Because aving crazy people running around is so much better. ‘We Knew He Was Crazy But Not Like This,’ Ex-Wife of Church Gunman Says.
Kinnunen’s ex-wife said he had a bad drug habit and lost touch with reality.
“We knew he was crazy but not like this,” Angela Holloway said. “I don’t wish this on anybody. I feel sorry for the victims. I really do.”
The list of restraining orders, assault charges, etc. at the link. So what happens when you have crazy people running around? They do bad things.
A side note, and a quote from one of the congregation.
“I was so surprised because I did not know that so many in the church were armed,” Isabel Arreola said, telling the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that she was sitting near the gunman, had never seen him before, looked like he was wearing a disguise and that he “made her uncomfortable.”
Good thing they were. (Hat tip to The Other McCain on that story.)
And of course, this is not an isolated incident. A clear-eyed look at Monsey attack: It looks like New York’s mental health failures were partly responsible for the attack at a rabbi’s home.
His long-time pastor couldn’t understand why he wasn’t institutionalized, telling one reporter, “There hasn’t been anyone who has given a real solution to deal with a grown man who is dealing with schizophrenia, other than ‘Go home and call us if something happens.’ ”
That is certainly the case in New York, and it’s Cuomo who bears the brunt of the blame for the state’s failed mental health policies. He continues to close psychiatric hospitals, refuses to take the lead in amending New York’s involuntary commitment standard, and, like Mayor de Blasio, is surrounded by people who refuse to focus mental health services on delivering treatment to the most seriously mentally ill.
Unfortunately, “when something happens” usually means something bad has happened.