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  •  A Solution (0+ / 0-)
    The problem is we have a free society and one that produces an inordinate number of killers.
    How do we fix the problems caused by our free society?
     Void Indigo

    The free society we have today includes people who were routinely held as inmates in state mental institutions prior to "Deinstitutionalization" which began almost sixty years ago with the discovery of the first anti-psychotic drugs. Most of the people who would have been institutionalized then are now free to guide their own arc through life, whether in Mom's basement or under a bridge, whether dosing themselves or rejecting anti-psychotic drugs (they love their manic highs too much to embrace normality), they are treated as if they are perfectly normal. Many are in prison as if they are nothing more than common criminals. This is the pool most of the mass murderers come from. Deinstitutionalization as it has been implemented, including the ADA is an abject failure. Correcting this travesty should take precedence over taking law-abiding citizens' rights.

    •  I heartily agree, but who wants to pay for it? (0+ / 0-)

      Of course, if the Corporations get the idea that there are Big Buckolas to be made from high-security insane asylums with long-term commitment facilities and procedures, they'll branch out into that area from prisons...but the consequences might include drastic violations of individual rights for anyone who seems "abnormal". (Like, anyone who wants to opt out from the corporate consumerist lifestlye....)

      Be careful what you ask for, and keep a damn close eye on anyone who promises to provide it.

      If it's
      Not your body,
      Then it's
      Not your choice
      And it's
      None of your damn business!

      by TheOtherMaven on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 07:25:53 PM PST

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