MENTAL ILLNESS -- MORE ON THE IDIOCY OF MAINSTREAMING CRIMINALS
The hospital responsible for the care of attempted presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr. intends to move forward with a plan seeking more visits for Hinckley to his mother's home in James City County.
This is a headline for an article to appear Saturday, Dec, 29, 2012, in our local paper, The Virginia Gazette. In spite of the recent massacre at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, CT, and many other such incidents as contra-indicators, the social workers and psychologists at the hospital where would-be presidential assassin, John Hinckley, has been confined have been fighting for at least two years to mainstream him right here in our community to live with his octogenarian (and not well) mother.
HINCKLEY'S OFFENSE: ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT REAGAN ON MARCH 30, 1981, DISABLING SS AGENT BRADY AND WOUNDING THE PRESIDENT.
Hinckley was judged "not guilty by reason of insanity." So, insane or insanity can be used to lighten the sentence of a criminal but is taboo to use in describing the criminal in terms that threaten
The misguided social workers and psychologists continuously fought for more visits for him and most recently for housing him permanently with his mother. NOTE: Hinckley has two siblings in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, area but they don't want him there. The ruse they perpetrate is that people of Dallas don't want him. So, they think we in Kingsmill do?
Hinckley has not been free of problems during his confinement in the hospital in Washington, DC. He has been reported to have problems with personal relationships. It was his infatuation with teen actress Jody Foster that prompted him to shoot President Reagan to get her attention. Does anyone truly think that condition is "fixed." He has also been observed by Secret Service agents following him, going "out of bounds" in his visits here.
Secret Service agents have not recommended his "mainstreaming," nor have local police and residents, nor has the prosecutor in Northern Virginia!! But, social workers will not be stopped. They know better....so they assert. They are wrong, but being wrong doesn't stop them. Theory and emotion trump facts.
IT IS TIME TO STOP THIS MAINSTREAMING NONSENSE AND GET SOME MEANINGFUL REFORM IN MENTAL HEALTH. THE MENTALLY ILL, PSYCHOPATHS AND OTHER CRIMINALS MUST BE CONFINED. WHEN WILL THE MISGUIDED TOUCHY-FEELIES GET THEIR HEADS ON STRAIGHT? NEVER?