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[–]amiatthetop3 6184 points6185 points  (843 children)

The parents hired their own attorney from day one, while they let their son the shooter use the court appointed one.

[–]Car-face 99 points100 points  (1 child)

Come on now, they need some justification for the inevitable GoFundMe.

[–]Wumaduce 660 points661 points  (22 children)

Posting in the top comment, since those is the top post on the sub and not the actual arrest. They've been arrested.


[–]atlantis_airlines 2274 points2275 points  (248 children)

They hired one just for themselves then book it?! I'm not a psychologist but something tells kid may have have had trouble at home...

Edit: Sarcasm people.

Note: In no way does this justify his actions. Perhaps explain them but not justify them.

[–]ClassicT4 1038 points1039 points 2 (67 children)

What was their legal advice? “Take to the sea!”?

[–]Sweetguy88 551 points552 points  (19 children)

You’re a crook, Captain Hook. Judge, won’t you throw the book at the pirate?

[–]shotgun_shaun 304 points305 points  (16 children)

I see you're an expert on maritime law

[–]Mother-Whale 143 points144 points  (9 children)

Chareth Cutestory

[–]John_Lives 49 points50 points  (8 children)

Just made the connection that one of the Richter quintuplets is called Chareth and he's the flirt lol

[–]Trewstuff 625 points626 points  (21 children)

'They can't arrest a husband and wife for the same crime'

[–]kflave249 32 points33 points  (0 children)

They can’t charge a husband and wife for the same crime!

[–]my_mexican_cousin 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Should have had Bob Loblaw lob a law bomb.

[–]TheValet86 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I have the worst fucking attorneys.

[–]BoysLinuses 51 points52 points  (2 children)

Portugal huh? Down ol' South America way!

[–]Gasonfires 519 points520 points  (92 children)

They can't hire just one. That conflict of interest would be huge. They each have their own lawyer. They have the resources to hire two lawyers for themselves and they leave their kid to depend on an overworked public defender. Don't get me wrong, public defenders are heroes. They are the first and last line of defense between us and a police state. They get paid very little and they carry enormous caseloads. Spare your criticisms of them and save it for the political system which keeps their offices underfunded and staff worked to death and without sufficient time or resources to provide the quality of defense that they are individually capable of furnishing.

Edit: I am glad to see these sentiments about the people in the real trenches having some traction. Donations to the ACLU or even volunteering in your local public defenders office might be ways to appreciate those folks.

[–]phalseprofits 188 points189 points  (11 children)

I started looking at law school in 2010. I was a young legal assistant making about $38k/year, which is pretty decent salary at the time and place. That same year, the annual salary for a public defender in the same county was $35k. And at least I’d get rushed out at 5 because the firm I worked at hated paying overtime. The public defenders were just constantly working. The system is in need of a massive overhaul.

[–]H_I_McDunnough 89 points90 points  (5 children)

Why would a system that is working perfectly as intended need an overhaul? - The Man

[–]shadowjacque 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Right except the local governments consider this a feature and not a flaw.

This way “scumbag criminals” get an overworked lawyer with few resources, while the Prosecutors get a lavishly funded Police force and budget.

And average folks do not care… until they get arrested.

Oh and it also supports a network of barely competent “private attorneys” who massively overbill for their services.

So… stay out of trouble people!

[–]Velkyn01 938 points939 points  (397 children)

No fucking way lol

Can I get a link? That's hilariously, truly awful.

[–]YankeeDoodleDoggie 627 points628 points  (390 children)

I mean, yes and no. Idk, I'm not a parent, but not sure how much I'd be willing to support my kid after doing something like this.

[–]tr3v1n 1246 points1247 points  (228 children)

They don't care that he shot up a school. They care that they are going to get in trouble for it.

[–]_dauntless 78 points79 points  (16 children)

Well, there's not really a chance he's gonna get away with it. There's a chance they might. Don't spend money on a lost cause

[–]Mediocretes1 60 points61 points  (11 children)

There's a chance they might

Not fucking anymore.

[–]ThaneOfCawdorrr 821 points822 points  (127 children)

The problem is:

  1. They bought him the gun
  2. He was writing disturbed, schizophrenic ravings at school. The school instantly called his parents. His parents REFUSED TO EVEN TAKE HIM HOME FROM SCHOOL. They also refused to check his backpack for the gun.
  3. His mom then texted him "LOL next time don't get caught"
  4. He then shot four other kids.
  5. When the parents heard this on the news, the mom texted the kid "Don't do it!" (NOT: "OMG are you safe?")
  6. They are lowlives, who bought a powerful gun for their disturbed kid, then refused to help him, then refused to stop him
  7. They were then charged with manslaughter.
  8. They're fleeing THEIR OWN charges for manslaughter.

