Michigan school shooting prosecutor suggests she will charge parents

Posted by on Dec 3, 2021 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues | 0 comments

This is not the answer. The answer is (1) to support efforts to provide good mental health counseling and treatment, so pathetically lacking now in America for years! (2) There are just too many damn guns in America, and owners must keep them locked up!  #1 is the best solution. Current gun safety laws are so weak they are not much of a deterrent, and, beyond that, it seems a bit unfair to punish parents already grief stricken by the crime and...

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Behind the luxury: Turmoil and shoddy care inside five-star addiction treatment centers

Posted by on Nov 29, 2021 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, War on Drugs | 0 comments

Beware! Truly successful treatment programs are rare indeed! This one is a total rip off! Years ago I tried to find out their success rate.  They have no idea; note that they cite general statistics, not those pertinent to their programs. More than 85% of all crimes are addiction related! Excerpts from the Article: The advertisements are everywhere. On television, a sleek black sedan pulls up to a sprawling estate with a rolling green lawn as a...

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More than 20 injured after car drives into Christmas parade in Wisconsin: Police – Updated 11/23/21

Posted by on Nov 21, 2021 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues | 0 comments

No doubt when a suspect is arrested, he/she will have MH issues. It is a huge problem that there is no good MH system in our nation.  We simply lock up mentally ill people; more than half of our inmates have 1 or more MH diagnoses.  Excerpts from the Article: More than 20 people were injured when a car sped into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Sunday, police said. At 4:39 p.m. local time, a red SUV drove into the town’s...

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Two Strikes and You’re in Prison Forever Why Florida leads the nation in people serving life without chance of parole.

Posted by on Nov 11, 2021 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

These kinds of laws do NOT help anyone and they do not keep us safer.  They are an outdated holdover from the “get tough on crime” days, when we saw that they simply are too harsh, unfair, and ineffective. This article was so long that I could not edit it as I would have liked. I had to leave out much about Mr. Jones’ background, but it all is available if you open the link. Nobody with any sense can say that this law is fair....

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U.S. Capitol rioter gets 41 months in prison, longest sentence imposed

Posted by on Nov 11, 2021 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues |

They all need to know how serious their crimes were! Excerpts from the Article: A former mixed martial artist filmed punching a police officer during the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol received a 41-month prison sentence on Wednesday, the stiffest punishment yet in the almost 700 criminal cases stemming from the siege. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth cited the seriousness of New Jersey gym owner Scott Fairlamb’s conduct when...

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State says disabled not entitled to reasonable accommodation

Posted by on Nov 9, 2021 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues |

Our disabled population deserve better than this! Give them answers, not a runaround.  Excerpts from the Article: A Delaware judge is weighing whether a medical facility violated the state’s equal accommodation law by refusing to complete a sports physical for a boy with Down syndrome who wanted to compete in Special Olympics.The judge heard arguments Thursday in an appeal filed by the boy’s parents after the State Human Relations Commission...

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