System failed again
Friday, July 6, 2018
Do you think the Capital Gazette whose publishers ranted and raved about their dedication to the public should have realized that alleged mass murderer Jarrod Ramos was mentally unstable to say the least?
They should have called the first available psychologist or psychiatrist to assist them, or at least a local physician with experience in handling psychotics such as a prison doctor like myself — a retired old-time family doctor in Appalachia for 55 years.
Harassing between the press and any individual that goes on for weeks, months or even a year is insanity by itself, in my opinion. And since when is a sheriff or a forensic pathologist like Michael Baden a substitute in a situation where freedom of the press is at stake?
First off, as related indirectly to this matter as well, I want to congratulate the editor and publishers of The Daily Reflector for their efforts to print both sides of the current political strife and thus take a big step in reducing the possibility of the mentally ill, children and the uneducated to take matters into their own hands.
Unfortunately, once again, the criminal justice system along with a whole host of defense attorneys will will spend all their time searching for motives and rich sources to sue while little is done to set real preventive measures such reducing bullying of the learning disabled in schools and promptly calling mental health professionals whenever these episodes occur.