Given this administration’s history it makes me wonder if Aaron Alexis’ Naval superiors looked the other way because he was black. I don’t know if they did, but given this administration’s constant emphasis on racial bias it would make sense.
Either way, somebody should have given Aaron Alexis a much closer look before re-upping his federal clearance:
FOX NEWS – Aaron Alexis, the Navy veteran who gunned down 12 people at a Washington military facility, had his federal security clearance renewed just two months before his rampage, despite a disturbing history of psychological problems and violent behavior involving guns.
Although Alexis was not a direct employee of the federal government, working as an IT subcontractor required that he obtain “secret” clearance, according to Thomas Hoshko, of The Experts, a Hewlett Packard subcontractor working at the Washington Navy Yards. Alexis had previously worked for the company under clearance, but when he returned in July, another background check was conducted, Hoshko said.
“We had just recently re-hired him,” Hoshko told Reuters. “Another background investigation was re-run and cleared through the defense security service in July 2013.”
It is not clear what that second background check consisted of, but just weeks earlier, Alexis’ roommate in Fort Worth filed a criminal complaint with the police after becoming suspicious that Alexis had tampered with his car’s fuel tank.
According to a criminal mischief complaint filed on July 5, Alexis’s roommate told Fort Worth police that his “roommate put unknown substance in gas tank to damage vehicle.”
Someone in the neighborhood remembered seeing the man now known as Alexis’s roommate speak with the cops before getting his car towed. This person told FoxNews.com the victim said his car wouldn’t start because somebody put something in this gas tank.