, 22, went on a rampage in Isla Vista near the University of California at Santa Barbara campus, stabbed three people to death at his apartment before shooting to death three more in a terrorizing crime spree through the neighborhood. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Three weeks before he killed six college students at UCSB, Elliot Rodger was visited by law officials who knew about his disturbing videos posted online. The new disclosure from the Santa Barbara County sheriff’s department followed an earlier claim that deputies had been unaware of any video when they checked on him on April 30. During the visit, police never searched the residence or checked to see if he had firearms because they did not deem him a threat. The statement from the department does not say why the videos were never viewed or if the deputies knew anything about the contents.

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