Far Left Groups Defeated Connecticut Mental Health Protection Laws Just Months Before Shooting

Months before the Newtown massacre far left groups defeated a Connecticut mental health protections law.
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Here’s a fact you might not know – Connecticut is one of only SIX states in the U.S. that doesn’t have a type of “assisted outpatient treatment” (AOT) law (sometimes referred to as “involuntary outpatient treatment”). There’s no one standard for these types of laws, but (roughly speaking) these are laws that allow for people with mental illness to be forcibly treated BEFORE they commit a serious crime. Whereas previous legal standards held that the mentally ill cannot be institutionalized or medicated until they harm someone or themselves, or until they express an immediate intent to do so, AOT laws (again, roughly speaking) allow for preventativeinstitutionalization or forced medication (I highly recommend reading the data cited in the link I provided in this paragraph, especially regarding what is known as “first episode psychosis”).

AOT laws vary state-by-state, and often bear the name of a person murdered by an untreated mentally ill person (“Kendra’s Law” in New York, “Laura’s Law” in California, etc.).

Earlier this year, Connecticut considered passing an AOT law (and a weak one, at that), and it failed, due to protests from “civil liberties” groups.

Related… Progressive Policies Are to Blame for the Mass Shooting in Sandy Hook

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  • Economan

    That’s because the left sees themselves as mental patients.

  • Mannie

    I am of two minds about these sorts of laws. They are too easily abused by The Enemy. If you discuss your mental health with a therapist, or even your family physician, you could get put on a List. All it takes is a stroke of the regulator’s pen. Then your rights can be extinguished.

    This is well understood by armed professionals; the police and military. Mental health issues are often dealt with in ways punitive to your career. That is why most armed professionals will not say anything to a shrink. “Everything is very good, thank you.” They are willing to take the risk of suicide rather than the risk of losing their career.

  • myohmy

    While these psychos have unrestricted use of violent video games, psychos are protected by progressive policies.

  • airon-later

    Once again, a blatantly misleading headline and topic. Even mildly glancing over the infomation cited and even someone with a partially functioning brainstem can see the truth. But keep up with pointing fingers at things that aren’t there, I’m actually impressed that you are making yourself look even dumber.

  • PJ

    Laura’s Law has not been implemented by many counties in CA because “advocates” for freedom for the mentally ill, funded by taxpayer dollars, have threatened to sue any county who tries.

    It’s been dogma on the left for 50 years that no one is mentally ill, they are just victims of an insane system (democracy, capitalism, etc.). And we fund these people with out tax dollars!

  • FurryGuy

    With what keeps trickling out about the provisions of ObamaTax, with the new regulations being spawned daily, I have very little doubt that soon mental health protection laws will come back, but because of the nature of government bureaucracy it will become a tool to suppress anyone that questions what government is and will do. Reeducation is what it become.

  • Time

    This entire plot stinks. If what they report is fact, that the brother/father have been estranged from the killer for years, how is it that the killer, 20 years old had the ID of his 24 yr old brother ? Someone is frigging lying. How did he get his brothers ID if he has not been in contact with him for years. Someone gave it to him, WHO ?

  • Patty

    ABC, NY Times reporters tweet friends, family of Connecticut massacre targets

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/#ixzz2F9RwyUg7

  • Patty

    Plain clothes cops could be guarding the doors of schools. But this cost money. I ask what about of money would these parents give to have their children back.

    What is important to this nation?

  • Patty

    Media Sets Gun Control Narrative, Shuts Down Mental Health Debate

    As you’ll see in the video below, through Soledad O’Brien, CNN is desperate to set the table for policies that will make us less safe by ensuring only bad guys have guns. This is what I call Narrative Setting, where the media decides what The Narrative (our national conversation) will be surrounding a particular story – in this case a heinous school shooting in Connecticut. And how this Narrative Setting is done, is exactly what CNN did to Rep. Mary Bono Mack this morning, every time she attempted to bring up any solution to mass shootings outside of unconstitutional gun-grabbing.

