Originally Posted by GamerG
Originally Posted by Ace Rawstein @@GamerG
i acknowledge the conversation you are trying to start but the murder's actions are so egregious that it makes that topic nearly impossible to discuss.
The loss of life here and how it happened trumps any notion of what this guy went through, whether it was true or not. On a normal basis you are not going to find too many non-minorities willing to acknowledge that there are in fact hardships that a person in that guy's position can endure, now, you are definitely going to be hard pressed to find anyone after he goes out and commits a crime like he did.
The most I can say is that the guy did go the professional route first and file a lawsuit. He didnt come out the gate and go crazy. But after the L he took going that route, he should have just charged it to the game and moved on. Instead he let the hate build inside and never got professional help. Dude went crazy. He was functional enough to seek help though and he didn't, so he is at fault.
im not denying the fact that he went over the top i just wanted to talk about the understanding of how he got there and what could have been done to prevent the situation from happening with others who may have had similar thoughts. Once again I am not condoning his actions however just like Roof.. people wanted to understand the mentality and a root cause. I just want to see what could have been done to prevent the situation.
Me honestly i would have just charged it to the game and never mentioned my stint there ever again.. and moved on
I agree with you on the finding understanding point. I find myself wanting to make sense of things like this when they happen as well. I think It just becomes naturally more relevant for us to focus on the victims and the crime itself because we are able to easily sympathize and put ourselves in their shoes in some sort of way, and TV and movies influence us to look at the aspects of a crime but never the really the dynamics of the person committing the crime.
Its easy for us to say, well this could have been prevented if the dude sought help. But why didnt he seek help or did he and that hasnt been uncovered? Outside of him personally seeking help, did he have family and friends that knew he was unstable, did they make any effort? Is anything else you can think of that is outside of the scope of managing mental illness, that you think can be relevant?
The issue of guns will be brought up, but i operate under the notion that even if gun laws were stricter, if someone is mentally ill and has a grievance, they will find some type of way to harm someone.