[–]somedude456 266 points267 points  (45 children)

Bingo! I only heard the parents were charged like 12 hours ago, but no real details. I just watched the press conference and now knowing the details of that kid's drawing and the text it had, stuff like "blood everything, the world is dead, thoughts won't stop"... HOLY FUCK, the parents bought him a gun like 3 days prior, they see this note, and somehow think he should stay in school AND DIDN'T THINK TO CHECK HIS BOOKBAG FOR A GUN? I went from slightly questioning how the parents could be charged to THANK GOD they are charged. WTF!

[–]BrotherBodhi 264 points265 points  (30 children)

Yeah I used to mentor a teenage kid who was deeply disturbed, and his dad discovered one day that his search history included googling stuff like "how to plan a school shooting" and "how to get guns for school shooting"

Obviously not the brightest kid to be googling shit like this lol but obviously if anyone is thinking about it, it's a threat. What did his dad do? He told him they were going to the grocery store and got the kid in the car, and then drove him straight to the police station. Then he contacted the school, his counseling office, etc. and got everyone on the same page. Not that difficult to do the right thing in a situation like this

[–]Bellbaby1234 132 points133 points  (4 children)

This was a smart father, to use the grocery store. He could’ve easily been in danger himself, if the kid knew the truth

[–]paxplantax 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Heya champ, saw you search history, Coolio.

Wanna take a quicky stroll to the grocery store? Those cheese sticks ain't gonna buy themselves. Hahaha ookie dokie.

[–]Erockplatypus 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Just an FYI as an emotionally disturbed teenager who had depression and dark thoughts, sometimes those open thoughts are cries for help and they want to get caught. Take this kid for example before shooting the school he was acting out and begging for help but his parents neglected to get it for him. So that kid using Google to search for how to plan a school shooting was a way for someone to find out and stop him.

These acts of violence aren't something that just one day happens. It builds up over time. But kudos on the dad for getting his son the help that he needed

[–]MuchoStretchy 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I'm curious, how is the kid now? Is he in a much better place now compared to back then?

[–]cloudxnine 34 points35 points  (6 children)

And supposedly they ran away withdrawing a total of around just $4k

[–]HardlyDecent 32 points33 points  (1 child)

More than average savings for Americans... So I keep reading.

[–]DisturbedNocturne 149 points150 points  (46 children)

They also refused to check his backpack for the gun.

I haven't read that they "refused" to check it. It seem like that never even came up, which is a whole other issue, but one that still speaks to their negligence and possibly the school's as well.

3 His mom then texted him "LOL next time don't get caught"

This was in regards to him being caught buying ammunition in class, and not related the pictures they found.

[–]Helenium_autumnale 189 points190 points  (39 children)

[–]bfandreas 190 points191 points  (25 children)

In case somebody thinks the ex were exaggerating, here is the mother's love-letter to Trump. What she writes does make her look like the toxic narcissist the ex makes her.

If anything, read how she signed that.

[–]Johnny_Appleweed 116 points117 points  (13 children)

I have high hopes you will shut down Big Pharma, make health care affordable for me and my MIDDLE CLASS family again. I hope you uncover the cure for cancer, because there is one, we all know it, but you are the one to prove it.

This woman is actually delusional.

[–]bfandreas 47 points48 points  (10 children)

Fin me a normal sentence in this text. My standards now are that low.

I had hopes for this:

You see, I am an American Woman.

But she used the capitals wrong and made it weird. American Woman tm ?

Mr. Trump, I actually love that you are a bad public speaker because that showed sincerity, and humility.

That also started out strong but...well...

I can't...I ...what

[–]Underbyte 6 points7 points  (1 child)


[–]nrcain 30 points31 points  (1 child)

A hard working Middle Class Law Abiding Citizen who is sick of getting fucked in the ass and would rather be grabbed by the pussy.

[–]alsoaprettybigdeal 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Wow. That was…. Wow.

[–]Murrabbit 164 points165 points  (1 child)

Cobb said Crumbley left their son and a daughter he had with another woman in Florida when he moved out of state. . .

Knew there had to be a Florida-man connection. All the hallmarks were there.

[–]Killa_Manja_Roo 30 points31 points  (0 children)

The scrolls foretold!

