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September 20, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Mental illness and violence in Seattle and D.C.

Focus on mental health Recent headlines regarding Aaron Alexis and Donnell D. Jackson have the same conclusions. [“Red flags before D.C. gunman’s first shot,” page one, Sept. 18,] and [“Fatal-stabbing suspect was ordered to mental hospital,” NW Wednesday, Sept. 18.] The two men both had serious mental-health problems and, evidently, they were not getting the…


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September 19, 2013 at 7:25 AM

13 dead in mass shooting at Washington’s Navy Yard

Sadly not stunned I was struck by the headline in Tuesday’s paper that described our capital as “stunned” by the mass shooting at the Navy Yard, since being stunned usually implies that one does not expect something to have happened. [“Killing spree stuns nation’s capital,” page one, Sept. 17.] We are the nation that could not…


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September 18, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Killing spree in Washington Navy Yard in D.C.

Shooter should have been prosecuted earlier In 2004, Aaron Alexis, the D.C. shooter, fired off his gun in Seattle in a fit of anger. [“D.C. killer shot out tires here in 2004,” page one, Sept. 17.] For some strange and negligent reason, he was not prosecuted. In 2010, he “accidentally” fired a gun in his apartment…


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