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ACLU on locking away the mentally unstable...

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Brian in Oregon, Dec 16, 2012.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    From Wikipedia:

    Laurie Dann (née Wasserman; October 18, 1957–May 20, 1988) was an American killer who shot and killed a boy and wounded two girls and three boys in a Winnetka, Illinois elementary school, then took a family hostage and shot a man before killing herself.

    The Dann shootings also fueled the debate about criteria for committing mentally ill people to mental health facilities against their will. Some favored the involuntary commitment of a person who is determined to be mentally ill and incapable of making informed decisions about treatment; civil libertarians like Benjamin Wolf (staff counsel for the ACLU of Illinois.[5]) opposed the idea saying, "It would be a shame if we cut back on the civil liberties of literally millions of mentally ill people because of the occasional bizarre incident."

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    But apparently it's not a shame to cut back on the civil liberties of law-abiding gun owners because of the occasional bizarre incident.

    You can thank the ACLU in part for some of these dangerous whack jobs walking around loose in society.
     
  2. chuckie68

    chuckie68 Active Member

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    You question "The American Criminal Liberties Union"?

    Surely in jest

    Chuck
     
  3. Mapper

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    Sic um Brian. I'm on your side.
     
  4. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    Worth watching...
     
  5. JT 27

    JT 27 Member

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    Almost all the Mental hospitals have been closed. Some due to Political Correctness, some due lack of funding. Lack of funding so we can continue to fund the give away programs to support the Dem. voting bloc.
     
  6. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    too bad the ACLU is so selective about whose rights they defend.

    HM
     
  7. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    The whack job that did that must be relater to Debbie Wasserman Shitz
     
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