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Originally posted by mnemeth1
This isn't the police's fault.
The guy is obviously a paranoid schizo.
If blame is to be placed, it should be placed squarely on the family for not getting him the medical attention he obviously needed.
It sounds like his father was a publicly angry man, which leads me to believe he may have been abusive - which would also explain why the family never took him in for mental treatment. They might have been afraid that he may have brought up the parents abusive behavior in counseling.
edit on 12-1-2011 by mnemeth1 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by nunya13
reply to post by Tgautier13
My comment you quoted was just a general observation as to what has been coming from the side of those who are defending Palin. They can't say she can't be blamed because its all his fault and his alone and then turn around and find someone else to blame.
I see what you're saying about his psychological health being questionable, but no one can force psychological help on anyone. We don't really know if his family was trying to get him help, but we do know that none of their descriptions of his behavior describe someone who was close to committing a mass murder/assassination attempt--he simply sounded a bit like some of us here on ATS--distrusting of the government though he did sound more irrational than most of us.
I suppose I mostly have a problem with the fact that you stated the Sheriff's dept was trying to cover his tracks. There really is nothing to cover-up hereedit on 12-1-2011 by nunya13 because: rephrase last statement