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Five-Point Action Plan for
President Obama to Reduce
Violence by the Mentally Ill

National Review Online, by D.J. Jaffe

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/17/2012 5:31:25 AM

President Obama said the federal government has to do something meaningful to prevent future shootings, like the recent massacre of 26 children and adults at a school in Newtown, Connecticut. Here is what the federal government can do to prevent violence related to mental illness: 1. Start demonstration projects of Assisted Outpatient Treatment (e.g. Kendra’s Law in New York, Laura’s Law in California) throughout the country. AOT allows courts to order individuals with mental illness to stay in treatment as a condition of living in the community. It is only applicable to the most seriously ill

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 12/17/2012 6:17:46 AM     (No. 9070234)

There is no political gain in seriously addressing the problems of the mentally ill in our society.

In Arizona the college where Lochner attended solved the problem by kicking him out of school. Out of sight out of mind.

In Aurora, CO the same action taken. James Holmes was mentally ill so he was dismissed from the university. When the psychiatrist was offered the option of having Homes committed that was decided against.

The mentally ill homeless roam our streets and we are forced to accept their ´rights´ to be a danger to society.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 12/17/2012 7:03:02 AM     (No. 9070292)

The first step is for this society to recognize that liberalism is a pernicious form of mental illness.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Maybeth, 12/17/2012 7:08:16 AM     (No. 9070302)

It´s interesting to read the opinions of how to avoid future attacks against school children and how to prevent mass kllings at the malls, camp sites and military bases. I cannot disagree that there are problems with the mentally ill. However, am I the only person to notice the anger which has become ´the norm´ in today´s society?
.... Everbody is being taught to hate, no thanks to this president´s community organizing race war.
.... God has been kicked out of schools, and non-Christians demand removal of Christmas traditions including the town square Nativity scene.
.... All the while, films and video games are teaching the young how to kill, while Hollwood film giants bask in their billion-dollar atmosphere. I wonder why such producers, directors and actors are not accused of being ´evil rich white men´ as are persons whose balliwick is Wall Street.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Judith, 12/17/2012 7:36:42 AM     (No. 9070354)

Look, the potus telegraphed his intentions in his speech last night. His position equates liberty (right to bear arms)with the slaughter of these children. And he is willing to let US sacrifice our liberty and safety to his long-held desire to shred our Constitution and have us submit.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/17/2012 7:43:39 AM     (No. 9070359)

The problem is that none of these recent mentally ill shooters had a history of doing anything violent before they jumped off the cliff. So it appears that even though mental health professionals were aware of them, none of them were thought to be capable of the murderous agendas that they eventually played out, which apparently came on suddenly with disastrous impact.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/17/2012 7:59:29 AM     (No. 9070393)

It may be that avoidance is the only approach. To this end, I would offer the advice of the sage , John Prine:

Blow up your TV
Throw away the paper
Move to the country
and build you a home

Plant a little garden
Eat a lot of peaches
Try to find Jesus
On your own

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LouD, 12/17/2012 8:12:03 AM     (No. 9070421)

I don´t know what the answer is, but I do know that more mentally disturbed people are walking and living on the streets since they were dumped from the mental institutions. Maybe a first step would be to reopen all those shuttered buildings, and give them a safe place to live where they can be treated, and at the same time restricted from causing harm to others. But the libs would never allow that.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 12/17/2012 8:17:59 AM     (No. 9070435)

How about this: At the very first indication that someone is a basket case, put him in a small dark room for the duration and don´t let him get anywhere near a public building wearing anything more bulky than his boxer shorts.

Too harsh? How about the deaths of 24 people?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Fosterdad, 12/17/2012 8:39:25 AM     (No. 9070469)

All very good ideas, especially the HIPAA exception.

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