Boston runners were warned: Squamish man

 - Mike Heiliger runs in the Boston Marathon in 2008. The Squamish man finished the race on Monday (April 15) about a half hour before two explosions rocked the finish line area. He was not injured. - Chief file photo

Runners getting set to take part in the Boston Marathon were warned beforehand that they were going to die, said a Squamish resident who took part in the race.

Three people were killed and more than 140 were injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the famed 42.2-kilometre running event on Monday (April 15).

Mike Heiliger, 59, said a woman holding several bags was telling runners who were picking up their pre-race packages in downtown Boston on Saturday (April 13) that they were going to die if they participated in the event.

“I was downtown on Saturday and you know, you see these people on the street and think it’s just some nutbar,” he told The Chief from his Boston hotel on Monday. “It was a little creepy because you can identify who the runners are and I heard her say to this runner two feet away from me that, ‘If you run tomorrow you’re going to die.’”

At the time, Heiliger said he thought about telling the woman that the race was Monday, but decided not to correct her.

Heiliger was in the process of calling the police after his conversation with The Chief.

“I thought it was just a nut and maybe she was a nut but she was holding a couple of bags like she just got off a plane and was accosting runners on Saturday,” he said.

The Squamish resident was one of a group of about 15 runners from the North Shore and he said they’re all fine.

“We all run in a run club and as far as I know all of our people are OK,” he said. “Some of them didn’t get to finish, unfortunately, because when the bomb went off — that was it. They [race officials] stopped everybody.”

Heiliger finished the race in 3:29:51 and was making his way back to his hotel when the explosions went off.

“I was just coming to the hotel and I heard all these sirens,” he said. “But you’re in a big city and when you hear sirens you think nothing of it.”

It was the fourth time Heiliger had raced in Boston and said the scene was disturbing.

“I’m just stunned right now,” he said. “It’s a terrible situation. Boston has really embraced this race, they really get up for this thing and they’re so friendly. For something like this to happen it’s mind boggling.”

He said whoever set up the explosions had put some thought into it.

“Whoever did this knew what they were doing,” he said. “They knew where to put it where the most people were.”

Despite the disastrous day, Heiliger said the tragedy will not dampen his enthusiasm for the race.

“I think I would still come back to Boston,” he said. “I bet security will be insane from here on in but I take the attitude that if you stay away, you let the crazies win. Time will tell what comes of this. This is huge. They [locals] want to hang someone out on the streets.”

For updates on this developing story, check back with www.squamishchief.com or see this week’s print edition of The Chief.

Listen to interview

 

 

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All MSM implying “We need to give up Rights for Safety and Security” after Boston. Video of Major Oddity of bombing coverage

 

I have listened to some MSM broadcasting of the Boston bombs.   From Fox News, NBC, CNN, they all are implying “We need to give up our Freedoms for Security.”

Fox news had a man on saying that Israel is safe because of the security and the people in the U.S. on holding on to “individual rights” instead of being safe and secure.  He said a conversation will need to be started.  They were implying it was “Patriots” over and over yesterday and home grown terrorism.  Wolf Blitzer of CNN wondered if “Patriots had anything to do with it?”  They repeated “Patriot day” over and over again during that segment.  I understand Biden even said “I believe it may be ‘Patriots’ against any gun control.”  They are trying to equate being a Patriot is being a terrorist now in the sheeples eyes.

They were saying they could go through any bags and purses that they wanted on the streets of Boston now without cause and that will go to other cities.  So there goes our rights for privacy and no search and seizure without cause.   Any excuse for us to become completely as the Nazi’s were.

Someone had put this video on a forum.  Remember that MSM can create things live now.  It seems this video below shows some type of images being created/erased.  It is very odd.

 

http://sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com/2013/04/all-msm-implying-we-need-to-give-up.html

Explosions rock Boston Marathon

 

Boston (CNN) – A pair of explosions rocked the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, injuring at least a half-dozen people, a CNN producer at the scene said.

The blasts occurred a few seconds apart, shrouding downtown Boston’s Copley Square in smoke. Paramedics were treating several victims at the scene, and police ordered onlookers to back away from the area, CNN Producer Matt Frucci reported.

The explosions occurred about 2:45 p.m., about an hour after the first runners had crossed the finish line, Frucci said.