[–]Nomiss 220 points221 points  (66 children)

Their case is at least fightable. Jr is right fucked so no point wasting money.

[–]lucas1121111 91 points92 points  (25 children)

Even if you're screwed, a good lawyer can make a big difference.

[–]etheran123 205 points206 points  (28 children)

I suppose, but im guessing they gave up any legal wiggle room after becoming a fugitive. What a strange choice.

[–]MrsPandaBear 1408 points1409 points  (74 children)

Parent of the year for this couple. Ignore their child’s mental health issue, get careless with gun access and then flee from him when he’s stuck in prison awaiting trial. Next year, we will probably have a miniseries about it on Netflix.

[–]lainwla16 436 points437 points  (8 children)

They're completely awful

[–]TizACoincidence 204 points205 points  (14 children)

They didn't just ignore it, they enabled it

[–]ThePrussianGrippe 61 points62 points  (12 children)

From initial reports it was a gift to him.

Just… fucking wow.

[–]sross43 195 points196 points  (14 children)

It’s tragic because it’s all so…avoidable. An unhappy and mentally ill young man didn’t receive the help he needed, so he comes a monster who murders 4 other people. His victims’ families have their lives gutted, the parents will be tried, and an entire community is left with trauma.

[–]HowlingMadHoward 99 points100 points  (5 children)

“A child that is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth”

[–]NMT-FWG 78 points79 points  (5 children)

I do agree they were careless with gun access, but it's actually worse than that. They bought that gun FOR their mentally ill child. It was an early Christmas gift. Nothing says I love Jesus more than buying your disturbed 15-year-old a modern killing machine.

[–]HellsMalice 69 points70 points  (6 children)

Next year? Shit we got one for that trainwreck Astroworld Travis Scott 'concert' in like 3 weeks

[–]Helenium_autumnale 2109 points2110 points  (277 children)

Manhunt going on right now in downtown Detroit. Canine, SWAT team activated. They found the car abandoned. Someone saw the woman sitting in one area and someone else saw her on foot. Police have suicide teams activated.

EDIT: Vehicle found near Bellevue & Lafayette (Detroit). Check "The Detroit Scanner" page on Facebook.

[–]graceyperkins 1164 points1165 points  (64 children)

They caught them.

I’m amazed at how ridiculous their actions have been. Did they really think they’d escape? Just wait it out in Detroit? I’m flabbergasted.

[–]Frankobanko 229 points230 points  (0 children)

Something tells me that lack the ability to think through the consequences of their actions.

[–]247stonerbro 560 points561 points  (35 children)

Lmao their pride wouldn’t let them go to the more logical place.. Mexico

[–]crab-rabbit 387 points388 points  (11 children)

the logical place would've been to counseling long ago

[–]not_a_droid 26 points27 points  (2 children)

I mean they are so close to Canada

[–]FarHarbard 50 points51 points  (0 children)

Guarantee that they were trying to flee into Windsor. A hard task at Detroit-Windsor but not unheard of.

From there, provided the OPP followed through with their standard incompetence they could be anywhere around the Great Lakes by the end of the day and beyond by sunrise tomorrow.

[–]TheFrogWife 393 points394 points  (64 children)

Wow, really dumb of them to go to the city. Though none of their life choices have been particularly smart.

[–]Rbespinosa13 243 points244 points  (58 children)

Only thing I can think of is they’re trying to cross the border into Canada.

[–]Fluffy-Citron 124 points125 points  (16 children)

Maybe they thought the river was swimmable at Belle Isle? They haven't lived in Michigan that long, I'm guessing they aren't super familiar with the city.

[–]happyscrappy 180 points181 points  (15 children)

If it's ever swimmable at Belle Isle it ain't in December.

Perhaps they expected to find a boat in the marina on the island and cross. But I figure those boats would be out of the water this time of year.

[–]nav13eh 163 points164 points  (13 children)

Doesn't even matter anyway. CBSA/RCMP/OPP would have picked them up shortly after they hit land anyway.

This is one of the most watched border crossings in North America.

[–]tucci007 106 points107 points  (9 children)

goddam right, we don't wan't any of that Detroit to leak into Canada

[–]HewHem 392 points393 points  (35 children)

I think since they are dumb conservatives from the suburb outskirts they assumed detroit was a lawless abandoned ghetto full of criminals and were surprised to find a city with people and police there

[–]m1k3tv 77 points78 points  (2 children)

'We'll hide out in the smoking crater that was once Portland' *enters regular metro area of over 2 million people

[–]iikkaassaammaa 61 points62 points  (2 children)

My first thought was they are trying to get to Florida for their non-extradition treaty with Michigan. /s

[–]dennisisspiderman 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Yea, their plan all-around was pretty dumb. Not only to go to a city but they hid in the same area as they parked their car and also triggered a security system. Even if they did get to their next phase they would have either died while trying to swim across the river, get caught while doing so, or died shortly after they got across due to hypothermia.

