Repeated, persistent failures in the FBI make me exceedingly nervous

In 2013, agents with the FBI throughly investigated Omar Mateen, the man who shot up the gay night club in Florida, killing 49 innocent people.

Unfortunately, despite numerous damning statements, many came to the conclusion that he wasn’t a threat, which of course was erroneous.

One FBI agent said, “We do NOT believe he is a terrorist.”

Now since when is the judgment of one person so definitive? No single agent should have such power. Who granted this man such authority?

“I don’t believe he will go postal or anything like that,” the agent said.

Well, he was wrong and people died because of it.

I sincerely hope that the FBI is changing some of its procedures. Relying on a sole agent’s feelings, especially when it is contrary to what the evidence shows, is dangerous.

ajh

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