Update:
There are reports now from Fox News that there are at least 2 people dead

Two explosions went off near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Photo: Boston GlobeTwo explosions went off near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Photo: Boston Globe

Update:
Eyewitness testimony:

Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers in the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts.

Competitors and race organizers were crying as they fled the chaos. Bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners.

”There are a lot of people down,” said one man, whose bib No. 17528 identified him as Frank Deruyter of North Carolina. He was not injured, but marathon workers were carrying one woman, who did not appear to be a runner, to the medical area as blood gushed from her leg. A Boston police officer was wheeled from the course with a leg injury that was bleeding.

About three hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another thunderous explosion could be heard a few seconds later.

Runner Laura McLean of Toronto said she heard two explosions outside the medical tent.

”There are people who are really, really bloody,” McLean said. “They were pulling them into the medical tent.”

Cherie Falgoust was waiting for her husband, who was running the race.

”I was expecting my husband any minute,” she said. “I don’t know what this building is … it

just blew. Just a big bomb, a loud boom, and then glass everywhere. Something hit my head. I don’t know what it was. I just ducked.”

Update:

Three people reported dead:

Three people have reportedly been killed after two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Update:

Another device was reportedly found near the Mandarin Hotel, according to the police scanner. The scanner also indicated the presence of another abandoned package in front of Eastern Standard in Kenmore Square. A perimeter is being established around Eastern Standard.

Update:
Multiple people injured.

BOSTON — At least three people are reported dead and dozens of others injured following a series of explosions that erupted near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday, according to mulitple reports.

Authorities were seen helping injured runners leave the scene and bloody spectators were being carried to a medical tent that was being used for runners, according to The Associated Press.

“Somebody’s leg flew by my head. I gave my belt to stop the blood,” spectator John Ross told reporters.

Update:

They are now saying the explosions were from bombs:

The Boston Marathon said that bombs caused the two explosions and that organizers were working with authorities to determine what happened. The Boston Police Department said two people were killed and 23 others injured.

 

SchwartzReport: One Third of Americans (USA) Qualify as Idiots

I am having a hard time accepting this, it depresses me and makes me uncomfortable but data is data, and I am afraid I am going to have to accept that about a third of the country are too stupid to handle the 21st century. Here is some more data: Fifty per cent of the people in the U.S. have an I.Q. of 100 or less, and about 15 per cent have an I.Q. lower than 85. That didn’t matter! much in the 13th century, but it matters a lot in the 21st.

One-third of Americans Believe God Decides who Wins Sporting Events
DAVID FERGUSON – The Raw Story

A recent study by the Center for Public Religion has found that nearly 3 out of every 10 Americans believes that God decides the outcome of sporting events by favoring players who are virtuous and who God perceives as good.

According to the study, ‘Americans are less likely to believe that God plays a role in the outcome of sporting events than they are to believe God rewards religious athletes. While only about 3-in-10 (27%) Americans, believe that God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event, a majority (53%) believe that God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success, compared to 42% who disagree.”

‘We can’t just gloss over this,” said Dennis Traynor of Acronym TV. ‘A majority of U.S. citizens in 2013 think that the all-knowing creator of the universe is sitting in the heavens looking down upon the extreme poverty and misery that encompass the world that he created in six days and sees that half of his beautiful creatures live on less than $2.50 a day and 80 percent of humanity living on less than $10 a day and not only gives a shit what happens on Super Bowl Sunday, but will be rewarding one team over the other based on the purity and faithfulness of the football players’ religion on either team.”

 

Source: http://www.phibetaiota.net/2013/02/scwhartzreport-one-third-of-americans-usa-qualify-as-idiots/

Gatorade pulls ingredient linked to flame retardant

Gatorade will remove a controversial chemical from its ingredients. Brominated vegetable oil, a synthetic chemical that has been patented in Europe as a flame retardant, will no longer double as an ingredient in Gatorade sports drinks.

(LA Times) Molly Carter, a spokeswoman for Gatorade owner PepsiCo Inc., said the company has been considering the move for more than a year, working on a way to take out the ingredient without affecting the flavor of the drink.

A recent petition on Change.org to drop the chemical – which has more than 200,000 supporters – did not inspire the decision, Carter said, though she acknowledged that consumer feedback was the main impetus.

