Sunday, May 25, 2014

Here We Go Again...

The family of Elliot Rodger called police several weeks ago after being alarmed by YouTube videos that Rodger had been posting "regarding suicide and the killing of people".
The police go to his home but decide not to search his apartment?!
They found him to be "perfectly polite, kind and a wonderful human"?
Are you kidding me?
I guess he had the last laugh when he drafted a 141-page document detailing "how he narrowly missed being found out when the officers knocked on his door" before expressing "relief that his apartment wasn't searched because they would have found his weapons and his writings."
The officers determined he didn't need to be locked up for mental health reasons. But some psychopaths are charming and persuasive. In fact, isn't that a fairly common standard operating procedure for them?
If this man's own family was concerned enough BASED ON VIDEO EVIDENCE that they called the police because he was a danger to himself and society, wouldn't that be cause enough to search his home?
Is there any point in even discussing this issue anymore? This type of mass violence is now commonplace. But there is no common sense in place to prevent it.
To those who regularly stand in the way of drafting laws to help prevent these kinds of sickening attacks, consider this:
"Chris (last victim shot) was a really great kid," Michaels-Martinez's father said at a news conference where he choked back tears and eventually collapsed to his knees in agony. "Ask anyone who knew him. His death has left our family lost and broken."
How many more mothers and fathers need to collapse to their knees in the wake of this kind of horrifying loss before laws start to change?
When those twenty beautiful, innocent school children were slaughtered by a deranged gunman in Newtown, I was heartbroken.
Now I'm just disgusted.
There has to be a way to turn this around...

Yours truly,
The Happiness Detective

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