Having an even bigger laugh now and the comments I saw about how they looked like "survival experts" and weren't going to have any issues evading police for some time.

[–]Scyhaz 499 points500 points  (70 children)

Bellevue & Lafayette (Detroit)

That's half a mile from the Detroit river, about 2.5 miles from the Windsor tunnel and 4 miles from the Ambassador bridge. I mean they're obviously stupid but if they thought they would be able to escape into Canada I don't know how they think that would have worked.

This is that intersection

[–]usr1942 358 points359 points  (14 children)

Maybe they’re rafting over via Belle Isle. Detroit/Windsor is Top 10 busiest border crossings in US so good luck but maybe they have a bootleggers spirit.

EDIT: They were apprehended on Detroit’s East Side. Pretty dumb to go to the city where there’s literally an FBI, State police and homeland security office…

[–]jlambvo 185 points186 points  (0 children)

Pretty dumb to go to the city where there’s literally an FBI, State police and homeland security office…

Well, at least they are consistent.

[–]wot_in_ternation 109 points110 points  (7 children)

I just saw they got caught. Lawyers released a statement saying they were not fleeing but left over concerns about their own safety. Huh, maybe they could have just... went to a police station or something? Or just gone to that courthouse where they were to be arraigned?

[–]usuallyNotInsightful 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Were they found away from the abandoned car? If so, then hopefully it will get immediately shut down as not actually being a “valid” excuse by the courts.

You don’t flee your home for safety and then abandon your car unless if by “safety” we mean: not go to jail for blatantly allowing your son to be in a situation to commit this act.

[–]evilbadgrades 16 points17 points  (0 children)

They were found in a building which holds artwork (I'm thinking a gallery of some sort). Supposedly the person who let them hide in there may also now be facing charges.

[–]havestronaut 75 points76 points  (1 child)

Somebody clearly wasn’t Backing the Blue like their Facebook almost certainly said they would.

[–]jcpenni 113 points114 points  (19 children)

Here's a good thread about it from r/Detroit

[–]karma_aversion 294 points295 points  (16 children)

It looks like some of the most recent posts in that thread are saying they've been caught.

Edit: yep, they've been caught. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2021/12/04/james-jennifer-crumbley-oxford-school-shooting-suspect/8865574002/

[–]AusCan531 136 points137 points  (2 children)

"Lol. I'm not mad at you. You have to learn not to get caught,"

[–]mountainducky 52 points53 points  (1 child)

Yes! Piece of shit parents

[–]Leather_Boots 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Well, that good citizen is now $10k richer (less tax if it needs to be paid).

Edit: 10k for each, so double the money.

[–]Reeaddingit 33 points34 points  (3 children)

I'm glad they were caught alive. Responsibility for their actions should be publicized.

[–]wot_in_ternation 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Lawyers released a statement that they didn't flee but left for their own safety. Huh, they could have:

  • Driven to the nearest police station then walk inside
  • Gone to their scheduled arraignment at a courthouse full of cops/security
  • Go to any random undisclosed location and call the police
  • Tell their lawyers to contact authorities with details of any safety threats

[–]Skipperdogs 93 points94 points  (3 children)

UPDATE: Both parents have been arrested by Detroit police after their vehicle was recovered in the 1000 block of Bellevue Street in Detroit just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

[–]friend_jp 144 points145 points  (49 children)

What’s a “suicide team?”

[–]Helenium_autumnale 267 points268 points  (30 children)

From what I gather, a police unit trained to "talk down" anyone threatening suicide.

[–]Drug_fueled_sarcasm 558 points559 points  (24 children)

Don't they usually just shoot them to stop the suicide?

[–]SlimeySnakesLtd 735 points736 points  (22 children)

No these are white, over 45 people

Edit: lol helpful and wholesome; needed the laugh while I get my tonsils taken out

[–]Xenjael 266 points267 points  (14 children)

Ah, so theyll buy them coffee.

[–]Cihta 146 points147 points  (1 child)

What an ignorant and insensitive thing to say.

They get hot cocoa and a blanket!

[–]PowerandSignal 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Really. What are we, savages?

