“Rodger met with trained mental health professionals, the people we rely on to identify dangerously disturbed individuals, and they apparently failed to perceive the depth of his problems. Police officers, who spend their days dealing with violent, troubled people, described Rodger as ‘polite and courteous.'” When someone is as potentially dangerous as Elliot Rodger, one hopes that he is seen by therapists and visited by police. Rodger experienced both. Slate’s Brian Palmer wonders why they couldn’t stop him.

+ One of the psychiatrists who treated Elliot Rodger had worked with Paris Hilton, Real Housewives stars, and has appeared in several reality shows.

+ The Guardian: America’s mental health care crisis: families left to fill the void of a broken system.