The shooter almost always has a past that suggested he was going to be a problem or should have been locked up but was released, but neither of these things appears to interest them.
With the shooter who opened fire at Michigan State University on Monday, killing three people and injuring five more, that seems to be the case once more.
According to the Free Beacon, it turns out that he had felony gun charges dropped by a progressive prosecutor.
“Anthony McRae was charged in June 2019 of carrying a concealed firearm with no permit, but Carol Siemon (D), the district attorney for Ingham County, later got those charges dropped. Instead, McRae was allowed to enter a plea to a lesser misdemeanor firearms charge by her office, and he was placed on probation for a little over a year, which was set to expire in May 2021. According to the Detroit News, he initially faced a maximum sentence of five years in jail for the felony charge.”
“After receiving criticism from courts and law enforcement officers for her lax approach to combating crime, Siemon left the district attorney’s office at the beginning of this year. Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth urged the East Lansing city council to “rethink the internal felony firearm charging plan in the same year that McRae was released. He claimed that the policy does not hold people properly criminally accountable, and enhances the probability of additional gun violence.”
“In August 2021, Siemon announced the elimination of obligatory prison terms for felonies involving firearms the official policy of her office. The sentencing enhancement, according to her, was not in any way tied to the aim that we share of keeping people safe and caused dramatic racial inequality.”
John Dewane, the prosecutor for Ingham County, asserted that he most likely would have avoided jail anyhow. But that’s part of the issue; instead of systematically seeking to take away everyone’s fundamental rights, the government should take the gun charges seriously and hold those who breach the law accountable.
The Detroit News claims that this man was “known to the police.”
He was referred to as “wild” and a “hell-raiser” by his neighbors. In the neighborhood where McRae lived, Paul Rodney Tucker remarked, “I knew he lived at that house because there was frequent trouble there.” He thought police had already been summoned since he had heard gunfire at McRae’s house. The police had been called due to gunfire at the house, according to Megan and Tyler Bender, who shared a street. Megan Bender claimed that McRae would shoot at targets out the back door.
There were warning indications, but they weren’t properly addressed.