PharmGirl wrote:It's been confirmed that the FBI had been warned about You Tube comments the shooter made regarding being a professional school shooter.
You left out the part of the story of the FBI acting on the information passed onto them. Five months ago a guy in Missouri saw the comment, sent the local FBI a screen shot and was interviewed by the FBI. He didn’t have anymore info, other than what was on YouTube to give them.
The First Amendment guaranteeing free speech, allows anyone to say anything they want on any media platform. Unstable, irrational, immature, angry people make subtle and bold threats 24/7 in every way possible on all kinds of platforms and circumstances.
If the FBI is responsible for investigating every threat, the FBI would be the largest agency in government. Kids in primary school would have to begin training to work for the FBI to meet future agency demands. We know that was Adolf Hitler’s idea to support his Third Reich, when he mandated and inducted Germany’s school children into Nazi Youth groups. They were the Reich’s future Brown Shirts, SS and military.
The local community knew Nicolas Cruz was a serious threat. He was expelled from school for smashing a window and picking fights. It’s no different now than it’s been for centuries. The local community is responsible for identifying and providing solutions to both it’s civil and uncivil threats. Not Federal Agencies.
State and Federal agencies can enforce laws that State and Federal legislators have made. They can provide local agency funding and man power assistance to help identify and resolve community civil and uncivil threats. What neither can lawfully do is violate American citizens constitutional guarantees of freedom, like free speech. Even when speech is used to spread patently false conspiracy theories, or expresses bad intentions.
Pharmgirl, you infer at minimum the FBI failed to prevent this school shooting. Or maybe you’re floating another conspiracy theory, inferring the FBI could have used the Missouri guy’s tip to cultivate a other school shooter, as evidence of a ‘false flag’ for a gov'ment gun grab?
Our CIA, FBI and Homeland Security agencies have all testified and turned over concrete evidence that Russian operatives are busy using social media to undermine their agencies, and our national security. Unlike the POTUS that remains silent and refuses to acknowledge Russian operatives undermining our democratic institutions, I happen to believe them.