In the petition, posted by Sarah Kavanagh of Hattiesburg, Miss., “BVO” is described as banned in Japan and theEuropean Union.

The effort quotes a Scientific American article suggesting that “BVO could be building up in human tissues” and that studies on mice have shown “reproductive and behavioral problems” linked to large doses of the chemical.

The reformulated Gatorade flavors “will start rolling out in the next few months,” Carter said.

There’s no hard date for the launch because “we’re not recalling Gatorade,” she said. “We don’t think our products are unsafe. We don’t think there are health or safety risks.”

The BVO ingredient was used as a flavor emulsifier, helping to distribute Gatorade’s coloring throughout the bottle, Carter said. Now, the company is swapping in another emulsifier with an intimidating name: sucrose acetate isobutyrate.

Manti Te’o: Notre Dame defends star linebacker as victim of hoax

(ChicagoTribune) Facing a media throng just days before competing for a national championship, Notre Dame’s star linebacker Manti Te’o fielded a question about the death of his girlfriend and his ability to rise above the tragedy.

VOTE: Do you believe Manti Te'o?It was a benign question, one he had heard dozen of times before as Lennay Kekua’s passing had been woven so tightly into the narrative of his triumphant senior year. And he answered it as he always had.

But at that time, Te’o — and university officials — knew there was far more to the story than platitudes about football and family.

A week earlier, on Dec. 26, the Heisman Trophy runner-up told Notre Dame officials that his girlfriend did not exist and that he was a victim of an elaborate Internet hoax, the school said Wednesday.

“In many ways, Manti was the perfect mark because he is a guy who is so willing to believe in others and so ready to help, that as this hoax played out in a way that called upon those tendencies of Manti, it roped him more and more into the trap,” Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said. “He was not a person who would have a second thought about offering his assistance and help.”

Swarbrick outlined a bizarre story in which Te’o learned his girlfriend never existed about three months after her supposed death. The player received a phone call Dec. 6, while at an awards show, from what he believed was Kekua’s old cellphone number. The woman on the other end — in a voice he recognized as Kekua’s — told him that she wasn’t dead.

Two days after Te’o was thrown for a loop by a dead girlfriend rising from the grave, here is how he answered a question about charity work he had performed this year.

“I worked with Relay for Life stuff,” he said. “I really got hit with cancer. I don’t like cancer at all. I lost both my grandparents and my girlfriend to cancer.”

She later tried to rekindle the relationship, Swarbrick said.

“Every single thing about this, until that day in the first week of December, was real to Manti,” Swarbrick said. “There was no suspicion it wasn’t. No belief it might not be. And so the pain was real. The grief was real. The affection was real. That’s the nature of this sad, cruel game.”

Swarbrick likened the hoax to the movie “Catfish,” in which a person creates a fake persona with someone else’s picture, then dupes another person into a romantic relationship. The film spurred a popular MTV show by the same name that investigates online relationships to see if the participants are real.

Te’o notified his coaches of the situation Dec. 26, after discussing it with his parents over the Christmas holiday. Swarbrick said he met with the player twice and found his story about the exclusively online and telephonic relationship to be consistent. Te’o and Kekua never met face to face, Swarbrick said.

“Several meetings were set up where Lennay never showed,” he said.

Kekua’s purported passing came within 48 hours of the real death of Te’o’s grandmother, Annette Santiago, in September. That double loss vaulted Te’o onto the cover of Sports Illustrated and, along with Notre Dame’s eventual undefeated regular season, into the Heisman Trophy mix.

Te’o finished second in that voting to Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, tying for the best finish ever by a pure defender.

The scam does more than shatter a college football fairy tale. It also leaves a black mark on sports journalism, as many news outlets — including the Tribune — ran stories about Kekua’s passing without verifying her death. There was no published obituary for Kekua and no California driver’s license issued to anyone with that name. The Social Security Administration database had no record of anyone with the surname Kekua dying in 2012.

Yet respected national publications such as Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times all ran stories about Te’o’s heartbreak. The Chicago Tribune published 15 articles mentioning her death in the past four months.

An Academic All-American with a 3.3 grade-point average, Te’o, 21, released a statement Wednesday insisting that he had been duped into having a long-term, “emotional relationship” with an Internet impostor. Describing the situation as “painful and humiliating,” Te’o said he believed he maintained an authentic relationship with Kekua over the phone and via the Internet.