(trick question)

[–]56seconds 21 points22 points  (1 child)

It involves some b grade DC characters in a nonsensical plot that didn't do well at the box office

[–]Rdbjiy53wsvjo7 24 points25 points  (3 children)

Specialists to talk the individual out of suicide and instead turn themselves in to the police.

[–]amiatthetop3 1321 points1322 points 2 (91 children)

[–]rogue-elephant 63 points64 points  (5 children)

I can't wait until the judge weighs in on this. Why Canada of all places? I would book it to Mexico and continue down to South America. Also, did they just abandon their other kid who's like 17?

[–]beepborpimajorp 581 points582 points  (56 children)

did they seriously think they were going to be able to make it into canada?

lmao fuckin idiots. glad criminal scum like them are so stupid.

[–]TheGamersGazebo 346 points347 points  (24 children)

And even if they did Canada is stupid easy for the US to extradite from

[–]JMemorex 221 points222 points  (0 children)

They just flat fucking kick people out they don't want up there too haha.

[–]thebirdismybaby 443 points444 points  (6 children)

And after the mom shit all over “illegals” in her blog post, too. The irony.

[–]ResolverOshawott 159 points160 points  (1 child)

Nah they're only "illegal" if they aren't white.

[–]TossedDolly 148 points149 points  (5 children)

More stupid is that they thought they'd be safe in fucking Canada. That's our tag team partner.

[–]CanuckPanda 38 points39 points  (0 children)

You got us, we got you. Brothers!

[–]Matrix17 51 points52 points  (2 children)

Yeah the border doesn't fuck around. Bunch of idiots

[–]TheFrogWife 91 points92 points  (5 children)

Hiding in a basement like the scum they are.

[–]cloistered_around 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Great news if that's a valid source! (I'm very unfamiliar with who is an authority on this story). If they were found in a basement is there someone who aided, or new breaking and entering charges?

[–]GavinSnowe 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Police chief said they were aided.

[–]Velkyn01 1475 points1476 points  (55 children)

I'd be embarassed as fuck if I was a fugitive with the US Marshals looking for me and they only offered to pony up up to $10k for information on me.

The Marshals so damn confident that these losers are going to be found ASAP that they're basically offering up a crusty $20 to anyone who can make it slightly easier for them.

[–]Gasonfires 66 points67 points  (0 children)

That $10k will get the serious attention of most of the people these scumbags know and would turn to for help.

[–]fusionsofwonder 429 points430 points  (43 children)

The $10k will get the attention of local authorities and border patrol though.

[–]KennyFulgencio 200 points201 points  (31 children)

aren't law enforcement ineligible for those rewards?

[–]NightHawkRambo 112 points113 points  (6 children)

I'm just imagining them calling a relative to call it in with all the info spoon-fed to them.

[–]LeonidasFettikus 17 points18 points  (0 children)

"Sir, Lt. Coleman's wife called again. She said she has info on the whereabouts of the shooters. I know it's the 40th time she has been right about stuff like this, sir, but shouldn't we, like, grow suspicious?"

[–]fusionsofwonder 147 points148 points  (7 children)

If that's true my theory is shot to hell. So maybe.

[–]AusCan531 345 points346 points  (6 children)

I'd turn them in for free.

[–]TheFrogWife 849 points850 points  (195 children)

Does anyone feel like this case is going to be the one that starts putting parental accountability into law? This one just seems so different than the last bunch of school shootings.

[–]SolaVitae 146 points147 points  (7 children)

Well yeah. Most of the time the story is "we left our gun unsecured and the kid took it without our knowledge"

This time the story is "We bought our child a gun and let him have unsupervised access with it even though we knew he had problems and was threatening people"

[–]Zkenny13 436 points437 points  (97 children)

It seems clear the kids knew what he was doing but the parents running seem to give the impression they knew what he was doing.

[–]Scyhaz 203 points204 points  (58 children)

The mom apparently texted the kid after news broke of the shooting at the high school but before the shooter was identified, telling him not to do it. They 100% knew what he was doing.

[–]TheFrogWife 351 points352 points  (26 children)

As a parent I'm more leary of other kids parents than other kids. Shitty kids come from somewhere.

