Skip to comments.Why Wasn't Loughner's Mental Health Evaluated? (no one filed 'involuntary psychiatric evaluation')
Posted on 01/12/2011 12:06:03 PM PST by Libloather
Why Wasn't Loughner's Mental Health Evaluated?
Despite many red flags, he was never evaluated
Updated: Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011, 6:50 PM MST
TUCSON - As the legal case against Jared Loughner makes its way through the court system, the question is: could anything have been done to prevent the attack? Does anyone bear responsibility for failing to stop him?
Pima Community College asked Jared Loughner to leave and not come back until his parents could show he was getting help with his mental health needs. That did not happen.
An expert on mental health law in Arizona wishes the school had taken a different approach.
It was no secret to people who knew Jared Loughner. His classmates say he was troubled. His odd behavior at Pima Community College drew the attention of campus police.
Under Arizona law, the school could have sought an involuntary psychiatric evaluation for Loughner, but didn't.
"Had they chosen to file an application for an involuntary application, that would have triggered a process to evaluate him to the mental health system, rather than to the community college system," says Charles Arnold, a mental health attorney.
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This piece also answers the question “Why was someone so nuts able to get a gun?”
Because officially he was not nuts.
A: Political Correctness.
I thought he was Sarah Palin’s responsibility... that what they said on MSNBC :)
How often is that Az mental health law used?
That’s the whole thing in a nutshell.
The US is committing suicide with this s^%t!!
Is he really as nuts as his mug shot shows? Was the extreme makeover nut look a set up an insanity defense? Maybe he is not as nuts as he wants us to think.
Personally, I don’t want government funded schools reporting people for involuntary psychiatric evaluation.
NEA teachers and most in the education industry today are socialists and worse. They will report Christians or anyone who is pro life or anti gay marriage.
Let’s not ask for it.
Why didn't Sheriff Dope have one of his own guarding the Congresswoman? Didn't he already know about this guy? Does he have blood on his hands?
I wonder if they copy these types of letters to the sheriff’s department?
Because he was over 18, and if he did not want to submit to a psych eval, his parents couldn’t make him.
I must caution all against the practice of allowing goobers in gooberment agencies to determine who is sane and who is not. Remember how bureaucrats/collectivists abused that schtick in the old USSR?
It is apparent at first glance, that if those people at that meeting had been armed, things would have been different. Very different.
“that it is their right and duty to be at all time armed” - Jefferson, in his 1824 letter to Cartwright.
“A government that fears arms in the hands of it’s people should also fear ROPE!”
- Nathan Bedford Forrest about 1845
I’ve been told that there is an Az law that says citizens can request a psyc exam for someone for cause, not sure what the details are, but I think one outcome is an involuntary exam if the person looks dangerous to self or others.
Yes. Jared Loughner does. Why is what someone does always someone else's fault?
“It is apparent at first glance, that if those people at that meeting had been armed,”
Some were, I think.
I’ll go you one further.
He was a homo.
Political correctness forbids the association of homosexuality with mental illness.
Treating as mentally ill would violate this prohibition.
True. One has said he didn’t draw his gun because he could not be sure how the perp was.