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Eric Harris and also Dylan Klebold do several home videos which have been kept tight under wraps due to the fact that Time magazine blew the cover off of them there is no consent from the families of those that died. After five years, components of this videos to be re-released to the public though the full-length tapes space still withheld due to court order. Time dubbed the tapes the shooters" "final word, to every those who had picked on them end the years, and to everyone that would come up through a theory about their within demons".When Time"s reporter Tim Roche got accessibility to the tapes, he wrote an write-up for the magazine on December 20, 1999, he stated that there were five video tapes - the "Basement Tapes". ~ the post hit the public, the households of the victims endangered to sue Jefferson County because that the breach -- the family members hadn"t even seen the content and also here the was, staring in ~ them indigenous the pages that a newspaper the whole civilization could read. Jefferson county quickly enabled the family members to check out them before they hid them in the vaults indefinitely.Westword, an online news source that has been in contact v the family members (including Brian Rohrbough, father of victim Daniel Rohrbough, and also an outspoken activist for the victims"s families" rights) support the claim that over there were 5 tapes originally. The runtimes they sell for the videos is a faint "nearly four hours". My original notes ~ above the tapes, taken from Time"s magazine earlier in 1999, indicated three teams of time given: 2 hours, 40 minutes, and also 22 minutes. CNN additionally makes mention of the 5 videos in an post from December 1999.In October 2003, one 15-minute-long tape was released come the public: footage of Eric Harris and also Dylan Klebold shooting in ~ Rampart Range. Additionally released to be a film project they did for school: Hitmen because that Hire. It"s been assumed by many that these room two of the five tapes due to the hype Jefferson ar made around releasing them and also the succeeding media frenzy that followed. So what that the remaining three tapes?The following transcripts are mostly quoted from those 3 tapes the Eric and Dylan made prior to the assault on Columbine High School, assembled with the help of documentation from the Columbine Report and Time magazine (both the hard copy and online copy that the article), Westword, and also CNN.In 2006, the courts allowed Jefferson ar Sheriff Ted Mink (who take it the task after john Stone) the an option to relax the Basement Tapes to the public yet he made decision not to, on the basis that he fear that various other troubled youths would watch the tapes together a "call come arms" and also a "how-to indict video" to attack their very own schools. He made decision to relax 946 pages of previously unreleased records (including diaries belonging to the shooters, work planners and schoolwork, and also a journal composed by Eric"s father Wayne Harris). An previously Supreme Court ruling enabled the parents of the shooters come appeal the decision to release the documents, and Wayne Harris tried to do simply that.
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However, the courts ruled the the Columbine papers would undoubtedly be released as a complement to the Columbine Report.And now... The Basement Tapes.