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From the species that produced Care Bears

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Pangur Bán, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Pangur Bán

    Pangur Bán Deconstructed

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    Now I'm lost ...
     
  2. Rashiminos

    Rashiminos Fool Prophet

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    The guy in the article was not found until he committed his act, so what's our assurance that our current system would find similar people out? (or that a new system would fare better). We could also discuss the issue of more refined variants becoming a part of that system.
     
  3. Pangur Bán

    Pangur Bán Deconstructed

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    You don't have a fuctional system, that was my point. My point about the photograph was that he didn't exactly make an effort to conceal himself. And the point about deinstitutionalization and its related processes is that the system has access to enough info, but doesn't use it because it has been starved of funding. The perpetrator already had a history of mental illness, but was left floating about the streets with other insane and poor people.
     
  4. Rashiminos

    Rashiminos Fool Prophet

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    Now why might that be?

    As a side point: The guy in the photographs is not necessarily the sort of person I'm talking about, but he could be.
     
  5. NovaKart

    NovaKart شێری گەورە

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    I've only barely been keeping up but is someone suggesting that someone should be committed to a mental hospital based on a photograph?
     
  6. Rashiminos

    Rashiminos Fool Prophet

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    I was not.
     
  7. aelf

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    That's always my reaction in the end as well.
     
  8. Rashiminos

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    Akka Moody old mage.

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    He was the one who spontaneously went to the police and surrendered himself. Hiding himself was probably not among his intentions.
     
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    He might have killed the woman just to get room and board sponsored on behalf of the state.
     

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