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(Daily Mail)   Seventy-year-old man has spent 43 years locked up in psychiatric hospital for. A) Rape B) Murder C) Stealing a necklace worth $20   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 79
    More: Asinine, John Hinckley, first-to-file, Washington Hospital Center, Ronald Reagan, psychiatric institution  
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2014-01-24 12:37:57 AM
There will be certain people in here calling it the DailyFail despite them shining light on this.

I foresee all
 
2014-01-24 01:02:40 AM

cman: I foresee all


The fore-cman.
 
2014-01-24 01:29:02 AM
I'll bet he won't do that again
 
2014-01-24 02:23:16 AM
d) being farking crazy
 
2014-01-24 03:00:16 AM

cman: There will be certain people in here calling it the DailyFail despite them shining light on this.

I foresee all


the Washington Times - which broke the story about Mr. Frye after reviewing his case and federal court records

The National Enquirer also sometimes runs actual journalism in between bat boy's dates with lady big foot.
 
2014-01-24 03:01:33 AM
I will instantly stop whatever I'm doing and start furiously masturbating the day I read a headline like this where the answer is A or B.
 
2014-01-24 03:03:36 AM

Marmilman: I will instantly stop whatever I'm doing and start furiously masturbating the day I read a headline like this where the answer is A or B.


You have an odd fetish, my friend.
 
2014-01-24 03:04:30 AM
You wouldn't download a necklace...
 
2014-01-24 03:06:09 AM

robohobo: You wouldn't download a necklace...


About that....
 
2014-01-24 03:09:00 AM

doglover: cman: There will be certain people in here calling it the DailyFail despite them shining light on this.

I foresee all

the Washington Times - which broke the story about Mr. Frye after reviewing his case and federal court records

The National Enquirer also sometimes runs actual journalism in between bat boy's dates with lady big foot.


So when there is an external source that has information that one agrees with, its not the DailyFail.

Thanks for the elaboration
 
2014-01-24 03:12:34 AM
He was found not guilty by reason of insanity. That's why he's stuck in a mental institution.

You mess with the bull, you get the horns.
 
2014-01-24 03:12:56 AM
Is he still criminally insane?
 
2014-01-24 03:15:03 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: He was found not guilty by reason of insanity. That's why he's stuck in a mental institution.

You mess with the bull, you get the horns.


And was released after his first 2 years, but was readmitted for..... (reason not given).

There's probably more to the story that they're not printing.
 
2014-01-24 03:17:06 AM

GrailOfThunder: AverageAmericanGuy: He was found not guilty by reason of insanity. That's why he's stuck in a mental institution.

You mess with the bull, you get the horns.

And was released after his first 2 years, but was readmitted for..... (reason not given).

There's probably more to the story that they're not printing.


God damn it

Now I am starting to agree with the DailyFail tag
 
2014-01-24 03:18:08 AM
Well, is he not insane after 40 years in an instituion?
 
2014-01-24 03:19:48 AM
Sure it's minor and seemingly absurd, but the necklace theft and conviction likely served us all by getting this nut off the streets and out of our hair.

/ there's a reason McMurphy's decision to fake being crazy was a terrible one (besides the lobotomy)
// you leave when they say you leave
 
2014-01-24 03:20:30 AM

cman: GrailOfThunder: AverageAmericanGuy: He was found not guilty by reason of insanity. That's why he's stuck in a mental institution.

You mess with the bull, you get the horns.

And was released after his first 2 years, but was readmitted for..... (reason not given).

There's probably more to the story that they're not printing.

God damn it

Now I am starting to agree with the DailyFail tag


They've been repeatedly shown to just flat out making up stories. There was one where they reported that a dentist removed all of her ex-boyfriends teeth. Later, when there was no evidence of this like a arrest report or a court case, or her license being revoked, did they admit they 'got it off the internet'.
 
