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Insane Killer Escapes During Mental Institution's Field Trip
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Posted on 09/18/2009 1:40:19 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour

Police are searching for killer committed to a mental institution after he escaped during a field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair.

Spokane County sheriff's Sgt. Dave Reagan says 57-year-old Phillip Arnold Paul was last seen Thursday morning in the northeast part of the fairgrounds.

The sheriff's office told KXLY in Spokane that they were "dismayed" that the Eastern State's Hospital didn't notify authorities for more than an hour and a half after they knew he was missing.

"It appears now there was a two hour lapse from the point he disappeared from his attendant to the sheriff's office was notified of his escape and obviously that's a concern to us," Sgt. Reagan told KXLY. "We're concerned that we were not aware that people of his criminal history were being brought to the fair for day trips. As a courtesy we would have liked to have been notified ahead of time."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: axmurderer; escape; hideinthecloset; inmates; napl
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A Field Trip...

1 posted on 09/18/2009 1:40:19 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

A Field Trip to the State Fair... what are you folks up in Washington smoking?


2 posted on 09/18/2009 1:41:03 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Probably headed for the White House for a position in the Obozo Administration.


3 posted on 09/18/2009 1:42:54 AM PDT by South40 (Islam has a long tradition of tolerance, ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

From the article:

It’s not the first time Paul has escaped.

In 1990 he walked away from custody and attacked a sheriff’s deputy who apprehended him.


4 posted on 09/18/2009 1:43:27 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: South40

Mental Health Czar?


5 posted on 09/18/2009 1:43:44 AM PDT by beaversmom
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That the WA state government would think it’s all hunky dory to take an insane murderer with a history of escape on a field trip to a public event is so breathtakingly insane I wonder if we can instutiionalize the idiots that thought up this idea. I live in WA state and they can rest assured, they have now convinced me to never again attend a state fair...happy WA state politicans?!
6 posted on 09/18/2009 1:44:15 AM PDT by highlander_UW (To anger a conservative tell him a lie. To anger a liberal tell him the truth.)
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To: beaversmom
lol!

Works for me!

7 posted on 09/18/2009 1:45:24 AM PDT by South40 (Islam has a long tradition of tolerance, ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Post agents at all wine stores. Pay particular attention to he purchasers of Chianti.
8 posted on 09/18/2009 1:45:35 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Is it too soon for real conservatives to launch a "We Tried to Warn You Tour"?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

and farva beans


9 posted on 09/18/2009 1:47:18 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

And potted meat. mmmmm mmmmmmm


10 posted on 09/18/2009 1:53:33 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVlkZVAw8Gc


11 posted on 09/18/2009 1:54:48 AM PDT by Gator113 (YES WE CAN.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cMxJBenigY&feature=related)
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12 posted on 09/18/2009 1:57:01 AM PDT by South40 (Islam has a long tradition of tolerance, ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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Sounds like an excerpt from the future shortly after Obama is convicted of war crimes and sent to an institution for the criminally insane.


13 posted on 09/18/2009 1:57:49 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: highlander_UW
That the WA state government would think it’s all hunky dory to take an insane murderer with a history of escape on a field trip to a public event is so breathtakingly insane I wonder if we can instutiionalize the idiots that thought up this idea. I live in WA state and they can rest assured, they have now convinced me to never again attend a state fair...happy WA state politicans?!

Thank your governor Gregoire. Phillip might have voted for her. If he was incarcerated during her election, he definitely voted for her. Just like the residents of Forest Lawn.

14 posted on 09/18/2009 2:00:21 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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15 posted on 09/18/2009 2:02:55 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (It's A Girl!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

He would still make a better vice president than Joe Biden.


16 posted on 09/18/2009 2:12:19 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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They took a murderer on a field trip.....I suppose CA will use this as an excuse to allow Phillip Garrido to work in a day care..........


17 posted on 09/18/2009 2:14:05 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Who do I contact about securing movie rights, the criminal or the state? I figure if I get in now I can get it cheap, before the deadly game of cat and mouse starts and the body count rises.


18 posted on 09/18/2009 2:21:08 AM PDT by B.Lyle
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
And here I thought all the loose nuts were acorns.
19 posted on 09/18/2009 2:26:21 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Remember. There's no "U" in Government.)
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To: South40

Gosh, he looks like a guy I used to date!


20 posted on 09/18/2009 2:26:36 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Yep. My first thought. Who is the liberal idiot that took Hannibal to the frickin fair ?

Insane times.


21 posted on 09/18/2009 2:33:46 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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In 1996, a judge allowed Paul to attend Spokane Community College during the day as long as the went back to Eastern State Hospital at night, according to the station. Two years later another judge ruled he could have overnight visits in Spokane as long as an adult member of his fmaily was present.

What in the world...The guy killed an old lady in 1987 and buried her body in her garden. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity (he claimed she was a witch) and committed. He's received nothing but free room and board and favorable treatment since then. What gives? Who is he related to? What does he have on somebody?

22 posted on 09/18/2009 2:47:11 AM PDT by livius
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

I wonder what other little gems they took on the trip.


23 posted on 09/18/2009 2:47:43 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: Squantos
Who is the liberal idiot that took Hannibal to the frickin fair ?

Probably some 5'2" 105 pound woman armed with a lipstick size container of pepper spray and a police whistle.

24 posted on 09/18/2009 2:47:47 AM PDT by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Scrolled down this thread just waiting for an intrepid FReeper to post something related to OFOTCN but the logos were f’n great!


