[Air-l] vampirefreaks and yesterday's massacre

Greg Elmer gelmer at ryerson.ca
Thu Sep 14 10:42:33 PDT 2006

Is it not cached by Google?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sara M. Grimes" <smgrimes at sfu.ca>
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2006 1:22 pm
Subject: [Air-l] vampirefreaks and yesterday's massacre

> Hi All - 
> The shootings at Dawson's College in Montreal, QC, Canada yesterday 
> remainbig and deeply disturbing news in Canada, as the Quebec and 
> Montreal police
> begin to piece together a profile of the killer. Today's CBC online 
> newssite mentions a goth/vampire themed web community that the 
> killer belonged
> to (vampirefreaks.com), where he apparently kept an online diary 
> and gave
> hints about what he was planning
> (http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/09/14/gunman-
> shooting.html).In trying to access his blog today, I discovered 
> that it has unsurprisingly
> been removed. I'm assuming that police officials are responsible 
> for this,
> to allow the investigation to proceed without interference, but 
> could also
> see the site operators taking it down for other reasons. I was 
> wondering if
> anyone has heard anything to confirm when/why/by whom the diary was 
> removed?Is it standard practice during this type of investigation? 
> I seem to
> remember hearing about similar blog deletions after past shootings 
> of this
> kind, but I can't find anything written on this.
> Sara M. Grimes
> PhD Candidate/School of Communication
> Research Assistant/Applied Communication + Technology (ACT) Lab
> Simon Fraser University
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