2014-01-24 03:23:59 AM
Franklin Franklin, bo-Banklin,
Banana-fana fo-Ranklin,
Fe-Fi mo Manklin,
Franklin!
 
2014-01-24 03:25:06 AM
DNRTFA

Was it a Pearl Necklace?
 
2014-01-24 03:25:40 AM
The case wasn't transferred to a judge who is still breathing until the last few weeks.

o_O

[reads sentence again]

O_o

F*cking zombie judges...
 
2014-01-24 03:30:37 AM

thatboyoverthere: They've been repeatedly shown to just flat out making up stories. There was one where they reported that a dentist removed all of her ex-boyfriends teeth. Later, when there was no evidence of this like a arrest report or a court case, or her license being revoked, did they admit they 'got it off the internet'.


The bit about him getting into fights until the last few years is sort of a tip-off as well... Of course I am no expert, but if a patient were sane and trying to get released, I sort of doubt fighting over clothes would be part of his plan.
 
2014-01-24 03:32:59 AM
Of course the real issue is this: Would it even be a good thing to do, to release a 70-year old man, who has been in the hospital for over 40 years, out into society? Does he even want to go? I mean, I'm sure he "wants" to go, in the same way a child "wants" to run away and live in a treehouse; but could this old man actually survive without massive amounts of help? Wouldn't it be kinder just to let him stay in the hospital at this point, and perhaps let him have free access in and out if he wants to go?

I've seen heavily institutionalized people who are released because the civil rights lawyers seem to think it would be a good thing (because freedom and civil rights and America); and it is NEVER a good thing. Sure it would be better in the abstract for this obviously wronged man to have his rights restored; but insofar as his welfare is concerned, releasing him would guarantee the next headline would be "71-year old former mental patient found dead behind soup kitchen."
 
2014-01-24 03:36:05 AM

ladyfortuna: thatboyoverthere: They've been repeatedly shown to just flat out making up stories. There was one where they reported that a dentist removed all of her ex-boyfriends teeth. Later, when there was no evidence of this like a arrest report or a court case, or her license being revoked, did they admit they 'got it off the internet'.

The bit about him getting into fights until the last few years is sort of a tip-off as well... Of course I am no expert, but if a patient were sane and trying to get released, I sort of doubt fighting over clothes would be part of his plan.


People steal from one another. If you don't defend your stuff, you'll be walked on.. like Miley Cyrus or Amanda Bynes
 
2014-01-24 03:37:11 AM

diaphoresis: like Miley Cyrus or Amanda Bynes


I don't even...
 
2014-01-24 03:45:54 AM

cman: GrailOfThunder: AverageAmericanGuy: He was found not guilty by reason of insanity. That's why he's stuck in a mental institution.

You mess with the bull, you get the horns.

And was released after his first 2 years, but was readmitted for..... (reason not given).

There's probably more to the story that they're not printing.

God damn it

Now I am starting to agree with the DailyFail tag


Oh get real seamen, you swallow everything you want... to agree with.
 
2014-01-24 03:54:17 AM
On the bright side, we can be fairly certain he hasn't raped and/or murdered anyone in the last 43 years.

The system works.
 
2014-01-24 03:55:02 AM

cman: doglover: cman: There will be certain people in here calling it the DailyFail despite them shining light on this.

I foresee all

the Washington Times - which broke the story about Mr. Frye after reviewing his case and federal court records

The National Enquirer also sometimes runs actual journalism in between bat boy's dates with lady big foot.

So when there is an external source that has information that one agrees with, its not the DailyFail.

Thanks for the elaboration


No, it's the Daily Fail because it often runs false and misleading stories as real news. The occasional true story copied from elsewhere doesn't improve their integrity at all.
 
2014-01-24 03:57:11 AM

wildcardjack: Well, is he not insane after 40 years in an instituion?


Touché, and we're done here.
 
2014-01-24 03:59:08 AM

cman: There will be certain people in here calling it the DailyFail despite them shining light on this.

