sikacz wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:28 am
Seems to me that there should have been more effort put into diagnosing and observation after his mother’s reporting in March and the police confiscation of his shotgun. I tend to see this as a failure of our healthcare system. Did the doctor’s just release him after an initial observation period? Was he really even held and observed? If he was what did they determine? Why was he not kept under some type of regular supervision? This is turning out to be another failure, another failure to address the underlying reason for an individual’s violence. It’s also an information failure, not shared.
Adding to this: How are Red Flag laws connected to mental health care? A psychiatrist or psychologist can recommend or even order someone held for mental health reasons, theoretically violating their 4A and 5A rights, and only the Scientologists object--the rest of us know that someone delusional or displaying other severe MH issues needs to be immediately cared for in a hospital just like the victims of an accident or a shooting get immediately "detained"--I.E. taken to a hospital. No one objects to a badly injured person taken to an ER without bitchin' about their "rights" being violated.
Clearly there is a failure in the Red Flag Law in Indiana (and certainly nationally) and its connection to the N.I.C.S. system. The system SHOULD know if a Red Flag has been ordered, and if that order is lifted. Adding a delay, rather than a denial, and a verification of the order being lifted, perhaps should also be part of the N.I.C.S. system. The reports all say that this guy, reported by his MOTHER, was then declared by authorities that "no crime has been committed"!
Well, isn't that the POINT of a Red Flag system, to PREVENT a crime from being committed? O/W WTF is the POINT??????
""If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you." -- LBJ