I was sickened and saddened when I saw people mostly on the left side of the spectrum immediately try to use the tragedy to score political points against their opponents and to support their pet political cause. I swear these people were gleeful in their joy and that is the most sad thing I can say about the state of discourse in this country.
in the past, people would blame the criminal as is proper. When you are an adult, you have the fun and responsibility of your actions. Now it is fashionable to blame a group, not the individual. this is in keeping with the present fashion with group rights and group identity politics. This is a danger for our country because the constitution protects our individual rights from an abusive gov't. The constitution doesn't endow us with group rights. The gov't has been doing that a lot. I believe that is part of the plan, once people are dependent on some group right, they are chained to the gov't for survival and do what is necessary to guarantee this group right.