It's usually hard to say how a crime could have been prevented. But in this case, we have a paper trail. In the pursuit of a demented ideology, specific people agreed not to report, arrest or prosecute dangerous students like Nikolas Cruz.
Open government isn't just good government. It's the public's right. Without transparency, there can be no accountability. Without accountability, "Never Again" is yet another empty, expedient TV sound bite in an ocean of self-serving rhetoric.
We do not have to look to a pill or a place to find a longer and more satisfying life. We have known the pathway for generations. Living life with a sense of purpose is the essential ingredient. The challenge is in finding the discipline to do these things.