"Missed Warnings: Tragedy Strikes as Alarming Signs Ignored in Maine Mass Shooting"

"Missed Warnings: Tragedy Strikes as Alarming Signs Ignored in Maine Mass Shooting"

Missed Warnings: Tragedy Strikes as Alarming Signs Ignored in Maine Mass Shooting"
Mass Shooting in Maine



Alarming Warnings Ignored by Law Enforcement


Six weeks prior to the deadliest mass shooting in America this year, the police in Lewiston, Maine, received explicit warnings about the shooter, Army reservist Robert R. Card II, 40. Card's family, concerned about his deteriorating mental state, informed the authorities that he was hearing voices and had threatened a shooting spree after accusing friends of labeling him a pedophile.


Neglected Alarms from Multiple Sources


The warnings about Card's behavior were not only from his family but also from his Army Reserve unit in Saco, Maine. The Army Reserve unit had reported Card's paranoid delusions, including an incident where he physically assaulted a friend he accused of conspiring against him.


Sheriff's Office Investigation


The Sheriff's Office in Sagadahoc County, where Card resided, was notified about these alarming concerns. Despite the gravity of the situation, law enforcement failed to make contact with Card or intervene in any meaningful way.


Missed Opportunities and Tragic Consequences


The failure to act on these explicit warnings highlights a tragic oversight in preventing the devastating events that unfolded in Lewiston. As the community mourns the loss of 18 lives, questions arise about the effectiveness of existing protocols and the urgency to address mental health issues and potential threats more proactively.

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