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The background of a severely mentally ill young man who opened fire on an elementary school, who authorities should have had on their radar as a potentially violent criminal- continues to build and shock the public.
There is new stomach-turning video proof that the shooter had such severe mental illness he was likely a psychopath with severe mental illness.
According to the Mayo Clinic:
Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings, and behave. A mental illness, or mental health disorder, is defined as patterns or changes in thinking, feeling or behaving that cause distress or disrupt a person’s ability to function.
Mental health disorders in children are generally defined as delays or disruptions in developing age-appropriate thinking, behaviors, social skills or regulation of emotions. These problems are distressing to children and disrupt their ability to function well at home, in school or in other social situations.
The evidence that we now have about the mental health of the shooter of the Uvalde Elementary School should be so overwhelming that even the most radical leftist enabler of violent crime should be showing concern about the status of mental health intervention in our general population.
More heartbreaking and shocking evidence has been made public that will send sensible people’s minds reeling about the depravity of a debased youth- who must have felt so emboldened in American society today to be outright evil on the video to helpless animals.
As of yet- the proof of the darkness isn’t having an effect on the left- and that is a problem for national security. People on the left are so hopeful to turn the massive tragedy of the recent school shooting into political support for their Marxist agenda- that they are dug into pushing gun control and not even considering mental health control.
Perhaps they won’t consider the real cause of the murders because their leftist utopia and their public policies are exactly what causes mental illness and a lack of security for everyone in the country? Could we talk about that?
What we know about mass murders is that most of them are psychopaths- and we have some telltale signs of who is going to become a psychopath according to the National Library of Medicine, who reported:
Animal cruelty in childhood, although generally viewed as abnormal or deviant, for years was not considered symptomatic of any particular psychiatric disorder. Although animal cruelty is currently used as a diagnostic criterion for conduct disorder, research establishing the diagnostic significance of this behavior is essentially nonexistent.
In the current study, investigators tested the hypothesis that a history of substantial animal cruelty is associated with a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder (APD) and looked for associations with other disorders commonly diagnosed in a population of criminal defendants. Forty-eight subjects, criminal defendants who had histories of substantial animal cruelty, were matched with defendants without this history. Data were systematically obtained from the files by using four specifically designed data retrieval outlines.
A history of animal cruelty during childhood was significantly associated with APD, antisocial personality traits, and polysubstance abuse. Mental retardation, psychotic disorders, and alcohol abuse showed no such association.
We have proof that the school shooter abused animals. And the question was is the following photo evidence the only time he killed animals? That is doubtful.
AmericanWireNews reported on a horrific and tragic display of mental illness.
While President Biden and the Democratic Party pursue a political agenda involving gun control following the horrific shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, the emerging profile of now-deceased shooter Salvador Ramos is replete with red flags, including one of the more common traits seen among deranged gunmen — animal cruelty.
A video has emerged of the 18-year-old killer smiling while holding up a bag with two bloodied cats inside, the New York Post reported. The sick trait is textbook behavior for psychopaths — the teenage suspect in Buffalo, New York, who killed 10 black Americans at a grocery store reportedly killed cats, even decapitating them.
The Post obtained the undated video showing Ramos grinning as he holds up a bag of blood-soaked dead cats while sitting in the passenger seat of a friend’s car.
A video of Salvador holding bag of dead cats pic.twitter.com/adSNC4cScf
— Chris (@sonofagun910) May 30, 2022
According to the article, people were very aware of Ramos’s antisocial behavior.
So why wasn’t anything done about him?
A classmate has said Ramos had a tendency to be “violent towards women” and an ex-girlfriend described him as “scary.”
“The shooter was known for hurting cats,” David Trevino Jr. told the Post.
“He liked hurting animals,” he said. “I’m told he killed the cats and carried around the bag of bodies for s–ts and giggles.”
“The video shows he was not right in the head,” he added. “He’s not all there. The video raises all sorts of red flags.”
There are reports that Ramos’s sister who serves in the U.S. Navy, refused to purchase a gun for Ramos before he turned 18. When he turned 18 he purchased weapons for himself, and that should be further investigated. How did this very mentally ill man get that far without seeing any real intervention?
Defunding law enforcement, demonizing learning, pouring hopelessness about the future into the heads of young people, tying the hands of schools to leverage discipline on problematic youth, destroying American exceptionalism, inviting in a violet third-world culture, and force-feeding a focus on confusing children about their gender could have something to do with the increase in mental illness in young people.