25 posted on 09/18/2009 2:49:38 AM PDT by rvoitier ("The law allows what honor forbids." -- C. C. Colton)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Not taking away for the severity of the current situation, but one of the funniest movies ever made was called “The Dream Team”, starring Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd and Peter Boyle about a group of patients at a psychiatric hospital who go on a field trip to Yankee Stadium. On the way they lose their escort and end up in New York left to deal with their own devices.


26 posted on 09/18/2009 2:50:18 AM PDT by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Not taking away for the severity of the current situation, but one of the funniest movies ever made was called “The Dream Team”, starring Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd and Peter Boyle about a group of patients at a psychiatric hospital who go on a field trip to Yankee Stadium. On the way they lose their escort and end up in New York left to deal with their own devices.


27 posted on 09/18/2009 2:51:13 AM PDT by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

ROFLOLOL - Great Picture!


28 posted on 09/18/2009 2:54:03 AM PDT by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: The Cajun

LOL


29 posted on 09/18/2009 2:55:02 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

He was allowed to attent community college, and then have overnight visit home. He has escaped before. This is a disgrace.


30 posted on 09/18/2009 2:59:15 AM PDT by healy61
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To: Right Wing Assault

Really! Because they are all nuts too!


31 posted on 09/18/2009 3:07:49 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: highlander_UW

Whatever pills he’s on that counteract the “voices in his head” are probably going to wear off in a day or so. Things should get very interesting at that point if he’s still on the loose.


32 posted on 09/18/2009 3:15:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Unashamed Sarah-Bot.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

I’m sure there’s a perfectly good reason why this type of prisoner reform didn’t quite go as planned...


33 posted on 09/18/2009 3:25:58 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: BigCinBigD

They are not mutually exclusive.


34 posted on 09/18/2009 3:26:32 AM PDT by monocle
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

I know he sounds crazy but so did Dr. Van Gelder. Maybe we should hear him out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYhe5Tbyp08


35 posted on 09/18/2009 3:38:32 AM PDT by james500
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
two hour lapse from the point he disappeared from his attendant to the sheriff's office was notified of his escape

Would YOU be in a hurry to make a call which would require you to explain why you took an insane killer on a field trip to the state fair?

36 posted on 09/18/2009 3:49:30 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Joe Wilson was right.)
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To: livius

Liberalism, a mental disorder.


37 posted on 09/18/2009 3:50:01 AM PDT by jdfromny (At what point are we officially "North Americans"?)
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*


38 posted on 09/18/2009 4:06:10 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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Hope he got a chance to eat some cotton candy before escaping.


39 posted on 09/18/2009 4:26:22 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: ctdonath2

The aides who no doubt accompanied him probably were not paying attention which is not uncommon. In this field, workers often do not even speak English that well. But the main point is the audacity for Washington State to allow a murdering mental patient this type of reward. This “person centered” approach in the mental health field goes too far, and this type of thing is the result.


40 posted on 09/18/2009 4:35:17 AM PDT by sueuprising
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Hey Charles Manson, the cell block is going to the park for a picnic tomorrow, would you and your buddy Mr. Bundy like to go along?


41 posted on 09/18/2009 4:40:15 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Who's your Long Legged MacDaddy?)
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To: The Cajun; Squantos

>>>>Who is the liberal idiot that took Hannibal to the frickin fair ?

>>Probably some 5’2” 105 pound woman armed with a lipstick size container of pepper spray and a police whistle.

That’s pretty much exactly how the Brian Nichols case went down here in Atlanta at the Fulton County Courthouse. Huge buff accused rapist alone with a grandmother FC Sheriff’s Deputy. It did not end well at all.
http://crime.about.com/od/current/a/brian_nichols.htm

To the PC mind, this sort of thing is “normal”, until it all goes horribly wrong.


42 posted on 09/18/2009 4:45:48 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

A Dukakis moment.

And they want to send Dukakis to the senate to fill Teddy’s seat. Perfect, is it not.


43 posted on 09/18/2009 4:49:36 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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“they were “dismayed” that the Eastern State’s Hospital didn’t notify authorities for more than an hour and a half after they knew he was missing.”

Shouldn’t they be even more dismayed that an insane killer was taken on a field trip?


44 posted on 09/18/2009 5:07:54 AM PDT by yazoo (Conservatives believe what they see. Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: highlander_UW

It is not “breathtakingly insane” in Washington State. It is SOP. These people aren’t really insane or criminal. They just had bad childhoods and need love and understanding and field trips.


45 posted on 09/18/2009 6:23:14 AM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

This is why “insanity” should not be relevant in a murder trial. If the killer is sane, the execution is punishment; if he’s “insane” its a mercy killing.


46 posted on 09/18/2009 6:25:13 AM PDT by Little Ray (Obama is a kamikaze president aimed at the heart of this Republic.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

As I recall, the loonies in Cuckoo’s Nest escaped and then went back to the insane asylum with prostitutes.

Authorities need to contact ACORN. Maybe Phillip Arnold Paul will be back soon when ACORN provides the prostitutes.


47 posted on 09/18/2009 6:42:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: Carley

It’s worse than just sending Dukakis to the Senate.

They changed the law to prevent Romney (R) from making an interim senate appointment. Now they are changing the law back to allow Patrick (D) to make an interim senate appointment. No partisan politics, nosiree.


48 posted on 09/18/2009 6:50:50 AM PDT by ladyjane
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Everyone knows the rules or laws don’t apply to dems.


49 posted on 09/18/2009 6:52:45 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: livius

He has close up pictures of someone in politics screwing a billy goat.


50 posted on 09/18/2009 8:56:45 AM PDT by crazyotto
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