NIU Follow Up
The name of that gunman who was "off his meds" will be referenced as "DicklessAsshole" rather than his real name in this article to express my anger and frustration about this senseless rampage that took the lives of five helpless 20 year olds.
A former employee at a Chicago psychiatric treatment center said DicklessAsshole was placed there after high school by his parents. She said he used to cut himself, and had resisted taking his medications.
Which means to me he was one of those damned Emo Kids... from now on I will reference DicklessAsshole as EmoDicklessAsshole
EmoDicklessAsshole spent more than a year at the Thresholds-Mary Hill House in the late 1990s, former house manager Louise Gbadamashi told The Associated Press. His parents placed him there after high school because he had become "unruly" at home, she said. Like any teenager - who cuts himself - and is moody.
EmoDicklessAsshole also had a short-lived stint as a prison guard that ended abruptly when he didn't show up for work. He was in the Army for about six months in 2001-02, but he told a friend he'd gotten a psychological discharge.
That's a whole lot of red flags, if you ask me! Which no one did - but I'm the one typin'.
Exactly what set EmoDicklessAsshole off — and why he picked his former university and that particular lecture hall — remains a mystery.
I still think there's a girl who didn't give him a valentine. That's a story that no one has tracked down yet. You think that boy or girl is going to want to meet with Geraldo? How about Dr. Phil?
University Police Chief Donald Grady said Friday that EmoDicklessAsshole had become erratic in the past two weeks after he stopped taking his medication.
The other note was that EmoDicklessAsshole DID have an Illinois issued FOID [Firearm Owner's Identification Information ] card. Which is (if you don't want to hit the link) a system of identifying persons who are not qualified to acquire or possess firearms and firearm ammunition within the State of Illinois.
Total and complete FAILURE on the part of the Illinois government, huh? Can we all agree on that? Shouldn't a flippin' section 8 be a gigantic "NO" come up on that FOID application form?!
I am thinking that EmoDicklessAsshole's family should (at the very least) have to pay for five funerals.
I do not understand why the FOID card application did not catch this EmoDicklessAsshole's time in the MENTAL INSTITUTION for a YEAR, and also his FUGGIN SECTION 8!!! Massive overhaul of that government agency should be immediate and massive firings - no pension, no severance. AND those State employees should be forced to attend all five of the victim's funerals.
EmoDicklessAsshole's family will be sued. The School will probably be sued for inadequate security. Perhaps the State and the FOID card issuers will be named in a lawsuit? There will be promises of reform, and new gun laws will be floated - especially since this is an election year...
But will money bring those five kids back? Absolutely not. Will it end any of the pain? No. Will it make anyone feel any better? Nope. But you know it's going to happen. About five years later you might hear about a settlement or something. You'll have forgotten this story. Those families will not.