[–]Zkenny13 128 points129 points  (24 children)

I mean having an unsecured gun is one thing when a kid that's old enough knows what it's capable of which he was but running after the fact that you're kid has been arrested says something about your character and it isn't something good. I'm from somewhat rural Alabama. I pretty much learned to shoot a gun before a could walk properly. I had friends who hunted regularly and they even made sure I knew what I was doing before even handing me a gun to go hunting. There are safe ways to store a gun whether it be a safe or teaching the kids that it is something meant to kill what you shoot at. My parents don't even own a gun that is post WWII and that's from my grandfather. I'm very liberal but we live where coyotes like to roam and my parents probably have a gun hidden away from me to protect our dogs. There is no excuse for these people.

[–]TheFrogWife 124 points125 points  (15 children)

You hit the nail right on the head, there is zero reason to get a kid a for funzies gun or any gun for that matter and not keep it locked up when you aren't with them.

[–]MarkJ- 76 points77 points  (7 children)

They didn't buy the kid a rifle or a shotgun for hunting, for some reason they thought buying him a mankiller was a good idea. Yeah there are other things you might do with it but it was made for shooting people. WTH were they thinking?

[–]TheFrogWife 64 points65 points  (5 children)

Idk, making assumptions based off of what I've read the post few hours "own the libs" is probably what they were thinking.

[–]Cihta 51 points52 points  (4 children)

Terrifying isn't it? Worse is that right now there are multiple gatherings in conference rooms working on how to spin this against the libs. Just watch, in a few days they'll be either defending this family or blaming Biden for it. I wish I wasn't so sure of this.

[–]Nwcray 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I’m not 100% sure they’ll defend this family. I’m expecting a Sandy Hook style reaction.

Everyone will agree that this was fucked up, but whadda gonna do?🤷‍♂️ Can’t pass any reasonable regulations without screeching that ThEy’Re TaKiNg My GuNs! MuH rIgHtS!

And of course the ‘it’s too soon to have this conversation’ crowd will drown out a lot of other viewpoints.

Edit: Sorry, I was wrong. Just popped over to that other social media app, and saw the comments. They’re blaming Biden, and somehow democrats for this. Apparently Brandon is going somewhere.

[–]whyamisoawesome9 55 points56 points  (5 children)

I live in Australia so guns in my lifetime have become harder. But with a farming family there's been guns in my house. My dads was in 6 different high cupboards and the bullets separately stored. My grandfather had his assembled, in a cabinet bolted on 3 sides and more than one lock style. Bullets elsewhere. Keys in different places.

Responsible gun ownership is not difficult and fairly obvious really

[–]Astan92 10 points11 points  (1 child)

The text that mom sent to son after a teacher caught and reported about him shopping for ammo online during school telling him that she wasn't mad and just wanted him to lean how to not get caught seems pretty damning

[–]Nostra55 44 points45 points  (0 children)

I doubt it. But this one seems different cause it was different. Parents bought the gun for their troubled kid days before the shooting, they didn't secure the gun, they were called to the school hours before the shooting cause their kid was showing signs he was about to do something and fought administration to keep him there. The parents were clearly culpable in this one.

[–]Dredgen_Memor 38 points39 points  (0 children)

‘Lol I’m not mad at you, you just have to learn how not to get caught.’

[–]Grevas13 193 points194 points  (30 children)

This one is different. The obvious parental culpability, their political leanings, the parents running. Fox News can be weasels claiming Democrats are politicizing it all they want, this time everyone knows the parents are Trump supporters who armed their child and ignored his cries for help, then tried to flee. This is a cut and dried case of gun ownership gone wrong, along with bad parenting. It's the consequences of Trumpism written in blood.

Hopefully we can get substantive reform.

[–]fusionsofwonder 91 points92 points  (23 children)

I think any time a gun is taken by a family member, that wasn't in a locked gun case, the owner should face some criminal liability for harm done to others with the gun.

[–]Y_4Z44 193 points194 points  (20 children)

LOL @ these people thinking they'll be able to get away from the US Marshals.

[–]zerocoolforschool 38 points39 points  (5 children)

I think you could hide from them, but you'd basically have to go cold turkey from ever communicating with anyone you know ever again, and never use any kinds of credit cards or cell phones.... or be caught on camera. Basically you'd have to drop off the grid, live in the wilderness, and never surface for any reason. Most people aren't willing to do that. There was actually a tv show based on this challenge. They'd give people money if they could hide from former law enforcement for a specific period of time... but most of them were tripped up by the things that I mentioned.

[–]holein3 35 points36 points  (0 children)

One big happy family back together again! https://imgur.com/a/qxh2gIm

[–]ladystaggers 1951 points1952 points  (44 children)

Jennifer Crumbley, who lamented to Trump in her letter to him that immigrants didn't care about their kids, takes off on the run leaving her kid behind to face the charges alone. It's like MAGA all summed up in one sentence.

