A bizarre question to ask, yes?
Apparently not. How many of you were surprised by the shooting today in DC? Such a horrific tragedy. 12 people dead plus the shooter a former Naval Veteran. I won’t even mention the shooter’s name because to me, the last thing I want to do is draw attention to him and divert away from the main issue here:
Are criminals born not made?
According to biological theorists Charles Darwin,(1809-1882) criminals are born not made because of your genetetic make up. Patricia Jacobs (1934-) agrees. She believes there’s such a thing as a supermale because those who commits crimes have an extra Y chromosome. Franz Gall believes in Phrenology and Cesare Lombroso(1835-1909) the father of criminology, examined the cadavers of executed criminals believing their skulls were larger. Does this shock you?
It shocked me too. I’ve always believed that most criminals were made from their upbringing-their sense of morality and values. But with all of the shootings lately, I am not so sure anymore. We’ve had over five very violent acts committed against innocent Americans in the past sixteen months-Sandy Hook, Aurora, Denver Co, Texas, Boston, and now DC. But Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier, stated as of now there’s “no known motive for the shootings.” http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/16/navy-yard-shooting/2819543/
This man bought used weapons legally, then went to the Navy yard on the third and fourth floors, and open fired on innocent people with no escape plan. In other words, this new breed of criminals, have no fear of dying or taking someone else’s life regardless. So how do we stop it? We can’t seem to fight terrorists because they’re waiting for thousands of virgins to welcome them with open arms! Do we throw billions of dollars to another analogy on why this is happening? Did the devil make him do it? Is he’s nuts? A sociopath? A skilled, military vet who was studying aeronautics, had access to a top security military base even while living in the state of Texas.
To those who believe to own their assault weapons is their right-(I too, am a gun owner) yeah, as it was this man’s God given right, yes? A former military officer who decided to go on a killing rampage and took the lives of 12 innocent people. If we as a society are supposed to protect the majority of citizens of America, and we as a republic have the overall right to do what is necessary to protect so there is a safe environment for all, then why hasn’t the House or even the Senate, who was on mandatory lock-down for hours, agreed that it could have been any one of them who was killed today-or one of their loved ones instead of blaming the Executive Branch? That doesn’t fly with me because Congress MAKES THE LAWS!
For Michael Arnold, age 59; Sylvia Frasier, age 53; Kathy Gaarde, age 62; John Roger Johnson, age 73; Frank Kohler, age50; Kenneth Bernard Proctor, age 46; and Vishnu Pandit, age 61, their lives are over while our broken system continues to argue and shift blame over ‘rights’ being compromised…what about these innocent people? How sick is that, seriously?
What happened to moral responsibility to the social contract we all have with society to live freely as Americans?
If we want to stop crime, why are we continuing to make it EASY for crime to be committed? Cesare Becharria (1738-1794) who’s Classical School of Criminology influenced our own founding fathers while writing the Bill of Rights, believed in crime and punishment and that we all have ‘free will‘ to commit these heinous, acts. We also have ‘free will to stop it, do we not? Legislative Branch, are you listening? You make the laws...so why won’t you be a problem solver not an instigator?
I’m slowly beginning to agree with my Criminal Justice professor-“You want to make a ton of money and do absolutely nothing to earn it? Become a politician.”