The guy that parked his Jeep on the tracks and killed all of those people in L.A. was

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Russ Bellinis, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Kind of a long title, but I heard on the news today that the guy who parked his jeep on the tracks that wrecked the two metrolink trains in L.A. apparantly wasn't trying to commit suicide. The authorities think he did it because he wanted to see a train wreck.
  2. CalFlash

    CalFlash Member

    Either way it's pretty sick.
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    That guy sure has some mental deficiencies. Yet there isin't one of those old asylums around anymore so folks like this are out on the street. So much for bureaucracy.
  4. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Robin,Sadly there are those that need help and can't get it because they can't afford it..So,some go off the deep end while others do things to get attention like a arsonist.
  5. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    This guy is a drug addict, who knows how his brain or whats left of it works?
  6. jetrock

    jetrock Member

    There are still state mental hospitals (Napa and Atascadero) in California--thing is, most mentally ill people are nowhere near bad enough to have to be in one. Funny, when some states closed their giant warehousing hospitals for mentally ill and gave folks support and job training, suddenly a large percentage of them WENT BACK TO WORK and showed vastly reduced symptoms of mental illness. The ones that just kicked people out and said "good luck", though, well, that's another story.

    But, frankly, I'm kind of cheering for this admission--because it means that the guy WON'T be considered mentally ill, and is now eligible for the one permanent treatment that will prevent further crimes--a nice lethal injection.
  7. jetrock

    jetrock Member

  8. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Yep your right Larry about the arsonist. All's they want is attention so they get noticed and basically they are crying out for help but will not go and get the help they need so they do it by setting objects on fire to get everyones attention.

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