Yet the mother didn’t have him committed.
Doing that can be virtually impossible if mad babblings is all that show of the insanity. A person has to be demonstrably bent on something irrationally dangerous to self or others. Which he was, but it was a secret.
It is very difficult for one adult to have another adult committed. And once your kid is over 18 they are an adult.
Unlikely any CA judge would have involuntarily committed him at his parents’ petition since he was an adult, Holmes was no apparent threat to others, attending school out of California (at least on paper) and living on his own with grant money and unemployment assistance and ? without bothering other people or even really drawing their attention.
This guy was clever and competent enough to do everything he needed and planned within the law and under the radar
So dont blame his mother as a kneejerk reaction
If it weren't for HIPAA we'd know his medical history by now, which is probably the answer to all this.
I still think that there is something deeply embarrassing that the leftists don't want to get out
It ain’t 1952 any more. We had a relative who walked around the house leaving droppings as they about their business. Because they could muster ten to fifteen minutes of sane conversation at a time, they were able to talk their way out of being considered incompetent.
It took a year to go through the process to have them force ably committed. And...it cost several thousand dollars.
Too many folks were having their parents committed, and the old folks got together to change the rules.
The best you would ever get without the BIG process is about 48 hours, tops.
Please explain in detail exactly how a parent can have an adult child committed and the laws that facilitate the action.
Yet the mother didnt have him committed.
Yes, well one cannot have someone committed. It is not like that. You have no control over that issue. A person has to be an IMMINENT danger to themselves or others or in IMMINENT danger from not taking care of themselves (like a tanking bloodpressure or bleeding ehough to be in danger.
And the docs and the police have to agree and they have a pretty high threshold.