Suspected Sikh temple shooter described as 'neo-Nazi'
Criminal psychologist Dr. Alan Lipman explains
- Duration 6:02
- Date Aug 6, 2012
Criminal psychologist Dr. Alan Lipman explains
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We're learning more about the suspected gunman who killed six people before being fatally shot by police at a sikh temple and Wisconsin.
Just a short time ago police releasing this image of the shooter identified as forty year old wade Michael -- a former army sergeant once stationed at Fort Bragg.
And the former leader of a skinhead rock band investigators say Michael Paige is.
Is the man is -- me.
Let's jump right after doctor -- -- -- the criminal psychologist an executive director of the center for the study of violence after eleven thank you so much for joining us.
We're just getting that you know pieces and I about the suspected shooter.
Learning a little bit more on the what insights I have so far -- -- what would trigger.
Give the average person or what -- average person into what he's accused of -- is not yet.
-- person let let me help catch the audience up first of all with some of the facts.
That the page was from two years after he was released from military service honorably as far as we can tell -- there might be some question about this.
He set in an interview that he did with one of these neo Nazi record labels that he went -- were kind of break he broke with its past.
And from that point on for the next twelve years he began to play with a series of absolutely.
Anti -- -- these are bands that if you look them up on the web they have videos on YouTube.
Like young blood which calls for the overthrow.
Of everyone but the white people.
-- there are many bands like this and he set up one of his zone.
So we know that for twelve years he was really preoccupied with white supremacy neo Nazi and racist sentiments.
About two years ago he moved to Milwaukee.
About two weeks ago right after the Denver shootings looks like the question -- part time.
He moved to a new apartment.
And he seemed to know the sikh temple well.
Even though no one at the temple had ever seen them there before.
So it seems quite possible that he had checked this area out if you put this all together based on similar shootings from the past that we've seen in the Secret Service stunning.
This seems to be someone who was absolutely enraged filled with anger as his -- -- this is someone who always seemed angry at the world.
Who was probably someone who was -- -- that is who needed to be violent to needed to be angry.
And there are reports in the last couple of weeks of arguments with a girlfriend.
And then these cases when you have someone -- a ticking time bomb.
Who's in raged and raged at the world furious at themselves for being isolated and furious at the world for rejecting them.
If there's a trigger.
If there are some kind of a break up or some kind of -- rejection.
That lights the match to the bomb.
And you get these kind of explosions people who wanna go out in a blast of glory we saw the same kind of thing it -- attack.
And column by so this is that the pattern that started to come together.
The actions seem to start to happen two years after he was discharged from the military and 2000.
When he threw everything aside.
And took up with these extremist.
Neo Nazi white power groups and you know some of Europe.
Viewers might be wondering you know what I mean by this by a band that is a white power band.
Let me read you just a little bit of the lyrics from the first spam that he decided to join.
The -- young -- ban which refers to the German state.
I'm gonna write a letter to the head of the state and tell him I refuse.
To pay one more nickel to a corrupted system that sends my money to the Jews.
Now this is not the kind of stuff that you hear on your top 40 AM radio every day this is a tight knit.
-- -- subculture.
That he was immersed in for twelve.
Year sector let me and that's the underlying foundation how does some yeah.
Make the distinction if you know -- like this in your neighborhood in your community.
Between those who will simply engage in messages of hate or or music or things of that.
That's speak to them vs somebody who will take this next step and actually harm other people wears the red flag where's the line that's crossed.
It's an excellent question -- and so if we take the case of comparing -- to homes for example.
Holmes is actually an easier case could have been predicted with greater ease -- Because in his life up until certain point.
He was functioning relatively normally used to while -- school he was cheating very well.
And then there was that critical break point that we always see.
Around the late teens early twenties were person manifests psychosis.
Starts to say absolutely bizarre things begins to get treatment.
So we know that there is an act -- mental illness and of course we know this person was a great risk report from the -- actress.
With someone like this with page.
From two years after he got out of the military and perhaps before.
Not merely Shannon towards unusual musical -- even edgy music.
But music that back to the order which calls for the overthrow of the US government and the removal of all nonwhite people -- Jews from the US.
That's what they -- about.
So this is a very dangerous subculture.
They're all very dangerous and the question and they have committed dangerous acts.
The leader of the order has a 190 year -- -- sentence for acts he committed based on a so the question -- these kind of groups is.
Who do you -- You have a bunch of people who are psychopathic bully enraged and the way to come out it is.
We need to focus on hate groups in this society.
These on neither right nor left they are hate and we need to stop.
-- and thank you for your insights we'll certainly learn more in the days and months to come thank you you've.