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To: BBell

And this is what we’re getting.

I remember a horrible case in CA when they first began “deinstitutionalization” (and I hate to say it, but Reagan was pretty much responsible for it there) where a paranoid schizophrenic pleaded not to be released because he said he knew he would do something horrible again. He said he felt “like a puppy on the freeway.”

Sure enough, only a few months later, he killed several people, among them his grandmother, who he cut up and barbecued and ate. There were several other cases, none that gruesome, but they all involved mentally ill individuals who had begged not to be released and then went on to kill people when they were.


5 posted on 11/02/2011 6:01:48 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius
I used to watch 60 minutes every Sunday years ago. I remember them doing a bit about the mentally ill and violent homeless who were constantly being arrested, hospitalized and released. I don't recall the de·institutionalizing of America being mentioned.

We had a case here locally where a recently released schizophrenic women killed her Grandma. She said voices told her it was her Grandmas time. The woman's family tried to keep her in a mental hospital but the hospital had to release her. She was initially charged with first degree murder but it has since been reduced. Everyone knows she is nuts but no one could do anything about it.

9 posted on 11/02/2011 7:28:57 PM PDT by BBell
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