Posted July 6th 2022
Re-Posted for Updates July 9th 2022
I was reading about the latest maniac, Robert Crimo who killed those people in the July 4th parade in Illinois. Of course, no one knew he was crazy. But back in 2019 he attempted suicide and later stated he was going to “kill everyone.” How is that not the warning sign needed to alert the authorities that they are dealing with someone insane? And if you’re this kid’s father, how do you not try and save your kid from himself. Maybe the answer is that he was taking something that made him crazy. Nowadays I guess that’s likely. Maybe his family did try. Maybe they even thought he had improved. I wonder. I know the world has become a bleak place for the young. Opportunities for marriage and success in business are sadly reduced. Add on the boredom and isolation caused by the COVID folly I can see why depression and mental illness must be rampant. But he was only 21. Had his family already given up on him?
And if they had maybe they should have at least warned the cops that he wasn’t safe for gun ownership. That seems like the bare minimum they could have done. After his suicide attempt, I imagine he was put on at least anti-depressants. Shouldn’t something like that be enough to make his family think they were dealing with a dangerous individual? And after looking at the social media videos where he basically signaled that he was going to commit a gun massacre wouldn’t his family know time was running out?
I don’t know. Maybe I’m uninformed. Maybe the country is filled with 21-year-old zombies with dead eyes and lives so empty of human contact and hope that going on a killing spree is their highest aspiration in life. If that’ so then we’re already doomed as a country. If our kids are ready to check out at 21 then maybe we should give up and let the Guatemalans and Nigerians have the place. Probably most of them aren’t ready to give up the ghost at 21.
Even though this is the hundredth time this scenario has played out this should be a wake-up call for anyone with a troubled kid to wrack your brain to find some way to connect with him and put him on another path. Of course, don’t wait until 21 or 18 or even 12. Stay involved in your kid’s life and push him in the right direction. Look for the danger signs in his behavior and the friends he associates with. Don’t let him be alone all the time. If he has no one else then you be his friend. Do things together. Join groups together to allow him to make connections to the world. Look at his social media posts. Don’t let him live his life on-line. Show him there’s a larger world filled with other people.
This stuff is horrible. We have a sick world. And the sickness goes after the young. If you have children and grandchildren pay attention. It’s dangerous for the young out there. Keep an eye on them. It could save their lives.
This nut job threatened to kill his entire family in 2019. The cops removed dozens of knives and edged weapons from the home but did not arrest.
Then his father (one of the people he threatened to kill) signed off on an Illinois State Firearms Ownership Identification card (FOID) which is necessary to even touch a firearm in the great state of Illinois.
He posted videos of his rants about wanting to kill people and even posted the parade route.
So, to answer your question Photog: His family knew. The cops knew. Facebook knew. And nobody did anything.
SSRI class drugs have been used on 2 generations to replace learning coping skills with happy pills. When someone stops taking their meds for whatever reason they are not emotionally or intellectually equipped to deal with the real world they just plunged into. Big pharma has a PR team that suppress any linking of the use of SSRI class pharmaceuticals and “they just snapped” shooter/driver/arsonist in an attempt to stay out of the conversation and courtroom.
“Known to Law Enforcement” is almost becoming a mantra with the shooters, and needs to be looked at seriously. Red Flag laws as they are written now are too ambiguous and open to exploitation by vindictive Ex’s, neighbors, political appointees, and generally violate any American concept of “Innocent until judged Guilty”.
This is my opinion based on the observations in the real world, and only has to fit me comfortably. Your mileage may vary.
It would be interesting to see if he was on antidepressants. He may have gotten control of himself so that it was assumed he was okay. Then, the side effects caused him issues so he stopped taking them or did not have the money and told no one. Young people are overprescribed and when they quit or run out they can be suicidal or murderous. I do not think these drugs should be administered outside of a controlled environment, but there is not enough bed space for all the people taking them. A conundrum indeed. I put these psychosis down to overpopulation. Americans do jot take well to being crowded. That and the political left’s attempts to destabilize the nation.