Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Kirpan update: cops knew about the Batman guy too!

Firstly, Kathy Shaidle rocks! Thanks for the linkage Kathy.

On Drudge today we find a report from ABC that the "Joker's" psychiatrist called the cops WEEKS before he finally slipped a gear and shot up the theater in Aurora.

The psychiatrist who treated suspected movie-theater shooter James Holmes made contact with a University of Colorado police officer to express concerns about her patient's behavior several weeks before Holmes' alleged rampage, sources told ABC News.

The sources did not know what the officer approached by Dr. Lynne Fenton did with the information she passed along. They said, however, that the officer was recently interviewed, with an attorney present, by the Aurora Police Department as a part of the ongoing investigation of the shooting.

Fenton would have had to have serious concerns to break confidentiality with her patient to reach out to the police officer or others, the sources said.

Serious concerns, no duh. Concerns like "Hey, this guy is crazier than a bag of weasels, he has a bunch of guns in his house and says he's going to kill a bunch of people!!!"  What do the cops do? Nuttin'. Why? Because they -can't-. Also because they probably can't be bothered to buck the paperwork blizzard just because somebody -might- die.

And really, thank God for that. Because if they had the power they'd be pulling everybody who was even the least bit odd and chucking them in the slammer "just in case". Because you never know, right? We call that kind of thing "North Korea". Speaking as someone who has been considered slightly odd,

Again, Big Brother is not  there to protect you. Big Brother is there to protect Big Brother.

So friends remember that, and remember that a knife is not what you bring to a gun fight. Kirpans are good, but nothing beats five aces like a Colt 1911.

The Phantom

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