April 02, 2014

UPDATE: Would-be Ft. Hood Copycat in Mental Institution

UPDATE 4/2/2014 PM -- Shooting at Fort Hood on the very day I posted this!

Ok, this explains why we were told that John Thomas Booker, Jr. (aka: Muhammad Abdullah Hassan) was "not a threat". Apparently the threat had been neutralized and he's in an insane asylum (presumably involuntarily):

But the FBI interviewed him in March and alerted the Army, which formally discharged him last week. He is now in an undisclosed mental health facility,
More here.

The real question is why the FBI and the military issued a security bulletin based on a plot from a guy who was first detained and then institutionalized?

One more note: insane and dangerous are not mutually exclusive categories and in fact often go together.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:11 AM | Comments |