Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Devin P. Kelley, Sutherland Shooting Suspect, Once Escaped From Mental Health Facility

This is really major, a major nugget of information, especially considering the left's diabolical politicization of the attack within minutes of the first breaking news.

At the Other McCain, "Crazy People Are Dangerous":
Once upon a time in America, crazy people were locked up in lunatic asylums, but then liberals decided we needed “reform.” So they turned loose the lunatics and enacted laws to prevent us from “discriminating” against crazy people. (This was just about the time, coincidentally or not, that Democrat George McGovern picked that kook Thomas Eagleton as his running mate.) Deranged and demented people weren’t the problem, according to liberals. “Society” was the problem. All we had to do is to remove the “stigma” from mental illness, they told us, and these wackos and weirdos could live among us in peace and harmony.
And at the New York Times, "Texas Church Gunman Once Escaped From Mental Health Facility":

The gunman who killed 26 people in a rural Texas church on Sunday escaped from a psychiatric hospital while he was in the Air Force, after making death threats against his superiors and trying to smuggle weapons onto the base where he was stationed, a 2012 police report shows.

The police took the man, Devin P. Kelley, into custody at a bus station in downtown El Paso, where he apparently planned to flee on a bus after escaping from Peak Behavioral Health Services, a hospital a few miles away in Santa Teresa, N.M. He was sent there after being charged in a military court with assaulting his wife and baby stepson, charges he later pleaded guilty to.

The report filed by the El Paso officers says that the person who reported Mr. Kelley missing from the hospital advised them that he “suffered from mental disorders,” and that he “was attempting to carry out death threats” against “his military chain of command.” The man “was a danger to himself and others as he had already been caught sneaking firearms onto Holloman Air Force Base,” it added. The police report was published on Tuesday by KPRC, a Houston television station.

Later that year, Mr. Kelley pleaded guilty in a military court to repeated assaults on his wife and her son, a toddler, including one that left the boy with a fractured skull. He was sentenced to a year in a Navy prison.

At a news conference Tuesday, investigators said they had hit a roadblock as they tried to fathom what motivated Mr. Kelley’s rampage at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs: they have not been able to unlock his cellphone, reviving an issue that received national attention after another mass shooting almost two years ago.

Law enforcement officers recovered the phone carried by Mr. Kelley and sent it to the F.B.I. laboratory in Quantico, Va., for examination.