Fitz Blog: Despite concerns

2013-03-28T11:45:00Z 2013-03-28T14:06:04Z Fitz Blog: Despite concernsDavid Fitzsimmons The Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

“Despite their concerns, Loughner's parents said they never sent him to get help and he had never been diagnosed as mentally ill.”

--NBC news

Pima College came to the house

They suggested that if I have any firearms to take them away. I did.

Despite their concerns, they never sent him to get help.

You know, we’re parents.

I had a bad feeling.

I can’t say nothing.

He’s 22 years old. He just wasn’t the same. Nothing worked.

So many concerns.

He’s always pissed at the pigs, is what he said.

So many concerns.

They didn’t like his video, dismissed him from school.

Told him he needed to seek medical help to come back to school.

So many concerns

You know, we’re parents.

I had a bad feeling.

Couldn’t talk to him.

He had never been diagnosed as mentally ill.

You know, we’re parents.

I didn’t want anything to happen to him. I tried to talk to him.

He wouldn’t communicate with me no more.

Lost, lost and just didn’t want to communicate with me no more.

I think they said he was danger to himself and to others.

That's right.

I think they said he was danger to himself and to others.

In the letter that they sent to Jared they had mentioned that.

So many concerns

His behavior is not normal.

So many concerns

We’d hear him having conversations with himself.

So many concerns

Making all kinds of noises. Strange behavior.

So many concerns

More than a year, yeah.

More than a year, yeah.

I recommended that he go see someone about it.

You know he didn’t like government.

He had never been diagnosed as mentally ill.

You know, we’re parents.

I had a bad feeling.

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