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So many answers, so little insight
"There have got to be some issues going on in this guy's life."
- Pat Brown, criminal profiler, CNN, Oct. 3
"We can't kid ourselves; this is a terrorist."
- Clint Van Zandt, former FBI profiler, MSNBC, Oct. 7
"I find no basis reasonably, logically, to conclude or even to strongly suspect that this is a matter of imported terrorism. It doesn't fit."
- Dr. Cyril Wecht, forensic pathologist, Fox News' On The Record With Greta Van Susteren, Oct. 10
"Look, they may be enraged and hopeless, but they don't want to get caught."
- Dr. Alan Lipman, clinical psychologist and executive director of Georgetown University's Center for the Study of Violence, Fox News' The Big Story With Jon Gibson, Oct. 7
"I think he's asking to be caught."
- Patricia McLaine, psychic, CBS' The Early Show, Oct. 11
"He's probably Caucasian. He's probably in his 30s. As I said earlier, because he seems to be a marksman, he may have been in the military, might still be in the military."
- N.G. Berrill, forensic psychologist at John Jay College, ABC's Nightline, Oct. 8
"The mayhem that we're seeing, we're seeing played out by somebody who's a marksman either in a military or a video game setting."
- Jack Thompson, attorney and authority on video game violence, NBC's Today, Oct. 11
"I think he's probably not from the military or law enforcement."
- Chris Whitcomb, former member of FBI hostage rescue team, NBC News, Oct. 9
"We're talking about a person here who is basically a coward. This is not an individual who's out there doing something strong or manly or anything of this type."
- Gov. Parris Glendening, Oct. 8
"He sees the world as a very threatening place and a place that's been very unfair to him, that has treated [him] unfairly, that he's underappreciated, that his skills have not been recognized and [he is] very, very angry about that."
- Greg McCrary, former FBI profiler, CBS' 60 Minutes II, Oct. 9
"I don't see anger and impulsivity in this at all."
- Dr. Charles Bahn, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Fox News' The Big Story With John Gibson, Oct. 10
"He has other responsibilities in his life. He may be married. He may be playing with his children, watching football on Sunday. He may have a part-time job."
- Jack Levin, criminology professor at Northeastern University and author, Mass Murders: America's Growing Menace, CNN's Larry King Live, Oct. 18
"Well, I think what you're going to find here is a individual ... that's a loner, he probably lives alone or possibly live with his parents."
- Danny Coulson, former FBI hostage rescue team, CNBC's The News With Brian Williams, Oct. 9
"There are a pair of them working together."
- Sgt. Maj. Eric Haney, U.S. Army (Ret.), founding member of elite counterterrorist Delta Force, CNN, Oct. 19
"I would think it's just one guy."
- John Timoney, former police commissioner, Philadelphia, CNN's Crossfire, Oct. 22
"I really personally believe that there's two people involved.
- Bo Dietl, homicide detective, New York Police Department, NBC News, Oct. 12
"We're also talking about somebody who's not a very bright person."
- Dr. Michael Welner, forensic psychiatrist, CBS' The Saturday Early Show, Oct. 12
"This is an incredibly sophisticated and skilled person"
- Mark Geragos, defense attorney, CNN's Larry King Live, Oct. 11
"He is actually going to be an easier serial killer to catch than most serial killers."
- Pat Brown, criminal profiler, CNN, Oct. 11
"I don't think you're likely to see this killer make too many mistakes. He's obviously a very -- a very -- clever man."
- Kelly McCann, security analyst, CNN's Insight, Oct. 21
- Compiled by Gary Dorsey and Jonathan Pitts