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#1 Another mental patient goes wrong and pushes someone in front of a subway train, shoots them at a range, or gets all stabby in a restaurant.
It is time to crack the whip on mental patients.
Here was a guy, already in the nut house for being a nutbag. His family said, "Keep him in there. He is a nut bag." And some moron let him out? Then he wigs out and kills people.
The moron who set the nutbag free should at least expect some sort of discipline. I mean, does he get a letter in his work record saying, "Oh, bad call, dude."
For goodness sake, can't we at least publish the record that says, "Magistrate Joe released nutbag Jimmy on Tuesday." Then when Jimmy flips his wig on Saturday morning, we would know who to shun at dinner parties next month.
Posted by rammer 2013-02-08 20:56||
#2 Emergency hospitalization is intended only for evaluation and stabilization. The case -- and the patient -- are then released into the wild after being advised to make an appointment with an outpatient psychiatrist and therapist upon return home. Psychiatric wards cost about $8,000/week in my part of the world, and there are considerably more people in need than beds, so they're rotated through as quickly as possible.
Unless we as a society are willing to budget considerably more than we do today for psychiatric treatment, particularly hospital treatment, this will continue.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-08 21:37||
#3 tw, sorry, not good enough.
Normal procedures are fine for normal cases, but when the family turns up and says no, then it is not normal.
When I had to go pick up a relative at the jail, I was pissed, but I didn't say to the man, please keep this nutbag in the jail. It is just not normal to put up a fight about letting your own stay in the lockup.
Dead people cost a lot of money in lost wages at least. Keeping a few nutbags in the ward for a few more weeks is a small price to pay.
The Solyndra losses alone would cover about 250,000 patient weeks. I am good with that.
Posted by rammer 2013-02-08 22:06||
#4 I'm hearing that this guy was a fobbit, so the source of his neuroses probably predates his years in the service. My guess is that Chris Kyle was a victim of relaxed recruitment standards during the campaign in Iraq, which mostly coincided with the major economic boom from the housing bubble.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-02-08 22:15||