Video Resurfaces of Sheriff Serving Ultimate Dose of Reality About Media-Driven Mental Health Crisis After School Shooting
Footage is making the rounds on Twitter of a press conference featuring Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich serving up the ultimate dose of reality to reporters following the September 14th shooting at Freeman High School in Rockford, WA.
The Spokesman-Review reported:
Knezovich opened a news conference Thursday afternoon by offering his condolences to the Freeman community. He quickly shifted gears, however, pointing to a host of catalysts that he said were responsible for the violence.
“Where did we go sideways in raising our kids?” he said. “All of this violence they consume perhaps has caused a major crisis.”
Knezovich said guns haven’t changed over the years, and aren’t to blame in shootings. He said society is.
“You started glorifying cultures of violence. You glorified the gang culture,” he said. “You glorified games that are actually giving you points for raping and killing people. A gun did not change, we changed.”
Knezovich’s observations are particularly thought-provoking after alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz shot dead 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida this week.
Cruz is a poster child for the mental health crisis facing the U.S.
In a statement released Friday, FBI Director Christopher Wray revealed the bureau failed to escalate a tip it received on January 5th about Cruz.
On Jan. 5, a person close to Florida school shooting suspect contacted FBI tipline and provided info on the suspect’s “gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting,” said Wray.
FBI: On Jan. 5, a person close to to Florida school shooting suspect contacted FBI tipline and provided info on the suspect's "gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting." pic.twitter.com/gO2azVwnaP
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 16, 2018
As The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft reported, Florida police were called to Cruz’s home more than 35 times.
At least one time police were called because Nikolas was fighting with his mother.