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(SeattlePI)   Golfers come to the rescue after woman kidnaps kids and attacks pregnant woman. When asked, they simply said that heroism is just par for the course   (seattlepi.com) divider line 30
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2014-03-11 12:11:27 PM  
*golfclap*
 
2014-03-11 12:38:33 PM  
Woodn't you?
Ironic, isn't it?
How did this go green?
Perfect, Subby, to a tee.
/Got nothin'
 
2014-03-11 12:38:53 PM  
Wasn't this the plot for a 3 Ninjas movie?
 
2014-03-11 12:43:18 PM  
'Keeping up Appearances' season four episode one.
 
2014-03-11 12:44:02 PM  
May the course be with you.
 
2014-03-11 12:45:23 PM  
"Golfers to the rescue" may never have been uttered in all of history.
 
2014-03-11 12:46:03 PM  
After RTFA, I didn't understand a word of it.

Who the hell did what again?
 
2014-03-11 12:48:24 PM  
Wow, Cops In Federal Way sounds like a much more exciting show than Cops In Ballard.

The 5-year-old girl later told police Hulme tore the ear off one of her stuffed animals and called her a thief,

Crazy comes in a lot of flavours, almost all of them scary.

/that's not how you park a car in Ballard
//*that's* how you park a car in Ballard
///obscure?
 
2014-03-11 12:48:57 PM  
If only there were a fairway to reward the golfers' heroism.
 
2014-03-11 12:51:57 PM  
outside a "We buy gold" store and pawn shop..

not surprising, quintessential wretched hive of scum and villany
 
2014-03-11 12:53:26 PM  
hey everybody we're all gonna get laid!
 
2014-03-11 12:54:21 PM  
FTA: "[...] A group of golfers then chased her town [...]"

How do you chase someone's town???
 
2014-03-11 12:56:05 PM  

RonQuixote: If only there were a fairway to reward the golfers' heroism.


Well, the city is thinking about closing that golf course.
 
2014-03-11 12:56:19 PM  
Sounds like a Cinderella story.
 
2014-03-11 12:57:49 PM  
It's funnier to picture one of the golfers casually dropping a Titleist and drilling her in the back of the head with a low, boring 4-iron played back in his stance.

The story didn't say that's not what happened, so that's how I'll imagine it.
 
2014-03-11 12:58:06 PM  
Doesn't sound like the first driver could have done much, but the second driver is a textbook example of why you should always lock your car doors while driving.

/yes, I'm blaming the victim.
 
2014-03-11 12:59:41 PM  
Some things never change.
upload.wikimedia.org

/it's real.  Atari 7800.
 
2014-03-11 01:01:34 PM  

Gonz: It's funnier to picture one of the golfers casually dropping a Titleist and drilling her in the back of the head with a low, boring 4-iron played back in his stance.

The story didn't say that's not what happened, so that's how I'll imagine it.


I like to think one of the golfers was Bob Barker. And he totally beats the bejeezus out of the woman. And the kids do a Robert De Niro-Goodfellas stomp on her face
 
2014-03-11 01:32:57 PM  
good attempt subby but next time keep it brief, you shot a little long on the headline
 
2014-03-11 01:54:32 PM  

Bondith: Wow, Cops In Federal Way sounds like a much more exciting show than Cops In Ballard.

The 5-year-old girl later told police Hulme tore the ear off one of her stuffed animals and called her a thief,

Crazy comes in a lot of flavours, almost all of them scary.

/that's not how you park a car in Ballard
//*that's* how you park a car in Ballard
///obscure?


As a local crazy I have to burst your bubble on this. People with mental illness are less likely to commit a violent crime than the normal population. In fact, the mentally ill are more likely to be victims of violence than to commit it.

Facts About Mental Illness and Violence
Violence & mental health
People With Mental Illnesses Aren't Actually More Prone to Violence
Understanding Severe Mental Illness

Some Quotes:

Teplin et al found that those with SMI (serious mental illness) are 11 times more likely to be victims of violent crime than the general population.

The contribution of the mentally ill to overall crime rates is an extremely low 3 to 5 percent, a number much lower than that of substance abuse.

The majority of violent crimes and homicides are committed by people who do not have mental health problems.

Although studies suggest a link between mental illnesses and violence, the contribution of people with mental illnesses to overall rates of violence is small, and further, the magnitude of the relationship is greatly exaggerated in the minds of the general population (Institute of Medicine, 2006).
 
2014-03-11 01:55:04 PM  
I'm wondering what kind of club one uses to take on a kidnapper. I'm guessing a 2 iron. I never touched that damned thing when I used to play.
 
2014-03-11 02:20:19 PM  

Nabb1: I'm wondering what kind of club one uses to take on a kidnapper. I'm guessing a 2 iron. I never touched that damned thing when I used to play.


A sand wedge would create a much deeper divot.
 
2014-03-11 02:27:33 PM  

rkiller1: Woodn't you?
Ironic, isn't it?
How did this go green?
Perfect, Subby, to a tee.
/Got nothin'


That takes balls.

/you took all the good ones
 
2014-03-11 02:30:09 PM  

ShatteredMinds: As a local crazy I have to burst your bubble on this. People with mental illness are less likely to commit a violent crime than the normal population. In fact, the mentally ill are more likely to be victims of violence than to commit it.


I accept your correction with grace.

I spent 5 months in a relationship with someone prone to explode with no provocation, who was undoubtedly with some sort of undiagnosed condition.  She was downright frightening, and it's coloured my perceptions a little.
 
