Locking Up Mental Patients Before they do Anything Wrong 21 replies

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#1 13 years ago

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4374727.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4372821.stm What do you think of this idea? Good, bad, cheesey? I'm not sure. There's something not quite 'right' about it, however good intentioned it may be.




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#2 13 years ago

how is this going to work? you don't knnow there mental patients before they do somthing.

There's something not quite 'right' about it

its not "quite 'right' "to let lose people that kill people and feel no remorse for it:uhoh:

Mr Bryan's case is perhaps more notorious after he ate the brains of one of his two victims.

goddamit,the zombies are back!eekx.gif




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#3 13 years ago

For some reason I'm reminded of 'pre-crime' (Minority report.)

In this day and age virtually everything can be classified as a mental health problem. If you're a bit shy then you must have social anxiety disorder, if you're unhappy for too long or too often then you've got depression, if you like guns then you're a raving paranoiac, if you don't vote labour your judgement is impaired; that kind of thing. Who decides if you're suitable for this kind of 'compulsory treatment'? Whoever it is you can be sure that they're not going to be neutral.

The government has been seeking powers to have people arrested and detained without trial on their say so. Perhaps this is just an attempt to get roughly the same law passed under a different name. Perhaps a few thousand under the table to the psychiatrist one night to have your opponent declared unsound.

And this is what it really amounts to; oh I know I've exaggerated a bit but this law essentially would give one man the power to send another man to prison on nothing more than the strength of his word. This sets one person up as both judge and jury. Mental illness is too vague, and lies in a spectrum of grey that encompasses the whole of society. There are too many blurred lines in this that can be smudged the wrong way.




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#4 13 years ago
NemmerleIn this day and age virtually everything can be classified as a mental health problem. If you're a bit shy then you must have social anxiety disorder, if you're unhappy for too long or too often then you've got depression, if you like guns then you're a raving paranoiac, if you don't vote labour your judgement is impaired; that kind of thing.

that made me think, " doesnt everyone here at GF somehow quafly for becoming a mental Patient"?




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#5 13 years ago

Quick lock us up before we kill someone who doesn't deserve it :rolleyes:




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#6 13 years ago

Yeah lock them up... and lobotomise them.

NemmerleQuick lock us up before we kill someone who doesn't deserve it

Quick shoot the burglar before he kills someone who doesn't deserve it :rolleyes: Be consistent in your thoughts :P




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#7 13 years ago
Count Nosferatu Quick shoot the burglar before he kills someone who doesn't deserve it :rolleyes: Be consistent in your thoughts :P

I am consistent in my thoughts, burglars (read potential rapists murderers whatever; you don't know why there there,) deserve to die.

Sort of off topic though.




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#8 13 years ago

Since so many burglars and rapists etc. are mental patients why not extend the service to all... you never know after all




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#9 13 years ago

That would appear to be the governments reasoning too. And I've already pointed out the flaws with that.




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#10 13 years ago

On that reasoning aren't there flaws in the argument of killing burglars assuming that they are all out to kill you.