Let the Monday morning quarterbacking begin (continue).
The New York Times has released a chilling video compilation of the last 7 days of Stephen Paddock’s life.
In the video obtained by the Times, Paddock is shown bringing over 20 bags to his room over a 7 day period from Sept 25th until the shooting on Oct 1st. The video shows someone who is remarkably unnoticeable.
As the author of the post, Vivian Yee writes.
Sometimes we see him as other hotel guests would have seen him: as the tall gambler intent on the video poker machine across the casino floor, or as the customer standing in line in front of you at the gift shop, buying snacks, or as the guy you briefly glance at as he waits for you to get off the elevator — polite, unhurried, unmemorable.
Sometimes we see him as the employees would have seen him, as the casually dressed V.I.P. with the many suitcases who jokes with bellhops, chats with valets and gives out tips along with handshakes. And sometimes we see him as only the surveillance cameras saw him — riding the elevator alone.
Now, just under six months out from this horrific tragedy, what new law would have prevented this from happening? What mental health screening could have stopped this?
Fifty-eight innocent people died and close to five hundred injured on the night of October 1st in America’s playground and I honestly don’t know of anything legislatively that could have stopped this evil man from doing what he did. Paddock was an evil incarnate, that committed a heinous act and he was disguised as a remarkably, boring person.
That should scare the hell out of all of us.