Plants_Golf_Cooking t1_jcpa57g wrote

It was not, it was the Community Mental Health Act of 1963. Reagan was not the only president to slash public services, and Kennedy was a prick.

Edit: I’d say to be more fair that it was a combined effort, spread across multiple administrations, but largely acted upon by both Kennedy and Reagan. The effects of the act (overall) was detrimental for mental health services in the US.


Plants_Golf_Cooking t1_jccuw7o wrote

If someone’s mental capability makes them a danger, you’ll excuse me if I see no issue with the reality that there are places within the modern world, and the United States more specifically, that believes their actions warrant their death. This is not a medieval concept of justice, it is pretty universal for the human condition. If you are willing to accept a moral equivalency between the harm caused by a sexual predator towards an innocent child and the summary execution of a dangerous criminal, then I’m sure you’ll forgive me for believing you have a backward sense of morality.


Plants_Golf_Cooking t1_j67s629 wrote

I think it is that there are other “units” just like the one in Memphis all over the United States, that state-sanctioned violence against civilians via a progressively armed police seems dystopian, and that a person can wind up dead from a traffic stop. Sure, these cops were arrested, but the ability for them to do what they have done in the first place is what the problem is. Edit: also, if it weren’t for similar protests in the past over similar events then these 5 cops might have gotten away with murder. National public outcry at these things helps ensure justice is found.


Plants_Golf_Cooking t1_j64ykur wrote

Considering the comparative ability of one class to get help over the other I would say it is not a perfect tit-for-tat to the point that I would certainly feel different, perhaps even sympathy were it from someone who, I’m just going to guess, had stressors that were a little more real. Why should I feel bad for someone who gets evicted from their home when that home was a mansion? I feel a similar logic applies here.


Plants_Golf_Cooking t1_j63t519 wrote

Your point? You’ll have to excuse me if I’m a bit indifferent to the ‘tragedy’ of a millionaire who chose to use his last moment on Earth to ruin what I’m sure was an otherwise peaceful or uneventful evening for probably no less than a half-dozen people who will need to remember either watching the sad-sap hit the ground or be the one forced to shovel it into a bucket.


Plants_Golf_Cooking t1_j3vzts1 wrote

Since when did public land have all the infrastructure needed to keep those public spaces clean from their waste and garbage? The park in down the street has a single port-a-potty. If a homeless camp grew in the park you think the bums won’t just relieve themselves in said park? There is also something to be said about being a public eye-sore.


Plants_Golf_Cooking t1_j3vzfbf wrote

No they are giving you downvotes because of your asinine first comment hoping that clearing the camp w/o providing homes was the legal violation and then your weak-ass cover up of “you guys are missing the point”. You were totally fine with there being legal ramifications if someone else cleared the homeless from their property, but when prompted with the possibility of you being the one with squatters on your property it becomes a totally different issue. The downvotes are because you are a disingenuous moron, not because you are a bleeding-heart fool.