Let's connect the dots on mental illness before the violence occurs
We've been here before, of course.
Anyone who shoots up a military base, an elementary school or a movie theater, or walks up to a member of Congress and pulls the trigger, is deeply disturbed. Before he gunned down 12 people Monday at the Washington Navy Yard, Aaron Alexis spoke of insomnia and hallucinations. He told police that he heard voices and that people were chasing him and microwaving him through the walls of his Newport, R.I., hotel.