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2012-11-16 07:36:40 PM  
2 votes:
It was only a matter of time before someone had enough of those films and went batshiat insane.
2012-11-17 08:48:55 AM  
1 vote:
Wrong subby. The mom that called, averted a possible shooting.
2012-11-16 09:59:23 PM  
1 vote:

Mashaka: "A Bolivar police officer approached Lammers at a Sonic restaurant and coaxed him to the stationhouse without incident."

This is article is starting out well - now to read on...

What did he do, lay a trail of french fries?
2012-11-16 08:37:06 PM  
1 vote:

Bit'O'Gristle: Lammers is being held on $500,000 and was charged with first-degree assault, making a terroristic threat and armed criminal action.

You know, I'm all for a preemptive strike and all, and good on the mom for reporting him, but I fail to see how you can arrest a guy for a crime he has yet to commit. Making a terroristic threat, ok..that's valid, but first degree assault? Armed criminal action? When did that actually occur? That makes about as much sense as me saying "I'm going to rob a bank", and then being arrested without having done it, and charged with bank robbery. Someone please explain the logic here.

It basically happened when a cop asked him if he was going to kill a bunch of people, and he said yes. Having taken the preparatory steps of buying the firearms pretty much seals the deal for the prosecutors office.
2012-11-16 08:02:34 PM  
1 vote:

Mashaka: Gyrfalcon: BackwardsHatClub: So if you confess your desire to shoot people to the cops you are making a terroristic threat? That seems... unfair. Confessing is now a crime?

They have to do something. Would you prefer people like this go to the cops and they say "Oh, okay. Off you go then, have a nice day!"

No. But this is where you introduce them to mental health services - not lock them in a cage for years, sitting there useless and getting even more bitter on the public's dime.

They may still do that. But first the cops have to arrest them. It's one of those pesky things that has to happen these days, since involuntary commitment laws are so tight. If you think someone is a threat to others, then the cops can get them mental health care--but not without arresting them. By law, they cannot just let them go if they feel the threat is valid.
2012-11-16 07:51:27 PM  
1 vote:
Mercy killings?
2012-11-16 07:48:17 PM  
1 vote:
I don't quite get the fail tag. Yes, it's applicable to the intended shooter, but there are also heros in the story. Mom made what might have been the toughest decision of her life. How hard would it be to even let it enter your mind that your own child could do such a thing much less pick-up a phone and call authorities with your suspicion. And the police averted a mass homicide. They deserve praise for a job well done.

Finally, I hope the intended shooter ends up in a psychiatric hospital. That would be far more fitting than prison. Sadly, he might need to be housed there for the rest of his life.
2012-11-16 07:43:23 PM  
1 vote:
So if you confess your desire to shoot people to the cops you are making a terroristic threat? That seems... unfair. Confessing is now a crime?
2012-11-16 07:42:47 PM  
1 vote:

Ebenator: This dude needs help

That's why he bought two tickets, I'm assuming.
2012-11-16 07:41:20 PM  
1 vote:
Dumbass kid wanted to make a name for himself, thought of a perfect copycat.

Glad his mom intervened.
I mean, Twitards are Twitards, but they don't get in my way and I don't get in theirs.

...well, expect at ComicCon, but they're all gonna be gone come next year...now I gotta wait out the Hunger Games kids
2012-11-16 07:41:20 PM  
1 vote:
"was charged with first-degree assault, making a terroristic threat and armed criminal action."

But he didn't actually do any of these, right?
2012-11-16 07:40:39 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-11-16 07:40:27 PM  
1 vote:
This dude needs help. Glad they got to him early.
2012-11-16 07:39:54 PM  
1 vote:
Moms, this is what you get when you name your kid Blaec.
2012-11-16 07:32:18 PM  
1 vote:
Well, if the weapons were only directed at the screen it could have substantially improved the quality of the presentation.
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