“Law officers who visited Elliot Rodger three weeks before he killed six college students near a Santa Barbara university were aware that he had posted disturbing videos but didn’t watch them, and they didn’t know about his final video detailing his ‘Day of Retribution’ until after the deadly rampage,” abc6.com reports. “The disclosure in a Santa Barbara County sheriff’s department statement on Thursday corrected an earlier assertion that deputies were unaware of any video when they checked on him on April 30.” As we said earlier . . .
Rodger fell through the net. The cops should have watched the video and made him the subject of a 5150 order – taking Rodger off the streets, enabling a search of his premises and removing his guns and gun rights for five years. AND making it possible to incarcerate him for an extended period.
The cops also failed to check the California database of firearms purchases to see if Rodger had firearms. So much for firearms registration for crime prevention.
I’d still like to know what kind of intel the cops had – and now we learn that there were at least four police present for the “mental health check” – when they decided Rodger wasn’t a threat. Meanwhile, gun control laws my ass.