BJ Shea

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BJ'S BLOG 07/23/12 "James Holmes"

On Friday Aurora, Colorado was struck with Tragedy while many Batman movie fans were gunned down by a man named James Holmes during the midnight premiere.

Now I don’t want to talk about why James did what he did or see the videos of the aftermath, I want to talk about what should be done to prevent this from happening again.
James Holmes is obviously severely disturbed and many people knew about it but nothing was done. 

We’ve heard too many stories where the family members of a mentally unstable person asked the government to try to put said person behind bars or back on medication and they were ignored until tragedy happened. Another example of this is Ian Stawicki and the Café Racer shootings.

Can’t the government step in and do something about all of the sick people running around? President Obama and Mitt Romney are just focusing on going back and forth with their ridiculousness in attempts to get elected yet ignore big issues like this.

We need to set up a program where people who have signs of mental illness can get the proper evaluation so they can be set up with the correct medication and treatment.

If the government can change laws so that banks can screw us over, why can’t we change the laws to make sure that sick people get the attention they need?

I just hope that this doesn’t leave anyone with a bad tasted about any certain genre of movies or entertainment. It wasn’t the movie’s fault; it was the government’s fault for not taking actions to prevent this from happening in the first place.

The saddest thing is that this could have been prevented; this should be priority number one. 

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07/23/2012 9:33AM
BJ'S BLOG 07/23/12 "James Holmes"
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07/23/2012 12:06PM
Government fails at solving all complex social problems
Yo Beej, How did the welfare system fare as a solution to poverty? The war on drugs and drug addiction? The education of our youth? Failures, all of them. Asking the gov to step in here isn't the answer. Good parenting and real support for parents to be available for their children and not being forced in to crappy jobs just to put food on the table is going to be the only way to fully minimize criminality and psychopathy.
07/23/2012 12:57PM
agree in principle, but
The problem with this evaluation idea is the over evaluation that will follow. Case in point is ADD for young boys in school now. According to today's standards almost every young boy has ADD, so we drug them up. Just like civil rights, the pendulum can never stop in the middle. it swings to the other extrem.Plus i don't buy this guy was mentally ill beforehand. Probably just socially awkward. He was working on a PHD in neuroscience for god's sake. What needs to be done is to stop protecting people with a mentally ill tag. If you become a danger, i don't want you around. If you willfully take away other people's rights (to live in this case), then you loose yours. Guarantee that mentally ill excuses will go down if they no long can get out of getting in trouble.
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