Earlier this week on Monday, Anthony McRae went on a killing spree on the Michigan State University campus grounds, killing three and critically wounding five others, but as it would turn out, he’s a repeat offender.
McRae was originally charged with carrying an unlicensed concealed firearm back in 2019, but he was let off the hook after pleading guilty to a minor misdemeanor for possessing a firearm within a vehicle.
Hard to imagine we couldn’t see this coming
However, it seems the justice system should’ve been harsher on the crook. It would’ve prevented his brutal killing spree that’s bound to go down in history as one of the most tragic events to have happened on campus at MSU.
MSU shooting: lone black gunman 3 fatal victims, 3 in critical condition. pic.twitter.com/kqR012QhEC
— DPDret🇺🇸 (@RetDETPD) February 14, 2023
Police reports show that McRae initially entered the academic hall on the northern side of the campus, where he opened fire on several students and staff around 8 PM. After this, he ran to the student union, firing multiple rounds into those present.
What followed was an excruciatingly long manhunt that would result in law enforcement finding McRae dead off campus, reportedly from a self-inflicted gunshot into his head.
Many point out the entire incident could’ve been prevented, had the justice system simply done its job and locked McRae up for the felony he’d committed back in 2019. It’s punishable by up to five years in prison.
If this had happened, McRae would’ve been behind bars for at least another year and three students would’ve been able to continue devoting their lives to science and exploration.
The MSU gunman had a gun violation and they also say he has a mental health problem. pic.twitter.com/CJ5RrUYVgV
— James Smith (@Smoke7744Smith) February 14, 2023
No motive in sight
By Michigan law, any felon isn’t allowed to possess a firearm within three years after carrying out their sentence and paying all the necessary fines to the state.
Unfortunately, the county’s prosecutor, John Dewane, believes the original charges likely wouldn’t have resulted in prison time for McRae anyways. Although it’s safe to say that his sentencing was barely a slap on the wrist, compared to what he’d done now.
The real issue lies in the fact that the county’s previous prosecutor, Carol Siemon, put several policies in place that would end up dialing back the majority of firearm charges, resulting in some harsh criticism from law enforcement officers.
It doesn’t take an expert to figure out exactly why Siemon was doing this. If you look at any of her previous statements, you’ll see she was yet another propagator of the woke agenda.
MSU Shooter Had Felony Gun Charge Dismissed by Progressive DA, Was 'Known' to Police. The gunman(Anthony McRae), who killed three and wounded five others at Michigan State University on Monday, was allowed to plead guilty to a lesser misdemeanor gun charge by Carol Siemon (D.)
— Larry P Thomas (@larrythkw) February 14, 2023
Despite all the attention the shooting got, law enforcement is still looking for a motive for it. It’s particularly difficult, due to McRae having no affiliation with the university whatsoever.
His brother Michael spoke up on the matter the following day, stating Anthony had begun to change after their mother died in 2020; he was obviously not taking good care of himself.
The three victims of McRae’s murderous spree were identified as two freshmen and a sophomore from the university; the injured five students are all currently stable and receiving treatment at the Lansing Sparrow Hospital.This article appeared in The Record Daily and has been published here with permission.