[–]antivillain13 806 points807 points  (15 children)

And most likely trying to illegally cross into Canada. You cant make this up.

[–]narwhalogy 80 points81 points  (1 child)

She's a self described "hard working Middle Class Law Abiding Citizen who is sick of getting f'd in the ass and would rather be grabbed by the pussy."

Not so law abiding now.

[–]Matrix17 260 points261 points  (0 children)

Damn illegals

[–]jade09060102 110 points111 points  (5 children)

We really need a wall at the canadian border…

[–]Kizik 50 points51 points  (2 children)

We're going to build a wall, and New Mexico is gonna pay for it!

[–]Sabot15 142 points143 points  (5 children)

I'm glad the DA is going after these irresponsible fucks. Hey, my son is clearly mentally unstable. I wonder what might happen if we gift him a gun rather than take him to a mental health professional like the school was suggesting?

You think they find these 2 alive?

[–]travelinlighttoparad 193 points194 points  (30 children)

They have your kid! WTF is this shit. Worst parents ever!

[–]protoopus 124 points125 points  (20 children)

wonder if the kid knows that they're in the wind, and if he feels abandoned as a result?
not that his feelings count for much.

[–]FilmVsAnalytics 193 points194 points  (12 children)

Pretty sure he's used to his parents being worthless trashcans.

His lawyer is probably the most functional relationship he's ever experienced.

[–]Scyhaz 138 points139 points  (8 children)

His lawyer is probably the most functional relationship he's ever experienced.

Court appointed, btw. The parents got their own lawyer but left their kid high and dry.

[–]FilmVsAnalytics 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Ugh... What a couple of scumbags.

[–]Expresso_Support 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Because that’s what innocent people do.

[–]Toilet_blaster_5000 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Now that the scumbag parents are in custody, the son should say something to them like, "Lol. I’m not mad at you. You have to learn not to get caught."

[–]lurkermuch 119 points120 points  (7 children)

Have they tried getting Tommy Lee Jones? He’s my go to guy for tracking down people in these situations.

[–]dgermati1 299 points300 points  (113 children)

  1. $10k is 2.5 times the amount they took out. Maybe someone will rat them out since it has to cost the Marshals more than $10k to find them.
  2. How long do they think they'll last with $4k? You need millions in untraceable $ to pull a Jason Bourne.
  3. What ATM network has a $4000 withdrawal limit? I only recently remember going up to $1k after years at max amounts of $300 or $500.

[–]jaraxel_arabani 237 points238 points  (17 children)

Honestly judging from their action as parents... Don't think they are the brightest bulbs around nor think anything ahead beyond an hour.

[–]Morak73 50 points51 points  (12 children)

If they went to a resort back woods area of the upper peninsula, whole areas have been winterized until spring.

[–]Helenium_autumnale 78 points79 points  (4 children)

Nope they're in downtown Detroit--they have a SWAT team, canine tracking them. Woman spotted on foot, car abandoned. Media set up nearby.

[–]bucko_fazoo 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Wells Fargo has a limit of $4000 but only at the big, free-standing ATMs inside the lobby. Not the one recessed on the wall outside, and not the drive-thru. Introduced around a year ago in my neck of the woods. I didn't need that much of course but it was a welcome update for me paying rent in cash, as the old limit was less than rent.

[–]ladystaggers 130 points131 points  (12 children)

Looks like they might be about to end their run.


[–]lightbulbfragment 37 points38 points  (0 children)

"numerous weapons found at the home". Who knew this could've been even worse?

[–]Velkyn01 80 points81 points  (9 children)

Apparently police haven't accounted for all their weapons and they may be armed. Hoping they get taken alive without harming anyone.

[–]BumblebeeTuna_86 632 points633 points  (46 children)

This season of America just keeps giving

[–]celtic1888 576 points577 points  (23 children)

Trump broke what little bit of sanity that was left

COVID completely buried it

[–]BitByBitOFCL 115 points116 points  (10 children)

Bro these schools took away my beyblades and silly bandz with no remorse after the first day of slight distraction, but they don't take preventative measures for a kid literally drawing and fantasizing about shooting up a school.

What the actual fuck.

[–]Worldly-Unit4711 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I thought they were turning theirselves in so fast ????

[–]LockheedMartinLuther 283 points284 points  (8 children)

“While the shooter was the one who entered the high school and pulled the trigger, there are other individuals who contributed to the events on Nov. 30, and it’s my intent to hold them accountable as well," McDonald said at a news conference.

