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  • thought Dec 31, 4:21 p.m.

    I'm sick of hearing everyone has a mental illness - or add - or adhd. Take responsibility. That is the problem, if you can blame your ignorance on something else- you will. If the laws made people be held accountable without lawyers crying about how life was unfair- we would have a much better place to live.

  • puzzled Dec 31, 3:45 p.m.

    I didn't see in this article that this man is mentally ill, so could it be that he is just mean as ----? We must always find a ligit excuse for everything and meaness is usually the reason for most of this mess.

  • davidk_at_unc Dec 31, 3:11 p.m.

    "Davis stole firearms"

    So much for the argument that gun ownership prevents crime! On top of that, the man who DID commit the crime wound up with MORE weapons! Yee-haw!

  • kmt Dec 31, 1:58 p.m.

    most people to commit murder aren't terminally "crazy". i believe, based on the cases i've witnessed, they snapped. i've had old friends who committed suicide and were perfectly normal growing up. i've seen others commit murder and were normal people in the past. its plain and simple. life becomes too hard for some people and they eventually lose their minds. if people had jobs, crime would be eradicated (for the most part). unemployment makes no sense with record number billies and millies walking around. but biblical prophesies are real...

  • goldenosprey Dec 31, 1:18 p.m.

    It's sad to see yet another who covets what someone else has and kills to get it. -Truly American
    Are you posting about street criminals, polluting industries, health insurance companies, or all of the above?

    I don't know why we continue to be shocked by these events. We live in a society that glorifies guns and taking matters into one's own hands. It's a society where mental illness is largely ignored and considered unimportant by lawmakers. It's a society with almost universal access to powerful firearms.

  • Terkel Dec 31, 10:36 a.m.

    admyank, you gave me an idea. If people who had been diagnosed with mental illness were never allowed to own a gun again, it would cut down on some of those "disability" claims of stress, depression, ADD that are just too severe to allow the sufferer to work and that occur as soon as their UE runs out. Choose: your gun or your free cash.

  • beaulahjackson4 Dec 31, 10:30 a.m.

    I can. You have a politically correct liberal mentality that people should not be singled out for problems with their mental health.-admyank""

    Yes, yes it's always the liberal's fault. Couldn't possibly be the responsibility of the Cons who have gutted our mental healthcare system. Gee wonder why these things happen? Could it be because this person was mentally off balance..I would say so! This isn't about one political party or another. This is about a mentally ill person killing his former boss. This particular liberal feels this man should be locked up for life. Perhaps he never ever sought mental healthcare....or maybe he couldn't afford it with the loss of his job, either way this person was not mentally stable. I am going to go out on a limb here and blame James Robert Davis for this crime.

  • IPayYouPay Dec 31, 10:29 a.m.

    And republicans do away with tax cuts and programs that people need when big companies like AIG get bailed out with no stipulations for paying back (uh, Bush).

  • admyank Dec 31, 10:14 a.m.

    "I don't understand what makes people commit such horrible crimes!!"

    I can. You have a politically correct liberal mentality that people should not be singled out for problems with their mental health.

    So much so that they feel that it is horrible that people like this are out walking the streets versus in a mental facility. Additionally, I would change the laws so that people who have been committed to a mental facility may not own or be in possession of a firearm.

    But, here is what they do. They see a person who is mentally unstable, say "God Bless his Heart" and hire them. But don't think anything of it when on the other side the person snaps because of the added stress of now not having a job.

    When I was going through Psychology in college - we did several case studies where the smallest of family argument about putting a pencil in a cup versus leaving it on the table drove a person to the breaking point.

    It is not the big stuff that makes folks snap.

  • beaulahjackson4 Dec 31, 10:05 a.m.

    He will most likely average 7-10 years actually served (12-15 at the most) and be back out in society again. Check the national averages for 2nd and 1st degree murder in the USA.""

    Sadly, you are most likely correct. I have seen people walk out of prison for murder in less than 6 years too many times to count. Then we have things happen like the attacked on the firefighters Christmas Eve Day in Rochester, NY by William Spengler, Jr. Yet there are many in prison for non-violent crimes that do far more time. Senseless and dangerous.

  • GravyPig Dec 31, 9:41 a.m.

    "I don't understand what makes people commit such horrible crimes!!"

    I know. It blows ones mind. I can't understand killing another person without threat to my own life, and I surely don't understand the need to steal from others. I guess you can chock it up to another person who can't think 1 minute into their own future.

  • mxteam44 Dec 31, 9:11 a.m.

    What is wrong with people????

  • autismawareness Dec 31, 9:00 a.m.

    caught him quick. now try him & if guilty execute him just as quick.

  • topfan4unc Dec 31, 8:58 a.m.

    Sad, but no, the judge won't keep him there. He will most likely average 7-10 years actually served (12-15 at the most) and be back out in society again. Check the national averages for 2nd and 1st degree murder in the USA.

  • Banned4Life Dec 31, 8:47 a.m.

    It's sad to see yet another who covets what someone else has and kills to get it.

  • morebadnews Dec 31, 8:14 a.m.

    I don't understand what makes people commit such horrible crimes!! Glad HCSO has this man in custody, now it will be up to a judge to keep him there.

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