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PostSubject: Witnesses re-interviewed?   Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:48 am

We all know the 11k was filled with misinformation, fabrications, kids repeating things they had only heard about and didn't see or hear for themselves,  etc. Everyone knows how fast info travels in a school.  The fact many people would hear something and then decided to parrot it back and incorporate it into their own Columbine experience is just one of the reasons why the case was so bogged down with different conspiracy theories.

I wonder what would have changed in their stories if these same people had been interviewed again several years after the fact? After they had time to settle things in their own mind, to go over and over everything that happened that day, while weeding out things they didn't see or hear or experience first hand. More importantly to have possibly outgrown the "I need to repeat this and say it happened to me to make me seem more relevant to what happened" issue?

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PostSubject: Re: Witnesses re-interviewed?   Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:31 am

Great question. I don’t know if Yumeko is still around, it would be interesting to see what her opinion would be.

Also when I went to the speaker series in Denver I got the vibe that people were finding out new information even up to a year ago. Something about Sue’s comment when she said Nate told her about the guns and how Dylan was afraid that Eric would hurt him if anyone found out. She said that was new info. The interviewer didn’t really follow up on it though.

Plus there’s less pressure to build a narrative so they might be able to speak more freely. There may be less emotion as well. Most of the interviews took place pretty soon after correct?
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PostSubject: Re: Witnesses re-interviewed?   Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:57 am

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Great question. I don’t know if Yumeko is still around, it would be interesting to see what her opinion would be.

Also when I went to the speaker series in Denver I got the vibe that people were finding out new information even up to a year ago. Something about Sue’s  comment when she said Nate told her about the guns and how Dylan was afraid that Eric would hurt him if anyone found out. She said that was new info.  The interviewer didn’t really follow up on it though.

Plus there’s less pressure to build a narrative so they might be able to speak more freely. There may be less emotion as well. Most of the interviews took place pretty soon after correct?

I think the interviews were done quickly afterwards, or as fast as JeffCo could manage them. I also wonder if the fact SO many people had to be interviewed if they were rushed through for the most part? scratch

Also it sucks that the interviewer didn't follow up on that!

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PostSubject: Re: Witnesses re-interviewed?   Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:19 am

While I think a lot of the interviews could be better, I think a ton would be horrible. Over the years facts and memories are clouded. People hear other interviews, learn the facts of what happened and their narratives change.

I think quite a few would have very different interviews years after the fact and I don't think all would be more accurate

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PostSubject: Re: Witnesses re-interviewed?   Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:22 am

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While I think a lot of the interviews could be better, I think a ton would be horrible.  Over the years facts and memories are clouded.  People hear other interviews, learn the facts of what happened and their narratives change.  

I think quite a few would have very different interviews years after the fact and I don't think all would be more accurate

Agreed, although it would still be interesting to see if and how their recollection of what happened had changed with the passage of time.

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PostSubject: Re: Witnesses re-interviewed?   Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:25 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Witnesses re-interviewed?   Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:26 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Witnesses re-interviewed?   Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:00 pm

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I watched all of your videos on your experience and liked them very much. I have to say you don't fit the mold of the typical witness. You seem to still remember as if it was yesterda

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