posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 07:09 PM
This is a tough subject in my opinion. On one hand, we NEED more of the reporting and reporting with some teeth for those who just decide they don't
have to. We know the Aurora shooter gave neon signs of warning to the point where his Psych DID report him as a problem, by reports thus far, to the
University crisis intervention people ...which kinda ended being valuable when he left school of course. It's impossible to know if reporting him
could have or would have done anything with Police. Probably not...because Police have their own very restrictive guidelines on when they can and
cannot do something about a mental health issue they personally would deem dangerous ..but not meeting set criteria.
It kinda shows this to be a multi-level problem ...where the docs can call the cops or choose not to....and if they ARE called, the rule book the cops
have ends with "Well, if he didn't actually commit a crime, we're sorry but..."
On the other hand of course, we don't want the psych prisons and re-education centers of the Soviet system and sure don't want the political prisoner
system of China today(The Falun Gong people could say a lot..if they weren't generally in prisons being re-educated at the moment there).
So heck.. I love the focus on mental health and we had among the best systems in the world ...before Reagan took it apart in 1981/82. How to get BACK
to a world class system without being a psych police state? Oh..and yeah.. we gotta dump the Rx pad as the solution to every condition.
on 17-1-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: minor correction.