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Could a LA-Style Threat Assessment Team Have Thwarted the Isla Vista, Seattle or Oregon Shooting Sprees?

Art Levine | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime
Art Levine

the department still grapples with the reality that at least half of seriously mentally ill people receive no treatment at all, a situation of possible danger to the entire community and, far more often, to themselves.

Is the Boy Next Door the Next School Shooter?

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Crime
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

The bar for having someone placed on a mental-health hold for more than a few days is very high. As a society we are predisposed to making it extremely difficult to remove a person's rights. I certainly don't want my rights removed, but where should that standard be? Lately I'm not sure that we've set the bar correctly.

Alleged Shooter Went Off Meds Before Seattle Attack

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 08.10.2014 | Crime

SEATTLE (AP) — The man charged with killing one student and wounding two others at a small Seattle college last week had stopped taking his medicati...

Shooting Suspect Looked Sad: Seattle Campus Hero

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 08.09.2014 | Crime

SEATTLE (AP) — College student Jon Meis, who has shied away from the spotlight since he ended a Seattle campus shooting by pepper-spraying the gunma...

Suspected Seattle Gunman Suffers From Severe Mental Illness: Lawyers

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2014 | Crime

(Adds details of suspect's mental health history) By Bill Rigby SEATTLE, June 6 (Reuters) - The man accused of killing o...

'Hellbent' Seattle Pacific University Shooter Obsessed With Columbine: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.06.2014 | Crime

The lone gunman suspected of opening fire and killing a student at Seattle Pacific University was outgoing and friendly in his everyday life -- but se...