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When we forget that people in prison for committing crimes are still people, it’s easy to justify 30 or 40 years in prison. When we forget that punishments are supposed to have a purpose, it’s easy to throw someone in prison for selling marijuana, stealing a bottle of alcohol, or not paying their taxes. When marijuana is legal in one state but not another, it adds a whole new level of intricacy to the equation.
By now most people have heard something about Elliot Rodger, the Santa Barbara City College student that ended his life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after going on a killing spree that left at least 6 dead and more than a dozen wounded. This is a shocking crime spree that has police, media, and others asking questions but lacking answers.
The shooter’s last YouTube video is posted below, but be warned, it is graphic in language. I want to take a moment to comment on several things from that video. Before I comment though here is the timeline for Elliot Rodgers’ deadly murder spree according to Sheriff Bill Brown: