Those of unsound mind should not be let out the streets!

@raclie (1732)
February 19, 2009 1:19am CST
Well, you may feel differently, but I feel that I have a good reason why I believe so. My brother, who is fifteen years of age, was ASSULTED by one of them a few days ago. His arm is in a cast for a broken part, one of his eye is sunken, and he suffered a massive bruise on his plam.8 of his classmates are traumatized for goodness sake! The police was called, but they did not do anything because the man is mentally ill. They REALEASED the man, back on the same street the man attacked my brother. Yes, I agree that due to the state of their mentality, it will not be right to lock them up, but to allow them to roam the streets is just…wrong. Someone who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time could meet up with one of THEM and could get hurt AGAIN! What’s worse, they will have to pay for the hospital fees themselves! My brother was lucky, I guess, he is really strong and has learnt martial arts that he put into practice at the time of the attack. However, just think, what if, someone you love, came across someone like that, and was not as lucky as my brother? Shouldn’t they be sent to the mental health institute or where a professional can look after and treat them? Or do you think that letting the mentally unsound get off scoot free is the way to go?
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
26 Feb 09
I would say they shouldn't be barred from roaming the street. But the violent ones should at least be sent to the hospital to get treatment! The police shouldn't have just say, "Hey, he's nuts. You are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Tough luck" and then let the man go. Make a formal complaint to the station that handled your case! And get them to follow up with you on this. They are taking tax payers' monies to protect you. It is their job! So, how is your brother doing? Is he better now? Is the cast off already?
• United States
19 Feb 09
I think this is terrible. I don't know how they could let him back on the streets. If they cannot lock him up in prison, then he should be in a mental hospital. It is not right that the general public will have to be at the hands of this person, and they don't even know he is dangerous.
@alharra (507)
• United States
19 Feb 09
The mentally ill need our help. No I don't think they should have released this guy back to the streets but I'm not sure shoving them into an institution is the way to go either. Here in the states you can only hold someone in a hospital for 72 hours unless the dr. can prove that the person is a danger to himself or others. And even then I don't know if they can force meds. From a straight economic standpoint there is no money to keep those folks locked up-