“To think that I shared … my happiness about my relationship and details that I thought to be true about her just makes me sick. I hope that people can understand how trying and confusing this whole experience has been,” the statement read.

Notre Dame hired a private investigator, who produced a final report on Jan. 4, and the university shared the findings with the Te’o family Jan. 5 during the run-up to the BCS championship game against Alabama. Swarbrick said he believed the Te’os were poised to release the story next week before the sports website Deadspin broke it.

The independent investigation revealed online “chatter” among the alleged perpetrators, Swarbrick said, that demonstrated “the joy they were taking” in fooling Te’o. The pranksters even made sure that the player sent white roses in her honor and told him what time they planned to close her casket.

“There was a place to send flowers,” Swarbrick said. “There was no detail of the hoax left undone.”

The Deadspin story, however, is raising questions about Te’o’s involvement in the ruse. The site says Kekua’s purported Twitter account was created by a California man with ties to the linebacker and his family. An unnamed source suggested the death was a publicity stunt hatched by Te’o and his West Coast counterpart, according to Deadspin.

At the very least, Te’o and his family have made the truth difficult to decipher because they made references to Te’o meeting Kekua during their courtship. In October, for example, Te’o described her to ESPN as the most beautiful person he had ever met, and his father told the South Bend Tribune in October that Kekua had traveled to Hawaii, Te’o’s home state, “every once in a while … so he would meet with her there.”

When asked about rising above the tragedy in the days before the game, Te’o said, “I think whenever you’re in football, it takes your mind off a lot of things. You know this team is very special to me and the guys on it have been there for me through the good times and the bad times.”

Notre Dame acknowledged Wednesday that it did not encourage the player to set the record straight before the title game. Instead, officials sat silent while reporters prepared stories about Kekua’s fake death, fake leukemia and fake Stanford degree.

“We encouraged him to try to focus forward and focus on the game,” Swarbrick said.

Rob Parker will return to ESPN after 30-day ban for RG3 remarks

robparker(NBC Sports) ESPN has announced that Rob Parker will be allowed to return to the air after a 30-day suspension for questioning whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is authentically black because, among other things, Griffin has a white fiancee.

Marcia Keegan, a Vice President of Production for ESPN, released a statement announcing the duration of Parker’s suspension and vowing that ESPN will take greater care in the way its debates on the show Parker appears on, First Take, are presented going forward.

“ESPN has decided to suspend Rob Parker for 30 days for his comments made on last Thursday’s episode of First Take,” Keegan said. “Our review of the preparation for the show and the re-air has established that mistakes both in judgment and communication were made. As a direct result, clearly inappropriate content was aired and then re-aired without editing. Both were errors on our part. To address this, we have enhanced the editorial oversight of the show and have taken appropriate disciplinary measures with the personnel responsible for these failures. We will continue to discuss important issues in sports on First Take, including race. Debate is an integral part of sports and we will continue to engage in it on First Take. However, we believe what we have learned here and the steps we have taken will help us do all that better.”

ESPN did not specify what the “appropriate disciplinary measures” were for people other than Parker, or who “the personnel responsible” were other than Parker. But Parker’s suspension is, frankly, ridiculous when compared to other discipline that ESPN has handed out to other employees.

Most notably, a 30-day suspension is the same punishment ESPN gaveSportsCenter anchor Max Bretos for asking an NBA analyst this question about Jeremy Lin: “If there’s a chink in the armor, where can Lin improve his game?”

That may have been an unfortunate choice of words, but no one seriously believed that Bretos was attempting to use a racial slur in that question. People who know Bretos, including his Asian-American SportsCenter co-anchor Michael Kim, insisted that Bretos (whose wife is Asian) is a good man who has far too much respect for his audience and the athletes he covers to dream of using a racial slur on the air.

Parker, on the other hand, is widely known as a provocateur who would rather engage in personal attacks than honest debate. Before ESPN hired Parker, he had twice been disciplined by his previous employer, the Detroit News: Once for asking former Lions coach Rod Marinelli an insensitive question about his daughter’s marriage to the Lions’ then-defensive coordinator, and once for erroneously reporting that then-Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins (now Griffin’s backup on the Redskins) had assaulted someone on campus.

