Man with knife found competent

Man with knife found competent

There are 26 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Nov 10, 2010, titled Man with knife found competent. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

A Montpelier man who allegedly threatened a police officer with a knife Sept. 28 was found competent on Tuesday to stand trial in the Windham Criminal Division of the Vermont Superior Court.

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flat lander

United States

#1 Nov 10, 2010
Now we have spent "thousands" to protect his rightsNO his wrongs and next time run him by a preschool class and they can tell you the difference between insane and just looking for attention. After reading his father's remarks in the media the problem is at home when his father is off work. AND to boot he is a school administration teaching our children the life of Dreamboat Annie.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#2 Nov 10, 2010
It is too bad they were watching this poor man closer! Or had him in a secure facility until he learned to live with his disease and take the right kind of meds.
flat lander

United States

#3 Nov 10, 2010
Just what disease is that "tobadformeism"I still think it is his father that needs a kick . He can't spot this on his own but he is in charge of a whole school of maybe problems. Get off you donkey and ride that ASSK down the halls and open your mind
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#4 Nov 10, 2010
Hmm, are you really talking about god?
Deployed in Afghanistan

United States

#5 Nov 10, 2010
Not to alarm people, just to inform, VT DOC has a population of incarcerated just like this man. People like this (including females), with severe mental health issues and criminal records, are increasing in population every day across the country. Trying to cure people like this is difficult. What is more important is to identify them before someone gets hurt.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#6 Nov 10, 2010
He has had many run ins with the law and threaten innocenct peoples lives...we just have no way to humanely control him so he is safe to himself and the people who are around him...it must be terrible for the people who know him.
Walnut

Bennington, VT

#7 Nov 10, 2010
Deployed in Afghanistan wrote:
Not to alarm people, just to inform, VT DOC has a population of incarcerated just like this man. People like this (including females), with severe mental health issues and criminal records, are increasing in population every day across the country. Trying to cure people like this is difficult. What is more important is to identify them before someone gets hurt.
Wash your mouth out with an IED!
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#8 Nov 10, 2010
Deployed in Afghanistan wrote:
Not to alarm people, just to inform, VT DOC has a population of incarcerated just like this man. People like this (including females), with severe mental health issues and criminal records, are increasing in population every day across the country. Trying to cure people like this is difficult. What is more important is to identify them before someone gets hurt.
We should be charged...the USA and all of us.... with “crimes against humanity” for allowing mentally ill people to fail like that.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#9 Nov 10, 2010
It really ask us…are we really a compassionate society…or are we a penny pinching cold and callous nation.

It asked fundamental questions about us and you!!!
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#10 Nov 10, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/11/world/asia/...

November 10, 2010
Life in Shadows for Mentally Ill in China, With Violent Flares
By SHARON LaFRANIERE
XIZHEN, China — After five months in a rundown ward at the Hepu County Psychiatric Hospital, Yang Jiaqin no longer suffers terrifying hallucinations. Still, his wife dares not mention children, not even their own, for fear of unleashing the demons that possessed him one day last spring.
On a warm, sunny afternoon in April, Mr. Yang burst from his home in this rural village near the Vietnamese border, carrying a kitchen cleaver. He encountered three youngsters headed home from school on the dirt path outside. He hacked two primary schoolers, badly wounding both, and slit a second grader’s throat, leaving him dying on the ground. Then he moved on. By the time police officers caught up and subdued him, he had slashed two more people to death.
The victims’ families have focused their rage on the police. Three days earlier, Mr. Yang had struck a neighbor in the head with an ax, but was not detained...
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#11 Nov 10, 2010
I mean, the mentally ill hacking and slashing people isn’t so bad. Wish we were back in the poverty ridden hatchet and knife stone age.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#12 Nov 10, 2010
Our mentally ill gain the most technical advanced semiautomatic pistols, sometime two guns, brings cartons of bullet in backpacks…he then takes out the innocents out by the dozens.

I rather face a Chinese hatchet!
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#13 Nov 10, 2010
Right national development take on predictable patterns, is China in our pre mental illness institutionalization period, are they just entering their institutionalization period.

That is the interesting thing about seeing China…they are a exact mirror of us in our earlier times.

Modern development just has to go by some fundamental similar keystones of development?
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#14 Nov 10, 2010
We can see and understand our past by observing china…they can see their potential future by observing us.

Right, we fundamental got the same structure in our noggins…
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#15 Nov 10, 2010
You see the chaos and inhumanity we were running away from when we treated mental illness in a isolated manner…that is what we were running away from when we invented mental illness institutionalization and its centralization.

See, it wasn’t isolating the mentally ill in institutionalizations that was our sin.

Check out how the Chinese are hiding the mentally in rural county isolation…like Brattleboro and the NH Laconia in our the old days.

I mean, why do we marginalize and dehumanize the mentally ill…probably it is because we fear being place in such a powerless position, as not being able to take care of ourselves. If they are inhuman, it is impossible for us to be like them.

It is our fear that punishes them.
GMB

Tilton, NH

#16 Nov 11, 2010
mulligan shut the f uk up you f uki n dolt.
GMB

Tilton, NH

#17 Nov 11, 2010
someone shoot that a ss hole i thought i was the ranter on here...wow this mulligan is a total whack job.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#18 Nov 11, 2010
GMB wrote:
mulligan shut the f uk up you f uki n dolt.
You are courageous!
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#19 Nov 11, 2010
Define dolt.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#20 Nov 11, 2010
mike mulligan wrote:
Our mentally ill gain the most technical advanced semiautomatic pistols, sometime two guns, brings cartons of bullet in backpacks…he then takes out the innocents out by the dozens.
I rather face a Chinese hatchet!
Virginia tech massacre comes to mind!

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