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NEW INFORMATION Emerging about Navy Shooter
WASHINGTON -- Two days after the fatal Navy Yard shooting in Washington, more information is emerging about the shooter, Aaron Alexis.
Should *someone* have flagged him earlier as disturbed, and dangerous?
Investigators have discovered missed warnings about Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis.
Brad Garrett It's not uncommon once you go below the surface to find troubling issues with just about every one of these mass shooters.
One major red flag came on August 7 Alexis called the Newport Rhode Island police saying that after a confrontation with an unidentified person, that
person had sent 3 people to follow him and keep him awake him by talking to him and by sending vibrations to his body through a microwave machine.
He told police he had switched hotels three times that night. The voices, he said, were "talking to him through the walls, floor and ceiling."
But despite what could only be described as a delusional episode, apparently no action was taken by the Navy and Alexis was allowed to keep
his Secret Security Clearance as a Navy contractor.
Durbin- How could a man with that kind of background end up getting the necessary security clearance for a military contractor?
Alexis also had run-ins with the law, including accusations he recklessly used a firearm. But despite that trouble, he was allowed to buy shotgun
two days before the shootings.
President Obama raised this as issue in an interview with Telemundo.
The fact that we do not have a firm enough background check system is something that makes us more vulnerable to these kinds of mass shootings.