Think about what ESPN is doing by giving Parker and Bretos equivalent punishments. ESPN is saying that opposing interracial marriage is no worse than making an unfortunate slip of the tongue. ESPN is saying that Parker, who worked his way up to a job at ESPN by doing everything the wrong way in journalism, deserves no more punishment for a blatantly racist statement than Bretos, who worked his way up to a job at ESPN by being a consummate professional, deserves for an innocent mistake. (It’s also worth noting that when Bretos was alerted to the fact that some people were offended by his word choice, he profusely apologized. When people told Parker on Twitter that they were offended by his racist comments about Griffin, Parker told those people they were “uneducated” and “silly.”)

None of that matters to ESPN, however, because First Take gets pretty good ratings on weekday mornings, and the show garners attention by putting panelists on the air to make outrageous statements. ESPN covets those ratings enough that it’s willing to do anything for them. Even put a panelist on the air who will attack a black man for falling in love with a white woman.

Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher shot dead girlfriend and then killed himself after she told him he was NOT the father of her baby

(Daily Mail) -Kansas City Chief’s player Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend dead before shooting himself because she told him he was not the father of their baby daughter, it was revealed today.

The Long Island mother of the player Cheryl Shepherd said the couple argued over the paternity of their three-month-old daughter right before the murder suicide at her son’s home in Missouri.

Mrs Shepherd was in the home when her son shot Kasandra Perkins, 22, nine times before fleeing. He is believed to have kissed her dying body and their baby daughter goodbye before he left.

Tragic: Belcher is seen here with his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, 22, and their baby daughter Zoey
Tragic: Belcher is seen here with his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, 22, and their baby daughter Zoey. Belcher and Perkins argued about the baby’s paternity before he shot her

Troubled: The murder-suicide has sparked debate in the NFL about gun ownership and the personal struggles of players
Troubled: The murder-suicide has sparked debate in the NFL about gun ownership and the personal struggles of players

A source told the New York Post: ‘The mother believed that there was an issue over whether [Belcher] was the father. She said he believed he wasn’t necessarily the father of the child.’

A Kansas City law-enforcement source confirmed: ‘She told police there was a question about the paternity.’

It is unclear if the paternity issue was the reason why the rocky relationship ended in such a violent and tragic way.

 The source added: ‘The implication was that paternity was what the two of them were fighting about — that the baby might not have been his.’

The couple had been receiving counseling for relationship and financial problems, police said.

A spokeswoman said she would not comment on the doubts raised over baby Zoey’s paternity.

Paying respects: Hundreds of mourners memorialized Jovan Belcher at his funeral Wednesday - despite his murdering the mother of his child before committing suicide
Paying respects: Hundreds of mourners memorialized Jovan Belcher at his funeral Wednesday – despite his murdering the mother of his child before committing suicide
Memorial: Jovan Belcher was eulogized as a 'humble, kind young man' by his mother as his family and friends grappled with the horror of what he did
Memorial: Jovan Belcher was eulogized as a ‘humble, kind young man’ by his mother as his family and friends grappled with the horror of what he did

According to the New York Post, she is set to receive more than $1million over the years until she reaches 18. It is not clear if this was based on the results of a pregnancy test.

Belcher’s beneficiary will also get $600,000 in life insurance, a $100,000 retirement account and $200,000 for each of the four seasons played.

A Kansas City police spokeswoman said the baby’s paternity wouldn’t be part of the department’s murder-suicide probe.

‘That would not be something they’re going to investigate,’ said Sgt Marisa Barnes. ‘It’s a “he-said, she-said” so there’s no way to investigate. It would be nothing more than a civil matter.’

Belcher was memorialized as a ‘humble, kind young man’ at his funeral on Wednesday – despite the brutal murder of the mother of his child and shooting himself in front of his coaches.

NFL PLAYERS HANDING OVER THEIR GUN AFTER BELCHER SHOOTING

At least seven NFL players have turned over their weapons in the wake of the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide, according to Sports Illustrated reporter Peter King.

The players have handed their guns over to their teams’ security officers to dispose of them.

One player gave up multiple firearms and told team officials he didn’t trust himself with them.

The horrific murder suicide has shaken the NFL and begun a discussion of gun ownership and mental health issues.

