By Prince (the man keeping a TAB on the world)
At a time like this when something go seriously wrong, some people should be made to pay the price. In the case of the Finland massacre of 2008 Sept 23, the police officers who interrogated the stupid killer should all be sacked.
Imagine this silly story line. The killer uploaded video on YOU TUBE threatening to kill people and saying “you will die next”! I mean this guy just bought a gun and went on video that he would kill people. Without any hesitation, the gun license should have been taken from him and the gun too.
Such an idiot who can buy a gun and go ahead to post a threatening video on youtube should have no business still carrying a gun around even if he is completely sane.
Youtube should not be blame at all in this scenario. Rather we should thank youtube for giving us the opportunity to know that a criminal intention is on the way.
But what did the police do? They interrogated the idiot and let me go freely. What did the idiot do later? He went on the rampage and killed about a dozen people including himself. In my country, they always say a proverb: a foretold war does not kill a cripple.
The reason is because the cripple would have had enough time to escape or plan his/her escape. In Finland, the police went to bed with both eyes closed and a lunatic who had told them he was going to kill did exactly what he foretold.
We are mourning and our hearts are with the families and friends of the departed. But what is the society doing to avoid a repetition? Are we just going to talk and let it pass away like the (previous) rampage killings of the past?
Why should anyone own a gun in the first place? Imagine that 15 years old can have gun license in Finland! What we are getting now are the products of our inventions and evil machinations. It’s coming back to us big time.
This is a lesson for Finland, Europe and the rest of the world. What we learnt from the lesson should be reflected in the decisions that we make in the interest of the promotion of peace in the society. In the meantime, one hopes that the police can take threats and intentions more seriously especially on these Scandinavian islands where the police always look for “too” tangible evidence before taking actions.
A stitch in time will always save nine or twelve as it happened yesterday!