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EPIC FAIL: Here's how authorities failed in the Waffle House killings

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Law enforcement officials in Tennessee revealed that the man accused of murdering four and injuring at least seven at a Waffle House early Sunday morning was already wanted by police for allegedly stealing a car and then leading police on a high-speed chase before escaping.

The Secret Service had already admitted that the alleged killer, who was apprehended Monday evening, had been arrested in July after agents found him in a “restricted area” near the White House claiming that he wanted to "set up a meeting with the president.”

The man lost his right to possess firearms after his July arrest, but when deputies went to his home to confiscate his four firearms, including the AR-15 used in Sunday’s killing, the man's father asked if he could take possession of his son's firearms instead. Officers turned the weapons over to the father, who later returned them to his son.

On today's "News and Why it Matters", Sara Gonzales, Doc Thompson, Stu Burguiere and Jason Buttrill react to failures on both the part of law enforcement and the killer's father.

"You've gotta arrest the father and you have to charge him," said Doc. "I don't want to see that ... but you have to."

See the panel’s reaction in the clip above.

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