Congressman says NYC federal building gunman got ‘raw deal’
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who gunned down a security guard at a federal building in Manhattan before killing himself was a whistleblower who had been given “a raw deal” by the agency that fired him, a New Jersey congressman who took up the man’s case said Saturday.
Rep. Bill Pascrell said he did not know what made Kevin Downing, a military veteran who had once been employed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, open fire at the New York federal building on Friday.
“What made him snap?” Pascrell told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “I don’t know.”
Downing had endured a string of misfortunes as his live-in fiancée died of breast cancer, his house was in foreclosure and he suffered health problems after a car accident, Pascrell said. SOURCE
After reading the full story I am inclined to believe that Kevin Downing was NOT dealt a *raw deal* as much as he was handed something called *life*, a thing that we ALL have to face, good or bad, and handle it in our own way, no matter how that may be.
Life is full of disappointments, raw deals and bad luck. I personally know people that have lost everything material, some have lost family but the folks I know like that are survivors and they don’t need some Dem/Lib declaring them to be a victim that got a *raw deal*.
If everyone that has ever lost a job or a loved one were to take up the gun and kill someone and then commit suicide because they couldn’t handle the reality of life, well, the world would be sparsely populated to say the least.
Do you know who I feel sorry for? FJC Security Services guard Idrissa Camara and the family he leaves behind.
Idrissa Camara was going about his business and doing the job that he signed up for, but he paid with his life because a man that had been given a *raw deal* felt like he had to strike out at *the system*.
Sadly, Downing felt he needed to make his mark on the world before he left and Idrissa Camara was the first target of opportunity, but a dumber than dirt Democrat, Rep. Bill Pascrell, instead of calling this what it is; an act of senseless violence, wants to make the shooter the victim, and worthy of our sympathy.
Things like this fully illustrate exactly WHY we need to remove Democrats from power and bring in REAL Conservatives, not some bunch of Dem-Lite RINOs.