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ACLU Killed Connecticut Forcible
Institutionalization Law That Might
Have Prevented Killings

Front Page Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield

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Posted By:abuela10, 12/16/2012 5:24:30 PM

While we’re having that whole conversation about wadding up the Bill of Rights and throwing it into the trash, why don’t we have a brief conversation about what might have actually prevented the shooting by dealing with the mental illness of the shooter. Let’s talk ACLU instead of NRA. Connecticut is one of only SIX states in the U.S. that doesn’t have a type of “assisted outpatient treatment” (AOT) law (sometimes referred to as “involuntary outpatient treatment”). There’s no one standard for these types of laws,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/16/2012 5:35:04 PM     (No. 9069686)

This will undoubtedly be the lead story on the CrapMedia tonight.....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JAN, 12/16/2012 5:46:56 PM     (No. 9069700)

The Arizona killer ought to have been committed. The Aurora killer ought to have been committed. Same with this killer.

There are many instances where deranged individuals are walking the streets just waiting to harm an innocent, unsuspecting person.

Wonder just whose rights are being protected.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: harleynyc, 12/16/2012 6:21:25 PM     (No. 9069740)

The damage to our nation by the ACLU over the years is inconceivable

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/16/2012 6:26:45 PM     (No. 9069752)

No wonder the talking heads are trying to shut talk down if its about anything else than gun control. The left set the wheels in motion 40 years ago for the demise of morals and decency in our society. Nature hates a vacuum. When good goes, evil takes its place. Everytime.

It´s an undeniable fact of life libs and you can´t change it no matter how much you want to deny your culpability.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pros7767, 12/16/2012 7:34:11 PM     (No. 9069817)

They must be so proud. S/o

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Reply 6 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 12/16/2012 7:51:30 PM     (No. 9069828)

As I wore before, years ago ,the ACLU and others went before the Surpreme court and got a ruleing that in effect shut down all of the insane asylums because they violated the patients civil rights now many of the homelessare mental patients who woud be better off inside the old hospitals.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/16/2012 8:50:58 PM     (No. 9069865)

Let all those who are surprised that the ACLU was on the wrong side of this issue raise their hands.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/16/2012 9:01:47 PM     (No. 9069876)

Though it is not widely known, our friends, the liberals and libertarians have not only made involuntary hospitalization of the seriously mental ill as difficult as possible - they have done their best to make their treatment when hospitalized as hard as possible. They have devoted themselves to the micro-management and regulation of such matters as forcible medication, physical restraints, and behavioral seclusion for the violently agitated. Very few of such social theoreticians and legal do-gooders know any more about mental illness and its treatment than what they see on TV and in the movies. It is entirely a matter of abstract rights and principles for most of them, typical feel good liberal fantasy ideology. Their seriously uninformed agenda dovetails nicely with the need of the private insurance industry and most politicians to spend as little money as possible on inpatient treatment.

It cannot be stated too often that Ronald Reagan as governor of California had nothing, repeat nothing to do with any of this - not unless implementing the most enlightened and expert opinion of his time is counted against him. What he did in California was done in every state in the union, subsequent to the disastrous Federal Community Mental Health Centers Act of 1963, which set the stage for the elimination of adequate institutional care for the chronically mentally ill. It seemed like a good idea at the time. It could have worked as planned, too - had the really mentally ill people been just a tad more rational and therefore cooperative with their recommended community outpatient treatment.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ScrIbelus, 12/16/2012 9:21:17 PM     (No. 9069895)

The American Crazies Liberation Union, serving you since 1917.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 12/16/2012 10:43:02 PM     (No. 9069972)

Thank you ACLU. You are responsible for the deaths of 27 people, 20 of which were children. Hope you feel good about it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/16/2012 10:58:35 PM     (No. 9069987)

Why don´t the so called progressives plan a march on the ACLU instead of the NRA?!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mustang flyer, 12/16/2012 11:06:08 PM     (No. 9069994)

The phonies at the ACLU are just a small part of the hypocrites tha allow MENTAL problems to roam around freely...we have THREE STATES that allow their citizens to freely and LEGALY use halucinogens knowing that it alters thinking, reasoning, and actions...but this is OK. How will the anti gun president, the media and the numerous congresspeople handle the killings by people roaming around getting high...will they be held accountable because the weed was legal??? I bet their victims will remain dead after all is said and done...

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