by: Anthony Gucciardi
August 5, 2012
Was the suspect in the ‘Sikh temple shooting‘ case on a medley of pharmaceutical drugs like James Holmes, Columbine shooter Eric Harris, Ted Kaczinski the “Unabomber”, and virtually all others? The latest incident in which a minimum of seven innocents were killed at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee, now known as either the ‘Sikh shooting’ or the ‘Sikh temple shooting’, has shocked citizens both nationally and internationally.
Directly following the Batman shooting case involving James Holmes, who is now known to have been taking heavy painkillers and suspected of potentially taking anti-depressants/SSRIs, the new shooting will ultimately lead to even further media outrage and calls by politicians to enact questionable legislation. The difference with the Sikh temple shooting, however, is that the suspect (currently unnamed and unidentified) was shot dead by law enforcement.
The shooter reportedly took down the first officer to respond to the multiple calls received about the incident around 10:25 local time. While tending to a victim in the parking lot of the temple, the officer was ambushed by the now-deceased suspect according to the local Police Chief. After another officer arrived at the scene, shooting and ultimately killing the suspect before the first officer was rushed to Milwaukee’s Froedtert Hospital to receive surgery.
Sikh Temple Shooting Suspect Amped Up on Legal Drugs?
The violent and horrendous acts committed by mass shooters are beyond daunting and incomprehensible to the average person, and for good reason. It ultimately takes some degree of mind alteration to even consider such acts, whether it be through hardcore pharmaceutical ingestion or a serious state of mental illness brought upon by outside influences. While certainly there are many factors at play here, and I plan on covering this topic further in another article regarding just how much of a role the media, entertainment industry, and yes even the internet plays, the blatant pattern of pharmaceutical drug abuse simply cannot be ignored.
Beyond the simple fact that the shooters are taking the drugs, also, is the more important fact that the makers of these drugs have been covering up the true side effects associated with their use for decades.
Side effects that include the following for anti-depressants like Prozac alone:
- Suicidal behavior
- Suicidal thoughts
- Violent actions and reckless behavior
And once again, these were side effects that up until 2005, when Harvard psychiatrist Martin Teicher blew the whistle on the cover up, were completely hidden from the public. As detailed in the USA Today article on the subject, Teicher explains how Prozac manufacturer Eli Lilly & Co. lied for 15 years denying the very real link between Prozac and suicide. In his own words, Teicher said that the public was being treated like ”guinea pigs” in a mass experiment.
The BBC even reported back in 2000 that Prozac ‘led to suicide’, one of many reports on the subject. And it doesn’t end with Prozac. It was exposed that another leading anti-depressant drug Paxil was associated with violent behavior back in 2006. Mulitple lawsuits and voiced concerns later, the use of anti-depressants is actually growing exponentially each year. Meanwhile, virtually all massacre shooters are known to have been taking them, including:
- Columbine shooter Eric Harris
- Kip Kinkel
- Ted Kaczinski the “Unabomber”
- Michael McDermott
- John Hinckley, Jr.
- Byran Uyesugi
- Mark David Chapman
- Charles Carl Roberts IV, the Amish school killer
And this is not a complete list. It’s very easy to see that a trend is indeed present, and while many factors go into such a horrible incident, it’s important that we take a serious look at the link between these shootings and the abuse of ‘legal’ drugs.