    Witness the media art of Whack-a-Mole:


  • Patty


    It Begins: Michelle Obama Suggests Four More Years Not Enough – ‘We Are Nowhere Near Finished’

    And notice she makes no mention of the strengthening the economy as part of Obama’s agenda.

    Related – Video – Obama Victory Speech Gives Coded Call For Final Destruction Of America As Currently Defined By Its Constitution: ‘The Task of Perfecting Our Union Moves Forward’



  • Patty

    Obama administration, Congress quietly let school security funds lapse

    Before Connecticut tragedy, administration eliminated emergency preparedness program,let school violence prevention programs lapse

    But last year, his administration took a less muted tone as it submitted its 2012 Education Department budget to Congress that eliminated the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) funding, which for years provided between $20 million and $30 million in annual grants to help schools create emergency and crisis preparation and prevention plans for tragedies just like the one that unfolded Friday.

    The Education Department’s Web site says it last made REMS grants in 2011.

    The funding was cut off even though the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, warned in 2007 that many “many school district officials said that they experience challenges in planning for emergencies due to a lack of equipment, training for staff, and expertise and some school districts face difficulties in communicating and coordinating with first responders and parents.”[…………………………]


  • Patty

    Sorry, but armed guards would have stopped this. Please, I am sick of these people on the networks telling us any differently.

  • Patty


    If interested here is an update on HOT DOG GUY:

    Update on ‘the hot dog guy’

    Here’s a brief update to Michelle’s post about Lansing, Michigan hot dog vendor Clint Tarver, who had been hired by Americans for Prosperity to serve hot dogs outside their now shredded tent during Tuesday’s union protest near the Capitol Building.

    Lee Stranahan at Breitbart News interviewed “the hot dog guy” as the upbeat Tarver is known in these parts, and has more on the story:

    When reporter Lee Stranahan describes a Guy Fawkes mask, Tarver indicates that it sounds like that is what the assailant wore. Tarver was shown a photo of a Guy Fawkes mask after the interview and confirmed that it what the attacker who kicked over coffee machines and began attacking the tent with a box cutter, was wearing.
    Tarver was trapped in the tent as it was knocked down from the outside by an unruly mob of union proponents. He dismissed the conspiracy theory that AFP employees were in any way responsible for the destruction of the tent.

    Tarver also says he was called racial epithets by other union attackers, including the “N” word and “Uncle Tom.” Tarver says he’s never been called such things in his 17 years as a hot dog vendor. His wife expressed her digust that union workers stood around with their hands in their pockets while Tarver attempted to pick up his catering equipment and other items.

    Video of the interview is here.

    Otherwise, Tuesday’s protest was… all together now… mostly peaceful.

    A fund started to help Tarver replace his equipment that had an original goal of $2,000 is now up to over $25,000.

    Play the video below to see and hear all the attention the network nightly newscasts have devoted to Clint’s story and others.


  • Melvin P. Arbuckle III

    Leftists are to blame every time there is a massacre, these days. Massacres like this always happen in so-called gun-free zones where the law abiding are disarmed to accommodate the murderous rampages so said rampages can be used as fodder to press for more gun-free zones, more gun control, and eventual gun prohibition.

    The same logic that demands guns be banned to stop shootings demands cars be banned and prohibition reimplemented to stop drunk driving, and fast food be banned to stop obesity. Of course, a guy in China nutted out and stabbed 22 kids yesterday which requires banning all knives, too.

  • myohmy

    Shame the media. The problem with this country is mental illness not guns. High number of young people has somewhat suffering from mild to worst mental illness.

    Check out the hospital psychiatric ward in your neighborhood and they are full of young people suffering from mental breakdown.

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  • Sasja

    Patty, stop with the because REMS was not funded our children were put in danger. I am getting so sick of you people and your “we need more money”, no “we need more gun restrictions”, no “we need more money”, no “we need to lock up all the crazies”, “no, we need more money” “no, we need to ban guns” litanies.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg


    that is going to be one beaut of a lawsuit..

    and deservedly so..


  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg


    Patty #12 December 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    re: [Obama administration, Congress
    quietly let school security funds lapse]

    not unlike Benghazi.. :-(