See Something, Say Something…Hope For Something

As David French notes in the National Review – the answer -or as close as we’ll get to an answer – on school schootings has to do with paying attention to those around us who are losing it.

As this story shows – it can work; a grandmother turned in a grandson who was exhibiting some troubling signs:

According to police in Everett, Washington, the grandmother of Joshua Alexander O’Connor called 911 after finding disturbing journal entries that described how the 18-year-old was planning to attack his high school.

“Officers were also told the grandson had a rifle stored in a guitar case. As officers reviewed copies of the journal, they were alarmed at the statements and detailed plans to shoot students and use homemade explosive devices at ACES High School,” a statement from Everett police read.

“I need to make this count,” O’Connor reportedly wrote, according to the Daily Herald. “I’ve been reviewing many mass shootings/bombings (and attempted bombings) I’m learning from past shooters/bombers mistakes.”

Huh.  Why, it’s almost like media coverage stokes their ambitions or something.

Of course, Ms. O’Connor’s grandma actually got through to someone who could do something about it.  Unlike those who called the FBI with a raft of warning signs about Nikolas Cruz,   but heard nothing back…:

The YouTuber, 36-year-old Ben Bennight, alerted the FBI, emailing a screenshot of the comment and calling the bureau’s Mississippi field office. He also flagged the comment to YouTube, which removed it from the video.

Agents with the bureau’s Mississippi field office got back to him “immediately,” Bennight said, and conducted an in-person interview the following day, on Sept. 25.

“They came to my office the next morning and asked me if I knew anything about the person,” Bennight told BuzzFeed News. “I didn’t. They took a copy of the screenshot and that was the last I heard from them.”

Well, at least not while there was something that could be done:

FBI agents contacted Bennight again Wednesday, after a 19-year-old named Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, killing at least 17 people.

Too busy chasing Russians, apparently.

12 thoughts on “See Something, Say Something…Hope For Something

  1. Compare the lifeless way in which Trump delivered his scripted remarks on the Parkland shooting to the heartfelt empathy of his defense of wife beater Rob Porter.

  2. Emery
    you perceive what you want;
    you, personally, care not a whit for the Parkland victims so you perceive Trump’s statements as “lifeless”
    on the other hand because your “husband” beats you like a rented mule you were understandably electrified by Mr Trump’s casual comments about Mr Porter

  3. Once again, Emery, in true libturd fashion, you follow the script and parrot what your masters at CNN give you and politicize a tragedy. Obviously, the almost daily revelations that the only collusion going on with the Russians and outright criminal and traitorous activities, is from your heroes, has further melted your brain.

  4. As usual, Shvonder-eTASS shows up to suck the oxygen out of the thread and hijack it to push his slave-master’s wishes. Good doggies… I mean trolls.

    Boss, you are wrong. Shvonder-eTASS has no brain to melt. He is like a scarecrow, being blown about according to wherever his masters want him to go.

  5. Okeee, while my other comment is awaiting moderation…

    In some reports, FBI had come out in defense of their post-Bennight actions by saying they were not able to track down the identity of the youtube poster. Poster who used his real name. Let that sink in for a second. I used to think FBI was politicized at the top but that field offices were staffed with capable people. Now I am beginning to think the rot from the head metastasized through the entire fish. Maybe it is time to cut the line and start over? Bring back the OSS?

  6. I rather discuss how the FBI could not locate who the potential school shooter was that posted on you tube using his own name!

  7. The FBI doesn’t investigate anymore. They just wait for “sources” to bring them non-vetted dossiers and they’re good to go. The only work they have to do is to compare the information with the Narrative to be sure it’s consistent.

  8. Oh my, emetic is endlessly entertaining. You always know that when someone consistently changes the subject that xe has no cogent argument.

    Keep spinning scooter.

  9. For some people, everything can only be about Trump. It is unhealthy obsession that reveals more about them than it does about the Current Occupant. The president is not a demi-god.

  10. Emery your comment is classless as is usual for you, a blowhard spew again demonstrating your TDS agonies.

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