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September 26, 2013

Aaron Alexis, who slaughtered 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, was a mentally ill man with a grudge against the Navy....

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Sep-26-13 8:52 PM

Agree PC, but what steps or precautions can be implemented to prevent such tragedy? When Mental Health Law has gone WAY OVERBOARD with personal privacy crap, that leaves gaps that result in security lapses that in-turn result in....what we are now writing about. How do we protect the rights and privacy of the Mentally Ill while protecting the safety of the rest of us???

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Sep-26-13 8:59 PM

Legislation is NOT the answer!!!! Repeal some of the confidentiality language that already exists and make public safety more of a priority and require all these Drs and agencies to immediately report concern for potential erratic behavior!!! Perhaps this would allow some more communication and information sharing that might save lives. Just a thought!

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Sep-29-13 1:27 AM

I agree. This was completely avoidable. The government proves itself more inept by the minute. Maybe they should stop trying to fix out houses until they fix their own. Wasting our hard earned dollars is one thing, but human life is entirely another. May God bless the 13 innocent victims and their loved ones. As a fellow American, I extend my deepest sympathy. I am so sorry.....

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