I foresee all


Shining light on what? That insane people are committed to mental institutions?

The necklace is just submitter trolling for a greenlight.
 
2014-01-24 04:00:40 AM
This was obviously the correct judicial decision. Think of the number of necklaces that have gone unstolen as a result, over the past 40 years. It must number in the thousands.
 
2014-01-24 04:12:56 AM
It would have been better for him to live the last 40y as a homeless panhandler perhaps?
 
2014-01-24 04:17:27 AM
Can't we lock Bieber up for 40 years in a mental institution?
 
2014-01-24 04:24:09 AM

SickAsAParrot: Can't we lock Bieber up for 40 years in a mental institution?


The fans are worse off. We should start with them.
 
2014-01-24 05:01:25 AM
They told me Ronald Reagan took all the crazies out of institutions and put them on the streets.

Was that a lie?
 
2014-01-24 05:03:07 AM
CSB: A goth friend of mine posted personal pictures of herself on Livejournal. The Daily Mail found the pictures and posted them in a story about rowdy British teenagers. My friend had no connection to the story, doesn't even live in the UK, and certainly didn't give them permission to use her photos.

DailyFail, indeed.
 
2014-01-24 05:06:14 AM

zepillin: They told me Ronald Reagan took all the crazies out of institutions and put them on the streets.

Was that a lie?


I thought it was Bush or Clinton. Well, it might have been Bush II. No, wait, it was Obama. Thank Obama for all the crazies on the streets.
 
2014-01-24 05:21:53 AM

Gyrfalcon: Of course the real issue is this: Would it even be a good thing to do, to release a 70-year old man, who has been in the hospital for over 40 years, out into society? Does he even want to go? I mean, I'm sure he "wants" to go, in the same way a child "wants" to run away and live in a treehouse; but could this old man actually survive without massive amounts of help? Wouldn't it be kinder just to let him stay in the hospital at this point, and perhaps let him have free access in and out if he wants to go?

I've seen heavily institutionalized people who are released because the civil rights lawyers seem to think it would be a good thing (because freedom and civil rights and America); and it is NEVER a good thing. Sure it would be better in the abstract for this obviously wronged man to have his rights restored; but insofar as his welfare is concerned, releasing him would guarantee the next headline would be "71-year old former mental patient found dead behind soup kitchen."


zzrhardy: It would have been better for him to live the last 40y as a homeless panhandler perhaps?


The nail with the hammer, youse hits it.
 
2014-01-24 05:22:48 AM

cman: Now I am starting to agree with the DailyFail tag


Or, Daily Heil:

i.imgur.com

Axana: CSB: A goth friend of mine posted personal pictures of herself on Livejournal. The Daily Mail found the pictures and posted them in a story about rowdy British teenagers. My friend had no connection to the story, doesn't even live in the UK, and certainly didn't give them permission to use her photos.

DailyFail, indeed.


Yeah, they used to run images from b3ta.com's photoshop competitions without attribution too.

Bunch of dicks.
 
2014-01-24 05:23:19 AM

wildcardjack: Well, is he not insane after 40 years in an instituion?


Came here to say this.

You can be the healthiest person on earth and admitted into a hospital for a very minor reason.

The day they place you next to someone who is terminal and moans 24/7 like something out of a horror movie, I guarantee you will catch one of the bugs floating around the hospital, or at the very least, take forever to feel better.


/If you say Obamacare I will shoot you
 
2014-01-24 05:33:15 AM

zepillin: They told me Ronald Reagan took all the crazies out of institutions and put them on the streets.

Was that a lie?


a half truth.

Reagan put all the crazies out on the street...where they could be arrested for doing the things that crazy people do.
 
2014-01-24 05:41:27 AM
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/disapproves
 
2014-01-24 05:46:10 AM
All those words but no mention of why he was in there.  (It wasn't about the necklace and "insanity" is a hell of a broad brush.)
 
