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Far Left Groups Defeated Connecticut Mental Health Protection Laws Just Months Before Shooting
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | December 15, 2012 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 12/15/2012 5:00:43 PM PST by Para-Ord.45

Months before the Newtown massacre far left groups defeated a Connecticut mental health protections law. Counter Contempt reported:

Here’s a fact you might not know – Connecticut is one of only SIX states in the U.S. that doesn’t have a type of “assisted outpatient treatment” (AOT) law (sometimes referred to as “involuntary outpatient treatment”). There’s no one standard for these types of laws, but (roughly speaking) these are laws that allow for people with mental illness to be forcibly treated BEFORE they commit a serious crime. Whereas previous legal standards held that the mentally ill cannot be institutionalized or medicated until they harm someone or themselves, or until they express an immediate intent to do so, AOT laws (again, roughly speaking) allow for preventativeinstitutionalization or forced medication (I highly recommend reading the data cited in the link I provided in this paragraph, especially regarding what is known as “first episode psychosis”).

AOT laws vary state-by-state, and often bear the name of a person murdered by an untreated mentally ill person (“Kendra’s Law” in New York, “Laura’s Law” in California, etc.).

Earlier this year, Connecticut considered passing an AOT law (and a weak one, at that), and it failed, due to protests from “civil liberties” groups.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: aclu; banglist; connecticut; democrats; guncontrol; lanza; liberalism; liberallunacy; liberals; mentalhealth; newtown; sandyhook; secondamendment; sourcetitlenoturl
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1 posted on 12/15/2012 5:00:51 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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2 posted on 12/15/2012 5:04:10 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Great post.
I intend to help bump this all night and all day tomorrow.

It’s sadly ironic that the same crowd that supports the African communist Ubama votes the same way as these Democrat “civil liberties” groups that think it’s a great idea to leave maniacs like this punk Lanza untreated and on the street.


3 posted on 12/15/2012 5:07:27 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Para-Ord.45

In Jackson Michigan last summer a man killed and elderly woman and cut her head off. Police found him in her clothes. He said that the neighbor was spying on him and emanating rays at him.

It turned out that his family had been trying to have him hospitalized for years but nobody could hold him for more than a few days. Eventually the family drove him away with a final warning to the courts that someone is going to die. A year later an elderly neighbor did die.


4 posted on 12/15/2012 5:10:47 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Well, that’s something the media will bury deeper than Clinton’s anal-oral complex.

I wonder if he was getting SS disability for his asperger’s. That would make the feds the killer’s patron...


5 posted on 12/15/2012 5:13:41 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Para-Ord.45

I believe the left pulled something like this when Reagan was president, which resulted in thousands of deranged individuals being turned loose on the streets.

Of course, RR gets all the blame for that these days.


6 posted on 12/15/2012 5:20:46 PM PST by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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Yep the left loves to remind us that Reagan closed the mental hospitals. They just don’t like to remind us that it was them who wanted him to do it.


7 posted on 12/15/2012 5:23:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Para-Ord.45

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8 posted on 12/15/2012 5:24:11 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Bump


9 posted on 12/15/2012 5:24:15 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

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10 posted on 12/15/2012 5:26:22 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: mrsmith

Ah yes Clinton. The guy responsible for the Gun Free Schools laws:

18 USC § 922 (2)(A): It shall be unlawful for any individual knowingly to possess a firearm...at a place that the individual knows...is a school zone.

18 USC § 922 Definitions: (25)(B) within a distance of 1,00 feet...

http://www.gunlaws.com/Gun_Free_School_Zones_Act.pdf


11 posted on 12/15/2012 5:31:24 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45
Irrelevant. Adam Lanza would not have been involuntarily detained under this law even if it was passed.

(But like the Left, I guess some can't let a good tragedy go unexploited.)

12 posted on 12/15/2012 5:33:18 PM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

But... But... I thought the left loved the children???

Huh? Everything they do is for “the children”. Right?


13 posted on 12/15/2012 5:33:54 PM PST by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: Teacher317

Maybe not detained but could have been properly medicated.


14 posted on 12/15/2012 5:36:40 PM PST by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: Para-Ord.45
There are no civil liberties groups in Connecticut. This is the KELO state where the status of the law allowed the government to take a poor man's property and give it to a rich man.

Even the Code of Hammurabi prohibited such conduct but Connecticut relishes it.

So now the anti-civil rights groups in the state have murdered 18 young children, and several adults.

Unlike Japan, none of these people will do what is required of them morally.

15 posted on 12/15/2012 5:46:59 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Aurorales

Truly, Leftwingtards do not and cannot love their children as we do our own. They are a different and inferior species.


16 posted on 12/15/2012 5:48:10 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Teacher317

re post 12, The shooter, Adam, apparently had no record of criminal behavior due to mental problems and had not come to the attention of the police or public as to having problems. That’s what is needed to be involuntarily treated under the law discussed here.

I wonder if the lack of coming to the attention of the authorities was due to the intense sheltering of him by his mother and the great efforts she is now described as making to care for him? She had withdrawn him from high school and home schooled him as he did not fit well in a school setting. He seemed to have no job and lived in her home. Was Adam on SSI and had a professional evaluated him to sign that he was eligible due to emotional problems?

I am not blaming her for this. The fact that other mental problem individuals get noticed is often due to lack of the family to be able to control that person at home and lack of will or resources to keep control.


17 posted on 12/15/2012 5:49:36 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Para-Ord.45

The Libs may not like or control where the next “gun control” debate is heading. ...


18 posted on 12/15/2012 5:51:09 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Aurorales
Maybe not detained but could have been properly medicated.

Just out of curiosity which particular medication would this be? I understand the USSR outpatient clinics in Siberia offered some mighty potent ones.

19 posted on 12/15/2012 5:54:59 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Since leftism is a mental disorder, I can understand why the bill was defeated. LOL


20 posted on 12/15/2012 5:55:07 PM PST by dforest
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