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One of "us."

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America’s obsession with why this monster in Las Vegas committed this despicable incomprehensible act continues.

We are leaving no stone unturned until we find out his motivation and what could have made him “snap” like this.

I have an idea: He is just an evil SOB that snapped. Unfortunately, in our society, it happens all the time. We just don’t like to acknowledge it when the murderer looks like “us”.

Had this killer been a person of color (especially one of a certain religion) we would not be marshaling every resource available find out why he did what he did. A Muslim? It’s their crazy religion. An African American? Well those people are just evil. It’s what they do. Someone from the majority? He must have been crazy. Something must have happened to him in his past.

“In the spirit of the safety of this community or anywhere else in the United States I think it’s important to provide that information, but I don’t have it,” Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in an interview Thursday. “We don’t know it yet.”
No grandiose manifesto has been found. No account of Mr. Paddock behaving dangerously or holding extremist views has emerged from neighbors or relatives. Unlike past killers, Mr. Paddock did not dial up the police to explain his actions.

The F.B.I. took Mr. Paddock’s computers and cellphones to its laboratory in Quantico, Va., for review, law enforcement officials said. Agents interviewed his girlfriend, Marilou Danley, in an attempt to determine his mental state at the time of the shooting, but Sheriff Lombardo said he was “not at liberty to say” what information had been learned.

Of course, investigators could at any time come across evidence that reveals Mr. Paddock’s thinking. “I’m pretty confident we’ll get there,” Sheriff Lombardo said.”

Sheriff, I will tell you what he was thinking: Tonight I am going to kill as much people as I can. Period.

Finally, did you hear the one about the ex-Apprentice producer who said that our your president made all kinds of racist, sexist, and anti Semitic comments while he appeared on the show? And wait, it gets better. The former producer says that there is video tape of it.
I am waiting for Mr. trump to call this fake news and then for Mark Burnett to grow a pair and release all of the videos. Sadly, it probably won’t happen, because Burnett fears a lawsuit.
That’s too bad. Maybe we should all chip in and contribute to whatever cost he will have to pay for breaching his non-disclosure agreement. I think it would be worth every penny.

*Pic from nydailynews.com


One of "us."