Saturday, April 7, 2007

Treating Mental health with jail.....

Homeless woman indicted in fire that killed 4 :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State

Two or three weeks ago this woman set a fire in a North Side apartment building killing four people. The woman claimed she was trying to warm her feet when the fire started. Thanks to our 80's President, many mentally ill patients now walk among us without treatment. These people need access to treatment, not prision time. I hope when this is all said and done, this woman will be evualated and recieve treatment for whatever ails her.

1 comment:

News Snob said...

I remember this story. And while I thought it was horrible that these people died because the woman was just trying to warm her feet, the greater story here is why a mentally ill woman was on the streets without proper mental health care, or really any care at all. It's sad enough that we have so many homeless people in the U.S., an issue we really don't talk about much, but even worse that other people had to die because this homeless woman didn't have shelter or access to a psychiatrist.