Posts Tagged ‘mental illness’

May 5th, 2023 - 7:42 pm § in Law and Courts

Hero or vigilante?

That’s what a jury will have to decide after a subway rider killed a mentally ill homeless man with a chokehold. The victim was Jordan Neely, a 30-year-old black man who, according to his aunt, suffered from schizophrenic, PTSD, and depression after his mother’s “brutal murder̶[...]

September 30th, 2022 - 10:58 pm § in Misc.


Peter Zisopoulos, 34, is schizophrenic. In 2018, he was transported to a hospital by EMS personnel from NYFD Station 49 in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, New York, after making anti-Asian threats online. It turns out he was capable of insane violence. In his twisted mind, on Thursday, September[...]

August 18th, 2022 - 11:36 pm § in Donald Trump

Is it “politics” for a psychiatrist to call a politician dangerous?

Prof. Bandy X. Lee, M.D., is a brilliant Yale-educated psychiatrist who wrote a “comprehensive textbook on violence.” According to Wikipedia, Dr. Lee (photo, left) “studied the anthropology of violence in East Africa as a fellow of the National Institute of Mental Health and co-aut[...]

August 16th, 2022 - 3:38 pm § in Donald Trump, Health

Playing football without a helmet

The late President Gerald Ford grew up when college football was played with leather helmets, and years later critics snidely sniped that’s how he got to be “soft in the head.” Then there’s Richard Aaron York III, who on Sunday, August 15, 2022, smashed a car into a concrete [...]

June 20th, 2022 - 9:27 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges

How Texas plans to prevent more school shootings

“Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the Uvalde school shooter had a ‘mental health challenge’ and the state needed to ‘do a better job with mental health,'” NBC News reported on Monday, June 20, 2022. Then added, “— yet in April he slashed $211 million from t[...]

November 18th, 2021 - 2:04 am § in Law and Courts

Reagan shooter to be free in 2022

A little over 40 years ago, John W. Hinckley Jr. shot President Reagan, his press secretary, a secret service agent, and a police officer. All survived, but James Brady, the most seriously wounded, was permanently incapacitated. Hinckley, a schizophrenic who desired to be famous in order to impress [...]

January 18th, 2019 - 1:29 am § in America

Do We Need Vagrancy Laws?

The owner of Ben’s Deli said Paulette Wilkie refused help from people concerned about her.  Wilkie, a homeless woman with a long history of schizophrenia, was found dead from exposure in Morrisville, Pa. Sadly, Wilkie’s death was a joint demo-repub effort. Back in the era of bipartisan col[...]

November 3rd, 2018 - 9:34 am § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

THE HOMELESS PROBLEM: Part 1. The mentally ill

As many as 50% of Seattle’s street people have severe mental illness and do not want to be confined. How do we change the law so that these people are properly housed? These folks used to be confined to state hospitals with little regard for their civil rights. The came drugs that could manage[...]

April 1st, 2017 - 8:21 am § in America, Hypocrisy

FARS: Dealing with Fox News

This is a horrid example of FARS .. False Alternative Reality Syndrome. Is Tucker Collins mentally ill or just dishonest?[...]

April 17th, 2015 - 11:03 pm § in The Ave Scene

DAVID PRESTON: “Darling Leader”wants to raise King County taxes so government can get its hooks into our kids

. “Revenue raised by the levy would also provide mental health screenings for all kids in King County, increase funding for programs that prevent homelessness, and provide universal access to developmental screenings for infants, among ot…her goals.” . Mental health screenings for [...]