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How the ACLU Prevented Sandyhook Murderer From Being Institutionalized

Home - by - December 19, 2012 - 19:30 America/New_York - 7 Comments


While the media attempts to smear the NRA in every conceivable manner possible, a different culprit emerges that bears some scrutiny: the ACLU.

Fox News reports on the motive of the mentally disturbed Connecticut murderer [emphasis added]:

Adam Lanza, 20, targeted Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown after killing his mother early Friday because he believed she loved the school “more than she loved him,” said Joshua Flashman, 25, who grew up not far from where the shooting took place. Flashman, a U.S. Marine, is the son of a pastor at an area church where many of the victims’ families worship.

“From what I’ve been told, Adam was aware of her petitioning the court for conservatorship and (her) plans to have him committed,” Flashman told FoxNews.com. “Adam was apparently very upset about this. He thought she just wanted to send him away. From what I understand, he was really, really angry. I think this could have been it, what set him off.”

What might have prevented his mother from having him committed? The ACLU.

From Gateway Pundit [emphasis added]:

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 preventative institutionalization or forced medication




  1. Carlos The Jackal

    December 19th, 2012

    Just get them to say they’d like to commit a massacre in the capitol building while congress is in session. They’ll lock them up faster than you can say ACLU.

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  2. Mr.Pinko

    December 19th, 2012

    Joyce Patricia Brown (perhaps better known as Billie Boggs) was a mentally ill homeless person who defeated New York City’s efforts to force her into a psychiatric treatment program. Her case set legal precedents for forced psychiatric care which have hamstrung involuntary psychiatric commitments of the homeless in New York and elsewhere.

    In late 1987, NYC Mayor Ed Koch announced a new program for removing mentally disturbed homeless people from the streets, based on a state law allowing involuntary hospitalization of mentally ill people who were considered dangerous. Brown was the first homeless person to be involuntarily committed to a treatment program under the new program.

    Link here:

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  3. AbigailAdams

    December 19th, 2012

    How lucky for my family! WA must be one of the six states.

    This is an important story to go out in order to rebut the hysterics about responsible gun ownership.

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  4. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 19th, 2012

    It is so sad, but I can see why.

    Across the street from me is a family who have a son a bit over 20 and was challenged to say the least. He pushed his little sister (8) on 2 occasions for no reason. She was OK those times. I said if they did not do something about it more outrage would show up. It did. About 5 weeks ago he punched her and broke her jaw. The cops could do nothing about it. They finally did institutionalize him 2 weeks ago.

    This took them years to do cause there is no halfway house to the big nut house. Only once they display violence could they admit him.

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  5. Nutjob

    December 19th, 2012

    I’ll bet MSNBC gets all over this mental health loophole….instead of their obsession with the gunshow loophole…..let me hold my breathe and pass out to see which 1 happens first.

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  6. Anonymous

    December 20th, 2012

    Guns don’t kill children, the ACLU kills children.

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  7. Gina

    December 20th, 2012

    There seems to be a lot of holes in this story that are being filled with misinformation. The claim that “she loved the school “more than she loved him,” doesn’t seem to make very much sense seeing that there are no records of her employment there or knowledge of her as a volunteer. Initially there were claims of other attackers, at least one man in the woods wearing camouflage who had been chased by cops, then no mention of what happened to him. She seems to only have communication with a sister-in-law on facebook ? Is that right..one person? And writes that she’s been traveling all over the place meanwhile the news states that she was devoted to caring for her sociopath son who, by the way, never gets diagnosed as such not even as a teenager when I would assume she would have had him in counseling as a minor. His dad goes and fucks off somewhere. So does his brother and this insane asshole smashes up his computer so now the FBI can’t dig up any information because his hard drive is cracked ? Give me a fucking break. The feds can dig up more information on any of us just by picking up a dirty hanky left in the pocket of an old pair of jeans.

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