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Bridget Johnson


September 16, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Here’s the police report from Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis’ previous brush with the law:


No charges were pursued against Alexis. The apartment complex began eviction proceedings against Alexis and he moved out three months later.

“After reviewing the facts presented by the police department, it was determined that the elements constituting recklessness under Texas law were not present and a case was not filed,” said Melody McDonald, a spokeswoman with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Navy officials said he was in the reserves from May 2007 to January 2011. He worked as an aviation electrician’s mate, 3rd class, in the Navy Reserve’s Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 46.

More from the Star-Telegram:

Alexis, whose most recent address was 7940 White Settlement Road in Fort Worth, had not lived there for six to eight months, said his landlord, Somsak Srisan.

“Oh boy, I can’t believe this,” Srisan said. “He was always very polite to me.”

Srisan believed Alexis lived alone at the White Settlement house.

“When he lived at my house, I never see him get angry about anything,” Srisan said. “My feeling is if he was angry about anything, he didn’t show that to me.”

He had seen Alexis meditate and said he always remained calm around him.

“I can’t believe he would do anything like this,” Srisan said. “He always behaved well around me.”

A friend said Alexis loved Buddhism.

“He loved to go to temple, go to meditate in Thai and English,” the friend said. “He could do both of them.”

Alexis had previously lived in Flushing, N.Y., from 2000 to 2002. It is unclear where he lived from 2002 until he moved to Fort Worth.

UPDATE: Alexis was arrested in 2004 for shooting out the tires on a car. From Seattle Police Department:

At about 8 am that morning, two construction workers had parked their 1986 Honda Accord in the driveway of their worksite, next to a home where Alexis was staying in the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

The victims reported seeing a man, later identified by police as Alexis, walk out of the home next to their worksite, pull a gun from his waistband and fire three shots into the two rear tires of their Honda before he walked slowly back to his home north of the construction site.

…Detective notes from the incident indicate they made several attempts to contact Alexis by phone and at his work, but eventually found and arrested him outside of his home on June 3rd.

Police then obtained permission to search the home, found a gun and ammunition in Alexis’ room, and booked him into the King County Jail for malicious mischief.

Following his arrest, Alexis told detectives he perceived he had been “mocked” by construction workers the morning of the incident and said they had “disrespected him.” Alexis also claimed he had an anger-fueled “blackout,” and could not remember firing his gun at the victims’ vehicle until an hour after the incident.

Alexis also told police he was present during “the tragic events of September 11, 2001″ and described “how those events had disturbed him.”

Detectives later spoke with Alexis’ father, who lived in New York at the time, who told police Alexis had anger management problems associated with PTSD, and that Alexis had been an active participant in rescue attempts on September 11th, 2001.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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52 weeks ago
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I am sick and tired of these black people using "I was disrespected" as an excuse to commit acts of violence.
1 year ago
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Come to Detroit and hear this meme so often it makes you want to literally puke from it's overuse.
What is there to respect?
Try to go shopping in what could be called cross over areas [Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi] around here and witness some of the rudest bastards you will ever meet. One fave is the : "I was talking on my thellphone" ruse, where they mindlessly run and bump you and fail to even recognize the failure to be humanly polite.
God hep' you if you call them out on it.
....and the driving habits. Oy Vey !! All bad and not getting any better. Detroit's car insurance rates are so high that it is estimated that 1 in 3 resident drivers just do not carry insurance. Believe me, these jokers drive like they just don't care, because they simply do not. They've broken the law to get on the road, so what's one more violation ?
But do not *disrespect* them or you'll get more than you ever bargained for when you left your house.
Can you tell that I just avoid Blacks when ever possible ?
You friggen' betcha'........
1 year ago
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Uh oh, George, another case of disrespecting a ne groid male.
1 year ago
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Pray for his victims and their families. This is a horrible story.
1 year ago
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The cops didn't see through the "cleaning my gun and it went off" BS?

He said he was cooking AND cleaning his gun -- who wants powder residue and Break-Free on their hands when they're cooking?

