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September 20, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Mental illness and violence in Seattle and D.C.

Focus on mental health According to a police report, Aaron Alexis was hearing voices. [Fort Worth Police Department via Getty Images] 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,…

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September 19, 2013 at 7:25 AM

13 dead in mass shooting at Washington’s Navy Yard

Sadly not stunned A handwritten note is taped to a post across the street from an entrance to the Washington Navy Yard, two days after a gunman killed twelve people and was killed himself inside the Navy Yard in Washington, on Sept. 18, 2013. [AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin] I was struck by the headline in Tuesday’s paper that…

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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 Aaron Alexis poses for a mug shot after being arrested on Sept. 4, 2010 for discharging a firearm inside city limits. [Fort Worth Police Department via Getty Images] In 2004, Aaron Alexis, the D.C. shooter, fired off his gun in Seattle in a fit of anger. [“D.C. killer shot out…

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