AS noted reporter/blogger Stacy McCain always says crazy people are dangerous. Zendo Deb applies that truth and ponders why the FBI keeps missing potential mass shooters
If they weren’t so busy being the Democrat’s secret police… Who am I kidding? They would still be incompetent. FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year
So how many mass shooters in the past 5 years or so has the FBI interviewed or known about BEFORE they committed their crimes? Now I know you can’t arrest someone for what they might do, but this is getting ridiculous.
The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis was interviewed by FBI agents last year, after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop,” the bureau said Friday.
So is there no defense against crazy people?
Great question. Protecting civil rights and protecting the public is tough. I am not sure how we strike the right balance. Any ideas?
UPDATE! Via The Other McCain
Paul Keenan, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Indianapolis field office, said Friday that agents questioned Hole last year after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop.” He said the FBI was called after items were found in Hole’s bedroom but he did not elaborate on what they were. He said agents found no evidence of a crime and that they did not identify Hole as espousing a racially motivated ideology. A police report obtained by The Associated Press shows that officers seized a pump-action shotgun from Hole’s home after responding to the mother’s call. Keenan said the gun was never returned.
If the police seized a shotgun from the shooters home, how was he able to pass the background check?. It seems he bought them in July and September, after the shotgun was seized
A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives trace revealed that the weapons used by Brandon Hole, 19, in Thursday’s attack were purchased legally in July and September of 2020, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.
Paul Keenan, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Indianapolis field office,
said on Friday that the FBI had interviewed Hole in April 2020 after his mother warned that he might commit “suicide by cop.”
Hole was placed in a mental health detention and had his shotgun seized. Agents at the time found no evidence of a crime or a racially motivated ideology, Keenan said.
So, apparently the FBI just missed his insanity then? If so, why was his shotgun not returned?
Yet months earlier, in March 2020, Hole’s mother told law enforcement that he might try to “commit suicide by cop,” the FBI Indianapolis office said in a statement.
FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan said Hole was placed on an immediate detention mental health temporary hold by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. He also said a shotgun was seized at Hole’s residence.
“Based on items observed in the suspect’s bedroom at that time, he was interviewed by the FBI in April 2020. No Racially Motivated Violent Extremism (RMVE) ideology was identified during the course of the assessment and no criminal violation was found,” Keenan said in the statement. “The shotgun was not returned to the suspect.”
It would seem his shotgun should have been returned if he was not deemed a threat. And if was not returned why was he able to pass two background checks. Something does not add up