2014-03-11 03:12:08 PM  

Mell of a Hess: After RTFA, I didn't understand a word of it.

Who the hell did what again?


Crazy lady coerces woman out of her truck. Crazy lady jumps into woman's idling truck and drives off with her kids.
Crazy lady drives like drunken badger, disables truck.
Crazy lady runs around like a crazy lady, trying to find a second vehicle to steal.
Crazy lady finally worms her way into a second vehicle, driven by a pregnant woman.
Crazy lady gets dragged out of the second vehicle by bystanders and held for police.
 
2014-03-11 03:21:32 PM  

Bondith: ShatteredMinds: As a local crazy I have to burst your bubble on this. People with mental illness are less likely to commit a violent crime than the normal population. In fact, the mentally ill are more likely to be victims of violence than to commit it.

I accept your correction with grace.

I spent 5 months in a relationship with someone prone to explode with no provocation, who was undoubtedly with some sort of undiagnosed condition.  She was downright frightening, and it's coloured my perceptions a little.


No problem. I've dealt with scary crazy before, and that can color anyone's perceptions. The media and news don't help because crazy sells. It makes people feel better when they can say "those people" are the ones doing it all; otherwise they don't know who might be good or bad.

Humans like to categorize and label things, it's in our nature. So, is us against them. It's always easier to blame a 'them' than to look at the 'us' part of the equation. Can't fault people for being human, its hard to overcome our natures.
 
2014-03-11 03:34:57 PM  

nytmare: Mell of a Hess: After RTFA, I didn't understand a word of it.

Who the hell did what again?

Crazy lady coerces woman out of her truck. Crazy lady jumps into woman's idling truck and drives off with her kids.
Crazy lady drives like drunken badger, disables truck.
Crazy lady runs around like a crazy lady, trying to find a second vehicle to steal.
Crazy lady finally worms her way into a second vehicle, driven by a pregnant woman.
Crazy lady gets dragged out of the second vehicle by bystanders and held for police.


Whew, thanks.  I pray your hard synoptic work is rewarded in heaven.
 
2014-03-11 03:43:14 PM  

ShatteredMinds: Bondith: Wow, Cops In Federal Way sounds like a much more exciting show than Cops In Ballard.

The 5-year-old girl later told police Hulme tore the ear off one of her stuffed animals and called her a thief,

Crazy comes in a lot of flavours, almost all of them scary.

/that's not how you park a car in Ballard
//*that's* how you park a car in Ballard
///obscure?

As a local crazy I have to burst your bubble on this. People with mental illness are less likely to commit a violent crime than the normal population.


Interesting links.  But did you mean "are no more likely" to commit violence?  One of your sources suggests that, rather than "less" likely.  I certainly agree they're more likely to be targets of abuse, of course.  People tend to hate what frightens them, and I think mental illness tends to frighten people more than other kinds...which isn't an excuse, just an observation.

Also, the one about 1/6 of England being mentally ill at any one time sounds like a bit of exaggeration.  I've got a dozen English cousins, and two of them aren't mad...yeah, I know, anecdote /= data.

/not trying to say the mentally ill don't get a raw deal in this country.
 
2014-03-11 04:03:27 PM  

PunGent: Interesting links. But did you mean "are no more likely" to commit violence? One of your sources suggests that, rather than "less" likely. I certainly agree they're more likely to be targets of abuse, of course. People tend to hate what frightens them, and I think mental illness tends to frighten people more than other kinds...which isn't an excuse, just an observation.

Also, the one about 1/6 of England being mentally ill at any one time sounds like a bit of exaggeration. I've got a dozen English cousins, and two of them aren't mad...yeah, I know, anecdote /= data.

/not trying to say the mentally ill don't get a raw deal in this country.


No, I use to have multiple studies that say per-capita the mentally ill are less likely to commit violent crimes, though are much more likely than the general populace to indulge in all sorts of self-violence. most mentally ill are to busy dealing with their own crap they don't have time to mess with other people is how I see it. Wish I could point to the studies but it's been years since I've really dealt with the issue. I'm sure that Google Scholar could give you some good information though. Those links were just the first I could find that had relevant information usually I prefer scholarly papers over random websites but I thought those would do to make the point that it's not as most people think: that mental illness and violence go hand in hand.
 
2014-03-12 07:29:26 AM  

ShatteredMinds: PunGent: Interesting links. But did you mean "are no more likely" to commit violence? One of your sources suggests that, rather than "less" likely. I certainly agree they're more likely to be targets of abuse, of course. People tend to hate what frightens them, and I think mental illness tends to frighten people more than other kinds...which isn't an excuse, just an observation.

Also, the one about 1/6 of England being mentally ill at any one time sounds like a bit of exaggeration. I've got a dozen English cousins, and two of them aren't mad...yeah, I know, anecdote /= data.

/not trying to say the mentally ill don't get a raw deal in this country.

No, I use to have multiple studies that say per-capita the mentally ill are less likely to commit violent crimes, though are much more likely than the general populace to indulge in all sorts of self-violence. most mentally ill are to busy dealing with their own crap they don't have time to mess with other people is how I see it. Wish I could point to the studies but it's been years since I've really dealt with the issue. I'm sure that Google Scholar could give you some good information though. Those links were just the first I could find that had relevant information usually I prefer scholarly papers over random websites but I thought those would do to make the point that it's not as most people think: that mental illness and violence go hand in hand.


It's cool, Fark's not really the place for academic discussion, as that last gun debate showed.  Half the people cite papers that don't really mean what they think they mean anyway...which is disturbing, when they claim to work in the field they're discussing.

Keep up the good work.
 
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