"They wanted to know why I did what I did. Well, sir, guess there's
just a meanness in this world."
--Bruce Springsteen, "Nebraska" (1982)
How do you explain the kind of meanness, confusion and rage that would compel a 19-year-old to walk into a mall in the middle of the day and kill eight people and then himself with a semiautomatic assault rifle? What happened to Robert Hawkins, or Robbie, as he was known, that would make him break down and inflict such terrible damage?
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