David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America wade through the details of another horrific school shooting. This time 17 people are dead at a high school in Florida. They honor the heroes who saved students’ lives, including a football coach who died shielding kids from the gunfire. They’re also frustrated that warning signs about this shooter were abundant, including expulsion and a ban from campus, yet little was done by law enforcement to address the problem. And they discuss the tiresome Twitter rage in the wake of tragedies like this, with David pointing out that Twitter often proves that the supposed experts on an issue are actually quite clueless in their supposed area of expertise.

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  1. dicentra Member
    dicentra Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    So when you present all those red flags to law enforcement, what exactly can they do, absent a crime committed? The kid’s obsession with killing animals indicates that he was probably a psychopath, a condition for which there is NO treatment, and yet being a psychopath is not a crime, nor should it be. (There’s no objective test for it, and most psycho/sociopaths are not murderers.)

    They can’t throw someone in jail simply because he seems like he is dangerous. The mental health system is not equipped to identify dangerous people AND keep them off the streets.

    Stopping a psychopath before he mass-murders would require massive civil-rights violations.

    What to do? Seriously: what to do?

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    • February 15, 2018, at 2:44 PM PST
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  2. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    “Twitter turns ugly” rather like “Sky turns blue”.

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    • February 15, 2018, at 4:22 PM PST
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