At least seven players have given up their guns – handing them over to the security personnel for their teams, Sports Illustrated reports.

Several hundred mourners gathered for the NFL linebacker’s funeral near his hometown on Long Island, New York.

At Upper Room Christian Church on Wednesday, relatives wore black – and red, the Chiefs’ color. Pastor Dawn Mixon shared that Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd, described him as a ‘humble, kind young man.’

He had a soft spot for children and loved cartoons, she said.

‘We may not understand the reasons why we are here or understand what caused this tragedy,’ Pastor Mixon said.

At a celebration of Belcher’s life, there were hints of the way it ended. A photo slide show played on a large screen above the stage, with images from Belcher’s childhood through his football careers at nearby West Babylon High School and the University of Maine.

The funeral was at Upper Room Christian Church in Dix Hills, New York, near his hometown on Long Island
The funeral was at Upper Room Christian Church in Dix Hills, New York, near his hometown on Long Island

Then appeared the words ‘In loving memory of’ Belcher and Kasandra Perkins, the mother of his 3-month-old daughter Zoey.

After a series of pictures of Perkins and baby Zoey came the message, ‘Keep this little girl in your prayers.’

‘The legacy we pass on to her will be good,’ said his uncle, Davin Miles.

Next to an open casket were collages of photos and mementos from Belcher’s playing career. An array of flowers spelled out W.B. for his high school.

Belcher then drove to Arrowhead Stadium, where he thanked coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli for all they’d done for him. As police arrived, Belcher slipped behind a car and put the gun to his head.

His path to becoming an NFL starter had been an unlikely one. Belcher did not play in college football’s top division, and he wasn’t drafted. But he made the Chiefs, becoming a full-time starter in 2010.

Bishop Stephanie Green described Belcher as ‘a man who did some awesome things – while other young men his age were out hustling, slinging and doing other things, he chose an education’.

Report: NFL team ‘bending over backward’ to counsel couple involved in murder-suicide

Kasandra Perkins and Jovan Belcher via ABC News & YouTube

(RawStory) The Kansas City Chiefs were “bending over backward” and providing counseling for the couple involved in the Dec. 1 murder-suicide that spurred on another national debate over gun control, The Kansas City Star reported Tuesday.

Local police told the newspaper that the team had offered assistance to Kasandra Perkins and her boyfriend, Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher before Belcher shot and killed Perkins in the couple’s home before killing himself at the team’s complex. The couple had been having arguments over “relationship and financial issues,” though the exact cause of the argument that led to the fatal shooting has not been determined.

The report comes a day after Perkins’ family released its first public statement asking for privacy and mourning the deaths of both her and Belcher.

“Our wish is for Kasi to be remembered for the love she shared with us all,” the statement said. “Kasi will be truly missed.”

Members of Belcher’s family also released statements, including his aunt, Mary Kimble, who said, “We love Jovan, his kindness, humility, respect for family and friends were steadfast.”

The team’s game against Carolina Dec. 2 was not cancelled, and the fatal incident was also the subject of a nationally-televised commentary by NBC sports anchor Bob Costas that divided viewers over his harsh words against American gun culture.

Police also released a more detailed account of Belcher’s actions on the day he killed Perkins and himself.

Around 8 a.m., they said, Belcher’s mother reportedly heard him say something to the effect of, “You can’t talk to me like that!” before hearing gunfire. She then saw him lean over Perkins, say he was sorry, and kiss her on the forehead.

Belcher then allegedly apologized to his mother, who had moved in with the couple so they could “walk through their problems” and kissed the couple’s 3-month-old daughter before driving to the team’s complex, where authorities said he admitted to the team’s general manager, Scott Pioli, that he killed Perkins. Belcher also reportedly pointed his gun at his own head.

 

Sports Illustrated columnist Peter King reported that at Belcher’s request, Pioli then called Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel and defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs to the scene. Crennel corroborated this account with The Star.

“I was trying to get him to understand that life is not over,” Crennel told the newspaper.

Shortly thereafter, hearing police sirens nearby, Belcher reportedly walked away, the gun still at his head.

“I got to go,” he said, before kneeling, making the sign of the cross, and pulling the trigger. “I can’t be here.”

Watch KCTV-TV’s report on the statements from both Perkins’ family and Belcher’s, aired Monday, below.