2014-01-24 05:50:23 AM

phrawgh: zepillin: They told me Ronald Reagan took all the crazies out of institutions and put them on the streets.

Was that a lie?

I thought it was Bush or Clinton. Well, it might have been Bush II. No, wait, it was Obama. Thank Obama for all the crazies on the streets.


I was none of them. It was the ACLU.

From This Link

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in July 2008, issued a "Report on Mental Health Issues at Los Angeles County Jail." The report decried the increasing number of severely mentally ill inmates in the jail and the lack of treatment available to them.

This report is remarkable primarily for its hypocrisy. It was, after all, the New York chapter of the ACLU that sponsored the initial mental health project run by lawyer Bruce J. Ennis. Ennis wrote that the goal of the ACLU program "should be nothing less than the abolition of involuntary hospitalization." Ennis and other representatives of the ACLU played a major role in shutting down most state psychiatric hospitals and in blocking all attempts to treat patients who do not know they are sick. For examples, in New York City, when then mayor Ed Koch tried to involuntarily hospitalize obviously psychotic homeless individuals, it was the ACLU that went to court and blocked his efforts.
So after doing everything possible to empty public psychiatric hospitals and then blocking all attempts to treat the discharged patients who were unaware of their psychiatric illness, here comes the ACLU decrying the fact that many of these untreated discharged patients have ended up in jail. It is like the small boy who intentionally breaks his toys and then blames others for doing so.

If there is a national prize for hypocrisy, the ACLU deserves serious consideration as a recipient.

Also read Uncivil Liberties, the best article on this subject


Anyone who would like more reading on the subject just Google 'ACLU closed mental hospitals'
 
2014-01-24 05:50:57 AM

BumpInTheNight: All those words but no mention of why he was in there.  (It wasn't about the necklace and "insanity" is a hell of a broad brush.)


"Franklin H. Frye was sent to the psychiatric wing of St. Elizabeth's Hospital in 1971 after he was found not guilty by reason of insanity for stealing the necklace. "

pretty straight forward to me.
 
2014-01-24 06:12:06 AM

doglover: cman: There will be certain people in here calling it the DailyFail despite them shining light on this.

I foresee all

the Washington Times - which broke the story about Mr. Frye after reviewing his case and federal court records

The National Enquirer also sometimes runs actual journalism in between bat boy's dates with lady big foot.


I thought those stories were from Weekly World News.
 
2014-01-24 06:40:41 AM
Franklin H. Frye was sent to the psychiatric wing of St. Elizabeth's Hospital in 1971 after he was found not guilty by reason of insanity for stealing the necklace.

Now that's just crazy.
 
2014-01-24 06:49:27 AM

GrailOfThunder: AverageAmericanGuy: He was found not guilty by reason of insanity. That's why he's stuck in a mental institution.

You mess with the bull, you get the horns.

And was released after his first 2 years, but was readmitted for..... (reason not given).

There's probably more to the story that they're not printing.


Sort of.  Sent to a halfway house, where he violated some rule and went back.

#1 reason for stay: No family support.
 
2014-01-24 06:51:30 AM

log_jammin: d) being farking crazy


that's better... only 4 posts in... you have restored my faith in Fark log monster...
 
2014-01-24 06:53:47 AM

mikaloyd: Is he still criminally insane?


if he wasn't before, he sure is now... have you ever seen facilities like those? They have a long-term facility here in Florida, and it is just like in every horror movie you have ever seen about the criminally insane... actually worse.
 
2014-01-24 06:55:03 AM

TomD9938: Sure it's minor and seemingly absurd, but the necklace theft and conviction likely served us all by getting this nut off the streets and out of our hair.

/ there's a reason McMurphy's decision to fake being crazy was a terrible one (besides the lobotomy)
// you leave when they say you leave


not in this case... the administrator recommended unconditional release 41yrs ago, the judge said.... naaaah, I know better than those fancy doctors.
 
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