“The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over again and expecting different results,”
Aurora shooting suspect’s psychiatrist alerted colleagues of threat, but officials never contacted police
By Xeni Jardin at 6:51 pm Wednesday, Aug 1
The University of Colorado psychiatrist who treated mass shooting suspect James Holmes was so concerned by his behavior, she alerted colleagues in June that he was potentially dangerous. CNN reports that “University officials never contacted Aurora police with Fenton’s concerns before the July 20 killings.” She “made initial phone calls” about engaging a university threat response team in early June, according to the report, but things “never came together” because Holmes began the process of dropping out of school around this same time. Once he was no longer a student, they “had no control over him.”
And lest we forget:
The memo said terrorists might be seeking jobs with U.S. airlines or airports and urged FBI headquarters to “obtain visa information” on all “individuals obtaining visas to attend these types of schools” around the country.
None of that was done until after Sept. 11, after four hijacked airliners plowed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. More than 3,000 people were killed and the World Trade Center was destroyed.
Six months to the day after Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi flew planes into the World Trade Center, the Immigration and Naturalization Service notified a Venice, Florida, flight school that the two men had been approved for student visas.
Rudi Dekkers of Huffman Aviation, where Atta, 33, and Al-Shehhi, 23, first trained in July 2000, showed the yellow INS forms to CNN during an interview Monday. Dekkers said he was surprised to get the forms at such a late date.