Don’t link mental illness with violent crime

A debate is raging south of the border regarding the role of mental illness in extreme acts of violence, with President Donald Trump announcing that the recent Texas church shooting that left 26 people dead was “a mental health problem at the highest level.”

This article is deliberately misleading; it begins by questioning the reasons for mass shootings and then segues into “all homicides” for its conclusions. And why, pray tell, is “mental illness” the #1 excuse the media uses when Muslims are involved in a mass attack?

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  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    It’s the only politically correct excuse that they CAN make.
    They sure as hell cant tell the truth.
    That would indict Islam, multiculturalism, open borders, white population displacement, and huge swaths of their deepest held leftist beliefs.
    They lie because telling the lie is best for them as their war on realty marches on.

    • You going to be around at midnight EST?

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        That would be 9:00 PST?
        Yeah, you got my email?

        • Yeah I have it – just a post coming up you’ll probably like.

          • Drunk by Noon ✓

            Great, looking forward to it.

  • lgeubank

    What if you drew a graph (or Venn diagram) of “People with mental illnesses who shouldn’t be trusted with guns”?

    • Or “Media who spread lies and disinformation?”

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        It’s so tragic that Stephen Harper did not destroy the crtc when he had the opportunity. Otherwise, we would still have Sun News Network, and probably also still the Harper government.

  • Shebel

    Combine Mental illness with PTSD—-
    The LEFT has a very UGLY game plan.

  • DMB

    To use mental illness as a reason why a violent crime was committed is a way to justify the act itself and disallowing the perpetrator of the crime to take responsibility of his/her actions. In some cases the perpetrator used it as way to get off of serving a long prison sentence such as Vince Li who beheaded a random passenger on a Greyhound bus in Manitoba around 10 years ago. Mental illness should be treated as any other medical condition and should not be factored into the crime itself.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/02/27/vince-li-unsupervised_n_4869267.html