Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Released Early From Probation

LA Times, via Breitbart, by way of Weasel Zippers. Yet another regrettable decision made by our wise leaders, who are unlikely to ever be among those paying the price for the wrong call having been made. I wonder who made it?

Alton Nolen, 30, was released from probation in April, earlier than the original 2017 date, said Jerry Massie, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Nolen has a string of convictions from 2011, including marijuana possession, escape from detention, assault and battery on a police officer and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, according to records from state corrections officials.

FBI and police in Moore, Okla., are investigating the incident, which occurred at about 4 p.m. Thursday at the Vaughan Foods plant, Sgt. Jeremy Lewis of the Moore Police Department told The Times on Friday. Nolen was shot during the attack and is hospitalized, according to authorities.

He said police responded to a call reporting that a man, later identified by police as Nolen, was attacking employees inside the business and that shots had been fired.

When they arrived, he said, officers found that one woman, identified as Colleen Hufford, 54, had been beheaded. Another woman, 43-year-old Traci Johnson, suffered knife wounds and was transported to a local hospital, where she was listed in stable condition Friday.

I remember in journalism class we were supposed to go after the five W’s: Who, What, When, Where and Why. Maybe that just shows my age: In this instant-gratification, ADD, video-game-playing world it seems no one has time for any of that — even if the journalists are going after such hard information, it isn’t available. Who released this guy? Why? What would the “down-side” have been to keeping him where he belonged, and what was the rationale for throwing the door open and letting him walk?

Solving any problem is an exercise in dealing with information such as this. But this is bigger than a problem: It’s a deteriorating situation. And, one might plausibly argue, an invasion, within a Holy War.

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