By: Edan Schultz
April 16, 2015
Tallahassee -- A small group of activists is speaking out in support of Florida State University Strozier Library shooter, Myron May.
Their message is so controversial and the issue so sensitive, they were warned to stay off the Florida State campus Thursday.
Tyrone Dew leads the group and decided to move his event to Florida A&M to avoid getting into trouble at FSU.
FSU police confirm they denied Dew's request to demonstrate in front of Strozier, citing safety concerns for everyone involved. Police warned Dew he could be arrested if he shows up on campus.
Friends and family say Myron May was having serious mental problems when he opened fire last November.
Dew's group says he turned violent because he was what they call "a targeted individual," being tortured by the government.
"These weapons are able to simulate hearing a voice in your head and changing your emotions by stimulating your cochlear in your inner ear by something called micro frequency waves... It's for the mass control of citizens," said Dew.
Dew was stationed outside the FAMU commons Thursday handing out pamphlets about his claims. Dew says he was targeted using the same secret technology back in 2007.
"I do not condone violence, but I do understand this man's frustrations, he tried everything to get the word out," said Dew.
Dew says a former CIA engineer backs his story and he's documented government patents for the technology he claims is being used against targeted individuals.
He denies suggestions that these individuals are suffering from mental illness. But he admits he was once in a mental institution.
FSU students who WCTV talked to Thursday were mixed about whether the protest should have been allowed.
"To me it wouldn't be right thing to do to have protest but at the same time you can't change what people think," said freshman Angel Foy.
"There's no harm in letting those people express what they believe," remarked junior Sean Darcy.
None we talked to believed Myron May was somehow targeted by the government.
"I think it's ludicrous," said senior Alex Bowen, "The fact that they're supporting this guy who tried to commit such a heinous crime on our community is absolutely ridiculous."
The group of activists also say Aaron Alexis, the man who opened fire at the Washington Naval Yard and killed 12 people, was a targeted individual.
But a department of defense internal review found Alexis suffered "psychological instability" and his family members said he had suffered from mental problems since adolescence.
Myron May walked into FSU's Strozier library in the early morning hours of November 20, 2014 and opened fire, shooting and injuring three people. Police officers responding to the scene then shot and killed May.