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August 13th, 2010
11:13 AM ET

Stabbing suspect's checkered past

The manhunt is over, but, the questions are just beginning.There is new information about the serial stabbing suspect and his prior brushes with the law. Police say Elias Abuelazam went on a violent rampage across three states, and came very close to slipping out of the country. Authorities apparently missed chances to stop him sooner. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

Filed under: Crime
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  1. Henry C. Service


    I don’t need to deny it… His motivation for coming to America is irrelevant even if it has not been stated. We are a nation of immigrants and since we can’t read minds, we treat everyone equally. Anyone advocating a policy that would exclude whole groups of people based on what a relatively small group of those people have done doesn’t understand the modern constitution of the United States. Moreover, what difference does it make where the killer comes from? You’re just as dead whether the mad dog killer is Elias or McVeigh.

    August 16, 2010 at 11:00 am |
  2. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    @ Henry so you deny that this guy is an immigrant that came to our country to attack Americas citizens .

    August 16, 2010 at 8:58 am |
  3. Henry C. Service

    Crime still seems on a downward trend. Last week Justice Department officials reported the largest drop in violent crime rates in more than two decades. This confirms an FBI report released earlier this year. This trend has been seen long before 9-11. Getting to your point however, crime and immigration is seldom linked on a national basis. The vast majority of crime is now, and continues to be, committed by American citizens. There are plenty of statistics that demonstrate this fact but you would have to be a person who respects this “science” to buy into it. Such respect can only come with a level of education that most people are unable to obtain.

    Elias is a mad-dog serial killer… That has nothing to do with his immigration to the United States.

    August 13, 2010 at 3:05 pm |
  4. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Question how much has Americas crime rate increased since the introduction of immigrants from 9-11 to present date .

    August 13, 2010 at 11:23 am |