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January 8, 2011
Today a crazed man (a boy, really) shot 17 people in Arizona, killing six. Some videos posted on Youtube give a glimpse into his deluded mind, a frightening thing to witness. It makes me wish society could identify and reach out to people like him before it is too late.

Will that ever be feasible? Similarly to high school shooters, only rigourous psychological screening has any chance of catching the perpetrators. But singling out and stigmatising others, harmless misfits, is a real risk. One worth taking?

Our society creates scarily messed up people. We need to take responsibility for them.