The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Again, I have to apologize for my absence. There has been a glut of school shooting news lately, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say it’s wreaked havoc on my psyche. As they say, if you stare into the abyss too long, the abyss starts staring back, and it’s been staring back a lot …

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There’s not a lot of detail on this story but OregonLive.com is reporting that criminal prosecution is being considered in the wake of the school shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Since the gunman took the coward’s way out the question is who are they considering prosecuting? I can’t say for certain but …

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If Chris Harper-Mercer didn’t take the coward’s way out after the shooting at Umpqua Community College I imagine his defense would have been one of two things, either bullying or Asperger’s. In the 15 years I’ve been writing about school shootings those seem to be the two most popular scapegoats for those looking to escape …

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During the Umpqua Community College shooting the gunman, Chris Harper-Mercer, is said to have spared one victim in order to hand them a manifesto to be made public. While the complete details of the manifesto have not yet been made public it’s been leaked that Harper-Mercer allegedly bemoaned that he wasn’t too successful with the …

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I guess we have to talk about the shooting at Umpqua Community College. I almost didn’t want to. When I first saw the headline that there had been a school shooting with nine dead I literally could not believe it. I had to double-check the headline to make sure I wasn’t misreading it. I thought …

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