Last month Chris Harper-Mercer, a student at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, carried out a massacre of nine people on campus, before he died in a gunfight with police.
It now emerges that Harper-Mercer, aged 26, was the product of a disturbed family background. His parents were divorced and his father, Ian Mercer, is a homosexual.
In 2008 Ian Mercer was sued for sexual harassment by another MAN, his colleague Brett McDonald. McDonald claimed in court papers that he was harassed, inappropriately touched and embarrassed by Mercer, aged 55, while working at Noah’s New York Bagels in Thousand Oaks, California. The case got to court in 2009 but was dismissed by the judge.
YGB says: If this young man had had a decent father, who had brought him up to be a real man, not an admirer of violence, would he have taken the tragic path to disaster that he did?