Saturday, April 6, 2013

Unforced error

Colorado has plenty of laws.  The laws are supposed to keep us safe...if they are enforced.

So here is the sequence so far:
1) Pass a law

2) Don't enforce the law - allow unaccountable behavior from those charged to enforce the law

3) Something bad happens (as a direct result of ignoring current law

4) Pass a whole bunch of new laws that won't address the problem and probably won't be enforced

5) Celebrate the "fact" that the legislators "did something".  Hurray

Psychiatrist warned campus police about Aurora shooter a month before mass murder
A University of Colorado psychiatrist told campus police a month before the Aurora movie theater attack that James Holmes had homicidal thoughts and was a public danger, according to records unsealed Thursday.
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Soon after the shooting, university police said they had not had any contact with Holmes, a graduate student doing neuroscience research. But a search warrant affidavit released Thursday revealed that an officer had told investigators that Fenton had contacted her to report “his danger to the public due to homicidal statements he had made.”
Holmes could have been charged and investigated for making threats. If the police had done their job, the might have prevented this event.

1 comment:

  1. It seems that most of these recent 'shooting' disasters involve perpetrators with HISTORY. The Liberal, Democrat solution:

    1) Penalize EVERYONE, the vast majority of whom are law abiding citizens.

    2) Promote superfluous legislation such as bans on "high capacity magazines" by completely clueless politicians like Diana DeGette.

    3) Ignore the fact that no matter how much freedon is taken away from "law abiding citizens" criminals will still aquire firearms, unabated.

    4) Ignore existing laws and "red flag" personality traits indicative of behavior leading to severe antisocial acts; compromise incarceration.

    There are more ridiculous factors of the "Liberal" mind set that could be mentioned here but I'm getting too nauseated to continue!

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