Disorder registry could help police

Disorder registry could help police

There are 8 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Apr 2, 2007, titled Disorder registry could help police. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Bob Haren's 9-year-old granddaughter Mikayla is the light of his life. But there are times when that light flares dramatically and unpredictably, and that worries Haren.

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Overtaxed

United States

#1 Apr 2, 2007
This sounds like a great idea for peace of mind for the families and safety for the individuals with disabilities. My only questions are how much will it cost and who is going to pay for it?
Class of 68

United States

#2 Apr 2, 2007
Yes, a great idea. But with every database comes the initial programming, data entry, maintenance and ownership/oversight. Then, of course, the authorities would have to know to consult this database.

Having a Medical Alert-type bracelet ON the individual would seem to solve the same problem without having to involve all of these nebulous 'somebody elses', wouldn't it?
Scott

Columbus, OH

#3 Apr 2, 2007
I agree Class of 68, a medical bracelet seems much simpler and much more immediate. Another data base, more computers, more staff for what is likely a small group of people.
eastsider

Shelby, OH

#4 Apr 2, 2007
I know of people that have been found by strangers that read their ID tag telling them to call 911 if they appear to be intoxicated.

This has saved a friend of mine's life. Twice.

Had they had to wait to be found by an officer, or had to wait until they came by with a computer to tell them they had a life threatening condition it would have been too late.

A Good Samaritan doesn't always have to have a computer, just the ability to read.

Couldn't these folks, children and the elderly that need it, also have a tag that could tell someone who they belonged to?
sheila

United States

#6 Apr 2, 2007
Class of 68 wrote:
Yes, a great idea. But with every database comes the initial programming, data entry, maintenance and ownership/oversight. Then, of course, the authorities would have to know to consult this database.

Having a Medical Alert-type bracelet ON the individual would seem to solve the same problem without having to involve all of these nebulous 'somebody elses', wouldn't it?
Good to see you are out and about. this story doesn't really interest me. Yeah, blah blah I'm concerned, but-------- I need contoversy.
Parentofan autisticchild

Youngstown, OH

#7 Apr 2, 2007
Yes, a medical braclet could work. But what am I and other parents to do when they won't keep it on. Everytime I go to the hospital I can't get her to keep it on I have to put it in my pocket and had it to every medical person that comes into the room(and I get yelled at about not having it on her by half of them). My child can't talk and could not tell you anything if she is lost. A database will help the authorites to help her because she can't help herself. About who would pay for it yes tax payers would have to pay but isn't it worth it if it helps a child or adult who need it. It would be money well spent. If you were in my shoes you would want it too.

Since: Mar 07

Ravenna, OH

#8 Apr 2, 2007
Free At Last wrote:
this needs to be handled by people who do not work for any "Law agency"

the abuse of the database is enough to scare me.

If the law enforcement is called then it is up to the person(s) who are caring for the other to deal with it.

We have enough ID databases we do not need another one.
Law enforcement is *always* the agency called to deal with this type of situation. Especially when it's the middle of the night, a weekend, or a holiday. You'll never find anyone else working those days or times.

Kudos on being the first to bring "Paranoia of Law Enforcement for No Justifiable Reason" to this board, though. I knew someone would do that and you're it.
Overtaxed

United States

#9 Apr 3, 2007
Parentofan autisticchild wrote:
Yes, a medical braclet could work. But what am I and other parents to do when they won't keep it on. Everytime I go to the hospital I can't get her to keep it on I have to put it in my pocket and had it to every medical person that comes into the room(and I get yelled at about not having it on her by half of them). My child can't talk and could not tell you anything if she is lost. A database will help the authorites to help her because she can't help herself. About who would pay for it yes tax payers would have to pay but isn't it worth it if it helps a child or adult who need it. It would be money well spent. If you were in my shoes you would want it too.
I feel for you, I really do. However, don't they make bracelets like this that do not come off? No, ANOTHER database does not seem like money well spent to me. If you want it, you pay for it. Why do taxpayers have to foot the bill for everyone else's problems?

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