His finger "slipped" and pulled the trigger -- why wasn't the gun already unloaded? How did his finger "slip" into the trigger guard?

And with him knowing he had upstairs neighbors, why was the gun pointed upwards? That, in itself, should have generated recklessness charges.
1 year ago
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I was thinking the same thing...but then again, as a Former US Marine and 20 year firearms instructor, I can say the two DUMBEST people when it comes to guns are Squids and Cops.

Aaron may indeed have been stupid enough to AD'd the pistol
And the Cop? Certainly dumb (or lazy) enough to buy such a lame excuse.

But the OTHER incident? Actually ADMITTING firing a hangun after being "dissed"? Outside, where richochets could have kiledl innocent people (wheels are metal, pavement is hard surface) and ADMITTING you were so full of rage you freaking BLACKED OUT...THAT didnt get the charges UPGRADED to Aggravated Assault, Reckless Endangerment, etc etc ect.

Un-freaking believeable.
1 year ago
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He wasa Buddhist, but whether he stayed a Buddhist is a good question.
1 year ago
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The son Obama forgot about.
1 year ago
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Well he forgot about his 1/2 brother living in poverty in Kenya!
1 year ago
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Oh wait that 1/2 brother is not Muslim so he did not forget. It was on purpose!
1 year ago
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so, he has had two gun related/use arrests and still had a 'secret' clearance? kicked out of the navy for his gun use?

how much freedom have we been stripped of and how much $$ has it costs to get all that info. on people to have nobody know he was a loose cannon? no computer trail? this type error never happened pre-n.s.a that I can remember. obviously people's credentials are not being studied too carefully.

I've had security clearances in the military and afterward (contractor). people back home years later told me there were people checking out my past. at one time it was a hurdle for people to get a clearance. guess w/ all the hiring of unqualified (affirmative action) candidates, and all the document fraud/forgeries in high places, finding out the truth about people in secure positions is just not something we should expect anymore. what's next, a nuclear weapon's discharge due to a background check not performed? not p.c. to check everybody's credentials anymore? yeah.

btw, i see the commies have already gone on the offenses and blamed it on the guns, no matter the real cause. doesn't d.c. already have the toughest gun laws in the country, like chicago? once again we are kept in the dark about the type guns used. do they have to get the note from way above on the type gun(s) used? another possible shooter that was only a ghost? one shooter (later said to be the only one) dead on the site? long guns (assault type weapon) used again? or not? long guns are hardly ever are used in murders. too hard to handle/hide/etc. the commander in the building just quickly replied (news) that it was a handgun he heard being used. wonder will he change his mind after debriefing?

remember, the kenyan wants those long guns, and that's mostly what he/holder sold to the mexican drug cartels, by the thousands. figured out why yet? just sayin'. halfwit prog's already wanting more gun control on the news.

who designed the writing format here, holder?
1 year ago
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I don't think it's PC - I think the security clearance system has been overloaded since 9/11. I know the clearance process is taking forever. My last one took over a year and a half to complete. There may be a lot of pressure to clear people so positions can be filled.

Also, I don't think there's any direct connection between the clearing agency and law enforcement. In other words, if you commit a crime the the agency won't know until somebody tells them OR they happen to investigate you again. And I have no idea what kind of "criminal background check" the agency does.

I think Congress would do well to look into the security clearance system. Alexis, Snowden, Manning, Hasan - too many unstable, untrustworthy people are falling through the cracks.
1 year ago
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Wait a minute...he lived on something called "White Settlement Road" in Ft. Worth? That's weird on so many levels:

They have kept this street name, but everyone was worried about that rock next to Rick Perry's hunting camp...

This guy lived there and he's black...

They still have this street name, even in Texas? Where's Al Sharpton when you need him????
1 year ago
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Well, if you speak Southern it could mean a road to the settlement of a family named White.
1 year ago
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I wonder what it is with these guys like the Beltway sniper and this guy and the fellow that shot the Army recruiter in 09. Why is this their chosen form of self-expression?
1 year ago
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