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Gunman Covered Up Risks
He Posed, Sheriff Says

New York Times, by Emma G. Fitzsimmons*

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Posted By:Emerson, 5/25/2014 9:37:59 PM

The gunman involved in a killing spree in Southern California on Friday night was able to persuade sheriff’s deputies who visited him in April that he was not a threat to himself or to others, the sheriff of Santa Barbara County, Bill Brown, said on Sunday morning. The gunman, identified as Elliot O. Rodger, 22, did not meet the criteria for an involuntary hold when deputies visited him as part of a welfare check on April 30, Sheriff Brown said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The deputies were acting on the complaints of Mr. Rodger’s mother, who was alarmed by videos he had posted online.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 5/25/2014 10:15:13 PM     (No. 9861852)

the NYT weighs in..
just a little mis-understanding of this young Malaysian in our country..
you´re not supposed to stab Chinese roommates or shoot or run over white people you don´t like..
nice to see the publik indoktrination center the kids attended are having some vigil nonsense.. probably figuring out whose office to sit-in to protest legal gun ownership..
kumbaya...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 5/25/2014 10:35:14 PM     (No. 9861871)

Calling him a "gunman" obscures the nature of his rampage. He stabbed three of his victims to death and used his car against others. They only care about the gun murders. I don´t like this being called the Isla Vista shootings either. It´s dishonest and implies the cause was the gun.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 5/25/2014 10:56:51 PM     (No. 9861893)

When this first came out, I predicted a lawyer was at the bottom of this. "did not meet criteria for involuntary hold"...that´s a legal judgement....

Rest assured, had this fellow been a member of the Tea Party, Republican Party, or NRA we would have heard about it by now.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 5/25/2014 11:07:10 PM     (No. 9861904)

Liberals raged at the poor innocents that were locked up in mental wards. Now it is virtually impossible to meet the criteria of an involuntary hold. So now they complain about guns on the street,

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 5/25/2014 11:07:45 PM     (No. 9861905)

If the family was worried enough to have the police check on him, shouldn´t the police have done more than take his word for everything being OK?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mftrost, 5/25/2014 11:29:07 PM     (No. 9861921)

I didn´t say gay!?...I said...NOT gay!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter, 5/26/2014 2:09:58 AM     (No. 9861978)

Agreed #5. I still couldn´t believe my ears when the statement from local police was that they had checked on him and he was "very polite." WHO isn´t terribly nice when the police come to your door? Have we lost our minds....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PChristopher, 5/26/2014 3:18:38 AM     (No. 9861992)

Spell it with me: C...Y....A

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Country Boy, 5/26/2014 5:51:15 AM     (No. 9862015)

Similar to the shooting in Sandy Hook CT last year. The shooter´s mother was trying to get the kid committed. The Judge declined.

Crazy people don´t tell you up front that they are crazy.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 5/26/2014 6:50:34 AM     (No. 9862041)

Can´t wait for the NYTwits´ article on the Knifeman...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney, 5/26/2014 11:09:39 AM     (No. 9862309)

Sorry Sheriff, but those contemplating wrong will cover it up. Don´t expect them to call you or come by.

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