Too Preposterous To Be True, But It Is

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Assylm

So little commentary is needed to put the proper context on this true American Horror Story:

TPM NEWS:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A little more than 24 hours after an IT contractor gunned down a dozen workers at the Washington Navy Yard, the CEO of the company he worked for sent an email to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus saying he has the experience to help the military improve its security.

The email from The Experts chief Thomas Hoshko, which included descriptions of his background and expertise, stunned some Navy leaders still reeling from the shooting rampage Monday that left 13 people dead, including the gunman, former Navy reservist Aaron Alexis.

To  make sure I've got this straight, the guy who cleared the alleged Washington Naval Yard shooter feels he's qualified to help out here? This guy's part of the problem, doesn't he understand that?

In the email, which was obtained by The Associated Press, Hoshko said he was "dramatically" affected by the incident and "my heart and prayers go out to the families and friends of those innocent victims." But the email quickly moves on, as Hoshko lays out his work experience and offers his services, saying he is "confident that I can provide valuable input and solutions to the process that will provide better security for the military, contractors and civilians."

Briarcliff manor

Hasn't he done enough already? He's at the very least tangentially, if not totally, responsible for this seemingly disturbed man being background checked for admission onto the military base, killing innocent people. Now he wants to be entrusted to help clear more people? Where's he getting his recruits, the Briarcliff Manor Sanitarium from American Horror Story?

If I was Hoshko or Hewlett-Packard subcontractor, The Experts, I'd be laying low and hoping that the sheriff isn't on his way with to serve me papers naming me in a wrongful death lawsuit.

In answer to the age-old question of taste, "Too soon?" The answer is "YES!!!"

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  • flan59

    The Community Mental Health Act of 1964 never materialized. The intent was to build smaller community hospitals and have better acute care in local hospitals - kind of like having a cardiac wing or a neonatal wing like we have today - but the mentally ill are the undeserving population in this country...so the funding never happened, but they closed ...and are continuing to close...the state hospitals...with no real supports or treatment in the community...so naturally, more and more of these incidents will occur...especially since guns are so available.

  • flan59

    There are no "asylums" anymore...unless you count jails and prisons...or the ER's where people with brain attacks - in a psychotic state - are chained to beds because there are not enough psych beds anymore!
    And...people who even try to get help - like this guy - get turned away! I know dozens of mothers of sons and daughters who are on the edge...because the community mental health system is a disaster and creates these psychopaths - because they allow them to get to the point of no return - to become "dangerous" until they will treat them - and then it is too late for some of them.
    So this Navy Yard security guy is only part of the problem.
    And those pictures you are showing - those places don't exist anymore.