Last edited by Ikari; 05-27-14 at 12:29 PM.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn
The behavior is that the Mom called a mental facility that knows the individual, and they called police....It's not like they were just out driving, and decided to stop and talk to this kid....Come on now....
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
I'd say in this case the parents and therapists who dealt with Elliot should have made the hard call to have the boy evaluated. According to some of the articles the boy suffered from 'extreme' paranoia but was treated out-patient even after they knew he stopped taking his meds.
Until 10 pm the night of the rampage the cops were not informed about the seriousness of Elliot's mental state (as an adult his medical caregivers can't release information without his permission- the therapist must not have thought Elliot was a threat to others or by law he did have to tell the police of Elliot's mental problems in more detail than 'just his mommy is worried about him' on the only phone call made that could have started an involuntary commitment)
But the first two police contacts were Elliot claiming to have been attacked and the second Elliot accused his roommates stealing candles.
So the cops are damned either way.
But as the guy who signed the 72 hour eval form to commit his mom while my Uncle muttered darkly about it happening in HIS house, and my aunt and mom crying together...
it really wasn't law enforcement's call in the first place...