In the tragic aftermath of the Tucson massacre, one thing stands out in my mind. The fact is, Pima Community College, and the parents of the killer did not take appropriate action to seek the proper professional help that this psychotic individual needed. Both the college and parents knew Jared was off the charts. Mental health in this country is a major problem for many people in every state of the union. Depression is prevelent among many student's who attend universities and colleges. Many student's commit suicide due to the unforseen preasures they encounter in academia. My heart goes out to all victims and families of this horrible incident. This could have been averted if the individuals I mentioned above would have taken the proper diversional steps to help this very sick individual. Jared commited this act of his own free will, and I believe he did know right from wrong.so due to this fact, he will receive life, or die. Personally, I would hope he recieves the death penalty! That being said, parents must alert health professionals if a child or any other family member shows symptoms of a behavioral dysfuntion.
Congesswoman Gifford is exhibiting a remarkable recovery, thanks to her aid and the great medical staff at University Medical Center. I hold the college and parents liable for this tragedy because proper intervention was not executed. Drastic measures must immediately be taken to improve mental health problems now!!!!