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Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

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A federal judge in California has knocked down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, ruling Wednesday that the state's controversial Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.

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“Freedom and Liberty”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#232284 Aug 31, 2014
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Seems Dan is furloughed occasionally from the Sacramento Hospital for the Criminally Insane and then gets on someone's computer. They are trying to reintroduce him into society.
CALIFORNIA'S NEGLECT of the mentally ill is a scandalous disgrace. Tens of thousands receive no treatment, languish in prisons, wander the streets or hide in homeless encampments.

Even worse, some of them share space with the criminally insane in state hospitals, where their lives are constantly endangered by those who are judged too incompetent to stand trial.

In their recent investigation of this growing problem, Chronicle staff writers Jim Doyle and Peter Fimrite described how Napa State Hospital has turned into a prison-like fortress that crams both the mentally ill and the criminally insane into overcrowded and understaffed wards.

How, you may wonder, did this grotesque situation come about?

The reason, says Stephen Mayberg, director of the state Department of Mental Health, is that the passage of California's "three strikes law" has encouraged a growing number of defendants to plead insanity when facing a lengthy prison sentence. Since 1995, the number of criminally insane patients at Napa State Hospital has more than doubled.

As a result, patient-on-patient assaults have become a near daily occurrence. Desperately understaffed, the mental hospital typically has nurses and psychiatric technicians work 16-hour "double shifts." An inadequate operating budget and dangerous conditions fail to attract skilled psychiatric professionals. At present, for example, 113 positions at Napa State Hospital have gone unfilled.

"It's not a safe place for patients to be treated," social worker Joan Gartos told Chronicle writers. Most hospital workers have only minimal experience and the most rudimentary training in handling the criminally insane.

In addition, the tiny staff, most of whom are women, cannot control the violent male inmates and are therefore unable to protect those who have been hospitalized for mental illness.

Here is a classic example of the law of unintended consequences. Californians wanted to get tough on crime. But if the state wants to maintain a strict criminal policy of "three strikes," then the Legislature must adequately fund those state hospitals that have, in effect, turned into prisons for those who plead insanity.

“Freedom and Liberty”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#232285 Aug 31, 2014
jack wrote:
I pray that homosexuals and lesbians will come to know JESUS CHRIST AS LORD !!! Before it's too late ??? HELL IS FOR REAL AND A TERRIBLE PLACE OF FIRE ??? For those who desirE. NOT to hear the WORD OF THE . LORD ???
JESUS: Luke 19:27, "But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them--bring them here and kill them in front of me.'"

JESUS: Luke 14:26, "If you want to be my disciple, you must hate everyone: your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters--yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple."

JESUS: Matt 10:34, ""Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword."

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#232286 Aug 31, 2014
Reverend Alan wrote:
<quoted text>
CALIFORNIA'S NEGLECT of the mentally ill is a scandalous disgrace. Tens of thousands receive no treatment, languish in prisons, wander the streets or hide in homeless encampments.
Even worse, some of them share space with the criminally insane in state hospitals, where their lives are constantly endangered by those who are judged too incompetent to stand trial.
In their recent investigation of this growing problem, Chronicle staff writers Jim Doyle and Peter Fimrite described how Napa State Hospital has turned into a prison-like fortress that crams both the mentally ill and the criminally insane into overcrowded and understaffed wards.
How, you may wonder, did this grotesque situation come about?
The reason, says Stephen Mayberg, director of the state Department of Mental Health, is that the passage of California's "three strikes law" has encouraged a growing number of defendants to plead insanity when facing a lengthy prison sentence. Since 1995, the number of criminally insane patients at Napa State Hospital has more than doubled.
As a result, patient-on-patient assaults have become a near daily occurrence. Desperately understaffed, the mental hospital typically has nurses and psychiatric technicians work 16-hour "double shifts." An inadequate operating budget and dangerous conditions fail to attract skilled psychiatric professionals. At present, for example, 113 positions at Napa State Hospital have gone unfilled.
"It's not a safe place for patients to be treated," social worker Joan Gartos told Chronicle writers. Most hospital workers have only minimal experience and the most rudimentary training in handling the criminally insane.
In addition, the tiny staff, most of whom are women, cannot control the violent male inmates and are therefore unable to protect those who have been hospitalized for mental illness.
Here is a classic example of the law of unintended consequences. Californians wanted to get tough on crime. But if the state wants to maintain a strict criminal policy of "three strikes," then the Legislature must adequately fund those state hospitals that have, in effect, turned into prisons for those who plead insanity.
Alan, so you propose increasing state spending on mental institutions? Doesn't that conflict with your broad anti-government stance?

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#232287 Aug 31, 2014
The_Box wrote:
<quoted text>
Alan, so you propose increasing state spending on mental institutions? Doesn't that conflict with your broad anti-government stance?
This should be interesting. Rev?
Grapevine

Oroville, CA

#232288 Aug 31, 2014
Emelye Waldherr wrote:
HOORAY!!
Not that this will shut the bigots up but it's sure nice to get good news now and then!
:)
Michael Sam's journey to the NFL has hit another snag, but he is free to keep trying to make it with the first team that gave him a chance.

The St. Louis Rams made Sam one of their final cuts, which subjected the seventh-round pick to the league's waiver process. Any team could have put in a claim to sign Sam to their active, 53-man roster, but it appears that none have.
skel keys

Sierra Madre, CA

#232289 Aug 31, 2014
It's all over with but the crying from the GOP. Republican and tea party closet freaks.

Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#232290 Aug 31, 2014
Reverend Alan wrote:
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CALIFORNIA'S NEGLECT of the mentally ill is a scandalous disgrace. Tens of thousands receive no treatment, languish in prisons, wander the streets or hide in homeless encampments.
Why don't we let those mentally ill in prison that killed their family leave prison and live with you? I will even chip in cash to see how that goes for you. A good Atheist would surely help others instead of bitching about it on the internet. Do you really think it's just a CA problem? We need the money for illegals in this state, not those that are legal.

Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#232291 Aug 31, 2014
Grapevine wrote:
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Michael Sam's journey to the NFL has hit another snag, but he is free to keep trying to make it with the first team that gave him a chance.
The St. Louis Rams made Sam one of their final cuts, which subjected the seventh-round pick to the league's waiver process. Any team could have put in a claim to sign Sam to their active, 53-man roster, but it appears that none have.
WHo cares?
skill keys

Sierra Madre, CA

#232292 Aug 31, 2014
It's all over with but the crying from the GOP, Republican and tea party closet freeks.

“UCLA Bruin Voice Of Reason!”

Since: Jun 11

West Hollywood, CA

#232293 Aug 31, 2014
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>True, even playing back in Virginia could be difficult.
We almost lost! Just as I suspected, I think we are overrated :/

Go Bruins! Unfortunately time to get out the Mylanta bottle :(
spotters

Sierra Madre, CA

#232294 Aug 31, 2014
The same stupid ones keep showing up
Brett Weir

Vallejo, CA

#232296 Sep 1, 2014
It isn't important. Do what you want. You should try (harder?) to find ways for people you don't like to also do what they want, so long as it doesn't interfere with your rights.

I doubt there is a good 'free association' reason to cut one or one's group off from the LGBT community that could last the test of time. Trust time and goodness, it will win.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#232297 Sep 1, 2014
Brett Weir wrote:
It isn't important. Do what you want. You should try (harder?) to find ways for people you don't like to also do what they want, so long as it doesn't interfere with your rights.
I doubt there is a good 'free association' reason to cut one or one's group off from the LGBT community that could last the test of time. Trust time and goodness, it will win.
Words describe reality.

Words that falsely describe reality are lies.

Lies hurt people.

It is marrage not marriage describing a ss union.

Truth and goodness will win. That is why calling ss couples married has NEVER stood the test of time in all of human history.

Smile.
Cali Girl 2014dal

Northridge, CA

#232298 Sep 1, 2014
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>Words describe reality.

Words that falsely describe reality are lies.

Lies hurt people.

It is marrage not marriage describing a ss union.

Truth and goodness will win. That is why calling ss couples married has NEVER stood the test of time in all of human history.

Smile.
Truth and goodness? What do you
know of truth and goodness?
Bizz

Sierra Madre, CA

#232299 Sep 1, 2014
Didn't you get the memo? No more BS on this topic..

Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#232301 Sep 1, 2014
PEE PEE PETE wrote:
<quoted text>We almost lost! Just as I suspected, I think we are overrated :/
Go Bruins! Unfortunately time to get out the Mylanta bottle :(
First of all Pete boy, rankings should not even exist until about the third week. Normally a west coast team doesn't play well on east coast trips. My team looked really good against a weak team at home, but I still think they are good considering they have the best RB and other positions are looking strong. Put that bottle away pee pee.
bailed

Sierra Madre, CA

#232302 Sep 1, 2014
Will be sending out the next "memo for idiots" on braille format, so if your fingers hurt don't blame me.
Los Angeles

Long Beach, CA

#232303 Sep 1, 2014
Keep the European and Asian neighborhoods educated and with upper-middle class social status.

Keep the Hispanic and African neighborhoods segregated.

End all school bus transportation.

The Europeans and Asians keep their neighborhood in check. They value education.

Segregate the Hispanics and Africans. They can do dope and go to prison together, as usual.

Also, transport all the Hispanics and Africans to Iraq. Then, the crime and poverty rate will drop dramatically in the United States.

This country doesn't need any immigrants. 330 million people is enough. Los Angeles County alone has over 10 million people. Transport them back with embedded nano computer chips injected in their bodies.. That way the United States can electronically monitor their location everyday for the rest of their life.

Put a drone on every house in the ghetto and barrio. Keep them in check.
tyui

La Mirada, CA

#232304 Sep 1, 2014
Los Angeles wrote:
Keep the European and Asian neighborhoods educated and with upper-middle class social status.
Keep the Hispanic and African neighborhoods segregated.
End all school bus transportation.
The Europeans and Asians keep their neighborhood in check. They value education.
Segregate the Hispanics and Africans. They can do dope and go to prison together, as usual.
Also, transport all the Hispanics and Africans to Iraq. Then, the crime and poverty rate will drop dramatically in the United States.
This country doesn't need any immigrants. 330 million people is enough. Los Angeles County alone has over 10 million people. Transport them back with embedded nano computer chips injected in their bodies.. That way the United States can electronically monitor their location everyday for the rest of their life.
Put a drone on every house in the ghetto and barrio. Keep them in check.
kevin susie dominic isabella dripping smelling crusty clunts

“Freedom and Liberty”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#232305 Sep 1, 2014
The_Box wrote:
<quoted text>
Alan, so you propose increasing state spending on mental institutions? Doesn't that conflict with your broad anti-government stance?
I propose not putting people in mental institutions who do not belong there. As I propose not putting people in prison who do not belong there. Who is in prison who does not belong there?

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