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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 16
    More: Asinine, John Hinckley, first-to-file, Washington Hospital Center, Ronald Reagan, psychiatric institution  
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2014-01-24 02:23:16 AM  
4 votes:
d) being farking crazy
2014-01-24 03:32:59 AM  
3 votes:
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 03:54:17 AM  
2 votes:
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 03:20:30 AM  
2 votes:

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 03:12:56 AM  
2 votes:
Is he still criminally insane?
2014-01-24 03:12:34 AM  
2 votes:
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 04:06:33 PM  
1 votes:

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Back then, if you had a child with mental disabilities, the standard recommendation from the medical profession was to institutionalize them.


Even if all they wanted was a Pepsi...

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2014-01-24 08:04:58 AM  
1 votes:
News flash: Pleading insanity is not a get out of jail free card.

This doesn't happen:
Judge: You are accused of stealing a necklace. How do you plead, yo?
Guy: Pancakes! Dildo in a tiger!
Judge: Oh, I see. Well in that case you're free to go. Have a good day!

You get aquitted by reason of insanity, and you're going to be doing the same amount of time (if not more!) at a crazy house. If you are so crazy that you can't stop yourself from commiting crimes, they really don't want you wandering about.
2014-01-24 05:50:57 AM  
1 votes:

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 04:12:56 AM  
1 votes:
It would have been better for him to live the last 40y as a homeless panhandler perhaps?
2014-01-24 03:59:08 AM  
1 votes:

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 03:25:40 AM  
1 votes:
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 03:17:06 AM  
1 votes:

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 03:15:03 AM  
1 votes:

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 03:03:36 AM  
1 votes:

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 03:00:16 AM  
1 votes:

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.
 
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