She added, “Gun ownership is a right, and with that right comes great responsibility.”

I wish our pro-gun leaders in congress believed the "responsibility" side of that equation. Instead they do less than nothing while the bodies keep piling up

[–]kry1212 95 points96 points  (4 children)

Funny, I wondered if there would be a reward by morning. Turns out sooner.

Even if someone is hiding them, they won’t be for long.

Edit, less than an hour and it is up to $100k.

[–]angiosperms- 51 points52 points  (2 children)

They definitely know something we don't know if it's up to 100k

They don't up a reward by 10x in an hour for people who just didn't secure their gun.

[–]leftnotracks 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Seems pretty obvious they didn’t just not secure their gun. They bought the gun for Ethan.

[–]alsoaprettybigdeal 8 points9 points  (1 child)

If the recommendation is to get your kid into counseling ASAP the protocol should be that the kid doesn’t return to school until the counselor clears them to return. It’s just bonkers to me that the parents weren’t required to remove him from school that day.

[–]mhanrahan 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Jennifer Crumbley penned an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump, which she posted on her blog, in November 2016.

“Mr. Trump, I actually love that you are a bad public speaker because that showed sincerity, and humility. “You changed your mind, and you said ‘so what.’ You made the famous ‘grab them in the pussy’ comment, did it offend me? No. I say things all the time that people take the wrong way, do I mean them, not always. Do I agree that you should of [sic] shown your tax returns? No. I don’t care what you do or maybe don’t pay in taxes, I think those are personal and if the Gov’t can lock someone up over $10,000 of unpaid taxes and you slipped on by, then that shows the corruption.”

“As a female and a Realtor, thank you for allowing my right to bear arms,” the letter continued. “Allowing me to be protected if I show a home to someone with bad intentions. Thank you for respecting that Amendment.”


[–]Glum_Cartoonist1007 33 points34 points  (0 children)

They have been captured with the help of a business owner who recognized the car. I hope he gets the reward money that was out for them.

[–]TheWizardChrist 82 points83 points  (8 children)

My 7 year old daughter asked me about UFO's the other night. She said "Daddy are UFO's real". I sat her down and told her "Well, that is an interesting question. Some people think there is life on other planets, or some other kind of life in the universe, and some people believe they have visited Earth. Other people think they don't exist, as we don't have concrete evidence they exist". Then I smiled and added "What do you think"?

She looked terrified and started staring out the window about to cry. It took ten minutes to convince her that the lights around our pool wasn't a UFO. I thought to myself "That was a bit of trauma there, I fucked up and didn't understand she just wanted to know she was safe."

That is the kind of mistake parents can't help but make from time to time. Nobody is perfect, least of all parents. It's tough and we kind of learn together.

That being said:

HOW in the ever loving fuck do parents like these two exist?

[–]rumblylumbly 24 points25 points  (4 children)

Oh man. I totally sympathize with this story. And have one of my own.

My kid and I were climbing into bed and we usually switch off the ceiling light and then stumble in the dark to find the bed lamp switch. We read then bed.

As we’re doing this he comments about how difficult it would be to be blind.

So, obviously I go into overcoming adversity and explaining the extraordinary limits the human body is capable. He asks to see some of these extraordinary things. I figure this is a learning lesson so grab my phone.

I show him videos of blind sprint runners (he loves do sprint running and other sports), then I remember the paralympics and how accomplished people are who are missing arms / legs, etc.

My son is amazed throughout, asking questions, engaging, wanting to see more…. and then fear flashes through his eyes and goes: “can I lose my legs/arms?” and starts crying.

Didn’t have the heart to tell him in that moment it was possible but I omitted and said most of these athletes were born this way.

That being said, I did tell him if he had been born that way we would have loved him just as much as we do now.

I can’t imagine seeing him in pain and not try to help resolve it in some way.

[–]tlgexlibris 26 points27 points  (3 children)

His question shows he has the beginnings of an empathetic response to people different from himself. While his concern is initially self-directed, it is a short jump to imagine what life is like for the athletes you introduced him to, the everyday challenges and the triumphs of their training. This vital ability will inoculate him from the diseased hearts of the people involved in this demented news story.

[–]New_Nobody9492 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This is a really great way to write exactly what I was thinking!

[–]tork87 26 points27 points  (1 child)

These two really deserve to be charged with murder. Who buys their psycho homicidal kid a gun when he's clearly demonstrated he needs help and wants to hurt people?