By Nathan Barton
This is officially “workplace violence” and maybe it is.
People in a huge hospital in NYC (the Bronx) were attacked by a doctor who had apparently been fired from its employ some time ago. Thanks to Scott, who sent me this link at 12160 Info. The article tells about the killer. He killed himself in a hospital hallway, with the same AR-15 he used to kill another doctor and wound five others. The wounded were all treated in the very same building by panicked medical staff – at least those who didn’t run screaming in fear. (One panicked idiot used a fire-hose as a tourniquet – really? In a fully staffed and equipped hospital, the only thing available in the hall and on the floor was a firehose?)
Mama’s Note: Here is a full account from the NY Times, likely more accurate. There are many questions unanswered, as always, and the investigation is ongoing. The results of those investigations seldom make the news, so we may never know. The fire hose thing? I don’t think so, which leads me to question the 12160 link.
The killer hid the rifle under a lab coat to sneak it in. So, where is the security that all medical facilities in NYC are supposed to have? This is NYC – Sullivan Law and all that. He was in public areas, out on the street, maybe in public transit, going through secured entries for staff, and nobody noticed? Nobody cared? Once more, we see disarmament laws don’t work.
Well, actually, they do – apparently there was no good person armed in the vicinity when someone saw his rifle and screamed gun. This is another case where, if there had been staff carrying (openly carrying might be wise), it is unlikely this madman would have even attempted it, and it certainly could have been ended much faster, possibly with the only death being the madman.
Of course, if the woman he assaulted some time back had also been carrying and trained, she could have ended this before it ever began. But the public school and government system propaganda systems – indoctrination systems – are doing their job: not only were none of his victims armed, but the mere sight of a weapon in someone’s hands (other than cops, maybe) turned them into panicked, screaming in fear, unthinking victims. No reports of ANYone trying to stop him by any means. None. Nada.
And our vaunted legal system demonstrates its incompetence and failure to achieve its supposed objectives. A sexual assault and kidnapping is plea-bargained down to a misdemeanor? Really? In NYC where selling smuggled onesie cigarettes has resulted in a death penalty (by cop)? Where suspects in such cases have been tortured by police using broomsticks? And this guy got off?
So many questions! At the same time, we once more see the value of social media – the news got out quickly through various private sources and it is very difficult for the hospital and the city government to hush things up.
How many more times can we see this happen before we change our ways here in the Fifty States – NOT disarmament and more stupid laws, but where a significant part of the population is armed and trained to defend themselves and others from the madmen whom infest society?
We had a case here in Racine, WI 8 – 10 years ago where a man with a history of psychological issues and sexual convictions got a ride from an older women handing out dollars in a bad neighborhood. If I remember right, it was holiday time and she was trying to do a good deed. Anyway this man directed her to a remote area where he proceeded to rape and beat her badly leaving her for dead. She survived long enough to reach into her purse and take a couple photos of him as he walked off. Because this man was known to the police, the photos were enough to arrest him. He is still in prison.
During the trial it came out that he had several prior convictions for sexual attacks including one of a nine year old girl. He was a sexual predator. Once he told a doctor he raped his victim because he was angry at someone else. He should have been locked up 45 years ago with no chance of parole. Instead he was continually declared cured after short stays in mental facilities and allowed to roam the streets looking for his next victim.
I wrote a letter to the local paper saying that it was too bad this woman did not have a Lady Smith 38 with two bullets instead of a camera with 2 photos. Maybe that would have saved her life and the taxpayers lots of money and trouble. The paper refused to print it because as they said, “They will not print letters advocating violence.” Really? This from a newspaper that plastered this woman’s story on the front page for several days just to sell papers.
This type of story happens in small cities, big cities, and all cities in between every day of the week. The legal system is broken. The only thing we can do is to protect ourselves. The police and the courts cannot protect us.
Carry a gun. Carry a knife. Get trained. Be aware at all times of what is happening around you.
Yes indeed. Be aware of your surroundings, anticipate and avoid troubled places and people as much as you can, and be prepared to fight for your life using whatever means are available. I choose to carry a gun all the time, everywhere I go. I’m armed as I sit here typing. I cannot imagine what life would be like for those mashed into cities, especially with no option for self defense. Can’t imagine it, and won’t go there for sure.
What we have to remember is that there is NO reliable way to predict when a person will harm others. Sure, there are some indications at times, but not always. Trying to find and prevent these people from causing harm is mostly a waste of time and resources, since even a full on police state cannot prevent much of it. Individuals must become responsible for themselves, their families, and even the safety of others who are naturally helpless.