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← 'Psycho killer'? The Jared Lee Loughner case brings out the usual abuse

Carl Sai Baba's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by Carl Sai Baba

This article is kind of dumb. If only 1 in 20 crimes are committed by nuts, so what? This particular crime was committed by a guy who thought the government is controlling our minds with grammar books. Also, sane people, even mildly insane people, don't murder 9-year-olds in a spree shooting. If this guy had shot a politician alone, then we could argue about his motives, is he crazy or just misguided, did he have some special reason to target that politician, etc.

But when someone says "the government is controlling my brain and the world is going to end next year!" and then goes and shoots 20 people at a grocery store, I think quite a lot of people are qualified to play psychologist and say, "that guy was just fucking crazy".

Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:27:29 UTC | #577149