Columbine High School Massacre Discussion Forum

A place to discuss the Columbine High School Massacre along with other school shootings and crimes.
Anyone interested in researching, learning, discussing and debating with us, please come join our community!
HomeHome  PortalPortal  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Share | 

 New San Ysidro McDonalds massacre documentary "77 Minutes" announced

View previous topic View next topic Go down 


Posts : 361
Join date : 2015-04-21

PostSubject: New San Ysidro McDonalds massacre documentary "77 Minutes" announced   Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:15 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

"Charlie Minn promises a provocative movie about the shooting deaths of 21 men, women, and children by a crazed gunman, who said he was going to "hunt humans". "

"Filmmaker Minn warns that the video will be difficult to watch. "I'm not here to entertain; I'm here to inform. I'm an explosion of awareness". "

"The title: 77 Minutes; he's making a point. “That’s way too long; somebody should have intervened, shown some guts and done something. That's the kind of filmmaker I want to be: deep, dangerous, complicated, and to make social change". "

I've always found this particular shooting fascinating. Huberty actually tried to seek help by calling a mental health clinic, and he was told he'd receive a call shortly. According to his wife he sat next to the phone for hours waiting on the call. However his calm demeanor on the phone caused his call to be logged as a "non-emergency to be handled within 48 hours". Unfortunately due to miscommunication error (his last name was misheard as Shuberty) he never received that call back.

After this he told his wife he had gave up hope. On his last day alive he took his family to the zoo and out to eat at a McDonalds (not the one he shot up). At the zoo he told his wife that he was done and "Society had its chance". Its been speculated the McDonalds trip with is family was a secret scouting mission. Once they returned home Huberty loaded up with an Uzi, a Browning HP pistol, and a 12 gauge shotgun. After telling his wife that he was "going human hunting" he walked down the street one block to a McDonalds. Why he chose McDonalds specifically isn't really known. Several people witnessed him walking down the street with his guns out freely before the massacre started.

Immediately upon entering Huberty demanded people get on the floor. "I've killed a thousand humans, and Ill kill a thousand more" he screamed. For 77 minutes Huberty paced throughout the restraunt shooting at everyone and anything. He shot and killed a fleeing boy outside through the window. He killed people who cowerd under tables. He shot people who were to afraid to move under their tables. He shot a mother who pleaded for her babies life. "Shut up!" he screamed before shooting the baby who was crying in a high chair. He called his victims "Dirty swine" and other obscenities. He fired at the overwhelmed police perimeter that had amassed outside, and even shot in the direction of nearby highway a few times. Huberty spent his last hour on earth as a hate filled killing machine.

That is he did until the police sniper put a single round into his head. 77 minutes had passed and 21 people were dead while 19 lay injured. The police had never encountered anything like Huberty's wrath before. Their lack of firepower, coordination, and proper safety gear led to a poor response. On top of that Huberty had a major tactical advantage due to the many windows that lined the restraunt. He could see anyone who tried to approach from almost any angle. Huberty's attack helped pave the way for some of the modern tactics used by SWAT today.

Even now there isn't a definitive conclusion on why Huberty snapped. Huberty's widow claimed it was a combination of lead/cadmium fumes he inhaled at work (Huberty was a welder) and McDonalds chicken nuggets. Her theory was the nuggets he ate for lunch that day reacted to the lead/cadmium in his blood, which in turn set him off on a violent rampage. She went so far as to sue McDonalds, though the case was dropped. Its possible Huberty was a bi-polar schizophrenic who had gone downhill from not being diagnosed/treated. He and his wife had a history of domestic abuse, so his violent tendencies weren't entirely new.

It should also be noted that another McDonalds lawsuit came into play recently with Cinemark. The survivors of James Holmes shooting in Aurora attempted to sue Cinemark for not providing security. The victims of San Ysidro sued McDonalds for the same thing. The judge in that case ruled that a McDonalds isn't a place where one would expect that kind of violence to erupt. Unlike a bar serving alcohol or a large event with masses of people, McDonalds is just a simple fast food place. The ruling was cited this year in the Cinemark case as well. Sadly these mass shootings don't have a preferred environment, and many places (like theaters) are now hiring security for the more busy nights of the week.

I'm very happy to see this case get a documentary. Not a whole lot has been said on it, which is surprising since it was one of the first modern mass shootings. A copy of a documentary on Huberty was found by police at George Hennard's house after he went on his rampage at Lubys. Hennard obviously took inspiration from him, so in a way Huberty's wrath continued on from the grave.
Back to top Go down
Top 10 Contributor

Posts : 1730
Join date : 2014-02-11
Age : 30

PostSubject: Re: New San Ysidro McDonalds massacre documentary "77 Minutes" announced   Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:37 pm

I would be very interested in seeing this.

We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus; That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.-Charles Bukowski
Back to top Go down


Posts : 361
Join date : 2015-04-21

PostSubject: Re: New San Ysidro McDonalds massacre documentary "77 Minutes" announced   Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:30 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
I would be very interested in seeing this.

Glad to hear that man. I find these shootings that happened in the 80s/early 90s to be very interesting. Because of the lack of Internet all we have to go on is what news sources bothered to report at the time. Even some of the smaller school shootings have more info out there available, simply because they happened more recently. Id love to have a decent doc on the Lubys shooting as well, especially because of the copycat connection I mentioned before. Both attacks happened years before Columbine and over 20 people died during each one. I guess I'm just so use to seeing these shootings happen now that I can't imagine what it must have been like to see one happen 20-30 years ago.
Back to top Go down


Posts : 970
Join date : 2014-01-27
Age : 32
Location : England

PostSubject: Re: New San Ysidro McDonalds massacre documentary "77 Minutes" announced   Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:58 am

As tragic as this tale is, I just sniggered at the blokes treacle blaming chicken nuggets.
Back to top Go down
New San Ysidro McDonalds massacre documentary "77 Minutes" announced
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
» Help Identifying documentary
» The three-part documentary series Zulu wars brings to the screen one of the bloodiest and most heart- stopping sagas in African history.
» Zulu Blonde Beer from Eshowe - now available in the UK
» Blowing up the cave.

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Columbine High School Massacre Discussion Forum :: Other Crimes :: Other Mass Shootings-
Jump to: