Balcony of one of 10 crime scenes
in Isla Vista Shooting Rampage.
(Photo Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
There were more than enough red flags and, sadly, some of the blame must be squarely placed on the shoulders of those charged to protect and to serve…the police. To be fair, the police probably get tips all day, every day about this or that. And often they might have to make decisions on whether to give priority to a robbery in progress (potentially saving lives now) or to a tip called in by a concerned family member about a relative exhibiting odd behavior (potentially saving lives in the future).
Sadly the mass slaughtering of innocent people by Elliot Rodger, 22, was a tragedy that could have been prevented. (Continue reading full story here.)