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September 18, 2013

Aaron Alexis: Another 'Good Boy' Who Killed a Lot of People

How the hell did those closest to him not see it?
When he shot out the tires of a car owned by men he felt “disrespected him”, were you surprised? When he shot into the ceiling of his apartment because his upstairs neighbor was too loud for his taste, were you shocked? When he was booted from the Navy for a “history of misconduct”, were you confused? Were you completely unaware of his arrest record? About as unaware as the geniuses that gave this guy a government security clearance, apparently. -- Clash Daily

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Unless it’s law abiding citizens who use their 2nd amendment rights.

Posted by: tim at September 18, 2013 7:38 AM

I guess I'll be the first to say it. He managed to clear all impediments to his killing spree because he was a black man. Someone, at some point was afraid to put the mark of Cain on him because they feared some kind of legal backlash.

That's why he got an honorable discharge when facts warranted a general discharge. That's why he was able to hold on to a secret clearance when it should have been immediately rescinded upon his not quite honorable discharge. That one is truly absurd as half of the junior enlisted now serving in the military lack secret clearances.

And of course, who knows what happened with his background check. Did some faceless fact checker see all the red flags and still approve Alexis because he or she feared that Alexis would file some NAACP type complaint -- with consequent loss of job because of it

Posted by: Callmelennie at September 18, 2013 12:07 PM

In Re: Military. Unless a criminal charge is actually pursued someone (like in all bureaucracies) is either transferred or promoted away; that solves the immediate problem by making it Someone Else's Problem. And as Douglas Adams noted, an S.E.P. effect is the greatest cloaking device ever imagined.

I think Douglas Adams wrote much as P.G. Wodehouse would have wrote, if Wodehouse wrote science fiction.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at September 18, 2013 6:47 PM

What's the over/under on the black community "understanding" his anger like they did the cop in LA?

Posted by: BradnSA at September 19, 2013 5:03 AM

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