A lot of BS so no need for me to feel stupid. Libs in NYS are the ones who dumped patients from institutions into the community in the 70s and have fought every effort to get them off the street if they don't take medication.<quoted text>
You are really not very bright. It was your beloved Ronald Reagan that closed mental health hospitals in California and across the United States. Governor Reagan closed mental hospitals in California then ended federal mental health programs as president In order to reduce corporate taxes.
On August 13, 1981, Reagan rescinded the law signed by Jimmy Carter which increased funding for Community Mental Health Centers and continued federal government support for such programs. You own it, embrace it.
I suggest, in the future, you might want to check your facts before posting garbage. You won't look so stupid.
And here is another example of the same lib mentality, recently (from Dec 15, 2012), and in Connecticut:
Shocking: Earlier this year, liberals defeated proposed Connecticut law to protect citizens from untreated mentally ill
The exact mental state of the Connecticut schools shooter is unknown at this time, but anyone who kills their mother, 20 school children and themselves is crazy in my opinion. Political correctness and liberal thinking have caused us to deinstitutionalize and mainstream people who clearly should be locked away somewhere. Instead of having asylums, we have turned our entire society into an asylum.
Here’s a fact you might not know – Connecticut is one of only SIX states in the U.S. that doesn’t have a type of “assisted outpatient treatment”(AOT) law (sometimes referred to as “involuntary outpatient treatment”). There’s no one standard for these types of laws, but (roughly speaking) these are laws that allow for people with mental illness to be forcibly treated BEFORE they commit
a serious crime.
Whereas previous legal standards held that the mentally ill cannot be institutionalized or medicated until they harm someone or themselves, or until they express an immediate intent to do so, AOT laws (again, roughly speaking) allow for preventative nstitutionalization or forced medication (I highly recommend reading the data cited in the link I provided in this paragraph, especially regarding what is known as “first episode psychosis”).
AOT laws vary state-by-state, and often bear the name of a person
murdered by an untreated mentally ill person (“Kendra’s Law” in New
York,“Laura’s Law” in California, etc.).
Earlier this year, Connecticut considered passing an AOT law (and a weak one, at that), and it failed, due to protests from “civil liberties” groups.