Man arrested in Rome after beating his child's head against mon...

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Carabinieri Lt. Col. Antonello Casarsa said the man, identified as Frenchman Julien Monnet, 37, repeatedly struck the head of his daughter, Luna, against the stone of the Altar of the Nation - a towering ...
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Trufax

Chicago, IL

#1 Jul 20, 2008
With the joys of the modern pharmaceutical industry it is just as likely the medicine caused his problems as was solving them. In fact, it's almost a guarantee that medicine was a cure for slight depression with a side effect of psychotic rage.

You know, kind of like how the least detrimental drugs we see advertised always treat one condition while causing 7-10 side effects. We would be better off prescribing cocaine to cure depression than trust the pharmaceutical industry which is in bed with doctors.

Sad how that works. Doctors were once a proud profession but they've traded in all their ethics for kickbacks and payments from the pharmaceutical industry.
Mac

Redford, MI

#2 Jul 20, 2008
OMG - this is so sick - my prayers go out to this child
WisconsinViewer

Madison, WI

#3 Jul 20, 2008
Mac wrote:
OMG - this is so sick - my prayers go out to this child
My thought's are the same.
loose cannon

Lombard, IL

#4 Jul 20, 2008
For God's Sake!
What in heaven's name would ever cause a single soul to bring harm to an innocent and precious child?
This is revolting.
:(
cmama

Chicago, IL

#5 Jul 20, 2008
I feel the mom should be arrested and charged as well, cause why would you , leave your innocent little baby girl with some one who is undergoing physchiatry help at that time, i feel that she should have known better, and if i was a judge , i would charge and arrest her a--
vivi

Evanston, IL

#6 Jul 20, 2008
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE KILL THAT MAN NOW!!!!
vivi

Evanston, IL

#7 Jul 20, 2008
cmama wrote:
I feel the mom should be arrested and charged as well, cause why would you , leave your innocent little baby girl with some one who is undergoing physchiatry help at that time, i feel that she should have known better, and if i was a judge , i would charge and arrest her a--
i totally agree!

Since: Dec 07

Aurora, IN

#8 Jul 20, 2008
Trufax wrote:
With the joys of the modern pharmaceutical industry it is just as likely the medicine caused his problems as was solving them. In fact, it's almost a guarantee that medicine was a cure for slight depression with a side effect of psychotic rage.
You know, kind of like how the least detrimental drugs we see advertised always treat one condition while causing 7-10 side effects. We would be better off prescribing cocaine to cure depression than trust the pharmaceutical industry which is in bed with doctors.
Sad how that works. Doctors were once a proud profession but they've traded in all their ethics for kickbacks and payments from the pharmaceutical industry.
Agreed!
ANYONE who doubts that our once reliable and honest pharmaceutical industry is still trustworthy needs to read 'Our Daily Meds' by Melody Patterson!
As a FORMER employee of the drug industry, I can only say that such companies as Pfizer(Detrol), Merck (Vioxx) et al care far more about their 'bottom line' than they do about doing right by the American public. As a result, dangerous drugs that fail to do what they 'advertised' for are routinely prescribed to the unsuspecting public, casing as much if not more harm than the good they claim to treat!
Congress has only begun to uncover the tip of this national scandal that 'Big Pharma' along their complicit doctors and researchers have foisted on all of us!!
phil

Rocklin, CA

#10 Jul 20, 2008
wow
Irony Kiss

Chicago, IL

#11 Jul 20, 2008
cmama wrote:
I feel the mom should be arrested and charged as well, cause why would you , leave your innocent little baby girl with some one who is undergoing physchiatry help at that time, i feel that she should have known better, and if i was a judge , i would charge and arrest her a--
I feel that you should be arrested and charged with jumping to conclusions. Maybe the father abducted the child? Maybe it wasn't even his own child? Maybe the mother died some time ago in a tragic accident which put this man's mental health on a downward spiral?
jsd

Montgomery, IL

#13 Jul 20, 2008
i agree with you about them being arrested for jumping to conclusions i like that idea! though the article does mention:

Casarsa said Monnet lives with the child's mother near Paris

The mother was vacationing in Turkey, and was flying to Rome after being called by police. The woman told police she believed Monnet and the girl were still in France and had no idea they had traveled to Rome
Irony Kiss

Chicago, IL

#14 Jul 20, 2008
jsd wrote:
i agree with you about them being arrested for jumping to conclusions i like that idea! though the article does mention:
Casarsa said Monnet lives with the child's mother near Paris
The mother was vacationing in Turkey, and was flying to Rome after being called by police. The woman told police she believed Monnet and the girl were still in France and had no idea they had traveled to Rome
I was just shooting out generic possibilities but I should have double checked them against the updated article from when I first read it.
yep

West Chicago, IL

#15 Jul 20, 2008
Irony Kiss wrote:
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I feel that you should be arrested and charged with jumping to conclusions. Maybe the father abducted the child? Maybe it wasn't even his own child? Maybe the mother died some time ago in a tragic accident which put this man's mental health on a downward spiral?
Read the article. It answered all your questions. Yes, the mother should be arrested for leaving a small child in the care of a mentally ill man, while on vacation.
Irony Kiss

Chicago, IL

#16 Jul 20, 2008
yep wrote:
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Read the article. It answered all your questions. Yes, the mother should be arrested for leaving a small child in the care of a mentally ill man, while on vacation.
The first time I read the article it didn't have all the information in it that is now there.
Willie

Lombard, IL

#18 Jul 20, 2008
No one knows if it was the medication he was taking or not. Too many times, patients STOP taking their meds and then they have horrible reactions. I'm not saying Pharma is innocent, but many of these drugs do help, as long as they are taken as required.

But I also say string up this bastard and stone him!
Irony Kiss

Chicago, IL

#21 Jul 20, 2008
Siggy wrote:
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"First reports are always wrong". There are no medical facts present in the story to warrant these sorts of arrogant, useless, and dangerous diagnoses by amateurs that are obviously meant to vent a political agenda.
I'm not making a diagnosis, I'm making an observation based on judicial proceedings and on the advertisements produced by the pharmaceutical industry itself. I don't need a degree to wrap my brain around "side effects include A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, M, O, P....".
Alex in Chicago

Chicago, IL

#22 Jul 20, 2008
cmama wrote:
I feel the mom should be arrested and charged as well, cause why would you , leave your innocent little baby girl with some one who is undergoing physchiatry help at that time, i feel that she should have known better, and if i was a judge , i would charge and arrest her a--
This was obviously a horrific situation, but before we start blaming the mother, we need clarification on what type of condition the man was being treated for. From the story, it's unclear if it was something like depression and/or anxiety, or something more serious like schizophrenia. I know people who take antidepressants and/or xanax, and they are very "normal" and trustworthy. Whatever this man was taking obviously did not work correctly for him.

I really hope the child comes out of this okay and that this doesn't affect the rest of her life. What a terrible thing to have happen from one of the people she trusts most in the world.
ideas

Wilmette, IL

#23 Jul 20, 2008
drugs? he's on drugs? who cares!? if a man like that "needs drugs" perhaps he was a worthless sack of human flesh to begin with.

abusers should get stiff penalties across the world whether on drugs or not, and that man should garner the stiffest penalty - paying with his life.

i spit in his general direction.
sad

United States

#24 Jul 20, 2008
why would you leave your child with this man? the mother should have known better.
hummmmmmm

United States

#25 Jul 20, 2008
DUDE should have his azz beating by the crowed of people who saw it they should of chopped his got dam head off

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