Highland Park shooter was known to law enforcement

You have probably seen the reports of a shooting at the Highland Park, IL parade on July 4, in which six people were killed, and many others injured. The shooter has been apprehended.

Now we hear, as we have so many times before, that the unhinged shooter was well known by law enforcement. Here it is reported in Townhall:

He was known to law enforcement. How many times are we going to hear that regarding a mass shooting? He had mental health problems going back to middle school. He declined additional resources to seek help as his parents chose to homeschool him. He had a reported social media presence—and it was highly disturbing.

Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III was arrested on July 4 after he allegedly opened fire on an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois, an affluent Chicago suburb. Crimo killed six people and wounded 38 others.

[. . .] left a long trail of tributes to mass shootings and public killings on social media platforms, according to numerous profiles that appear to belong to him.

Crimo performed as a rapper who went by the name “Awake,” whose recent music videos included depictions of mass murder.

Crimo’s most recent video posted to YouTube showed him in the aftermath of a school shooting. It ends with Crimo draping himself in an American flag. Another music video showed a cartoon depiction of a man wearing a shirt with his YouTube channel’s logo on it, holding a long gun and being shot by police.

Although it’s probably not important to this discussion, his father ran for mayor in 2019, and has admitted that his son has emotional problems.

We need better mental health laws and treatment. Allowing the mentally ill to wander freely in society while they refuse treatment and don’t take prescribed medication should not be allowed. For more on this subject, refer to a post from 2018:

This is not progress – mental illness today in the USA


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6 Responses to Highland Park shooter was known to law enforcement

  1. Stella says:

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  2. Stella says:


    A red flag law, a waiting period for gun purchases, licensing requirements, and numerous other gun controls did not prevent the July 4, 2022, Highland Park attack.

    Mike Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety lists Illinois as the state with the sixth most stringent gun laws in the country.

    Moreover, Gabby Giffords gun control group gives Illinois a grade of A- on gun control.

    Illinois has a red flag law, a waiting period for gun purchases, gun owner licensing, domestic violence gun laws, “open carry regulations,” and numerous other gun controls.

    The gun owner licensing is done via Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards. Only those with a FOID card can legally buy and possess a gun in Illinois and the process for acquiring a FOID card includes a background check.

    The Illinois State Police listed the process for buying a gun in Illinois:

    • Buyer must possess a valid FOID card.
    • Buyer must verify local firearm ordinance requirements.
    • Buyer must display valid FOID card to FFL prior to handling firearm.
    • Buyer must complete Federal Form ATF 4473.
    • FFL notifies the Illinois State Police (ISP), Firearms Services Bureau to perform
    a background check in accordance with state and federal laws.
    • FFL receives an “Approval” from ISP to transfer the firearm.
    • Buyer must abide by the State of Illinois waiting period before taking possession
    of the firearm. The waiting period for a long gun is 24 hours and 72 hours for a
    hand gun.
    • Upon taking possession of the firearm, the firearm must be unloaded and
    enclosed in a case to transport.

    Cook County has an “assault weapons” ban that also bans “high-capacity” magazines. In neighboring Lake County, the City of Highland Park has an “assault weapons” ban that also bans “large-capacity” magazines.

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  3. Stella says:


  4. Lucille says:

    BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Information Uncovered Overnight Shows Highland Park Shooter, Bobby Crimo, Is Tied to Socialists, Progressives, Antifa and the Occult
    By Joe Hoft – Published July 5, 2022 at 10:00am



    • czarina33 says:

      My local FOX station has not included any of this info in their reports, because they said they just present the feed from FOX news. If FOX news has decided to willfully omit this social media then I guess no one will present it in the mainstream news.

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